Panasonic Lumix Photography

Panasonic Lumix GX80/GX85 vs The GX9

With disposal income becoming scarce and costs of goods rising, cameras priced in the lower price brackets will become more of a interest to those of you looking for a tool for your videography and photography needs.

I don’t have a plethora of camera models to sit here and compare, after all, someone has to pay for them and both of these models were purchased myself over the years gone by.

I introduce you to the Panasonic Lumix GX80/GX85 and the GX9. These are Panasonic’s budget friendly, fairly compact, photography and cameras capable to of shooting video in 4K.

The GX80 was launched in April 2016, making it a 6-year-old model and the GX9 was launched in March 2018, making it a 4-year-old model. But this doesn’t mean that they won’t stand up against some of their newer competitors when it comes to features.

Design wise, they are not the best-looking cameras, unlike some Fuji or Olympus models but they are typical of what you would expect from a range finder type of camera from Panasonic.

Neither of these cameras are weather sealed. However, I have used both of mine in light rain without any issues. Note that I am in no way saying that you should use your camera in the rain, doing so may invalidate your warranty or even cause damage which will render your camera useless. You have been warned.