New LUMIX G85 weatherproof video & photo hybrid camera launches


The latest member of our LUMIX G Series mirrorless camera range, the DMC-G85 incorporates a host of advanced technologies and practical functions in a compact body for all-round use. With its impressive image and video quality, 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 for steady handheld shooting, the latest 4K technologies and a weatherproof body, this is definitely a camera that’s ready for adventure!

LUMIX G85 wins the Photo Review Editor’s Choice Award

photo-review-editors-choice“Once again, Panasonic has produced a mirrorless camera that caters for both still photography and movie enthusiasts. The review camera turned in a sterling performance with the Lumix G-Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S lens and we would recommend this kit to anyone looking for a walkaround combo. It’s a neat partnership that works equally well for shooting stills and movie clips. Panasonic’s stabilisation system is up there with the leaders and the support for 5-axis Dual I.S. makes the camera usable at slow shutter speeds. The integrated Wi-Fi system is one of the easiest to use and the camera’s logical menu system will help novice users to capitalise on the many functions on offer.” – Photo Review, 9 out of 10 stars, Editor’s Choice. Read the full review.

More detail and sharper images


The G85’s 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor sees the Low Pass Filter removed for even more highly detailed images, while the new Venus Engine suppresses the moiré patterns that can occur when repetitive details exceed the sensor resolution. What’s more, the Venus Engine reproduces vibrant, impressive colors for images such as clear skies by dividing the hue, saturation, and luminosity, and finely adjusting them separately. This fine-tuning also means you can choose the way the G85 processes the image from the sensor using the Photo Style menu to experiment with contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction.

Record high-quality video


The versatile G85 offers serious video recording, making it a hybrid camera in the truest sense. It records smooth, high-resolution 4K and Full HD video with practical full-time AF to let you easily maintain focus on moving objects The G85 is also capable of real-time 4:2:2 8 bit video output to an external monitor/recorder via micro HDMI while simultaneously recording video to the SD card, and the 3.5mm microphone jack allows high quality audio recording with an external microphone. The professional features are further enhanced by the easy-to-use 4K Live Cropping for stable panning and zooming during recording.

Blur-free photos and videos


Life doesn’t stand still for you to capture it. That’s why the LUMIX G85 integrates 5-Axis Dual I.S.2 (Image Stabiliser), combining body and lens stabilisation for steady handheld shooting with 5 stops of stabilisation. You can enjoy blur-free photo and video shooting not only in wide angle but also in telephoto, even in low light situations. Plus, the adoption of a new shutter unit and magnesium front panel reduces shutter shock by approximately 90% to suppress even the slightest level of shake.

Shoot in tough conditions


With the latest features condensed into a compact, mobile and weatherproof body, the G85 gives you the flexibility and freedom to never stop exploring. Tough enough to withstand even the most challenging environments, the camera boasts a rugged design with a front structure composed of a magnesium alloy full diecast front frame and a splash and dustproof construction thanks to the use of sealing in every joint, dial, and button. The G85 has also been ergonomically optimised for handheld field and integrates a free-angle 3.0-inch large, approx. 1040K-dot touch-control monitor with approximately 100% field of view to make shooting in high and low angles easier.

Shoot now, choose later


The LUMIX G85 packs a host of advanced functions and technologies that let users capture unmissable moments. Taking advantage of 4K technology, you can capture the fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution to save as a 4K photo. You also don’t need to worry about missing the moment while adjusting focus because our Post Focus feature with the newly integrated Focus Stacking function lets you adjust the depth of field after shooting simply by selecting the focusing area, or combine focus points to get the photo in focus the whole way through.

G85 Australian Kits

Read the press release G85 Catalogue (PDF 4.3 Mb)