LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic G85 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
G85 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%.
Panasonic G85 can shoot continuously at max speed of 9.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec . G85 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic G85 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Macro shooters will love Panasonic G85's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, G85 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
Panasonic G85 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
4K Photo Mode
With Panasonic G85, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p, 24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. This means that Panasonic G85 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.G85 has a built-in Yes microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic G85 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic G85 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic G85 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic G85 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 330 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 348 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Mirrorless Cameras
Current Lowest price for Panasonic G85 is $878.59