We’ve just debuted the powerful LUMIX G Series GX85 mirrorless camera, the successor to the acclaimed LUMIX DMC-GX7, and it features exciting technologies like the new 5-axis in-body image stabilisation (IS), an advanced sensor, 4K Photo and Video and a high resolution Live View Finder.
“The DMC-GX85 has similar lines to our breakthrough DMC-GX7 which proved incredibly popular with enthusiasts. We’ve taken their feedback to offer a camera that supports vivid imaging with a powerful stabilisation system and precise features – designed for the meticulous photographer who seeks to express their creativity with that unique shot.” -Doug Campbell, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Australia
Panasonic product guru, Wayne Bradley, gives his first impressions on the powerful new LUMIX GX85 mirrorless camera.
Impressive image stability
The class-leading GX85 is Panasonic’s first G Series camera to incorporate 5-axis in-body stabilisation. This operates during both photo and video recording, including 4K shooting, to deliver a superior performance with stable imaging in situations where this has never been possible – from capturing images at a slow shutter speed or with a telephoto lens, to handheld video shooting. Plus, using any one of the 13 compatible Panasonic lenses, you can also enjoy Dual IS, which now combines the new 5-axis in-body stabilisation with the 2-axis optical stabilisation in the lens for ultimate stability.
Sophisticated imaging advances
The GX85 delivers sharper images than ever before for crystal-clear, true to life photo and video. The camera’s re-engineered 16 megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor sees the Low Pass Filter removed for even more highly detailed images and the new Venus Engine suppresses moiré patterns. You’ll also love the newly added bracketing capabilities that help you capture the perfect shot. Focus Bracketing adjusts the focus point while maintaining depth of field, which is useful for precise macro shots, while Aperture Bracketing maintains focus while adjusting depth of field.
Extensive 4K feature suite
Capture the world as never before using the GX85’s 4K feature suite. 4K Video offers four times the resolution of Full HD, and easy-to-use 4K Live Cropping for stable panning and zooming during recording. 4K Photo – now with a dedicated on-camera button – ensures total precision in capturing the defining shot with 4K Pre-burst mode which shoots 30 frames per second before and after the shutter is released. Post Focus mode allows the user to choose the focal point of an image, after the shot has been taken.
High-res Live View Finder
The high-resolution 2764K-dot Live View Finder, offering pin-sharp 0.7x magnification, is perfect for framing your shot and capturing every detail. What’s more, the Eye Sensor can be activated simply by looking into the view finder and the 3-inch 1,040K-dot rear monitor has a versatile tilting design which is handy when composing photos at low angles.DMC-GX85 Body Only DMC-GX85K Body and Lens Kit