Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, 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.
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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.

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.
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.
In the Box
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Panasonic DMC-GX85 specs

    Imaging
    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 2.0, MP4
    Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    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 Minutes 59 Seconds
    Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49
    Viewfinder/Display
    Viewfinder Type Electronic
    Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,764,800
    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 (1,040,000)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200 to 25600 (Extended Mode:100 to 25600)
    Shutter Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 60 to 1/4000 Second 
    Type: Mechanical
    Speed: 2 to 0 Minutes in Time Mode
    Type: Electronic
    Speed: 1 to 1/16000 Second 
    1/25 to 1/16000 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 to EV 18.0
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, 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
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
    Forced On
    Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction
    Off
    Slow Sync
    Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    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
    Performancebquxszvtsavy
    Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
    Interval Recording Yes
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Power
    Battery 1Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 2.8 x 1.7" / 122.0 x 70.6 x 43.9 mm
    Weight 15.03 oz / 426 g with battery and memory card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.75 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 (Body Only, Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect carry around camera Because of Parkinson I have a serious tremor in my right arm and hand, and of course I'm right handed. This camera with its wonderful OIS makes my photographs and videos perfectly clear. I have owned many different Canons, Nikons and Sony's, but nothing come close to this cameras easy of operation and great!!! photographs.
    Date published: 2016-11-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice pocket camera I bought the GX85 body from B&H and the 30mm prime. Had the 14-140 zoom. I believe this is the perfect lens combo for 99% of all shooting scenarios. Optical stabilization works well. My first touch focus and my first M43. To be honest, the auto focus is so good it renders the touch focus almost unnecessary. The M43 lenses are so light and compact yet generate top notch results. The only somewhat negative aspect of the GX85 oddly enough is the main reason I purchased the camera. I wanted a small travel camera yet after handling it for a while I kinda miss the larger traditional layout. In retrospect I probably should have purchased the G85. I find myself searching and changing the position of the camera in my hand to find the most comfortable and most useable option. Just when I start to get frustrated I remember the price difference between the GX85 and G85, the comparable still performance and the small bag I need to carry the extra lens and all the accessories. Then I come to the realization that I have a small powerful inexpensive camera which can shoot some really nice photos, good 4K video with a small footprint. Did I mention inexpensive? You are not going to find a camera body at this price point which will out perform the GX85. Period.
    Date published: 2017-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it, but still lots to learn I've had it a week or so and used it at a few venues. It is beautiful. There are a lot of buttons and it is taking a while to get used to. I hit something during a photography event I was doing and could not stop to figure it out, so that messed up a few images (focus video or something like that) So in time I'm going to be very comfortable with this, but it is a bit to get used to. But it is a beautiful sturdy product that I'm otherwise loving.
    Date published: 2017-03-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best M43 camera in the market Its the best M43 so far, excellent in low light, very fast and accurate AF. Video is very smooth and excellent colors. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2017-01-21
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