Panasonic’s New Lumix FZ80 Is a Powerful 60X Superzoom Camera with 4K Video for Only $400!

Almost lost midst the buzz over this week’s unveiling of Panasonic’s new flagship Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera is the introduction of the company’s Lumix FZ80, a remarkably affordable superzoom camera with an effective range of 20-1200mm and 4K capability.

With its whopping 60X wide to super-telephoto capabilities, the new Lumix FZ80 is a compact, do-everything,18.1-megapixel camera enabling you to shoot everything from expansive vistas to distant landscapes and wildlife images .

Panasonic says the camera’s new High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and advanced Venus Engine processor combine to deliver fast response times and superior results under low-light situations. The Lumix FZ80 also boasts a high-speed autofocus system said to deliver an AF time of 0.09 seconds.

Perfect for capturing action, the Lumix FZ80 features burst shooting at 10fps (AFS) and 6fps (AFC). The camera has both a 3-inch 1,040K-dot rear monitor with touch control and a 1,170K-dot electronic viewfinder.

Panasonic says the Lumix FZ80 delivers equally impressive performance when shooting video, with smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 resolution at 30p, as well as Full-HD 1920x1080 videos at 60p.

Other features of the affordable, $400 Lumix FZ80 include Wi-Fi connectivity with smartphones, both AC and USB charging, full manual control capabilities, time-lapse and focus-stacking modes, and Panasonic’s POWER O.I.S. optical image stabilization system that effectively reduces image blur with both still and video shooting.

The Panasonic Lumix FZ80 is expected to ship in March for $400. You can read more on Panasonic’s website, and view the video below for a demonstration.