Panasonic Lumix GX880 Detailed Review

Panasonic Lumix GX880

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In additional Lumix GX880 was introduced by Panasonic in May 2019. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Panasonic is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Panasonic.

Sensor Properties

Also Lumix GX880 has a Four Thirds CMOS sensor with size of 17 x 13 mm² (0.68" x 0.51").

Picture of Lumix GX880's sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: Lumix GX880 comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The Lumix GX880's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 16 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.

The Panasonic supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Panasonic's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

The Lumix GX880 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

FormatFour Thirds
Sensor area17.30 x 13.00mm²
(0.68" x 0.51")
Resolution (physical)16.84 megapixel
Resolution (effective)16.00 megapixel
Pixel size14.20 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 6 frames/second
Interchangeable lens
MountPanasonic Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
Viewfinder Properties

The Lumix GX880 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera's display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.


The Lumix GX880's shutter speed varies from 1/16000s to 60s.

Max. shutter speed1/16000s
Min. shutter speed60s
Sensitivity Properties

The Lumix GX880's sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 25600 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Min. sensitivity100 ISO
Max. sensitivity25600 ISO
Exposure Modes

The Lumix GX880 supports all general exposure modes.

The Panasonic allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Auto Focus Properties

The Lumix GX880's auto focus processor uses 49 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Panasonic, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

TypeContrast Detection
AF points49
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The Lumix GX880 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 6m (19 ft.). That range will work for most situations.

A hotshoe is missing from the Panasonic.

(19 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
Lumix GX880 display and touch screen

The Lumix GX880 display has a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

Size75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution1.04 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

Lumix GX880 video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Panasonic Lumix GX880 Video parameters:

Max. resolution3840 x 2160 pixel
...with frame rates24 frames/second
25 frames/second
30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The Lumix GX880 has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

Connect the Panasonic to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Panasonic supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The Lumix GX880 will only accept Micro SD cards. The Panasonic does not support SD cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Memory cardsMicro SD

The Panasonic Lumix GX880 works with a BLH7E battery. The battery lifetime is an average 210 shots. That's on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the Lumix GX880.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The Lumix GX880's battery battery parameters:

In-camera charging
Battery life210 photos

The Panasonic Lumix GX880's dimensions are 106.5 x 64.5 x 33mm³. (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3"). That's the body only, without lens. The camera's weight is only 270 grams (8.7 oz.). Add to this the weight of the lens.

Here is front and top view of the Lumix GX880:

Panasonic Lumix GX880 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Panasonic Lumix GX880 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The Lumix GX880 is not much bigger:

Panasonic Lumix GX880 size comparison

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