Video review of the new Panasonic G85 / G80 with all the good and bad highlighted by videographer Caleb Pike of DSLR Video shooter.
Caleb walks us through the video stabilization, Auto-focus, and low light quality levels as compared to the Panasonic GH4, and GX7. Below are some of the highlighted results he came back with in his testing.
PROS of the G85:
Improved low light performance
Improved AF functions and speed when shooting video
Body stabilization/Dual IS 2/E-Stabilization
Great screen and EVF
60fps at 1080p
Improved build quality and I/O layout
CONS of the G85:
No headphone jack
AF while improved still has hiccups now and then
Low light while better that previous models still isn’t even close to Sony
Some basic info on the G85:
Less bulky than a DSLR, the LUMIX G85 is the compact 4K video-enabled Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless (DSLM) camera with true-to-life photo image quality.
Class leading 5-axis body stabilization that when mated to LUMIX 2-axis optically stabilized lenses for a “Dual IS” effect.
4K Video recording at 30p/24p 100 Mbps plus a 3.5mm port for external microphones. (Full HD 60p 28Mbps)
Weather sealed splash proof and dustproof, rugged enough to withstand even the most challenging environments.
16-Megapixel MFT eliminates the need for low-pass sensor filters while boosting fine detail resolving power sensor.