Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Mirrorless Camera

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

The Panasonic Lumix DMC G85 was created for video and stills photographers alike is an all around Micro Four Thirds camera described by its fast performance, adaptable photograph abilities, and UHD 4K video recording. Utilizing a 16MP MOS sensor, this mirrorless four thirds camera has a sensitivity range of ISO 200-25600 to handle working in an assortment of lighting environments, furthermore handles brisk shooting speeds up to 10 fps using single-shot autofocust, or 6 fps using continuous autofocus, and additionally up to 40 fps when utilizing the electronic shutter function plus 30 fps at 8MP using 4K PHOTO Modes. An advantage when working in trying lighting situations, 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization can be utilized to drastically decrease the presence of camera shake, and this IS system sets with select lens's image stabilization systems for Dual I.S.

Supplementing the imaging characteristics, the camera likewise utilizes both a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder and in addition a 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD touchscreen, which has a free-angle configuration to better empower working from high and low angles. On-board Wi-Fi is likewise incorporated into the system, which handles remote picture transferring and remote camera control from connected cell phones or tablets. Also, the body construction is weather sealed to protect against dust and dampness for shooting in severe climate environments.

16MP Live MOS Sensor

Utilizing a 16MP Live MOS sensor, the G85 is fit for catching clear, high-resolution stills and also UHD 4K video. The sensor's configuration precludes an optical low-pass filter with a specific end goal to accomplish a high level of sharpness and resolution, and its design additionally features a sensitivity range ISO 200-25600 to handle working in an assortment of lighting situations. Furthermore, quick shooting execution is additionally managed, with the capacity to shoot at up to 40 fps using an electronic shutter, 30 fps at 8MP utilizing 4K PHOTO Modes, 10 fps using AF-S and an electronic shutter, or 9 fps utilizing a mechanical shutter and AF-S.

UHD 4K Video Recording

Notwithstanding the adaptable still shooting modes, the G85 likewise handles recording UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) movies with either 30p or 24p frame rates at 100 Mbps. Full 1080p/60 HD is additionally supported at 28 Mbps in the MP4 design, alongside HD recording and Full HD in AVCHD. An implicit stereo microphone can be utilized during recording, and contains an incorporated wind-cut filter for cleaner sound quality when shooting outside, or a optional external microphone can be utilized by means of the 3.5mm jack.

4K PHOTO Modes

Using the 4K video recording abilities, a trio of as still shooting modes are accessible for recording continuous 8MP stills using a 30 frames per second shooting rate:

4K Burst: similar to video recording, this mode will permit you to constantly record 8MP pictures at 30 fps up to 29 min. 59 sec, making it perfect for occasions where you require a quick frame rate keeping in mind the end goal to catch the best moment.

4K Pre-Burst: This mode is perfect for times when you're uncertain of the basic moment to press the shutter release and will record 8MP pictures at 30 fps one second preceding and one second subsequent to squeezing the shutter button with a specific end goal to give you 60 frames to look over.

4K Burst (S/S): This mode most nearly takes after the 4K video recording process, and permits you to playback your video, pause at a selected moment, and utilize the shutter button to mark a selected frame from the video and save it as a solitary 8MP frame.

Double Image Stabilization

Accomplishing the most extreme sharpness while shooting handheld, Dual I.S. consolidates the G85's 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization innovation with lens based image stabilization to make up for a more extensive scope of movement types to deliver more clearer, sharper images. Doul I.S. requires the utilization of compatible Lumix lenses using O.I.S.

Depth From-Defocus AF Technology

For faster autofocus operation, DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) innovation is utilized to rapidly compute the distance to subjects and modify the focusing position keeping in mind the end goal to handle shooting with continuous shooting rates as fast as 6 fps using continuous AF. This contrast-detection type focus method is an advantage to both still and video recording modes, and additionally subject tracking applications where subject shading, size, and movement vectors are utilized to intelligently lock onto subjects on the move and ensure exact focus. Furthermore, supporting working in low-light situations, a Starlight AF feature empowers exact AF execution down to - 4 EV.

An advantage to manual focus operation, focus peaking is included that highlights brilliant edges of contrast with hued outline for rapidly perceiving your focus point, and in addition Touch MF Assist for touch-to-focus operation.

Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds Adapters

As with all mirrorless cameras, if you want to mount a non-OEM lens on your Micro Four Thirds camera, all you need is the correct MFT lens adapter. Several manufacturers specifically create adapters for mounting third-party lenses to Four Thirds and Miro Four Thirds camera bodies.


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Specifications
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution 4592 x 3448
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Image
ISO Auto, 200-25600 (expands down to ISO 100)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 100
White balance presets 5
Custom white balance Yes (4 slots)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes IS system works together with stabilized lenses to improve shake reduction
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Number of focus points 49
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier 2×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 1.48× (0.74× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/16000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 6.20 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Continuous drive 9.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs x 3 shots)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n
Remote control Yes (via wired remote or smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-ion battery & charger; optional grip
Battery Life (CIPA) 330
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)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

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