Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Review

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Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2764k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 8 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 122 x 71 x 44 mm, 426g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Overview

First introduced in April, 2016, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Panasonic GX85 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

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Sensor resolution of Panasonic GX85 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic GX85 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.

Panasonic GX85 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Panasonic GX9 2018 20MP 200 - 25600 407g 124 x 72 x 47mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 Panasonic GX850 2017 16MP 200 - 25600 269g 107 x 65 x 33mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic GX85 2016 16MP 200 - 25600 426g 122 x 71 x 44mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 2015 20MP 200 - 25600 487g 133 x 78 x 63mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 2013 16MP 125 - 25600 402g 123 x 71 x 55mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GX85

Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/4000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Timelapse Recording
49 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
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
426g Light Body
2764k dot Viewfinder Resolution
5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 290 shots
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 has an Overall Score of 76/100 and ranked #63 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #103 out of 1222 in all cameras.

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Physical Dimensions of Panasonic GX85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 weighs 426g and has external dimensions of 122 x 71 x 44mm (4.8 x 2.8 x 1.73"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Panasonic GX85 is 18 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic GX85 is less by 4mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

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Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

Size Compared to Major Competitors

Model Weight Lumix DMC-GX85 Dimensions Lumix DMC-GX85
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 426 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 122 x 71 x 44 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus E-M10 II 390 g 426 g 120 x 83 x 47 mm 122 x 71 x 44 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 487 g 426 g 133 x 78 x 63 mm 122 x 71 x 44 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 410 g 426 g 125 x 86 x 77 mm 122 x 71 x 44 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Panasonic G85 505 g 426 g 128 x 89 x 74 mm 122 x 71 x 44 mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 404 g 426 g 120 x 67 x 49 mm 122 x 71 x 44 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Panasonic LX100 393 g 426 g 115 x 66 x 55 mm 122 x 71 x 44 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 402 g 426 g 123 x 71 x 55 mm 122 x 71 x 44 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85

Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-GX85
Announced April, 2016
Body Type Rangefinder-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 Tilting
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2764
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
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 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00
Flash Modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye 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 0
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 290 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Weight 426 g
Physical Dimensions 122 x 71 x 44 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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