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Panasonic Lumix G85 Mirrorless Camera with 12-60mm Lens

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Panasonic Lumix G85 Mirrorless Camera with 12-60mm Lens
Key Features
  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Swivel LCD Touchscreen
Designed for video and stills shooters alike, the Lumix G85 from Panasonic is a versatile Micro Four Thirds camera characterized by its quick performance, flexible photo capabilities, and UHD 4K video recording. Using a 16MP MOS sensor, this mirrorless camera has a sensitivity range from ISO 200-25600 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions, and also affords quick shooting speeds 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 and 30 fps at 8MP with 4K PHOTO Modes. Benefitting working in difficult lighting conditions, 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization can be used to dramatically reduce the appearance of camera shake, and this IS system pairs with select lens' image stabilization systems for Dual I.S.
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Panasonic G85 Overview

Designed for video and stills shooters alike, the Lumix G85 from Panasonic is a versatile Micro Four Thirds camera characterized by its quick performance, flexible photo capabilities, and UHD 4K video recording. Using a 16MP MOS sensor, this mirrorless camera has a sensitivity range from ISO 200-25600 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions, and also affords quick shooting speeds 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 and 30 fps at 8MP with 4K PHOTO Modes. Benefitting working in difficult lighting conditions, 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization can be used to dramatically reduce the appearance of camera shake, and this IS system pairs with select lens' image stabilization systems for Dual I.S.

Complementing the imaging attributes, the camera also incorporates both a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder as well as a 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD, which has a free-angle 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. Additionally, the body construction is weather-sealed to guard against dust and moisture for working in inclement weather conditions.

Included with the camera body is the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S., which is a standard zoom lens that provides a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range. Its optical design incorporates three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element to reduce both chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range. POWER O.I.S. is also featured to minimize the appearance of camera shake, and works in conjunction with the camera's sensor-shift IS for more effective shake correction.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only)

Designed for video and stills shooters alike, the Lumix DMC-G85 from Panasonic is a versatile Micro Four Thirds camera characterized by its quick performance, flexible photo capabilities, and UHD 4K video recording. Using a 16MP MOS sensor, this mirrorless camera has a sensitivity range from ISO 200-25600 to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions, and also affords quick shooting speeds 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 and 30 fps at 8MP with 4K PHOTO Modes. Benefitting working in difficult lighting conditions, 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization can be used to dramatically reduce the appearance of camera shake, and this IS system pairs with select lens' image stabilization systems for Dual I.S.

Complementing the imaging attributes, the camera also incorporates both a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder as well as a 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD, which has a free-angle 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. Additionally, the body construction is weather-sealed to guard against dust and moisture for working in inclement weather conditions.

16MP Live MOS Sensor
Using a 16MP Live MOS sensor, the G85 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 9 fps using a mechanical shutter with AF-S.
UHD 4K Video Recording
In addition to the versatile still shooting modes, the G85 also supports recording UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps. Full HD 1080p/60 is also supported at 28 Mbps in the MP4 format, along with HD recording and Full HD in AVCHD. A built-in stereo microphone can be used during recordings, and features an integrated wind-cut filter for cleaner audio quality when shooting outdoors, or an optional external mic can be used via the 3.5mm jack.
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 G85'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 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder offers a bright, clear eye-level means for composing images, and features a 0.74x effective magnification.
  • A larger means for image composition and playback, the 3.0" 1.04m-dot rear LCD monitor has a free-angle design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.
  • The camera body features a durable weather-sealed construction that renders it both dust- and splash-proof for use in trying environmental conditions.
  • Ten programmable function buttons can be used to control a wide variety of settings and tools.
  • The included rechargeable lithium-ion battery is rated to provide approximately 330 shots per charge when working with the rear LCD, 320 shots with the EVF, or 800 shots with the Power Saver LVF mode.
  • A built-in pop-up flash is available to provide additional illumination when working in low-light conditions.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked smartphones and tablets.
Other Camera Features
  • A variety of bracketing modes can be used for shutter speed, aperture, and white balance settings. Focus bracketing is also possible, for up to 999 images with focus steps set in 5 levels, for focus stacking applications.
  • Creative Control modes allow you to apply a unique look to imagery in-camera, and include 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.
  • Photo Styles can be used to impart a distinct quality into either stills or videos, and include Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, L. Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom, Cinelike D, Cinelike V.
  • A Silent Mode can be used to mute camera noises for more discreet shooting in sound-sensitive environments.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens

Developed as a compact zoom that is ideal for travel, the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. from Panasonic is a Micro Four Thirds system lens that spans a versatile 24-120mm equivalent focal length range. Covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, the lens' design incorporates three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and image sharpness. Additionally, an apt POWER Optical Image Stabilization system compensates for the effects of camera shake and is also compatible with cameras featuring Dual I.S. for robust stability to benefit handheld shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Further cementing its place as a versatile and ideal lens for photographers on-the-go, this 12-60mm lens sports a dust- and splash-proof construction for use in harsh environments.

Compatible with Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, this 12-60mm lens provides a 24-120mm equivalent focal length range that spans wide-angle to telephoto perspectives.
Three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element help reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy.
A POWER O.I.S. system minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. This image stabilization system is also compatible with the Dual I.S. function of select Panasonic cameras, which further employs sensor-shift type image stabilization for even more effective control of camera shake.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm produces a smooth bokeh quality to suit working with selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques.
The splash- and dust-resistant construction benefits working in inclement conditions and harsh environments.
UPC: 885170280793

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only) Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 16.84 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
ISO Sensitivity Range
200 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Continuous Shooting
Up to 9 fps at 16 MP
Up to 6 fps at 16 MP
Up to 40 fps at 16 MP
Up to 10 fps at 16 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00/29.97 fps [100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94 fps [20 to 28 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps [10 Mb/s]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p at 24.00/29.97/59.94 fps [24 to 28 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps [17 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Mic/Line/AES/EBU Selectable Input
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh
Imaging
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 16.84 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 2x
Additional Modes: 2.8x/4x
*Additional Crop Occurs in Select Video Modes
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 60 Seconds
Up to 2 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/16000 to 1 Second
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
200 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multiple, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range
0 to 18 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous Shooting
Up to 9 fps at 16 MP
Up to 6 fps at 16 MP
Up to 40 fps at 16 MP
Up to 10 fps at 16 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
4:3 Raw
15.8 MP (4592 x 3448)
4:3 JPEG
15.8 MP (4592 x 3448)
7.8 MP (3232 x 2424)
3.8 MP (2272 x 1704)
3:2 JPEG
14 MP (4592 x 3064)
6.9 MP (3232 x 2160)
3.4 MP (2272 x 1520)
16:9 JPEG
11.8 MP (4592 x 2584)
8.3 MP (3840 x 2160)
2 MP (1920 x 1080)
1:1 JPEG
11.7 MP (3424 x 3424)
5.8 MP (2416 x 2416)
2.9 MP (1712 x 1712)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, MPO, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00/29.97 fps [100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 29.97/59.94 fps [20 to 28 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 29.97 fps [10 Mb/s]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p at 24.00/29.97/59.94 fps [24 to 28 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 59.94 fps [17 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
Recording Limit
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
2-Channel
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Mic/Line/AES/EBU Selectable Input
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Display Type
Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic
Resolution
2,360,000 Dot
Eye Point
20 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.74x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +4
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Flexible, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Contrast Detection: 49
Autofocus Sensitivity
4 to +18 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Guide Number
29.53' / 9 m at ISO 200
Maximum Sync Speed
1/160 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL
External Flash Connection
Wireless
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
10 to 80%
General
Battery Type
1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.1 x 3.5 x 2.9" / 129.5 x 88.9 x 73.7 mm
Weight
1.11 lb / 503 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
1.00 lb / 454 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.7 x 6.9 x 5.3"

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens Specs

Focal Length
12 to 60mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 120mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View
84.05° to 20.44°
Minimum Focus Distance
7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.27x
Optical Design
11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.6 x 2.8" / 66 x 71 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
4.17" / 105.9 mm
Weight
7.41 oz / 210 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.85 x 4.1 x 4"

Panasonic G85 Reviews

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question

1) unlimited 4k video recording or 30min2) crop in 4k video?
Asked by: Anonymous
Page 29 of the camera's instruction manual states that you can continue recording without interruption, but motion picture files will be recorded and played back in separate files in the following cases:- When using an SDHC memory card: if the file exceeds 4 GB.- When using an SDXC memory card: if the continuous recording time exceeds 3 hours and 4 minutes or if the file exceeds 96GB. In either case, the maximum available continuous recording time is displayed on the screen.Information on 4K Live Cropping is listed on pages 169-171 of the camera's instruction manual (link included below).https://<a href= http://static.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/286639.pdf target= _blank >static.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/286639.pdf</a>
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2021-10-02

how good is wifi connection on G85, picture ...

how good is wifi connection on G85, picture sharing with iPhone specifically? I'm seeing bad ratings on appstore of Panasonic Image App
Asked by: Alex
Its just a matter of linking the camera with the smart device and than its good
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-19

question

Does this have hdmi output live view while recording to sd card?
Asked by: Anonymous
This will do live HDMI output while recording to an SD card.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does this require an HDMI mini or micro cable for ...

Does this require an HDMI mini or micro cable for output?
Asked by: Alejandro
This particular model requires High Speed HDMI micro cable.
Answered by: Panasonic Team
Date published: 2023-10-28

Is it possible to edit Raw images in camera with ...

Is it possible to edit Raw images in camera with this model? If not, is it possible to transfer Raw images to your phone with the app, or is it just jpeg?
Asked by: James
Yes, you can edit the RAW file in camera, but the saveed image is a JPEG.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2020-04-16

question

A TechRader pre-review said the battery grip has a headphone jack. But the grip's specs don't mention one. So, does anyone know if the grip has one or not?
Asked by: Timothy
The DMW-BGG1 does not have a headphone jack.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Is this the best lumix for in camera Focus stacking?
Asked by: Grant
Of the Panasonic Lumix cameras, we would prefer to use the DMC-G85 yes. More features, more control, better form factor and build quality.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

hdmi output while recording 4K video in SD card?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the g85 has full 4k output via HDMI while recording to the memory card.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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