Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mark Peters : April 7th 2016 - 09:40 CET
Panasonic DMC-GX85 Mirrorless digital compact camera : Panasonic is proud to introduce a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the Lumix DMC-GX85 for anyone looking for an alternative to bulky D-SLR camera, that delivers lighter, more intelligent, uncompromising results. Nearly half the size of most D-SLR cameras, the Panasonic Lumix GX85 delivers impressive large sensor performance in the most compact camera system ever designed by Panasonic. Thanks to the elimination of the low pass filter, its fine detail resolving power is boosted nearly 10% over previous 16-Megapixel sensors. The Contrast AF in the Panasonic GX85 achieves even higher speed and higher precision focusing with digital signal communication at max. 240fps.
Panasonic Lumix GX85
The 16.0-megapixel 'Digital Live MOS Image Sensor' without a 'Low Pass' filter and the new 'Venus Engine' combine to achieve crisp, high resolution images in detail with high contrast, impressive color reproduction. The Panasonic Lumix GX85 adopts a new electromagnetic drive in the shutter unit. The shock caused by the movement of 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 max. 240fps, resulting in ultra-fast auto focusing of approx. 0.07 sec. 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.
Taking pictures with the Lumix GX85
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 mirrorless camera lets users shoot vibrant, true-to-life high quality images with excellent resolution, high contrast and impressive color reproduction. Removing the Low Pass Filter, the limiting resolution is improved by approx.10% while detecting high frequency components to suppress generation of moiré by the Venus Engine, is designed for the Lumix GX85.The Venus Engine reproduces vibrant, impressive color such as clear sky by dividing hue, saturation, and luminosity, and finely adjusts them separately. Taking advantage of this fine tuning capability, Lumix GX85 enables users to choose a preset of contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction as they choose according to the shooting subject in Photo Style. Notably, L Monochrome is a new option added to the Photo Style, making it possible to shoot impressive monochrome photo with deep black and rich gradation like that of B/W film.
Advanced Live View Finder
The Panasonic Lumix GX85 digital camera integrates a LVF (Live View Finder) with 2764K-dot equivalent high resolution and approx.100% color reproduction. This 16:9 Wide Screen LVF boasts approx.1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. The new 3.0-inch large, approx.1040K-dot high resolution static-type touch monitor with approx. 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 Panasonic 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.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 accessories
The Panasonic Lumix GX85 camera incorporates a new 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 enjoy blur-free photo/video shooting from wide to tele, even in low light situations. Thanks to its Wi-Fi connectivity, users can connect the camera to their smartphone / tablet to expand the flexibility in shooting / storing / sharing images. The new compact, lightweight External Flash DMW-FL200L (GN20) is available. The Panasonic DMW-FL200L offers 90-degree vertical bounce lighting and it can also be used as LED light when video recording. It also features wireless shooting capability.
Panasonic GX85 price & review availability
The Panasonic Lumix GX85 price is in US dollar is set at $799.99. Retail prices vary from country to country. The mirrorless compact camera will be available in both silver and black versions with a 12-32 kit lens. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this Lumix camera to the test and publish an in-depth Panasonic GX85 review. Visit the Panasonic AV website for additional product information and availability of optional Lumix DMC-GX85 accessories.