Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera The Panasonic Lumix DMC GX85 is an all-around Micro Four Thirds camera engineered for booth photographers and videographers. Available in silver or black, the GX85 features a compact form factor and intuitive layout, including a feature-set to handle a multimedia lifestyle. Making use of a 16MP Live MOS sensor, lacking an optical low-pass filter which increases sharpness, the GX85 has the capability of shooting continuously up to 10 frames per second using single-shot autofocus, or 6 frames per second using continuous autofocus, plus up to 40 framews per second when using the electronic shutter mode. UHD 4K video recording is also available in 30 and 24 fps frame rates, along with Full 1080p, HD, while the 4K recording capabilities also allow shooting 8MP stills at a 30 frames per second rate. A sensitivity range as high as ISO 25600 allows shooting in trying and poor-light situations while 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization also helps to diminish the appearance of camera shake for crisper handheld photography. Covering a broad array of features for both still and moving photos, the GX85 is an all around mirrorless camera further distinguished by its sleek form factor and connected functionality.

Complementing the imaging abilities, the GX85 also includes both a 2.76m-dot electronic viewfinder plus a 3.0" 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD, which features a tilting layout to further allow shooting from both high and low angles. Wi-Fi is also built-in into the design, which provides wireless image transfer along with remote camera control from linked smartphones or tablets.

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MSRP 509 (body only), $799/599 (w/12-32mm lens), 729 (w/12-32 and 35-100mm lenses)
Body type
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution 4592 x 3448
Other resolutions 4:3 (3232 x 2424, 2272 x 1704), 3:2 (4592 x 3064, 3232 x 2160, 1824 x 1216), 16:9 (4592 x 2584, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080), 1:1 (3424 x 3424, 2416 x 2416, 1712 x 1712)
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
Processor Venus Engine
ISO Auto, 200-25600 (expands down to 100)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 100
White balance presets 5
Custom white balance Yes (4 slots)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes Dual IS uses sensor and lens-shift (when available)
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, standard
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (2x-4x)
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 49
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier 2
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
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 1.39
Viewfinder resolution 2,764,800
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 Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 6.00 m (at ISO 200)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off
Continuous drive 8.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
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
Resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Videography notes 100Mbps bit rate for 4K
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 290
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)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None



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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5