Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Review

Overall Score


Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 128 x 89 x 74 mm, 505g.
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  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-G95

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Overview

First introduced in September, 2016, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-G85 with Panasonic G95. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic G85 with Panasonic G95

Panasonic G85 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Sensor resolution of Panasonic G85 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic G85 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Proc and Cons of Panasonic G85

Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Built-in Wireless
Articulating Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
9.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/4000s Electronic Shutter Speed
505g Light Body
Environmental Sealing
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Focus Stacking
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Microphone Port
Timelapse Recording
49 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
No Bluetooth
Low Battery Life: 330 shots
No Articulating Screen
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 has an Overall Score of 78/100 and ranked #51 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #82 out of 1222 in all cameras.

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Physical Dimensions of Panasonic G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 weighs 505g and has external dimensions of 128 x 89 x 74mm (5.04 x 3.5 x 2.91"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Panasonic G85 is 61 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

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Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Size Compared to Major Competitors

Model Weight Lumix DMC-G85 Dimensions Lumix DMC-G85
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 410 g 505 g 125 x 86 x 77 mm 128 x 89 x 74 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Panasonic GH4 560 g 505 g 133 x 93 x 84 mm 128 x 89 x 74 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic GX85 426 g 505 g 122 x 71 x 44 mm 128 x 89 x 74 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 487 g 505 g 133 x 78 x 63 mm 128 x 89 x 74 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Olympus E-M5 II 469 g 505 g 124 x 85 x 45 mm 128 x 89 x 74 mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 404 g 505 g 120 x 67 x 49 mm 128 x 89 x 74 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Panasonic GH5 725 g 505 g 139 x 98 x 87 mm 128 x 89 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 505 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 128 x 89 x 74 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-G85
Announced September, 2016
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.74
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.20
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4592 x 3448
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 100
Video Features
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Center Weighted
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery Life 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Weight 505 g
Physical Dimensions 128 x 89 x 74 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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