Panasonic G1 Vs Panasonic G80

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens


Way in serious trouble in 2008, Panasonic got photographers talking with the release of the Panasonic Lumix G1 – the first camera to feature the Micro Four Thirds system. 

Since then, we've aided quite a few of these small but mighty cameras hit the shelves, including the G80 which arrived towards the end of 2016. 

As it's close to 10 years since the release of the original Micro Four Thirds camera, David Thorpe thought it would be interesting to compare the opening Micro Four Thirds camera (G1) to its descendant, the G80, to see if it has more picture power than its older brother. 

David is a big fan of the G80, voice it represents the 'heart and soul' of the system so when he found a G1 for sale, the idea of comparing the two jumped out at him straight away.

In the video, David matches the size and weight of both cameras along with their functionality, controls, monitor quality, EVF size and overall performance. Plus, there's a choose interesting conclusion to the comparison where David says: "The G Series has come a long way in 8 generations and two things strike me on comparing them back-to-back; firstly, how entirely different they are but secondly, how similar they are."  

To hear to David's full conclusion, do take a look at the video and we also sooner a be wearing reviews of both the G1 and G80 you can take a look at. 


Comparison Table

Panasonic Lumix G80 (G85) Panasonic Lumix G1
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Likeness Sensor
Pixels 16Mp (Megapixels) 12.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 4592 4000
Pixels (H) 3448 3000
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS Sensor
Sensor Size Micro Four Thirds No Matter
Sensor Size (width) 17.3mm No Data
Sensor Size (height) 13mm No Data is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
    LCD Monitor
    LCD Monitor 3in 3in
    Screen resolution 1040K dot No Data
    Skilfulness Screen Yes No Data
    Focusing modes
    • Autofocus
    • Manual
    • Spot
    • Face Detection
    • AF Tracking
    • Multi
    • Centre
    • Touch AF
    • Autofocus
    Acquaintance Control
    Shutter speeds shortest 1/4000sec 60sec
    Shutter speeds longest 60sec 4000sec
    Bulb mode Yes Yes
    Exp modes
    • Program
    • Aperture-Priority
    • Shutter-Priority
    • Manual
    • Scene modes
    • Program Unpredictable
    • Program
    • Aperture-Priority
    • Shutter-Priority
    • Manual
    • Centre-weighted – Average
    • Multi Pattern
    • Centre Spot
    • Multi Pattern
    • Spot
    • Centre-weighted – Average
    ISO receptibility 100 – 25600 100 – 3200
    White balance
    • Auto
    • Manual
    • Outdoors/Daylight
    • Cloudy
    • Incandescent
    • Shade
    • Flash
    • Auto
    • Manual
    • Bracket
    Exposure Comp +/-5 +/-3
    Viewfinder Vow 2360k dots No Data
    Shooting Options
    Continuous shooting 9fps 3fps
    Movie mode Yes No
    Video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media Resolution
    • 4K
    • 1920×1080 FullHD
      Video FPS 30p 25p 24p No Data
      Stereo Sturdy Yes No Data
      Optical Zoom with Video Yes No Data
      Other Features
      Image Stabilisation Yes No
      HDMI Yes Yes
      USB USB 2 USB 2
      Wi-Fi Yes No Data
      Bank card card joker Type
      • SD
      • SDHC
      • SDXC
      • SD
      • SDHC
      File Type
      • RAW
      • JPG
      • RAW + JPG
      • RAW
      • JPG
      Power Source
      Battery Type Lithium-Ion DMW-BLC12E No Data
      Battery Life (CIPA grade) 330shots No Data
      Box Contents
      Box Contents No Data No Data
      Weight 505g 385g
      Width 128.4mm No Data
      Height 89mm 83.6mm
      Depth 74.3mm 45.2mm
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      Gina Stephens

      Gina Stephens

      Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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