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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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 mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery.

portability, performance, durability, price, size

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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 95/100 = 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. People really like the reliability and lens, whereas many are critical 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

Mar, 2017

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

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: (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: 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

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

With 4K video and advanced stabilization, the Panasonic Lumix GX85 hits a sweet spot

 

The GX85, shown here with the new DMW-FL200L flash and video light.

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

Recommended

Expert review by: Sam Kieldsen (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Panasonic's Lumix GX85 impresses

 

Panasonic's lens swapper packs in the features but doesn't go big on size – or price.

A superb system camera at the lower-end of the price spectrum

Jul, 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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:1025
Battery life (CIPA standard):290
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:Y
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

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
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:Y
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:Y
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):N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

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

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:MPO, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer:Y
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:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge:Y
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
Self-timer:Y

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:1.39

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:43.9
Height :70.6
Weight:383
Weight (including battery):426
Width:122