Panasonic is arguably one of the biggest names in video right alongside Canon and Sony and now its further cement its name in the market with the mid-range Lumix G85 (or G80 as it’s known in the UK). The new Lumix G85/G80 isn’t meant to be a replacement for the Lumix G7, but rather to sit above it with a redesigned magnesium body and video-oriented features for pros.
Priced at $899 (about £690, AU$1,190) body only or $999 (about £770, AU$1,330) when kitted with the 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, the G85 isn’t as affordable as the G7 but it comes with added capabilities like in-body image stabilization, dampened shutter and other small tweaks. This might not be Panasonic’s most revolutionary camera, but it certainly feels like its best packaged body yet.
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