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Panasonic - LUMIX GX85 Mirrorless Camera with G VARIO 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S Lens - Black

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Take incredible pictures with this Panasonic Lumix camera. A 16-megapixel sensor combines with hybrid stabilization so that you get the perfect shot every time, and you can add a variety of lenses to it for maximum flexibility. Take 4K video wherever you go for outstanding memories with this Panasonic Lumix camera.

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    What's Included


    • Panasonic LUMIX GX85 Mirrorless Camera with G VARIO 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S Lens
    • lithium-ion battery pack
    • battery charger
    • dust cap
    • lens cap
    • body cup
    • Owner's Manual

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (55 out of 56)

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    Features


    LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S zoom lens provides versatility

    This focal range is great for everyday shots, including everything from gorgeous landscapes to beautiful portraits.

    16-megapixel MOS sensor delivers vividly detailed high-resolution images

    Captures high-resolution images up to 4592 x 3448 pixels.

    ISO 200 - 25,600 (expandable to 100 - 25,600) for crisp, clear photos even in ultralow light

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

    Capture fast-action shots at up to 40 fps (frames per second)

    From joyous facial expressions to fast-paced sports action, burst mode ensures you get the shot even if it only lasts a fraction of a second.

    3.0" LCD touch monitor makes it easy to frame the shot

    Features precise Live View and movie shooting, lets you accurately preview the shot before taking it.

    Capture spectacular movies in 4K Ultra HD

    Choice of frame rates includes standard 30p or cinematic 24p.

    Electronic viewfinder helps you frame the shot

    Provides 100% coverage and approximately 0.7x magnification.

    Built-in flash ensures proper illumination

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

    49-point autofocus quickly tracks and locks onto your subject

    Allows you to confidently capture everything from fast-action sports to fast-moving wildlife.

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Makes it possible to use your smartphone to remotely control the shooting and playback functions of camera and perform upload operations to SNS sites.

    Dual Image Stabilization

    Provides new 5-Axis in-body sensor stabilizer works in tandem with LUMIX 2-Axis optically stabilized lenses in either video or still capture modes.

    Fine detail performance

    Eliminates the detail-depriving low-pass filter from the sensor. The result is a near 10% boost in fine detail resolving power over existing 16 Megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensors.

    HDMI type-D output makes HDTV hookup a snap

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

    Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data

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


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 56 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the Best Mirrorless Cameras at this Price!

      Posted
      Peter
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I originally visited my local BestBuy for a different mirrorless camera that can record 4K video, but saw they have the Panasonic GX85 in stock and ready for purchase 3 weeks before its actual retail release date! So I did not hesitate to pick this up. So far photos look great, but 4K video recording is one of the best in class at this price range. Some important things to note if you are looking to get this camera: 1) Dual Axis Image Stabilization: The camera body has its own image stabilization and if you attach a Panasonic Lens (the lens will have its own built in image stabilization, too) - the GX85 will use BOTH at the same time = dual stabilization for better photos and video. At the time of this review, you cannot find a DSLR or Mirrorless camera for under $2000 with this feature! 2) New Sensor does not have low pass filter: Some camera brands have low pass filter built into the lens or the camera body's sensor. The purpose of low pass filters works as Anti-Aliasing to by blurring the outlines of the objects to help minimize or eliminating moire - but at the expense of sharpness. Since megapixels are higher in modern cameras, low pass filters are no longer needed and the GX85 has no low pass filter = up to 10% sharper images. 3) It has Direct Wifi connect: You can remote control the GX85 with your smart phone by directly connecting to it (no need for router wifi). You can adjust the camera functions and transfer photos to your smart phone too. Just download and install the Panasonic app to your smart phone. 4) Make sure you have a SD Card that is U3 rated - otherwise you won't be able to use all the camera's features. 5) Micro 4/3 - other Micro 4/3 lens from other brands will work with this camera with no need for an adapter, so you will have a good chose of lens or use lens from your current Micro 4/3 camera if you decide to make the GX85 your main camera. So far I am happy with this camera and just purchased a Panasonic Lumix 25mm f/1.7 lens to go with it - it takes much sharper images and video than the kit lens.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      When carrying a Nikon D810 is just too bulky

      Posted
      Mark
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      My reason for purchasing a pocket camera is as a backup to my larger gear. I wanted very similar control of the settings that I have with the DSLR. The LUMIX GX85 delivers on that requirement. The image quality is excellent with good saturation, and the ability to shoot RAW allows a lot of latitude in post processing. Video quality is excellent also, both in HD and 4K, though 4K video requires a modern processor for smooth playback. The image stabilization seems to work really well. Most rolling movements are compensated very nicely and smoothly. It makes taking videos without a stabilizer pretty easy, but still requires a gently, slow, steady hand for best results. Interchangeable lenses promise more creative uses for the camera, but I've not explored that aspect yet. There are some drawbacks, especially when compared against the DSLR cameras... There is a shutter lag, even when the exposure is set to full manual. The short lens doesn't have a manual focus ring, so the camera still performs that function, and it's not as fast as I'd like. Still, off-to-image time is very short. The rear view screen is really good in subdued light but almost useless in bright light. Fortunately, the camera has an electronic viewfinder that switches automatically when it detects a face (or stray finger). It provides an adequate quality image for framing, but the optics of the eyepiece create a distorted image to my eye. Part of the internal screen is blurry, and I have to move my eye around to be able to focus on different parts of the screen. I was a bit surprised to find that sort of anomaly in such a high end compact. The panorama feature really does a great job. Most images come out looking simply beautiful. But the is one part of the process that I found difficult. If the light levels in the panorama are significantly different, the camera doesn't hold the exposure I asked it to. My examples are subsets where the sun is still slightly above the horizon. The images are stunning, but there is a very noticeable line where the exposure was reset by the camera. That may be a firmware issue and can be fixed in an update. My solution was to play with the starting point and width of the panorama to get one that was a consistent exposure. The supplied strap is too short for my style of shooting. I sling the camera under my right arm so it rides on my side or back, limiting the potential for it to swing out when I bend or lean. The strap is too short to simply twist into position as I do with my DSLR, and is a bit tight for letting my elbow slip easily through to bring it to a normal around-the-neck position. I've replaced it with a commercially available strap that ends up being as large as the camera. Adding maybe 6" to 12" to the strap would make a lot of difference (hint hint Panasonic...). Also, a wrist strap would be a handy addition to the packaging. I've installed one in addition to the replacement strap for when it really does get carried in a pocket. As a true pocket camera, this one doesn't quite make it because it is still a bit bulky. It won't go into any of my pants pockets like my little Canon, but then none of the true pocket cameras I looked at gave me the image quality or control I was needing. Also, the documentation says this camera is not weather sealed in any way, so I'm still looking for a waterproof bag or enclosure that allows me retain control of the camera while letting me shoot in the rain. To date, a gallon zip-lock bag and dry cleaner bags have served as weather gear. As a pocket camera, this is a bit large and requires either a strap or a jacket to carry. But as an alternative to carrying a large DSLR for capturing sharp, rich photos, this is a wonderful little camera!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      More fun than a DSLR!

      Posted
      ward
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I really like the size and weight of this camera. It encourages me to just go out and shoot, which I don't look forward to with a DSLR. It's very discrete, especially using the tilting screen as a waist level viewfinder, so you can get some great candid shots of people, where as people often avoid you or pose if you've got a big DSLR up to your face. The image quality is very good although not quite up to the standard of a good APS-C or full frame camera, but the differences are not likely to be noticeable unless you are making gallery sized prints or using very high ISO. Initially I thought the 4K photo modes sounded silly, but they do turn out to be useful in some situations. You only end up with an 8MP image which can be limiting if you need to do some post capture cropping or make very large prints. The GX85 is not the best for capturing sports or other fast motion subjects because the auto focus can't always track a moving subject , but the 4K photo capture mode allows you to get some cool still images at just the right moment of action, assuming the auto focus worked well enough to get a sharp image. Again, my favorite thing about this camera is the size, but there is a downside to the compact dimensions - there's not a lot of room for your thumb. I found myself occasionally inadvertently hitting the buttons near the thumb grip. There is an after-market thumb grip that might help that situation, but I haven't tried it yet. I'm hoping that I get used to it and learn to keep my thumb in the right spot. The kit lens is decent and very light and compact. If you like to reach out with a telephoto, you'll need to get another lens as the max reach on the kit lens is 32mm (equivalent to 64mm on a full frame). I don't do much video so I won't comment on that aspect. Overall it's a really fun camera at a reasonable price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Unbelievable Camera for the price

      Posted
      jomo
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This camera was a huge step up from my other gear. It performs better than any other camera I've ever owned in low light. There are enough features to have you reading the manual and the forums for days. Being a Micro Four Thirds camera, it can accept a huge number of lenses, and the kit lens it comes with is very versatile. You can shoot 4K video handheld in relatively poor conditions and still be amazed by the results. One huge advantage...NO 30 minute limit for videos (provided you have a big enough SD card). Good luck finding that feature on other cameras anywhere near this price point! The only real "cons" are the lack of a hot shoe, no external mic input (who cares, if you're serious about video production you'll have a separate audio recorder anyway) and the fact that you cannot use the camera while charging it. A simple purchase of extra battery/charger fixes that, and anyone using these types of cameras with any serious level of frequency has an external card reader anyway.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camera for anybody.

      Posted
      xdreamer
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      had this camera for 30 days. Took brilliant pics right out of box. bought 2 lenses 42.5 mm portrait and 150 mm zoom lens. pic of park in this review is not edited just out of camera, took it walking my dog in the park with zoom lens: f/4, 1/100sec, iso 250, focal length 45 mm. I have been taking lots of 4K video, 5-axis stabilization works great, Have not used tripod yet. Sales people at Bestbuy were very great, bought camera, 2 lenses, strap, cleaning kit, tripod, lens filters. All of those were price matched.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Be aware of the shutter issue that won't go away

      Posted
      NUser
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The camera was purchased as an open box in June 2016. Right after the box was opened, camera was malfunctioning. Every shutter press took multiple pictures. At first it seemed to be the camera settings, but even changed to single-shot mode, it behaved the same. Took the camera to BestBuy store and various support people looked at it, but nobody could figure out what went wrong. Finally contacted Panasonic and sent in the camera for repair. A month later the camera came back, but it only lasted a few months before the same problem surfaced again. Had to send the camera back again for service. Very disappointed about the quality of this model DMC-GX85 and the service of Panasonic support!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great camera with great features

      Posted
      Pete
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is the camera I've been looking for! I love the dual stabilization and ability to match vintage lenses to this camera. The rangefinder style is great for a mirrorless SLR style camera. When I put my right eye to the viewfinder, it automatically switches off the rear screen to the viewfinder. Took it out to a fair with my grand kids on the first day i had it and got some great shots without doing anything tricky. It was really sunny and the viewfinder let me take pix when people with just screens couldn't see what they were shooting. Video and low light capability is great, as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great portable camera

      Posted
      rixtagram

      Extremely impressed with this camera. For the amount of money you spend on this you wouldn't think it would deliver such amazing results. I've had to rely on this camera on more then one occasion when my main camera died, and every time it impressed me more and more with how well it handles shooting. My favorite thing about it is how portable it is, you can literally carry it anywhere and you wouldn't even realize. The touch screen works extremely well and is very responsive. Highly recommend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about connectivity, optics, zoom and color. Editors are less positive about battery and memory. 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.
    • PCMagRating, 4 out of 5Jim Fisher on November 14, 2016
      Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
      The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 is a compact mirrorless camera with quick autofocus, strong image quality, and 4K video capture.Full Review
    • The Imaging Resource!William Brawley on October 20, 2016
      Panasonic GX85 Review
      The Panasonic GX85 comes close to offering the ideal blend of image quality, functionality, speed and size in our book, packing a ton of advanced features and performance into a compact, well-built body, all at a fair price. The camera producesFull Review
    • cnet.com.auRating, 4 out of 5Lori Grunin on August 6, 2016
      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 qualityFull Review
    • CNETRating, 4 out of 5August 5, 2016
      Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (black)
      With an electronic viewfinder, fast continuous shooting and 4K video, it fits right into that camera's demographic: an enthusiast-friendly model with a feature set that should also appeal to families and travelers at a reasonable price.Full Review
    • techguide.com.auStephen Fenech on August 1, 2016
      Panasonic Lumix GX85 camera review - small in size but big on features
      I'm not sure how Panasonic has managed to do this but there's something unusually satisfying about the design of the GX85. Simple, clean lines and form make it a camera you should feel proud to own straight out of the box. I certainly fell for itFull Review
    • pcauthority.com.auRating, 5 out of 5Sam Kieldsen on July 12, 2016
      Review: Panasonic's Lumix GX85 impresses
      Panasonic's lens swapper packs in the features but doesn't go big on size – or price.Full Review
    • Stuff (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5July 10, 2016
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    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Amy Davies on July 8, 2016
      Panasonic Lumix GX80
      The Panasonic Lumix GX80 is the company's newest compact system camera, and is designed to be a pared-down version of the more advanced GX8; it sits just above the GF6 in Panasonic's lineup.Full Review




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