The Panasonic Lumix DMC GX85 is a mid-range mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount. It is known as the GX80 in Europe or the GX7 mark II in Asia. This naming system was mostly likely adopted to discourage grey market sales, though Panasonic has not confirmed one way or the other.
Compared to the large and bulky Lumix GX8, the GX85 is far more pocketable and streamlined, which is why many consider it the spiritual successor to the Lumix GX7. It has a flat-topped body similar to that of a rangefinder and a fixed built-in electronic viewfinder. Other important features include 4K video at 30fps, 4K PHOTO modes, and Dual I.S. (image stabilisation) that works on five axes. It lacks an anti-aliasing filter in front of the 16MP sensor, allowing for 10% more resolution than before.
- Announcement date: April 5th 2016
- Release date: May 2016
The first part of this article is where you’ll find a gallery of the best sample images we’ve taken with the Lumix GX85 since buying it in 2016. In the second part, you will find a selection of sample SOOC JPG and RAW files to download. We hope you enjoy looking through them as much as we did taking them!
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Panasonic Lumix GX85 Sample Photos
The following gallery features a series of twenty Lumix GX85 sample RAW images, most of which were edited in Lightroom and exported as JPGs. Each image is accompanied by information about the shutter speed, aperture, ISO value, and lens used.
Clicking an image will open a larger version in a new window.
SOOC JPG and RAW Samples to Download
The following is a selection of unedited SOOC JPG and RAW samples for you to download from Google Drive and experiment with. (Note that Lumix RAW files are called RW2.)
Panasonic Lumix GX85 Comparisons
If you’re curious to find out more about the capabilities of the Lumix GX85 and how it compares to similar camera models on the market, we invite you to take a look at the following comparisons.
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