Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX80 with 12-32mm lens £449.99 @ John Lewis
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX80 with 12-32mm lens £449.99 @ John Lewis

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Found 6th Dec 2016Made hot 8th Dec 2016
First time posting so go easy on me!

Just ordered myself one of these cameras from John Lewis which means I get their 2 years warranty included and at the moment they have a £100 cash back offer on.

It's a Panasonic cash back deal so it will be available from other retailers but I like John Lewis's guarantee and customer service.

£549.99 before cash back.

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Is this better than the G7?

After seeing the cheap prices on the Canon M series camera's but bring disappeared by their reviews, this is one of the cameras that popped up. The Sony A6000 is one of the others....

S c 0 TT y

Is this better than the G7?


I think they are both pretty similar specifications. There is a difference in size and shape - the GX85 is a bit smaller, especially with the 12-32mm lens. But the G7 may be a more comfortable shape to hold.
The G7 has a full swivel screen, the GX85 is only tilting up and down.
And the GX85 has in body stabilization, maybe useful.

rodman

pretty much same price … pretty much same price everywherehttp://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Panasonic/Panasonic-G-System-Cameras/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GX80-Camera-with-12-32mm-Lens



Oh for a time machine - it was £50 cheaper at Currys yesterday!

wizball

Oh for a time machine - it was £50 cheaper at Currys yesterday!



Want to borrow my DeLorean?, hehehehehe. ;-)

I bought it from Currys a couple of weeks ago, with £50 off, plus £100 cash back from Panasonic, plus 10% quidco (fingers crossed ), so should cost roughly £370. Regarding the camera, I find it does an excellent job as my 'go anywhere' street camera. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it!

woldranger

After seeing the cheap prices on the Canon M series camera's but bring … After seeing the cheap prices on the Canon M series camera's but bring disappeared by their reviews, this is one of the cameras that popped up. The Sony A6000 is one of the others....



I love my A6000, best all-round camera I've ever used

spruceyb

I love my A6000, best all-round camera I've ever used



​What lenses do you use?

Looks awesome to me oh I wish, any secret Santa's reading this?

I love all cameras but won't mind this.

Prefer the DSLR feel of the G7 and would rather go for that personally, but nice find all the same...

Hopefully get the G7 before the cashback offer expires in January.

lot of good things in favour of buying this camera (gx80).. but for those looking to buy it: underexposure problems with the included lens IS an issue

SPD14

I bought it from Currys a couple of weeks ago, with £50 off, plus £100 c … I bought it from Currys a couple of weeks ago, with £50 off, plus £100 cash back from Panasonic, plus 10% quidco (fingers crossed ), so should cost roughly £370.



Lucky you?. :-)

SPD14

Regarding the camera, I find it does an excellent job as my 'go anywhere' … Regarding the camera, I find it does an excellent job as my 'go anywhere' street camera. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it!



That's a LOT of dough for just a simple 'Street Camera' me thinks?. :-(

Wouldn't the camera in your designated Camera Phone suffice for that too?, hehehe, or ..... lol.

woldranger

​What lenses do you use?



16mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8, 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 and Sigma 30mm f/2.8

With the 16mm it's quite pocket-able. The 50mm has beautiful bokeh, the 55-210mm is pretty handy. The 30mm is really sharp and compact but no image stablisation can be a downer sometimes

The 30mm has been my fave recently, choosing to take it and the 55-210mm when travelling https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/28089551324/in/album-72157668877927334/
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spruceyb

16mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8, 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 and Sigma 30mm f/2.8With the 16mm … 16mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8, 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 and Sigma 30mm f/2.8With the 16mm it's quite pocket-able. The 50mm has beautiful bokeh, the 55-210mm is pretty handy. The 30mm is really sharp and compact but no image stablisation can be a downer sometimesThe 30mm has been my fave recently, choosing to take it and the 55-210mm when travelling https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/28089551324/in/album-72157668877927334/.



​Thanks for that. I think I've decided to stick with my 550d and the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 vc. Yes, I'd like something a little lighter for when I go hiking but it's a pretty good setup for me when I throw in the 55-250 IS, or when I'm at home the Sigma 70-200 IS.
All those new lenses seem like quite a sizable investment, any idea how much your full setup cost, if you don't mind me asking?

woldranger

​Thanks for that. I think I've decided to stick with my 550d and the T … ​Thanks for that. I think I've decided to stick with my 550d and the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 vc. Yes, I'd like something a little lighter for when I go hiking but it's a pretty good setup for me when I throw in the 55-250 IS, or when I'm at home the Sigma 70-200 IS. All those new lenses seem like quite a sizable investment, any idea how much your full setup cost, if you don't mind me asking?



16mm was about £90 from eBay about 5 years ago. 50mm was about £200 (but I've seen it £150 and it's usually £180 somewhere), 55-210 was about £180 and the Sigma was £65 from CEX.

So not a huge amount of money especially as it was spread out over 5 years, but my journey to mirrorless was kind of an accident. I was using an Olympus E-620 which needed to go for repair and Olympus lost it on it's way back to me and my son was due in a few weeks and I didn't have a decent camera, so caught a deal on the NEX-3, then upgraded to the NEX-5R and now on to the A6000.

From what I've heard with the A6300, using a £70 adapter bringing Canon lenses across isn't a huge issue and they're pretty much just as fast at focusing as native sony lenses.

SPD14

I bought it from Currys a couple of weeks ago, with £50 off, plus £100 c … I bought it from Currys a couple of weeks ago, with £50 off, plus £100 cash back from Panasonic, plus 10% quidco (fingers crossed ), so should cost roughly £370.

SPD14

Regarding the camera, I find it does an excellent job as my 'go anywhere' … Regarding the camera, I find it does an excellent job as my 'go anywhere' street camera. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it!



I'm a photographer, so I don't see it as being a lot as it allows me to get shots that my DSLR wouldn't, due to people being frightened to death of them, but not little dinky mirrorless cameras like the GX80. Also, I feel safer wandering around cities at night with a £400 camera rather than a £2500 camera

Looks like the cash back offer has increased to £200.
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