Panasonic Lumix GX85

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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


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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...
Lori Grunin
4 months ago
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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...
Tyler J.
4 years ago
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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
Jim Fisher
4 months ago
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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.
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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.
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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...
6 years ago
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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
4 months ago
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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.


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