It looks like Panasonic is going to continue making large zoom range point and shoot cameras. There is still a market for them, as we do get questions fairly regularly if Canon is ever going to release another one. We're not holding our breath on that ever happening.

Panasonic has announced the Lumix FZ80D, with an 18mp 1/2.3″ MOS sensor and a 20-1200mm full-frame equivalent zoom lens. You also get 4K30p video along and 10fps when shooting stills.

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Key Features

  • 18.1MP 1/2.3″ MOS Sensor
  • Lumix DC Vario 60x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 20-1200mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-5.9 to f/8
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Live View Finder
  • 3.0″ 1.84m-Dot TFT LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p Video
  • POWER I.O.S. Image Stabilization
  • Light Sensitivity Range: ISO 80-3200
  • Continuous Shooting up to 10 fps

Ultrawide to Super Telephoto Zoom Range

Capture vast landscapes and reach incredible distances with the lightweight Lumix FZ80D Digital Camera from Panasonic. The Lumix DC Vario 60x zoom lens provides a full-frame equivalence of 20-1200mm, ensuring versatility and range. When shooting at higher focal lengths, POWER O.I.S. image stabilization counteracts image blur resulting from camera shake and helps produce sharper overall images. You have the option of shooting through the glare-resistant 2.36m-dot OLED LVF or with the 3.0″ 1.84m-dot TFT LCD monitor, depending upon your situation. Record precise 4K Full HD video and extract photos from the footage to save as 8MP equivalent still images.

60x Optical Zoom with POWER O.I.S. Image Stabilization

With a full-frame zoom equivalent of 20-1200mm, getting closer to the action is effortless. Additionally, Panasonic's POWER O.I.S. technology greatly reduces image blur, allowing you to shoot handheld confidently. This vast zoom range bolstered by image stabilization renders the Lumix FZ80D an optimal choice for capturing close-ups of wildlife and nature.

18.1MP MOS Sensor | ISO 80-3200

Reliable autofocus is ensured with Panasonic's DFD (Depth-from-Defocus), which is a depth interpreting system that makes focus adjustments to better understand the scene in front of you. With a light sensitivity range from ISO 80-3200 (6400 extended) and a built-in flash, the Lumix FZ80D produces quality imagery despite harsh lighting conditions.

Additional Camera Benefits

  • Post Focus allows you to select the focal point of your photo after the fact by enabling the camera to take burst shots of a scene with multiple different focus points to choose from.
  • Glare-resistant 2.36m-dot OLED Live View Finder with 0.74x magnification for clear viewing
  • 4K Video Mode records up 4x resolution in Full HD
  • 4K Photo feature allows you to select an 8MP photo from your 4K video footage
  • 120x Intelligent Zoom
  • USB-C Charging
  • Dial Modes: Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, Custom 1, Custom 2, Scene Guide, Creative Control
  • Continuous shooting up to 10 fps

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12 comments

  1. I have always loved having a \'big-zoom\' camera for occasions when I don\'t want to lug about a DSLR (\'big-zoom\' quite a relative term in the early days!) and have worked through many of Canon\'s higher end offerings... PowerShot Pro 70 | PowerShot Pro 90 IS | PowerShot Pro 1 | PowerShot SX1 IS | PowerShot SX40 HS |PowerShot SX60 HS | PowerShot G3X. I worry that my G3X is definitely showing its age, through pretty heavy usage and I long for another venture in the field from Canon. Perhaps this Panasonic announcement might spur them into action!

    What would you look for in a new Canon super-zoom?
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  2. The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS still sells pretty well.
    The used value of those and older models are ridiculously high at the moment, the used ones are selling for higher then new price! My SX710 is now worth more then what I paid for it.
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  3. You can use ISO 6400 extended, but it would probably look very bad with the small sensor anyway.
    Aren’t the extended modes just ‘software’ ways to do +/- 1 EV in camera? The EOS ones behaved like that, it was pure placebo effect.
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  4. The used value of those and older models are ridiculously high at the moment, the used ones are selling for higher then new price! My SX710 is now worth more then what I paid for it.
    Indeed, there’s been a dramatic increase in the used value of these Canon Powershots, at least here in the UK. My brother was having a clean out of old gear as was offered £260 for his mint G16, at which I was really surprised. I’d just given away my original G1X to a pal, as they were going for about £50 on eBay a while back, later to find MPB are selling them for around £370…….
    I think many are finding the diminishing returns in progress and expense on digital cameras is becoming quite acute.
    If I stick my G1Xiii on a tripod the results are astonishingly good for landscape.
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  5. Indeed, there’s been a dramatic increase in the used value of these Canon Powershots, at least here in the UK. My brother was having a clean out of old gear as was offered £260 for his mint G16, at which I was really surprised. I’d just given away my original G1X to a pal, as they were going for about £50 on eBay a while back, later to find MPB are selling them for around £370…….
    I think many are finding the diminishing returns in progress and expense on digital cameras is becoming quite acute.
    If I stick my G1Xiii on a tripod the results are astonishingly good for landscape.
    Well, speaking of MPB...
    Meanwhile, they often sell used cameras and lenses at higher prices than you'd pay is a store for brand-new ones.
    And declare water- or fungus-damaged lenses as in "excellenr condition".
    In a recent past, I bought and sold a lot through them. And was always fully satisfied.
    But, after they redesigned their website (coincidence?), they seemed to lack their former reliability. I even once experienced total chaos with a very clear warranty claim.
    Edit: RF 10-20mm.
    Calumet: Euro2699 - 2 years international warranty
    MPB Europe: Euro2729 "like new" - 1 year MPB warranty
    And if you can enjoy an official Canon Summer Promotion, you'll save another Euro200 buying new!
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  6. I think many are finding the diminishing returns in progress and expense on digital cameras is becoming quite acute.
    It is more of a retro trend.
    Canon digicams were the best once you add CHDK.
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  7. The old Fuji Finepix HS-EXR cameras that had HQ zooms and CMOS sensors were great buys back in the day and there were even a few models that took AA batteries, making them the ultimate long-zoom P&S, but they dropped those and now, there's nothing really comparable to those great cameras, as most of the players have abandoned that part of the camera market. This Panasonic zoomer certainly doesn't look too compelling from the specs, but with the lack of competition in that market segment, it's to be expected.
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