Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 is the 'little brother' to the enthusiast-grade GX8, offering the majority of the same features but with a fixed EVF and lower resolution Live MOS sensor. Some of the inherited features include Dual IS, which combines in-body 5-axis and in-lens image stabilization, the company's impressive Depth from Defocus AF system, 4K photo and Post Focus and, of course 4K video capture. New to the GX85 are a 16:9 fixed electronic viewfinder with 2.75 million dots (equivalent) and a tilting 3" touchscreen display. The GX85 also supports Wi-Fi and battery charging over USB.
|Body type||Rangefinder-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 100)|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length mult.||2×|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||426 g (0.94 lb / 15.03 oz)|
|Dimensions||122 x 71 x 44 mm (4.8 x 2.8 x 1.73″)|
The GX85 is a sound choice for those seeking a lightweight interchangeable lens camera offering excellent stills and video quality, good ergonomics and solid autofocus. It is also jam packed with useful features like 5-axis sensor-based image stabilization, 4K video capture, a tilting touchscreen, dual control dials and easy-to-use Wi-Fi connectivity.
Good for: Street, travel and general-use photography. Casual sports shooting. 4K video shooting. Easy social sharing.
Not so good for: Large-handed shooters. Serious videographers needing microphone and/or headphone ports.
01:45 (5 Apr, 2016)