More Information On The New Lumix G85

Posted Oct. 23rd, 2016 by Daniel J. Cox

Lumix G85

I’m just getting out of the wilds of Madagascar and catching up on news in my hotel in Tana. One of the first places I head is 43Rumors, and they have a great series of videos on some of the new gear announced at Photokina 2016. Matt Frazer from Panasonic discusses in more detail some of the new features of the new Lumix G85.

Some of the new features of the new Lumix G85 include:

  • New magnesium front plate for a more ruggedized lens mount and better dissipation of heat for 4K Video
  • New shutter mechanism made of magnets rather than springs for zero shutter shock
  • No longer any video record limitation
  • Fully weather sealed body with kit lens of 12-60mm also weather sealed
  • No optical low pass filter. Sharper images than those from GH4 for still photographers
  • 5-axis in-body IS when combined with Dual IS Version 2.0 for 5 stops image stabilization
  • Available in October

Matt also talks about two exciting additional cameras, the Lumix FZ2500 and LX10. The FZ2500 is going to be fabulous for those who want to shoot serious video but also still photographs. One of the key features of the FZ2500 are the three built-in ND filters which are very useful for still shooting where you want to create silky water images and equally important for video production where you need to cut back on light. The following are some of the features of this new camera.

Lumix FZ2500

  • 24mm-480mm zoom lens with an aperture of F/2.8 at the wide end to F/4.5 at the telephoto end
  • 1 inch sensor
  • 4K Photo Mode and 4K Video Mode
  • 3 neutral density, optical glass NY filters built in. ND4, ND16 and ND64
  • 10 bit output
  • V-log capabilities
  • 9 blade aperture diaphragm for smoother out of focus areas
  • Zoom lens racks all the way out and stays put while shooting
  • Focused subject stays in focus while zooming

Lumix LX10

The LX10 sounds very interesting but it somewhat competes with my newest favorite travel all-in-one point and shoot the ZS100. That said, the LX10 does come in a bit smaller package and offers a faster lens, but the ZS100 has a much longer zoom range. Both are excellent cameras. Below are some of the specs of the new LX10.

  • 24mm-72mm F/1.8 at wide and F/2.8 at telephoto end.
  • 1 inch sensor
  • 4K Photo Mode and 4K Video Mode
  • Tilting rear LCD that also pops up for selphies.
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  1. Glenn AsakawaOn Oct. 31st, 2016

    Still waiting for my order to ship! I enjoy seeing all the positive reviews for the camera popping up on the web. But it feels like Christmas has come and gone without a delivery from Santa. Some retail sites posted an October 25 ship date when the camera was announced, now it’s backordered with early November estimated ship date on the Panasonic site. I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait. Seeing early estimates on the price of the OM-D EM1 Mark II is making the G85 an even better bargain and value!

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