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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
Key Features
  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 2.76m-Dot 0.7x Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
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.
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Panasonic DMC-GX85 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 216MP Live MOS Sensor
  • 3UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 44K Photo Modes
  • 5Dual Image Stabilization
  • 6Depth-From-Defocus AF Technology
  • 7Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • 8Other Camera Features

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.

Panasonic DMC-GX85 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Sensor ResolutionActual: 16.84 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Crop Factor1.5x
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 2 Minutes
0 to 120 Seconds in Bulb Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multiple, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 18 EV
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Recording ModesUHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
Full HD (1920 x 1080)
HD (1280 x 720)
SD (640 x 480)
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds for Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display TypeTilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder TypeElectronic (LCD)
Resolution2,764,800 Dot
Viewfinder Eye Point17.5 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.7x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
Autofocus PointsContrast Detection: 49
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Guide Number13.8' / 4.2 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed1/160 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Battery Type1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.8 x 2.78 x 1.7" / 122 x 70.6 x 43.9 mm
Weight0.84 lb / 383 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 6.1 x 4.1"

Panasonic DMC-GX85 Reviews

The camera I always reach for

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-22

I've had my GX85 for a little over two years. It's small and rugged. The 16MP m43s sensor punches above it's weight. The lack of an anti aliasing filter helps the performance of the sensor. The kit 12-32mm lens is quite good. You do need a flash in low light situations. Battery life is acceptable. I have three batteries. Paired with the Sigma 19mm f2.8 for m43s, this is my favorite street photography camera.

Great Camera for 11 months

By Daniel
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-21

Bought this same package back in February 2019 from B&H - the Panasonic Lumix - GX85 with the 12-32mm lens and the 45-150mm lens. Everything.worked great for about 10 - 11 months, then it started to have problems. When taking a photo, vertical banding would show up on the LCD screen intermittingly, along with recording the photo with that banding. I hope to see if Panasonic is any good at figuring it out and if they have a better reputation on customer service than what I have been reading about.

Perfect for tebe road

By Maria
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-07

I love the camera, light and easy to use. I tried out all the settings and I love the final results. One factory setting that I don't like is no j.peg only raw images can be taken, but I downloaded an ap. that converts raw into j.peg. So I'm happy.

Nice pictures

By Oscar
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-07

It s a good camera it takes nice pictures. But in the hand is not ideal. There is not grip. The kit lenses are ok. Build quality is great.

Worth the Weight vs Point and Shoot

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-16

Worth the size, weight and convenience trade-off from a small point and shoot. I'm all about having something to carry easily and reliably get a shot, more than I am about whispy nuances of image quality, and the GX85 has been great after about a month. I bought the GX85 to replace a small, Panasonic DMC-LF1 point and shoot that clogged with grit, and the extra capability has been revolutionary for me. Also, it promises to not have the chronic reliability issues of point and shoot cameras. If you are thinking of upgrading from a point and shoot, ask yourself: what kind of photos do you enjoy the most? 2 kinds of pictures will really benefit from change to a compact system camera like this. Telephoto and Macro. If you are always zooming as far as your point and shoot will go, or are often trying to get close-up shots, then changing to a camera like the GX85 will be worth it. The main change from a point and shoot is that it's heavier and bulkier to carry more stuff - lenses and a camera bag. It's also more to plan because you have to imagine what you might want to photograph. With a point and shoot, there is very little planning, outside of battery charging and protecting the camera. The convenience of a point and shoot for an opportunistic photographer like me (wildlife, street scenes, landscape) was amazing. But long-term, point and shoots pose a problem. They are delicate, and really not economical to repair. When - not if - grit gets inside the lens mechanism or onto the sensor, it is not economical to fix. I went through 3 point and shoots over 8 years, and I could not justify getting another one that would just clog up again. I just chose to live with the durability faults of point and shoot cameras, instead of doing expensive repairs. That meant that I have many, many wide angle shots that have splotches on them, especially in the sky, due to dust on the sensor. Also, I missed many, many shots because the lens cover would not open, or the lens would not extend, or it refused to focus. Change to a compact system camera, and at least you can clean the sensor or just change a lens if it malfunctions. Why the GX85, then? It comes with 2 good lenses, and the system has the smallest lenses of compact system cameras. The kit 12-32 zoom, and the Panasonic 14mm and 20mm pancake primes are unmatched for thinness, and portability. Even the Olympus lenses are not as thin (although the discontinued Olympus 17mm f2.5 is thin, it doesn't perform as well). Beware that for the kit 12-32 zoom to even take pictures, you have to spin the zoom ring in order to extend it first. It's a quirk that changes the rhythm of taking a fast shot, but I'm getting used to it. I almost went for the GX9 (the replacement for the GX85) but it is only offered in North America with the much larger - but very good -zoom. If the GX9 came in a kit with a pancake prime, or pancake zoom, I would have purchased it. The kit lenses are great, especially the long zoom, but the first fun, extra lens I bought was the downright inexpensive 60mm Macro from 7artisans. It will do a 1:1 macro shot from about 7 inches, which is key for photos of insects. It has opened up a world of subjects I just could not get with a point and shoot, and I have had the best time doing macros of plants, insects, and the millions of small, fascinating things that surround us. Major plus: it's also a fast 120mm-equivalent prime, and has been great for portrait shots, so it's a 2 for 1 lens. The menu system is dense, and it's hard to remember which menu heading contains the setting I want. But compared to Sony or Fuji, I find it manageable. One day, camera manufacturers will catch up and offer voice control, or adopt a universal operating system, but until then, the GX85 menu is still decent, and consistent across camera lines. The black and white modes have been the other super enjoyable feature, because they return excellent shots that really highlight texture and form. I've taken way more black and white than ever before, and been shocked at how it's a really effective way to emphasize shapes and facial expressions. The auto-on viewfinder has been super helpful, and I don't think I'd change to a screen-only model. Actually, I wasn't convinced about that, until I realized how it helps, mentally, to isolate the image from everything else going on around me. You get used to a smartphone, and think that experience is just how to take a photo, but the viewfinder puts you into a separate, isolated world. The other cameras I checked out were the advanced point and shoots, but also the Olympus PEN E-PL9/10, and the Fuji XE-3 and XT-200. But again those all come kitted with physically longer lenses that defeat the portability, and the Fuji pancake lenses are about twice as expensive as Panasonic's. It's weird that there's this whole point and shoot market obsessed with thinness, but if I want to change a lens, the market boils down to just one manufacturer. To maintain the idea of portability I combined the GX85 with an Ona Bond Street bag, because it matches my style, and is discreet. The bag in the BH kit is nearly the same size, but just looks like a camera bag. I'll use it though, for trips to dirty places, because it zips up all the way. If you're considering upgrading from a point and shoot, look at those 2 bags to see what a reasonably sized bag is for carrying the camera around. Really glad I got the GX85 to step up my photography. Thank you B&H for making it affordable, and making this very helpful site.

Best compact travel camera...

By Jacques
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-29

I already owned several Zuiko and Panasonic lenses and used them on larger camera bodies. Because of its size, the GX85 has become my travel camera of choice. Small and compact, it still affords me most of the features of my other cameras. As a bonus, I can use my existing lenses.

DMC-GX85

By Earl
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-19

B&H shipped my order in a very timely manner. I have not yet utilized the camera, however, I believe that this unit will serve my immediate needs. I will update the review at a later time when I can fully utilize some of its features. Initially, I was leaning towards the G85 or Sony A6500 because it had more features I was interested in. However, the G85 is a large camera. The Sony is nice but expensive. I would have liked it better if the GX had included the weather shield. The bundle should have included an external battery charger. The end result, so far, is that I am satisfied with my purchase. Quality issues (unknown) - time will tell.

Nice but not small enough - I miss the GM5

By Lance
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-26

I have a nice new Lumix G9 and an old Lumix GM5 that I carry with me more than any other camera because it is so small. The rear screen on my GM5 stopped working so I started looking for another jacket pocket-sized replacement. Panasonic stopped making the GM5 and I read that the GX85 now their smallest model with a viewfinder. So I bought it. Viewfinders are a must have feature for me. The GX85 is smaller than the wonderful Lumix G9, but even with the tiny 12-32 lens it's not small enough. So I returned it. B & H - you have the best return policy. Thank you. You appear to understand that web shopping for and the actual handling of a camera are very difference experiences. I don't have time to fill out surveys for every business that asks. Let this count as your 5 star rating. I eventually found a near mint Lumix GM5 on Ebay and bought it. Panasonic - please bring back the tiny GM5 someday. It's a real changeable lens camera with a viewfinder (!) and physical controls, with impressive picture taking ability that far outstrips any smartphone. I like it more than the LX100 or its rivals because of the changeable lens and ability to clean dust off the sensor. And the sensor doesn't need 5-axis in-body image stabilization, that's part of what's making Micro 4/3rds cameras so big now. Micro 4/3rds is suppose to be small. When I go on travel I leave behind the G9 and carry the GM5 with the 12-32, 35-100 and a fast prime and I'm all set. Sometimes I bring along and old C-mount lens for manual focus stuff when I feel nostalgic. Then the GM5 really does look like a properly proportioned tiny camera.

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