Panasonic Lumix GX800
Price £379 (with 12-32mm lens)
PANAsONiC – alongside its micro Four Thirds co- developer Olympus – has been making mirrorless cameras longer than anyone else. The GX800 is Panasonic’s current entry-level mirrorless model and, as such, is primarily aimed at casual users looking for an easy-touse camera that’s capable of better image quality than a smartphone or basic compact.
it’s built around the same 16mP live mOs sensor as the more advanced GX80, which results in a similarly high standard of image quality overall. image processing is taken care of via Panasonic’s proprietary Venus Engine, which facilitates a native sensitivity range of isO 200-25,600 and a top shooting speed of 5fps. in addition the GX800 is also capable of recording 4K video at up to 30fps, and comes with Panasonic’s innovative 4K Photo mode, which enables 8mP still images to be extracted from 4K video footage in a variety of ways to ensure that you never miss a moment. The GX800 even gets a dedicated 4K Photo mode button located on the top-plate.
in terms of size and weight the GX800 is the smallest and lightest mirrorless camera in the lumix range. On top of this, it benefits from some classic retro rangefinder styling, giving it an undoubtedly stylish appearance. While buttons are scarce and the camera lacks an electronic viewfinder – or indeed any means to attach one – the rear display flips up by 180° so that it can be made to face the same direction as the lens for easy selfies. The lCD display doubles up as a touchscreen, providing intuitive control over the camera and its settings.
Price £379 (with 12-32mm lens) 16MP Micro Four Thirds Live MOS sensor ISO 200-25,6000 (expandable to ISO 100) 5fps continuous shooting 3in, 1.04m-dot flip-up LCD 4K video capture