LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GX85 has a Tilting 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.
GX85 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,764kdots and coverage of 100%.
Panasonic GX85 can shoot continuously at max speed of 8.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec . GX85 has a built-in flash, and you can also mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic GX85 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Panasonic GX85 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 GX85, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,24p fps with bit rates up to 100 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. This means that Panasonic GX85 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.GX85 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Panasonic GX85 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha 7 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (Lumix DMC-G80) in a similar price range.
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic GX85 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 GX85 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, GX85 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our GX85. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic GX85 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 290 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 350 shots, Panasonic GX85 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend GX85 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Panasonic GH3 with its 540shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic GH3 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Panasonic GX85 is $697.99