A pocketable powerhouse of a camera, the black Lumix DC-GX850 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera from Panasonic manages to squeeze an outstanding level of performance into a super compact body with a 3.0" 180° tilting touchscreen that is perfect for selfies. This camera comes with a retractable Lumix G 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. lens that provides a versatile 24-64mm equivalent focal range and takes up little space when not in use. Beyond this, the GX850 is a member of the Micro Four Thirds system, allowing it to work with a wide range of interchangeable lenses. Also, it features a 16MP Live MOS image sensor that can create sharp images at sensitivities up to ISO 25600 and record UHD 4K video at 24/30 fps.
With a 49-point AF system that uses Depth-from-Defocus technology to provide sharp images, the GX850 does not dissapoint. Also, multiple 4K PHOTO modes are available, which take a burst of images from which you can then select the best moment to save. Also, it can capture up to 10 full-size images each second with AF-S and work at 6 fps with AF-C. Furthermore, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to control the camera and transfer files to a mobile device.
Improving usability is the inclusion of a built-in flash along with a variety of settings and functions to make taking pictures simpler. This includes 22 creative filters that will enhance your images and a couple of auto shutter settings to make taking selfies and group photos easy. Additionally, it features a microSD card slot that is UHS-1 rated.
- 4K Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record 8MP images at 30 fps, 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.
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.
- For image composition and playback, the 3.0" 1.04m-dot rear OLED monitor has a 180° tilting design to support viewing from a variety of angles, including selfies. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.
- 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.
- Built-in flash with guide number of 13' at ISO 100 will help illuminate subjects in dim lighting conditions.
- An electronic shutter function avails a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec. to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.
- Post Focus allows users to select the point of focus after an image has been taken.
- Focus Stacking helps create an image with a deep depth of field by taking multiple images with varying focus points and blending them together.
- 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, and One Point Color.
- Touch shutter, auto face shutter, and buddy shutter modes make taking photos simple and intuitive.
- Time lapse and stop motion animation modes allow for creative imaging techniques.