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Hand on with the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX85 / GX80


Earlier today Panasonic introduced the Lumix DMC-GX85 (in some regions GX80) which is a smaller and cheaper version of the company’s GX8 (see here). The new camera does bring a few interesting features to the table including a new 5-axis image stabilization while recording 4K video.

So Panasonic wanted a less expensive version of the GX8 whcih is also more compact – well now it has one and it is called GX85 (or XG80 – depending on where you live). This is a slimmer and smaller GX8 and although it uses a 16MP sensor and not the GX8 20MP one it improves the IQ in a different way by removing the AA filter.

Here are some of the rest of the specs for this new micro 4/3 camera:

  • A brand new 16MP Live MOS sensor with no AA filter.
  • Viewfinder: High res 2.7M dot EVF (but no Flip-up like the GX8).
  • New shutter mechanism – quieter and
  • 3″ articulated touch OLED display with over 1 million dots.
  • Venus Engine processor (same as the GX8).
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • Video: 4k @30p/24p (but with a crop), 1080 video at 60p/60i/24p (MP4 or AVCHD format).Continuous shooting: 8 fps with AF tracking.
  • 290 shot battery life.
  • Wi-Fi , NFC and QR code connection.
  • Weight – 426g.
  • Price – $800- body & kit lens (12-32mm) (available at Amazon).

DPReview also did a short hands on with this camera

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.

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