- 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
- 3" Tilting Display
- ISO 200 - 25600
- Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 3840 x 2160 video
- Micro Four Thirds Mount
- 426g - 122 x 71 x 44mm
- Launched April 2016
- Other Name is Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II
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Panasonic GX85 overview
Panasonic GX85 is Panasonic's Advanced Mirrorless camera originally released on April of 2016. It features a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4592 x 3448. The camera is known as "Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II" in certain markets.
The GX85 stands at #45 out of 61 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all-around #263 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to check our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your customized criteria.
Here is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic GX85 family
The Panasonic GX85 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the complete range underneath.
GX85 vs G9520.3MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2019
GX85 vs GX920MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2018
GX85 vs GX85016MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2017
GX85 vs G8516MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2016
GX85 vs GF816MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2016
GX85 vs GX820MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2015
GX85 vs G716MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2015
GX85 vs GF716MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2015
GX85 vs GM516MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2014
GX85 vs GM116MPFour Thirds5.0 fps2013
GX85 vs GX716MPFour Thirds5.0 fps2013
GX85 vs GF616MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2013
GX85 vs GH316MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2012
GX85 vs GF512MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2012
GX85 vs GX116MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2012
GX85 vs GF312MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
GX85 vs GH216MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
GX85 vs GF212MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
GX85 vs GF112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
GX85 vs GH112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
Panasonic GX85 Gallery
You can check the GX85 from different angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic GX85 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic GX85 based on aspects which are usually viewed as useful in a camera.
Panasonic GX85 Sensor info
The Panasonic GX85 is powered by the Venus Engine processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Panasonic GX85 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4592 x 3448 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 200 - 25600. This ISO can also be widened electronically to a low of 100. RAW format is supported which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
Panasonic decided to skip the anti-alias filter with the Panasonic GX85. This could result in more sharp photos but might cause moire in certain circumstances.
The image underneath displays the GX85's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The GX85 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic GX85 dimensions
Panasonic GX85 weighs about 0.94 lbs (426 grams or 15.03 oz) and features exterior size of 122mm x 71mm x 44mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.7"). The weight of normal Advanced Mirrorless camera is 453 grams so the Panasonic GX85 is on par in comparison with other rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Here is a image of the Panasonic GX85 beside a softdrink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the GX85.
Panasonic GX85 Lens info
The GX85 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the GX85.
Panasonic GX85 Connectivity
The GX85 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can send photos and in some cases change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Many applications even enable a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Panasonic GX85 Video info
The maximum video resolution in the Panasonic GX85 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 2160p can provide a fantastic resolution for video recording. You will be able to crop to Full HD in order to get cleaner results. Be wary of the substantial file sizes and make sure you have got high quality SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone jack which means you have got little control over your audio. It is probably best to have a look at a different model should you require better audio in your video clips.
Panasonic GX85 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Panasonic GX85 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Panasonic GX85 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GX85 features a 3" tilting display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you will be able to shift focus points as well as adjust settings by using your fingers.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder specifications regarding Panasonic GX85 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,764k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
Viewfinders are quite useful in sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Panasonic GX85 Shutter info
Panasonic GX85 has the ability to shoot continuously at 8.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/16000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter could cause "rolling shutter" in certain circumstances.
Panasonic GX85 Flash and Hot shoe info
Panasonic GX85 includes both in-built flash plus external flash ability.
Panasonic GX85 Autofocusing info
Panasonic GX85 includes just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and precise in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which makes it useful for taking photos of people.
It features 49 focus points to choose from. Panasonic GX85 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to shift focus points. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Panasonic GX85 has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required in low light scenarios or you want more precise focus control.
Panasonic GX85 Battery life
The battery for the Panasonic GX85 is designed to last for 290 photographs with respect to the CIPA measurements making it less compared with its competitors. The general Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 386. Sony A6600 comes with the highest possible (810) battery life in this class of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Advanced Mirrorless cameras having the highest battery life:
GX85 vs A6600810 yesyesyes
GX85 vs A7c740 yesyesyes
GX85 vs Fujifilm X-H2680 yesnoyes
GX85 vs R7660 yesnoyes
GX85 vs Fujifilm X-H2S580 yesnoyes
Panasonic GX85 for varying styles of photography
The following chart displays a summation of the Panasonic GX85 for varying styles of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic GX85 Portrait photography advice
The Panasonic GX85 receives a rating of 73 which is above average, and means the camera is a respectable choice to use for portraits. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files & flexibility to use external flash.
Panasonic GX85 as a Street photography camera
Having a fantastic score of 83, the Panasonic GX85 is a tremendous pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Panasonic GX85 Sports photography factors
A very good sports photography rating of 63 suggests the Panasonic GX85 is a very decent fit for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic GX85 as a Travel photography camera
Size is extremely critical in choosing a travel camera. Overall, the Panasonic GX85 gets a very good 68 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine fit for your holidays.
Panasonic GX85 Landscape photography factors
If you're planning to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Panasonic GX85 with it's above average score of 75 as a landscape camera is a good fit in the current market.
Panasonic GX85 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera really should have a moving screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Panasonic GX85 is not suitable for vlogging as it receives a dreadful rating of 35.
Panasonic GX85 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the GX85, here is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the category of Advanced Mirrorless.
The line graph listed below offers you a summary of the GX85 compared to it's highest ranked competitors listed earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you may look into as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.