Warren Little, an accredited Olympic photographer who has worked for Getty Images for nearly 20 years, has been using the Panasonic Lumix GX85 / GX80 and a variety of Lumix G lenses to capture all the most important sporting moments at Rio 2016.
Panasonic suggests that the GX85 / GX80 is the ideal camera to capture the Olympics for a number of reasons.
First, its 16MP sensor is capable of capturing high-quality images in all light conditions. This is important because many of the events are held indoors where the lighting can be quite poor.
Second, the 5-axis Dual Image Stabilisation makes it possible to take hand-held shots at slow shutter speeds, eliminating the need for a tripod. This particular feature is extremely useful if you want to quickly grab a wide-angle shot of the stadium or venue you are shooting.
Finally, there is the 4K Photo mode that lets you extract 8MP stills from 4K footage taken at 30fps. Panasonic suggests that it is perfect for fast-moving action that will never be repeated, such as an athlete crossing the finish line.