Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Black)


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Product Highlights

  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 2.76m-Dot 0.7x Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K Video Recording at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • ISO 25600 and 10 fps Shooting with AF-S
  • DFD AF System, 4K Photo Modes
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilization, Dual I.S.
  • Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens
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Panasonic DMC-GX85 overview

  • 1Description

An all-around Micro Four Thirds camera designed for photographers and videographers, the black Lumix DMC-GX85 from Panasonic features a compact build and intuitive layout, along with a feature-set to suit a multimedia lifestyle. Utilizing a 16MP Live MOS sensor, which lacks an optical low-pass filter for increased sharpness, the GX85 is capable of shooting continuously at up to 10 fps with single-shot autofocus, or 6 fps with continuous autofocus, as well as up to 40 fps when using an electronic shutter function. UHD 4K video recording is also supported in 30 and 24 fps frame rates, as well as Full HD 1080p, and the 4K recording abilities also permit shooting 8MP stills at a 30 fps rate. A sensitivity range up to ISO 25600 permits working in difficult and low-light settings while 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization also helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. Spanning a broad range of features for both still and moving images, the GX85 is a versatile mirrorless camera further characterized by its sleek form factor and connected functionality.

Complementing the imaging attributes, the camera also incorporates both a 2.76m-dot electronic viewfinder as well as a 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD, which has a tilting design to better enable working from high and low angles. Built-in Wi-Fi is also integrated into the design, which facilitates wireless image transferring and remote camera control from linked smartphones or tablets.

Included with the camera body is the versatile Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. lens, which provides a 24-64mm equivalent focal length range. The lens is characterized by its sleek profile that pairs well with the camera body, and its optical design incorporates three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element to control a variety of aberrations and distortions. Additionally, a stepping AF motor is employed to provide quick, quiet, and accurate focusing performance to suit both stills and video recording applications.

16MP Live MOS Sensor
Using a 16MP Live MOS sensor, the GX85 is capable of capturing clear, high-resolution stills as well as UHD 4K video. The sensor's design omits an optical low-pass filter in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness and resolution, and its design also affords a sensitivity range from ISO 200-25600 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions. Additionally, fast shooting performance is also afforded, with the ability to shoot at up to 40 fps with an electronic shutter function, 30 fps at 8MP using the 4K Photo Modes, 10 fps with AF-S and an electronic shutter, or 8 fps using a mechanical shutter with AF-S.
UHD 4K Video Recording
In addition to the versatile still shooting modes, the GX85 also supports recording UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format. Full HD 1080p/60 is also supported, in both MP4 and AVCHD formats, as well as HD and SD resolutions. A built-in stereo microphone can be used during recordings, and features an integrated wind-cut filter for cleaner audio quality when shooting outdoors.
4K Photo Modes
Utilizing the 4K video recording capabilities, a trio of still shooting modes are available for recording continuous 8MP stills at a 30 fps shooting rate:
  • 4K Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record 8MP images at 30 fps for up to 29 min. 59 sec., making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
  • 4K Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record 8MP images at 30 fps one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
  • 4K Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the 4K video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.
Dual Image Stabilization
Helping to achieve the utmost sharpness when photographing handheld, Dual I.S. combines the GX85's 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization technology with lens-based image stabilization to compensate for a broader range of movement types to render sharper, clearer imagery. Dual I.S. requires the use of compatible Lumix lenses featuring O.I.S.
Depth-From-Defocus AF Technology
For accelerated autofocus performance, DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) technology is employed to quickly calculate the distance to subjects and adjust the focusing position in order to suit working with continuous shooting rates up to 6 fps with continuous AF. This contrast-detection type focus method benefits both still and video recording modes, as well as subject tracking applications where subject color, size, and motion vectors are used to intelligently lock-onto the moving subjects and ensure precise focus. Additionally, supporting working in low-light conditions, a Starlight AF feature enables accurate AF performance down to -4 EV.

Benefitting manual focus operation, focus peaking is available that highlights bright edges of contrast with a colored outline for quickly recognizing your focus point, as well as Touch MF Assist for touch-to-focus operation.
Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • An integrated 2.76m-dot electronic viewfinder offers a bright, clear eye-level means for composing images, and features a 0.7x effective magnification.
  • A larger means for image composition and playback, the 3.0" 1.04m-dot rear OLED monitor has a tilting design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.
  • Nine programmable function buttons can be used to control a wide variety of settings and tools.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked smartphones and tablets.
Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Lens
A versatile standard zoom, the Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. is a 24-64mm equivalent wide-to-short tele featuring a sleek design to pair well with the compact camera body. Three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element are incorporated within the lens design to reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations in order to increase image clarity and sharpness. Complementing the optical design is an internal focusing system and stepping motor that pairs with the camera's contrast-detection AF for quick, accurate focusing performance.
Other Camera Features
  • A mechanical focal plane shutter enables a fast maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec., as well as a top flash sync speed of 1/160 sec. An electronic shutter function also avails a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec. to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.
  • Photo Style modes: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, L. Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, and Custom.
  • Creative Control modes: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.
UPC: 885170285316
In the Box
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Black)
  • Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Lens
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Panasonic DMC-GX85 specs

    Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 16.84 Megapixel
    Effective: 16 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 4592 x 3448
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
    Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4
    Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 24, 30 fps (100 Mb/s MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 30 fps (20 Mb/s MP4)
    1280 x 720p at 30 fps (10 Mb/s MP4)
    640 x 480p at 30 fps (4 Mb/s MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080p at 24, 30 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
    1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Eye Point 17.5 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.7x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
    Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 60 Second 
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 2 - 0 Minutes in Time Mode
    Type: Electronic
    Speed: 1 Second 
     in Movie Mode
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multiple, Spot Metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 18.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Cloudy, White Set 2, Incandescent, Daylight, Flash, Color Temperature, Shade, White Set 3, White Set 1, Auto, White Set 4
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 40 fps at 16 MP
    Up to 30 fps at 8 MP
    Up to 10 fps at 16 MP
    Up to 8 fps at 16 MP
    Up to 6 fps at 16 MP
    Up to 2 fps at 16 MP
    Flash Modes Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction
    Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
    Forced On
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 13.78' (4.2 m) ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 Second
    Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Battery 1Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 80%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.7" / 122.0 x 70.6 x 43.9 mm
    Weight 15.027 oz / 426 g with battery and memory card
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 12 - 32mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 64 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22
    Angle of View 84° - 37°
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" (20 cm)
    Magnification 0.13x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.69
    Elements/Groups 8 / 7
    Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 37 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.19 x 0.94" (55.5 x 24 mm)
    Weight 2.47 oz (70 g)
    Packaging Infobytdzyvd
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.7 x 6.1 x 4.1"

    Panasonic DMC-GX85 reviews

    Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm Lens (Black) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 67.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact size ideal for travel This camera is a beauty, the size and how compact it is. I was just sold on how I can easily keep it in my pocket when I travel. I do feel I have a lot of features on this camera which I don't use. Wish they were less features so it's less confusing. I was a regular user of Nikon D90 SLR with time it started becoming hard to carry it everywhere because of the size. I started shooting on my iPhone instead, coming back to using manual settings was a bit hard and the features on this camera can be a bit overwhelming. Quality is awesome. It worked well on some of the time lapse videos and panoramic shots I did. I will definitely go back and buy a macro lense to experiment further.
    Date published: 2016-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this camera for UHD video and I'm pleased I bought this camera for its ability to do UHD video and I'm pleased with the results. Why? 1. One battery in my tested lasted for about 1 hour 19 minutes (USA version) of non-stop UHD video 2. The camera didn't overheat 3. When the camera ran out of battery power it gracefully stopped (produced a single 40+ GB file that was closed properly by the camera software). IMHO that's an excellent behavior for video camera. In addition, IBIS, great, sharp photos.. I used to carry Sony RX100 iv in my pocket. Now Lumix DMC-GX85 replaced it. My complaint: my pocket feels bulky right now, but I'm getting IBIS, ability to change lenses, UHD video limited only by the battery and size of my memory card, no overheating, etc... I think it was a worthwhile change.
    Date published: 2016-06-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Compact Camera This is the first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera I've used. In the past, we've primarily shot with the Canon 5D Mark III for photos/video and Sony RX100 IV for video. For stills, I love that it gives me something in between to shoot with. Although I haven't done much in terms of switching the lenses yet, but I've liked how the photos have come out with the kit lens. You get great manual control and the camera shoots well in low light. As for video, you get freakin 4k on this thing! If that's above your head, then just know it shoot solid video. Overall this is a great camera for any skill level of photography or videography. It's easy enough to use for beginners but robust enough for people at the pro level.
    Date published: 2016-08-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4K with IBIS in a small bpdy Initial impressions: Straight out of the box, I was impressed with how solid the camera feels. The shutter is quiet. Perhaps not as quiet as the Olympus E-M5 II but still quiet. Swicth to electronic shutter and the camera is silent. For me, the main attraction of this camera is the IBIS for video. I liked the E-M5 II for its IBIS in video but other aspects of the video quality were a problem, such as moire. The GX85 works very well using IBIS in video and without the moire and other issues of the E-M5 II (I'm using 4K and downsampling to 1080p in post). The GX85 does not have Cine profiles but Natural can work quite well. The GX85 also lacks mic and headphone jacks, which is a pity, but that can be worked around.
    Date published: 2016-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great B camera for GH4 / Dual IS is outstanding I had been looking for a more compact camera to act as the b cam for my GH4 (the GH4 is small but I wouldn't call it compact). The GX85 totally fit the bill! I've been using it handheld and the IBIS does a much better job with smooth handheld camera work than just about every optically image stabilized lens I've used. The pans are smooth and you don't get that jerky motion so coming in stabilized lenses. Combined with one of the Dual IS compatible lenses and you have IMO the BEST image stabilization available.
    Date published: 2016-11-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mid-range MFT camera Purchased this as an upgrade to my trusty GX1. Image quality is improved and the inbuilt IBIS really works great to improve sharpness. I took one star off because the build quality is quite poor compared to GX1 / 7 / 8. The body is very plastic-y and does not inspire confidence. I normally wouldn't mind too much but given it's price, and the current deals on the GX8 it's not a great value. If you want and entry level / casual MFT camera this is great. If you can save a few more pennies and don't mind the extra size grab the GX8 instead.
    Date published: 2016-06-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid Before buying please try.� I loaded the battery, turned the camera on then looked through the EVF.� The� 'tearing effect' reported in reviews was very apparent for me, making the camera not workable for me.� The colors of the EVF are also cartoonish bright.� I have a pana GM5 to compare it too (whose EVF is small, but seems to be a different technology). Panasonic make great cameras.� But haptics matter too and even one thing (in my case the EVF) can make a difference.....� Otherwise the rest of the camera looked to be up to Panasonic's high standards.� And in the holiday season there are good deals going on too....
    Date published: 2017-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Panasonic so far I bought the GX85 hoping to get an even better image stabilization than my GH4. That's exactly what happened. Now it's my number one video camera. Perfect! I'm left-eyed too. The problem of accidentally focusing with a touch of your nose, mentioned by some customers, is easy to solve: Go to Menu/Custom/Touch Settings/Touch Pad AF/Off. You don't have to switch off the whole Touch Screen.
    Date published: 2016-12-03
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