Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) Overview
|I own it||I want it||I had it|
Manufacturer description: The Panasonic G85 is the successor to the Panasonic G7 and shares its DSLR-style design with twin control dials and fully articulating touch display. It also uses the same sensor as the G7, but with no AA filter. The G85 receives a new 2.36M dot OLED electronic viewfinder with increased magnification over the G7. It also has a longer eyepoint. The camera also gains in-body 5-axis image stabilization and Dual I.S. 2 as well as weather and dust-sealing. In now uses an electromagnetic shutter and features a new in-camera focus-stacking mode. Like its predecessor it is 4K-capable, has built-in Wi-Fi and utilizes Panasonic's Depth from Defocus AF.
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4592 x 3448|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200-25600 (expands down to ISO 100)|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length mult.||2×|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||505 g (1.11 lb / 17.81 oz)|
|Dimensions||128 x 89 x 74 mm (5.04 x 3.5 x 2.91″)|
The G85 is an extremely appealing camera for enthusiast photographers. Light-weight and weather-sealed, it offers dual control dials, a fully articulating touchscreen and ample customization. Still image quality is excellent, the same goes for 4K and HD video quality. Autofocus is reliable, even when it comes to subject tracking and 5-axis in body stabilization allows for easy hand-held shooting. Simply put, this camera should fulfill the needs of many with ease.
Good for: Street, travel and general-use photography. Casual sports shooting. 4K video shooting. Easy social sharing.
Not so good for: Serious video work: no Log response or a headphone jack to monitor levels.
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