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- Great for family photographers and first-time mirrorless buyers
- Fast continuous shooting and 4K video capture
- Compact design, relatively attractive
- Electronic viewfinder, fast autofocus
- Relatively good photo and video quality for its class
Panasonic Lumix GX85 (GX80) review: The GX85 packs a lot of camera for the price
There's a lot in the Lumix GX85 to appeal to family photographers and first-time mirrorless buyers as an alternative to a decent (as opposed to cheap) first dSLR like the Nikon D5500. It's got a great feature set, very good photo and video quality for its class, pretty fast performance, and an attra...
Better photos with a 200 dollar Canon....
Very disappointed with this camera. I can take better shots with my 10 year old, $200 Canon. Here are the deal breakers for me: - Auto focus is GARBAGE - Battery life is abysmal (holds a charge for maybe an hour?) - Wifi capabilities are also GARBAGE (can't connect to anything) - Ergonomics are terr...
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Review
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 is an attractive option for photographers in want of a compact mirrorless camera. It focuses and shoots quickly, records video at 4K resolution, and offers a bevy of controls. Add Wi-Fi, an in-body EVF and flash, and a tilting touch-screen display, and you've got a camera that has a lot of appeal for anyone in search of a svelte shooter that doesn't compromise on quality
A7iii arrival! Upgrading from a Canon rebel t6.
Got mine a few weeks ago. I went from Nikon D300 to a D750, then did a 180 to a Panasonic GX85 then to the A7iii. After shooting m4/3, I was looking forward to coming back for FF. Total game changer. It continues to exceed expectations.
This is my first foray into proper photography and I bought the GX85 a few weeks ago with a couple of kit lenses - the 12-32mm and 45-150mm. These are pretty versatile which is handy for a newbie but the lowest F stop possible with them is 3.5, which limits how useful they are for night pics without a big exposure time.
My one deviation from Canon was when we were doing some cruising and I picked up a Panasonic GX85 for its portability. Since my foray into the mirrorless world with the GX85, I have been intrigued by mirrorless and that is the direction I want to go with my next purchase. My budget is fairly flexible (although not extravagant - I will not be buying a $15K prime) and I have been looking at both the Canon R5 (really like the "animal eye" AF feature) and the Nikon Z9 for bodies.
4K IBIS! No 29 min limit! Hooray!
Let's start by talking about 4K. The GX85 shoots 4K at 100 Mb/s, the as GH4. The GX85 will shoot 4K as long as your battery and storage allow. For me, my 64GB filled up after 1 hr 29 min, but hey, the camera filled that card up, no questions asked (battery held up, almost). If you want to shoot vide...
Panasonic GX85/GX80 Hands-On Field Test
They did a good job there. So I think, if you're primarily a still shooter - and you want some excellent video quality for family stuff and get-togethers - perfect choice right here with the GX 85. Now don't forget, check us out on Twitter
Recommend a point and shoot camera for travel (beginner)
I would start with a RX100 (any of them really). If you want something a bit larger, look at a Canon M100, M200 or M50; Fujifilm X-T200; Sony a6000 or a6100; Olympus E-M10; Panasonic GX85 or GX9. All the major manufacturers make excellent cameras for beginners.
VideoCamera recommendation (family events etc)
Panasonic GX85 as someone else suggested is a good one too - more flexible than the above but bigger and more complex. Also look at the cheaper GX850 - it's a bit simpler while keeping most of its specification. If you want a bit more zoom (and don't mind the size) the Panasonic FZ1000 (I or II) is worth a look as well.
Panasonic Lumix GX85