Panasonic - Lumix G85 Mirrorless Camera with 12-60mm Lens - Black

Pack this Panasonic LUMIX DSLM camera in your bag, and take incredible shots of all your trips. The slender, lightweight design allows easy transport for point-and-shoot adventures, and the included 12-60mm lens lets you focus on all the details. This Panasonic LUMIX DSLM camera has 5-axis image stabilization for sharp images.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Panasonic Lumix G85 Mirrorless Camera with 12-60mm Lens
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Body Cap
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (19 out of 20)

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Features


LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. zoom lens provides versatility

This focal range is great for everyday shots, including everything from gorgeous landscapes to exceptional close-ups.

16.0-megapixel Live MOS sensor delivers incredible detail and excellent enlargements

The Four Thirds sensor produces great edge-to-edge clarity with incredible detail and sharpness.

ISO 100 - 25,600 (expandable to ISO 100 - 25,600 range) for crisp, clear photos even in ultralow light

Enhances shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations, including extremely low light.

Never miss a shot with ultrafast 10 fps (frames per second)

Shoots up to 10 frames per second at full-resolution 16.0 megapixels, so you capture it all, from heartwarming smiles to game-winning goals..

49-point contrast autofocus quickly tracks and locks onto your subject

Multiple autofocus modes, including Face Detection and Eye Detection allow you to shoot any scene you can imagine.

Capture spectacular movies in up to 4K resolution

Choice of frame rates includes standard 30i, smooth 30p or cinematic 24p, or up to super-smooth 60p in FullHD mode.

Built-in Wi-Fi to instantly share your pictures

Upload, e-mail or text photos from your camera through your smartphone or tablet.* Your smart device can also act as a second monitor as well as remote control. Smart device not included.

3.0" LCD monitor is big and bright even in direct sunlight

Brightness, Contrast and Saturation control make it easy to frame and review shots.

High-speed Venus Engine image processor

From shooting images and videos, to playback and data transfer, this processor handles even the most demanding tasks with ease.

OLED electronic viewfinder

Bright, high-contrast viewfinder lets you see the results before you shoot, and features 2360K dots for amazing resolution.

Enhanced TTL flash control technology puts faces in their best light

Precisely illuminates people's faces in relation to their surrounding brightness, using built-in or external hot-shoe flash. External flash sold separately.

S-Gamut and S-Log shooting

Give you flexibility to make more expressive movies by performing color grading in post-production.

5-axis still/movie image stabilizer

You can zoom in on faraway subjects, shoot close-ups, and take night scenes with nearly shake-free clarity in still lifes and movies.

Weather-sealed, splash-proof and dust-proof design

Rugged enough to withstand even the most challenging environments.

Shoot now, focus later

Exclusive Post Focus mode gives you the power to review an image and touch the area you'd like to be pinpoint sharp.

Built-in, pop-up flash for proper illumination

Ensures properly illuminated photos, and features an integrated hot shoe for an external flash, sold separately.

MicroHDMI TypeD output makes HDTV connection very fast

Easily connect your camera to an HDTV for the immediate movie playback. HDMI cable required, sold separately.

Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data

Accepts SD, SDHC and SDXC cards. Memory cards not included.

*Requires high-speed Internet service.


Overall customer rating

4.8
95%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.7

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Why only 4 stars

    Posted
    DCDoug

    There are a lot of 5-star reviews here, but I wanted to write why I only gave this a 4-star review. It's not that this isn't a well-rounded camera. It has a fast shutter (fps), in body image stabilization and 4-K video. For most users, this will be a great camera. Here is the downside, the micro 4:3 sensor leaves little room for cropping within the image and lesser low-light capabilities. Now this is in comparison with my full-frame camera, which costs twice as much. But that full-frame camera weighs twice as much, is bulkier, slower shuttered and, as stated before, a lot more expensive. The limitations of micro 4:3 means you have to invest in lenses, especially zooms, to compensate for the lack of cropping ability. The good news is that Panasonic, Olympus and some third-party makers have created a stable full of great glass. And, like the camera, they are smaller, lighter and less expensive than full-frame and APSC camera lenses. So, this is why I only give the camera 4-stars. But like I said, most people can buy this camera in full confidence that it will provide them great shots for standard images for either social media or medium-size (8x11) prints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 axis !!!!!!

    Posted
    Vega
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    If you're thinking about the lumix G7, you should look at the G85 which is the replacement. -New IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) allows you to use lenses that do not have IS built in. This is huge for me. -Real time 4k record-output via HDMI! and monitor via HDMI ! -Better battery life. (I recorded over an hour of 4k, with only 1 of 3 notches of battery power used. The G7 would usually die after almost an hour. -Nice chunky handle -Dual IS 2 -4208 bit internal recording to the SD! - removal of low pass filter! this actually seems to be one of the reasons the battery lasts longer (IMO).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for 4k video and overall price piint

    Posted
    Josh
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    I did a lot of research before buying this camera. Talked to a lot of friends who are into blogging/photography along with hours and hours of youtube reviews. Comparing this to the A6300-6500 they have their differences but if i was to choose id go with this one or the a6500 at this price point. Autofocus is better on the 6500 but overheating and battery are better on this in my opinion. Great price point if you're just getting started. This camera will do everything you need. I love it. No need to upgrade for a LONG time! What are you waiting forrrr get it!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Feature packed, but cheap feeling

    Posted
    IslandDad
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    I purchased this camera after reading and viewing many positive reviews. It certainly is feature packed for the price point - IBIS, weather sealing, 4k video and still modes, built in flash, built in interval shooting, internal flash, etc. The main reason I returned it was because the body felt cheap and plasticky. It certainly did not feel as stout as the Sonys, Olympuses (?) and Fuji cameras in and around the same price point. Although it is weather sealed, I really wondered if it would stand up to my frequent trips to the beach and trails. Also, while the video was fantastic, the pics were so-so. I believe they'd be much better with a better lens, but I didn't feel like spending another $1k for a MFTs 2.8. I may return to the brand, though, after the GH5 is released.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Micro Four Thirds Camera

    Posted
    Gr8Gray
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    I spent a lot of time doing research for a new camera. I was thinking of either getting an OMD-em1 or GH4, but after reading reviews on this camera and shooting it side by side with the GH4, the Panasonic G85 blew me away. The in body stabilization is fantastic, especially with Dual IS2 using the new 12-60mm kit lens. I have taken shots in low light with 1 second exposure times that come out remarkably sharp. Really happy with my decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around camera!

    Posted
    Andy
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    I bought this camera mainly because I want to learn more about videography, and I wanted something with 4k capability. I have to say that is not just the videos are great quality, but the 16mp photos are great too. Very easy menu system, lot of extra things, it is just a great MFT camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome camera

    Posted
    Michael4images
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    This is an awesome camera for the money. The G85 with kit lens is half the price of the GH5 body only. Very lightweight, great for travel and records in 4k video. Considered the Sony but it's got overheating problems to work out. Delivery to my home was pretty quick.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Takes awesome image quality and stabilization.

    Posted
    Cesmo
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    Great camera, super happy with my purchase. Only problem is the auto focus in low light while taking video. Pictures are beautiful and the 4k is sharp. Lots of features and the function buttons are an added bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, exposure, energy and shutter. Editors are less positive about storage and battery and have mixed opinions about low-light. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 94/100 = Excellent quality.
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