The Panasonic GX8 is a pretty awesome little camera and now it has a sibling that comes with many advanced features, but a smaller price tag. The new Panasonic GX85 comes with a slightly odd name, as well as a 16-megapixel Live MOS, Micro Four-Thirds sensor. There’s no built-in AA filter, which Panasonic claims will maximize the resolution that comes through in each image.
The GX85 is also equipped with 4K video capture at up to 30 fps. It’s not a surprising move since Panasonic also sells 4K TVs, but it is nice to see UHD capture trickling more and more down the product lines.
The GX85 uses two types of image stabilization, including the 5-axis built-in stabilization in concert with the stabilization offered by OIS lenses. The resulting system provides up to 4.5-stops of stabilization when hand-holding.
The LVF Live View Finder has 2,764 dots of resolution and covers 100% of the camera’s field of view. The screen is a 3-inch LCD with 1,040K dots of resolution and the ability to rotate.
The GX85 has built-in wifi, a max ISO of 25,600, and a new electromagnetic drive in the shutter to make the make the whole thing more efficient.
It will be available in May for $799 with the 12-32mm kit lens.