Hands on: Panasonic Lumix G85 review

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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