Panasonic G85 Review: Mirrorless ILC delivers excellent image and video quality in a rugged body


posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:22 PM EDT

Click here to read our Panasonic G85 Review Conclusion


Following up on the Panasonic G7, the Panasonic G85 (known as the Panasonic G80 in some markets) combines a 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor (sans an optical low-pass filter) with updated image processing all inside a weather-resistant, rugged DSLR-style body. To find out what we thought about the camera, read our just-published Panasonic G85 Review Conclusion.

The sensor, despite having the same megapixel count as the one found in the G7, delivers improved sharpness thanks to the removal of an OLPF. This design choice also means that the camera is more susceptible to moiré, but the change is overall a good one. Image quality proved to be very good for its class. Capturing great images as well as high-quality video is enjoyable with the G85 as well, thanks to a well-designed body and excellent tilt/swivel touchscreen display. To read our final thoughts on the 4K-equipped mirrorless ILC, read our Panasonic G85 Review Conclusion.

Panasonic 100-400mm f/4-6.3 at 400mm (800mm eq.), f/6.3, 1/640s, ISO 800.

Panasonic G85 ReviewConclusion