Capturing #UnmissableMoments With Panasonic

A full review of the Panasonic LUMIX GX80 camera; including my favourite features and images captured!

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GALS <3.. It feels like it's been ages since I've blogged (literally only five days) but I've had a crazy busy/exciting week and kind of got swept along with the wave. BUT I'm back and I am SO friggin' excited to share today's post with you all. So, my main gal Kat has just come home from a month long trip to Oz/New Zealand/Singapore and we had the most EPIC catch up/shoot session the other day. I adore Kat; we met through work as she's shot some campaigns with me but I've truly found a friend in that girl, we could sit and chat for ages, shooting together is a breeze and we're now travel buddies.

This week I was trialling out the new Panasonic LUMIX GX80 to capture #UnmissableMoments so myself and Kat decided to play tourist in our city and shoot along the way! I always find it funny that I share so much travel contents and guides packed full with tips but I've never *really played tourist in my own city. I adore London; always have and always will but whenever I head there for work I'm dashing from one meeting to the next and I never really stop to take in the sites. So, we wandered along south bank, took in the sites of the London eye and Big Ben and stopped for coffee and a natter; it was so nice to just BE. Not have to rush on and off the sweaty tube, or run from meeting in packed Soho, we just spent the afternoon capturing our day on the new Panasonic LUMIX GX80; here's what we got up to!... 

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I'm going to start off by talking about how just down right FABULOUS this camera is and all the plus points; then I'll go on to show you the images that Kat took using the Panasonic LUMIX GX80. So just to confirm; any snaps of me USING the camera were shot on Kat's Canon, but the rest are shot on the camera.. cool, huh?! *Spoiler... the camera is bloody awesome!!

Capturing unmissable moments; So, the camera's biggest selling point (and the most impressive in my eyes!), the Panasonic LUMIX GX80 reacts as quickly as you do, part of the LUMIX 4K photo range, you can film in 4K quality at 30 frames per second and extract the perfect shot as an 8MP still image. Which enables you to not have to worry about shooting and filming at the same time as you can pull stills from your video.. how cool?! The camera also has a post focus function which gives you the freedom to choose the focus point even after you've taken the shot and offers a dual image stabiliser. 

Shooting in 4K: With 4K technology this camera allows you to record every moment with up to 4x the resolution of full HD, which leads to clearer detail and more clarity; meaning that you really can capture every moment without thinking twice!

Fold out screen: I use the fold out screen to help me take some shots of Big Ben as it was easier to set my camera on the ledge and adjust the frame with the fold out screen rather than crouching down and not being able to take the shot I really wanted to. I love this feature and find it really handy, especially if you need to rest the camera on a flat surface to get your shot!

Interchangeable lenses: Another feature that I LOVE about this camera is that the lens is interchangeable. I've had my beloved Olympus PEN for quite some time now and was thrilled to find out that I could use my 45mm lens on the camera. I see this as a massive positive point as if you're thinking of purchasing the camera it doesn't mean you have to fork out on loads of new kit too. Absolute WINNER in my eyes!

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How much will the Panasonic LUMIX GX80 cost me? The camera retails at £729.99 which is a great price considering the 4K compatibility and the interchangeable lens feature. I love how compact and lightweight the camera is too; it offers incredible footage and images but retails a hell of a lot cheaper a DSLR camera. It's portable and fantastic for travelling with the video/photo 4K dual offering. I could definitely see myself using this camera for travels!

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Now, onto the shots we captured USING the Panasonic LUMIX GX80 x 45mm lens...

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There we have it gals; my full review of the Panasonic LUMIX GX80 camera; from my favourite features to testing the camera out! I've absolutely LOVED using this camera and personally think it's a great, compact camera for travelling/on the go! Is this something you could see yourself using?


*This post was in collaboration with Panasonic, all images and views my own, as always and I really do bloody love this camera!

26 Comments

  1. Amy 12th March 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Ahhh your dress is so pretty and you look beaut in all these pictures hun <3 The camera definitely takes some stunning pictures!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Hayley 14th March 2017 / 10:55 am

      Thank you lovely one! It really does; I was blown away by the quality! 🙂 x

  2. Lauren 12th March 2017 / 6:06 pm

    Hayley, your new hair looks ace! Making me want to go back dark again…
    Love that jacket too x

    • Hayley 14th March 2017 / 10:54 am

      Thanks gorge – loving being back fully brunette! 🙂 x

    • Hayley 14th March 2017 / 10:54 am

      Oh thank you lovely lady! 🙂 x

  3. Lauren 12th March 2017 / 8:40 pm

    This is such a lovely post! you look so cute <3 xxx

    • Hayley 14th March 2017 / 10:54 am

      Thank you love! 🙂 x

  4. Kerstin 13th March 2017 / 7:32 am

    First of all, I ADORE your new hair. The bangs look so lovely on you in combination with the lenght. So pretty. And you totally rock that outfit! Also, the camera looks amazing. So small and handy!

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • Hayley 14th March 2017 / 10:54 am

      Oh girl THANK YOU! <3 So kind of you to say! It honestly is so great, so compact too and captures incredibly! x

    • Hayley 14th March 2017 / 10:53 am

      Ah thank you lovely lady! 🙂 x

  5. Suze - Luxury Columnist 13th March 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Paul and I are big Panasonic Lumix fans so really need to try this new camera! Looks like you’ve captured London beautifully with it

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Hayley 14th March 2017 / 10:53 am

      Ah YAY so glad to hear that lovely! I was honestly so impressed by the camera and am sure you will be too! x

  6. Rosy 14th March 2017 / 10:25 am

    The camera quality seems great, I really love the overall look. It sounds like such a nice camera and looks a lot more lightweight than the canon 700d I use myself. Also, can I just point out that you have gorgeous hair!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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    • Hayley 14th March 2017 / 12:22 pm

      Ah thank you lovely; I was honestly so impressed – such great images but without the price/weight of a DSLR! x

    • Hayley 16th March 2017 / 10:52 am

      Ah so glad to hear that love; definitely worth checking this one out – I was SO impressed! x

  7. Jenny Cole 16th March 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Love the pictures in this post sweetie – the balloons are so fun and I love your dress. I totally agree about being a tourist in your own country. I’d love to go abroad and travel more, but there are so many places in the UK that I’ve never seen, which is crazy! The camera sounds amazing, especially as you can change the lenses. Great review 🙂

    Jenny xx

    http://www.jaffacat.co.uk

    • Hayley 16th March 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Ah thank you lovely! Definitely; I always feel like I need to explore the UK so much more! It really is a great camera, I love the interchangeable lens feature! 🙂 x

    • Hayley 17th March 2017 / 11:59 am

      Thank you – I was super impressed by the image quality! 🙂 x

    • Hayley 23rd March 2017 / 1:54 pm

      Ah thank you lovely lady! x

  8. Mini 24th March 2017 / 11:15 am

    I use the Olympus pen which I love, but this sounds like another great camera. Great dress aswell, I am loving gingham X

  9. Beth Norton 28th March 2017 / 2:25 am

    Hayley these photos are absolutely GORGEOUS. Probably my favourite of you ever!

    I’m so intrigued about the camera too .. I’ve always been loyal to my PEN but this Panasonic one sounds fab!

    Beautiful post as always my lovely.

    Lots of love,
    Beth x

    http://www.bethnorton.co.uk

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