The Panasonic Lumix GX85 / GX80 gets tested and reviewed by Micro 4/3 camera expert Mathieu Gasquet. The Panasonic GX85 is the successor to the GX7, a camera released almost three years ago and one of the top selling Micro Four Thirds cameras on the market.
Panasonic has decided to stay with a 16 Megapixel sensor for the GX80 / GX85. Now for the first time on any Lumix G body they have taken away the optical low-pass filter. Panasonic says it gives the camera a gain in resolution of around 10%, while not adding moire by possessor enhancing the image sensor. Panasonic now has upgraded the body-based sensor-shift stabilization which now moves in five axes and also works when filming video. The GX80 / GX85’s Dual IS capability also brings the optical stabilization of Lumix OIS lenses and the body’s built-in IS together for enhanced control when shooting.
You can read Mathieu Gasquet’s complete review on his blog here.
The Panasonic Lumix GX85 / GX80 Primary Specs:
Sensor: 16 MP Live Mos
Lens system: micro four thirds
Internal Stabilisation: Yes (5 axis)
Autofocus: DfD contrast detection AF with 49 areas
Continuous shooting: 8 fps (w/o live view), 6 fps (with live view)
ISO Sensitivity: 200 – 25600 ISO (Pull 100)
Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 60 seconds, up to 1/16000s with electronic shutter
Viewfinder: Field sequential LCD electronic viewfinder with 2.764k dots (equivalent), approx. 100% FOV coverage and 0.70x Magnification
Rear monitor: tilting touch sensitive 3? LCD screen (1040k dots)
Movie recording: 4K up to 30fps, Full HD up to 60fps
Built-in Flash: Yes
Extra Features: WiFi, Panorama, Timelapse, 4K Photo, Focus bracket
Dimensions: 122 x 70.6 x 43.9mm
Weight: 426g (including battery and memory card)
1:19 – What to like: Image Stabilization 3:24 – What to like: 4K and video capabilities 5:22 – What to like: Lots of extra features 6:30 – What to like: Burst shooting and shutter 7:30 – What hasn’t really changed: Autofocus 9:08 – What hasn’t really changed: Image quality 10:16 – What I don’t like: Downgrades from the GX7 12:22 – What I like the most: Value for the money