Nearly half the size of the average DSLR, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 delivers impressive large sensor performance and processing, perfect for everyone from beginners to seasoned pros. Combining a 2-axis Optical Image Stabilizer and a 5-axis Body Image Stabilizer, the GX85's Dual I.S. compensates for a larger range of movement than ever before. The LUMIX GX85 even records high-resolution 4K video at 30p or 24p in addition to full-HD 60p. Additionally, shooters can extract single frames from a 4K video to use a photograph, allowing for amazing high-speed captures that wouldn't normally be possible!
5-axis Dual Image Stabilizer
The LUMIX GX85 incorporates a 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) for more effective suppression of blur. Combining an O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and a B.I.S.(Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), the 5-axis Dual I.S. compensates for a larger range of movement than ever before. Users can now enjoy blur-free photo/video shooting from wide to tele, even in low light situations.
The 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor
This sensor features a Low Pass filter, and combined with the Venus Engine, achieves crisp, high-resolution images with high contrast and impressive colour reproduction. The LUMIX GX85 adopts an electromagnetic drive in the shutter unit whereby the shock caused by the movement of the shutter diaphragm is dramatically reduced and the shutter sound is also minimized. The Contrast AF System features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging the digital signal between the camera and the lens at maximum 240 fps, resulting in ultra-fast auto focusing of approximately 0.07 seconds. A variety of extensive AF functions including Face/Eye Detection AF, Pinpoint AF, One-shot AF and advanced Low Light AF enhance usability to comply with wide-ranging shooting situations.
The LUMIX GX85 integrates a LVF (Live View Finder) with 2764K-dot equivalent high resolution and approximately 100% colour reproduction. This 16:9 Wide Screen LVF boasts 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) magnification and 100% field of view. The 3.0-inch large, 1040K-dot high resolution static-type touch monitor with 100% of field of view tilts up by 80-degrees and down by 45-degrees which enables shooting at either high or low angle even easier.
For even more creative photography, the LUMIX GX85 integrates the new L.Monochrome mode in Photo Style that offers impressive monochrome capture with rich gradation comparable to that of B/W film. Focus Bracket and Aperture Bracket are also new additions to conventional Exposure Bracket and WB Brackets that allow users to choose the best shot later. Thanks to its Wi-Fi connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet to expand the flexibility in shooting, storing and sharing images.
4K capability brings the evolution to videography/photography. Taking advantage of the high speed signal readout capability of the sensor and high speed signal processing, the LUMIX GX85 is capable of recording 4K video. Despite its high performance, the camera boasts superior energy efficiency, and its size is kept compact for high mobility. The LUMIX GX85 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution 4K video in 3840 x 2160 at 30p or 24p in addition to the full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (60 Hz) videos with practical full-time AF.With this 4K technology, users can enjoy 4K Photo to capture the fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps by extracting the most appealing frame. Three exclusive modes are available to choose from depending on the situation: 4K Burst, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. All these function in 4K Photo enable saving pictures in 8-megapixel equivalent high resolution.
Focus Where You Want
The LUMIX GX85 comes with the Post Focus function that enables users to select an in-focus area even after shooting. You can get multiple shots with different focus points with a single shutter release to choose from. It is helpful in situations such as macro shooting where severe focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. This function has been developed by combining the DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology that enables measuring the distance to the subject and the 4K technology. Operation is quite simple and easy – just shoot an image in a Post Focus mode and touch on the point where you want to set focus while playing it back.
Light Composition Function in 4K PHOTO Mode
The camera synthesizes the images by choosing and saving a brighter pixel. This makes it possible to produce a more luxurious, dramatic image of situations such as fireworks or night scenery in camera with ease.
4K Live Cropping
The LUMIX GX85 also enables 4K Live Cropping in video that yields stable panning or zooming while video recording. In panning shots, you can just set the viewing angle to start and end to get smooth panning imagery without using special equipment such as a slider. When zooming, you can set the after-zoomed viewing angle first, so that the subject can fit perfectly in the frame. With the digital operation, the imagery of zooming is smooth because it does not physically move the zoom lens.