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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 (Lumix DMC-GX85 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 (Lumix DMC-GX85 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)
alaScore 95

278 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 49 expert reviews and 229 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Dec 5, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 1178462 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 95/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 is a compact mirrorless camera with quick autofocus, strong image quality, and 4K video capture.

Compact. Built-in EVF and flash. Tilting touch screen. Quick autofocus. 8.6fps continuous shooting with large buffer. 30fps 4K Photo mode. 5-axis image stabilization. 4K video capture. Wi-Fi.

4K video is slightly cropped. Omits weather sealing. Shooting rate slows during Raw or AF-C capture. Screen doesn't face forward for selfies. No mic input.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 is an attractive option for photographers in want of a compact mirrorless camera. It focuses and shoots quickly, records video at 4K resolution, and offers a bevy of controls. Add Wi-Fi, an in-body EVF and flash, and a...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (black)

 

With an electronic viewfinder, fast continuous shooting and 4K video, it fits right into that camera's demographic: an enthusiast-friendly model with a feature set that should also appeal to families and travelers at a reasonable price.

It delivers excellent photo and video for a Micro Four Thirds camera, especially at its price, plus a great feature set and fast performance.

The continuous autofocus occasionally fails to lock at all in burst mode, and the battery life is poor.

LIke other Panasonic models before it, the Lumix GX85/GX80 packs a lot for its price, including great photos, 4K video and speed.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix GX85 (GX80) review

 

There's a lot in the Lumix GX85 to appeal to family photographers and first-time mirrorless buyers as an alternative to a decent (as opposed to cheap) first dSLR like the Nikon D5500 . It's got a great feature set, very good photo and video quality for...

It delivers excellent photo and video for a Micro Four Thirds camera, especially at its price, plus a great feature set and fast performance.

The continuous autofocus occasionally fails to lock at all in burst mode, and the battery life is poor.

LIke other Panasonic models before it, the Lumix GX85/GX80 packs a lot for its price, including great photos, 4K video and speed.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 Review

 

16MP Four Thirds MOS sensor Electromagnetically driven shutter Depth from Defocus AF 2.76M-dot field sequential EVF 1.04M-dot tilting touchscreen display 4K video / photo 5-axis image stabilization with Dual I.S.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

 

Micro Four Thirds cameras offer speed and performance similar to DSLRs in bodies and lenses that are much more compact. The latest Panasonic mirrorless ILC -- the LUMIX DMC-GX85 -- has the potential to be one of this year's best M4/3s offerings, thanks...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

 

Panasonic DMC-GX85 Mirrorless digital compact camera : Panasonic is proud to introduce a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the Lumix DMC-GX85 for anyone looking for an alternative to bulky D-SLR camera, that delivers lighter, more...

The Panasonic Lumix GX85 price is in US dollar is set at $799.99. Retail prices vary from country to country. The mirrorless compact camera will be available in both silver and black versions with a 12-32 kit lens. As soon as we receive a test sample,...

Apr, 2016

Essential

Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 Review

 

Panasonic has introduced a new compact system camera which sits in between the GX (single digit) and the GF ranges in terms of who it is aimed at. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 (also known as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85) features a 16 million pixel...

When the GX8 was announced, many people missed the smaller body size of the GX7 so its nice to see Panasonic bringing that kind of style back for its new addition.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : William Brawley (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic GX85 Review

 

The Panasonic GX85 comes close to offering the ideal blend of image quality, functionality, speed and size in our book, packing a ton of advanced features and performance into a compact, well-built body, all at a fair price. The camera produces crisp...

Excellent build-quality; Good ergonomics for its size; Built-in 5-axis Dual IS, Built-in EVF; Tilting LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Excellent 4K video quality; Fast autofocus and burst modes; Generous buffers; Tons of...

EVF could be better; Sluggish RAW and RAW+JPEG buffer clearing; No external mic and headphone jacks; Slow x-sync speed; Mediocre battery life

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix GX80 / GX85 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix GX80, or GX85 as it's known in North America, is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. Announced in April 2016, it's aimed at a more mainstream market than the higher-end GX8, although...

May, 2016

Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Chris Thomas (reviewed.com)

Panasonic DMC-GX85 Digital Camera Review

 

High-end features don't have to come at a high-end price.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1025
Battery life (CIPA standard):290
Battery performance:1025
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:100

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3, RAW / RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show / Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Direct printing: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Contrast
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN
Live view: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Vivid / Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Night, Night landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Sunrise / Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Night, Night landscape, Panorama, Portrait, Sports, Sunrise, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10 / 2,3,10
Self-timer delay:2,10 / 2,3,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade / auto, Cloudy, daylight, flash, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display Diagonal (metric):2.95
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Forced off, Forced on, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/160

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:49
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, One Shot Focus / Face detection, Face tracking
Closest Focusing Distance:11.8 / 7.87
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter size:1.46 / 2.28
Focal length range (f-f):0.472 - 1.26 / 0.551 - 5.51
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure:14/12 / 8/7
Lens structure (elements/groups):14/12 / 8/7
Maximum aperture number:22 / 5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11 / 2.52
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945 / 1.1
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Optical Zoom:2

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto / 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100 / 200
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot / Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Data network: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body / SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, MPO, RAW / JPEG XR, RAW / JPG, MPO, RAW / MPO, RAW
Image Sensor Size:4/3
Image sensor size (W x H):0.681 x 0.512
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4592 x 3448
Megapixel:16
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):4592 x 3448\n3232 x 2424\n2272 x 1704\n1824 x 1368\n4592 x 3064\n3232 x 2160\n2272 x 1216\n4592 x 2584\n3840 x 2160\n1920 x 1080\n1824 x 1024\n3424 x 3424\n2416 x 2416\n1712 x 1712 / 4592x3448, 3232x2424, 2272x1704, 1824x1368
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:16.84

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000 / 1/4000 / 1/60000
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.04 / 60

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Self-timer: Yes

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:50
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4
Video Frame Rate:50
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:1.39
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.73
Height:2.78
Lens diameter:2.19 / 2.64
Lens length:0.945 / 2.95
Lens weight:2.47 / 9.35
Weight:13.5 / 15
Weight (including battery):15
Width:4.8