• Beautiful 4K video and photo capability in a
compact body allows Kiwis to never miss a moment
• New 5-Axis Dual Image Stabiliser function
ensures crisp, blur-free images and video
• Venus Engine produces vibrant, impressive
colour for real-to-life detail
Panasonic New Zealand has today launched a new Digital Single
Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera, the LUMIX GX85, an intelligent and
compact camera that incorporates a host of advanced technologies
that allow for smooth, crisp, high-resolution 4K video.
The latest addition to the much loved Panasonic LUMIX G series
is perfect for families, travellers and camera enthusiasts, and
takes advantage of 4K technology packaged with practical functions
in a compact camera body. Featuring a sophisticated exterior design
that fits easily in your hand, the LUMIX GX85 is easily portable
and allows Kiwis to have an exciting advanced photographic
experience in everyday life.
The ability to capture 30 frames-per-second (fps) in eight
megapixel equivalent resolution will allow Kiwis to never miss a
moment. The new camera takes impressive images in 4K with three
modes to choose from, including 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst
Start/Stop (S/S) and 4K Pre-Burst. Post Focus, Light Composition
and 4K Live-Cropping giving the photographer an abundance of
options to take the best possible picture. The LUMIX GX85 is also
the first camera to use USB charging, making it easy to charge
even when you are travelling or out and about.
The LUMIX GX85 also incorporates a new 5-axis Dual Image
Stabiliser (I.S) to decrease blurring in images and video, to allow
you to take a crisp clear image whether your camera hand is steady
or not. Combining a two-axis Optical Image Stabiliser (O.I.S) and
five-axis Body Image Stabiliser (B.I.S), the five-axis Dual I.S.
compensates for a larger range of movement than ever before. Kiwis
can enjoy blur-free photos and video whether they are shooting from
wide angles or in telephoto, in low light situations or even if
they are shooting a selfie using one hand.
Panasonic New Zealand LUMIX Product Manager Andrew Reid says,
the LUMIX GX85 camera boasts incredible image quality, image
stabilisation and versatility to provide creative freedom whether
you are new to cameras or have been a long time enthusiast.
An intelligent Venus Engine produces vibrant, true-to-life high
quality images with impressive colour. A clear sky image is divided
by hue, saturation, luminosity, and the camera finely adjusts these
separately. Taking advantage of the fine tuning capability, the
LUMIX GX85 enables Kiwis to choose a pre-set of contrast,
sharpness, saturation and noise reduction as they like, according
to the shooting subject in Photo Style.
The 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without a low pass
filter and the new Venus Engine combine to achieve crisp, high
resolution image detail with high contrast and impressive colour
reproduction. The shock and sound caused by the movement of the
shutter diaphragm is dramatically reduced with an electromagnetic
drive in the shutter unit, enabling Kiwis to take crisper, clearer
Clever Auto-Focus features
The Contrast Auto-Focus (AF) System features Depth from Defocus
(DFD) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by
exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at a
maximum of 240 fps, resulting in ultra-fast auto focusing of
approx. 0.07 sec*.
The compact new camera also offers a good variety of AF
functions include Face/Eye Detection AF, Pinpoint AF, One-shot AF
and advanced Low Light AF for enhanced usability and to cater to a
wide-range of shooting situations.
4K Post Focus function
The LUMIX GX85 comes with a Post Focus function which enables
users to select the in-focus area even after shooting, meaning you
can focus on the moment you are capturing rather than the settings
of the camera. With this function, Kiwis can capture multiple shots
with different focus points, or choose a single shutter release.
This is excellent in situations such as macro shooting where severe
focusing is required, or for changing the overall impression of a
photograph by changing the focus subject.
4K Live Cropping
The LUMIX GX85 also enables 4K Live Cropping in video recording
that allows stable panning or zooming. In panning shots, users can
simply set the viewing angle to start and end with to get smooth
panning imagery without using special equipment. In zooming, users
can set the after-zoomed viewing angle first, so that the subject
can be perfectly in the frame at the end of the shot.
Creative Photo Style Options
For those that appreciate a high quality classic black and white
image, the LUMIX GX85 integrates a new L.Monochrome mode in Photo
Style that offers an impressive monochrome picture with rich
gradation similar to that of a black and white film. Focus Bracket
and Aperture Bracket are also new additions to the conventional
Exposure Bracket and White Balance Brackets allow Kiwis to choose
the best shot later.
The popular Creative Control mode features a total of 22 filter
options to allow the photographer to easily and quickly customise
images. The camera is capable of taking pictures "with" and
"without" filter effect simultaneously, so the photographer can use
the original or choose to edit it differently afterwards.
Live View Finder
The LUMIX GX85 integrates a LVF (Live View Finder) with
2764K-dot equivalent high resolution and approximately 100 per cent
colour reproduction*. This 16:9 Wide Screen LVF boasts approx.1.39x
/ 0.7x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100 per cent field of
view. The new three-inch large, approximately 1040K-dot high
resolution static-type touch monitor with approximately 100 per
cent of field of view tilts up by 80-degrees and down by 45-degrees
which makes shooting in either high or low angle even easier.
Thanks to Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can connect the camera to a
smartphone or tablet to expand flexibility in shooting, storing and
sharing images. Also, Panasonic's dedicated application software
Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android allows Kiwis to shoot, browse
and share images remotely.
Designed for Stability
The LUMIX GX85 comes with a thick, solid grip for stable holding
even in one hand. The front/rear dual dial system enables direct
setting - for example, users can adjust white balance with a front
dial and set ISO with a rear dial while choosing the shutter speed
or seeing the noise effect, which is helpful in complex lighting
Pricing and Availability
The LUMIX GX85 can be purchased at the following retailers from
mid May 2016 starting with a market price from $1149 RRP for a
• Photo and Video International
• Photo Warehouse
• Snapshot Hamilton
• Wellington Photographic Supplies
• Photo Gear
• Auckland Camera Centre
About Panasonic New Zealand
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