Panasonic Lumix GX85 is the latest addition to the company’s MFT (Micro Four Thirds) cameras. The upcoming camera is designed to attract the attention of enthusiast photographers and budget-minded amateurs.
What you need to know about the Panasonic Lumix GX85?
The biggest difference between the GX85 and GX8 is an all-new MFT image sensor. The Japanese company has used 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor without a low-pass filter (LPF), a new Venus Engine processor and a new 5-axis Dual Image Stabilizer in the Lumix GX85.
Usually, the camera manufacturers employ low pass filters at the cost of some fine detail because it helps in getting rid of moiré. According to Panasonic, the new version of the Venus Engine processor has the ability to reduce moiré. So, we can expect sharper photos with the removal of the LPF.
GX85 can capture 4K videos at 24 or 30 frames per second, and also comes with Panasonic’s range of “4K photo” modes.
The camera comes with the Lytro-like Post Focus feature, which will let you select focal points for the captured images using focus bracketing. You can do all this on the camera’s tilting 3-inch touchscreen, which complements the GX85’s separate eye-level viewfinder.
The size of GX85 is slightly smaller than the GX8, and it also weighs a few ounces less. Panasonic’s upcoming camera has a revamped electromagnetic shutter, which decrease the rolling shutter effect at high frame rates.
The GX85 integrates Live View Finder with 2764K-dot equivalent high resolution and nearly 100 percent color reproduction. The camera comes with Wi-Fi connectivity, which lets you connect the camera to your smartphone or tablet to expand the flexibility in storing, shooting and sharing images.
Price & availability of Lumix GX85
Panasonic Lumix GX85 will be available for $799 with a 12-32mm kit lens on the company’s website this May. You’ll be able to expand and enhance the creative possibilities with more than 27 lens options available for the camera.