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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The durability and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The lens also gets good comments, but some have doubts about the portability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 12-32mm Lens (Silver) & Sony 64GB Memory Card & Accessory BundlePanasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 12-32mm Lens (Silver) & Sony 64GB Memory Card & Accessory Bundle

Dec, 2017

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)

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 impresses with image quality, versatility

 

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: 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

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

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Panasonic Unveils New GX85 Camera w/ 16MP and 4K Video under $800

 

The Panasonic Lumix GX85 is a new rangefinder-style Micro Four Thirds camera that captures 16MP still images and 4K video. It comes in at an affordable price point of $797 with an included 12-32mm compact kit lens.

The Panasonic Lumix GX85 should be available mid-May in both black and silver bodies. You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

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: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

The GX85 packs a lot of camera for the price

 

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 batter 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
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

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

Camera

Camera file system:RAW
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Direct printing: Yes
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Contrast
Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN
Photo effects:Vivid
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds

Light Exposure

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

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking

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

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:MPO, RAW
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
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:16.84

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

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

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
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:1.39

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.73
Height:2.78
Weight:13.5
Weight (including battery):15
Width:4.8