The Panasonic Lumix G85 is the follow up to the G7 Series which is widely regarded to be an excellent series of cameras packed with features and customisable options to help you get the most out of your photography. A seamless fusion of 4K video and advanced photo functions, the G85 offers significant benefits for enthusiasts and professionals alike.

All Weather Design

Protected against splashes and dust the G85 introduces weather sealing at long last to the series. With a magnesium-alloy full diecast frame the camera is able to offer protection from the elements making it perfectly suited for outdoor shooting. When combined with a weather sealed lens the whole system becomes completely protected so you can shoot confidently in tough conditions.

16 Megapixel Sensor & Venus Processor

The core strength of the G85 is the merger of a high quality 16 megapixel Live MOS Sensor with Panasonics Venus Engine Processor to provide exception image quality and control. To produce even sharper images, the Live MOS sensor has the low pass filter removed and the processor works to reduce moiré. In addition, the Venus Engine provides greatly improved auto focus tracking of subjects and allows the camera to deliver a stunning 9 frames a second with up to 300 shots.

5-Axis Dual Body Stabilisation

Inside the G85 is an impressive 5-axis Dual Image Stabilisation system to ensure that hand held video is even smoother than before. A new high-precision gyro sensor inside the body allows you combine the camera with an optically image stabilised lens to achieve an extraordinary 5 stops of shake reduction. This means you can punch in close with a zoom lens to capture finer detail from far away and still retain sharp shots.

New Shutter Mechanism

Introducing an updated shutter which is electromagnetically driven means the camera boasts significantly reduced shot vibration when taking pictures, perfect for landscapes photography to reduce any shake. The new shutter should be able to last for more actuations with its improved design, and an electronic first-curtain shutter can be used for shooting up to 1/2000 to reduce wear and tear even more.

Next Generation 4K Functionality

The G85 shoots 4K video at a resolution equal to 4 times that of HD video enabling you to capture sharp footage at highest quality. It also has4K Photo, which you take advantage of the high resolution to open up a world of new photographic opportunities. The camera films at 24/25/ or 30p with an impressive 100Mbps data rate.

Video Live Cropping
By shooting in 4K video you are able to sacrifice some resolution to digitally stabilise your video footage in real time with the Live cropping feature. Because of the higher resolution of 4K you still have a full HD video file after it’s been steadied.

Post Focus Photo Mode
The revolutionary Post Focus option allows you to capture a scene and decide on the focal point later. The Post Focus combines the camera's existing Depth from Defocus autofocusing and movie capabilities to record roughly one second of MP4 video at 30 frames per second. During this recording, the camera's autofocusing system scans the lens around the subject, moving from the foreground to the background to cover the entire scene. In playback mode the focal point can then be selected by simply touching the point that you want to appear sharp. The camera automatically selects the optimum frame and gives you the option to export it as an 8-megapixel JPEG image.

Focus Stacking Photo
By using the same technology as the Post Focus Mode, the camera takes a video at 30 frames a second while automatically changing the autofocus from close to far to ensure that every bit of focus information is captured. Then in playback mode you can combine areas that are in focus from different shots together into the one shot. Perfect for Macro images or any other style of photography where all-round sharpness is key.

Photo Pre-Burst Mode
4K Photo Pre-Burst mode is great for unpredictable action. It sets the camera to continuously hold 30 frames in its cache one second before you press the shutter, compensating for your reaction time. Once the shutter is pressed, it takes another 30 frames, leaving you with an efficient 60 frames, saving space on your SD card and ensuring even the briefest moments can be captured faithfully.

Photo Batch Save
The new Photo Batch mode means that when you shoot a bursts of shots to capture fast movement like sports or animals then you can save up to 150 frames with just one button press. It is perfect if you want to be able pick through each shot taken to find that split second perfect moment.

Light Composition Photo Mode
Designed to help take photos of fireworks and other dramatic night scenes the light composition mode saves the brightest pixel from a collection of images to capture more impressive night sky photography.

Updated Focus Features and Controls

Making sure your shots are in focus and clear is one of the challenges of taking great images. The G85 helps you achieve accurate autofocus with an autofocus system that is both fast and customisable. It ensures that you can make razor-sharp photos that capture exactly what you want to.

Great Tracking Ability
With 49 autofocus points the G85 can accurately track moving subjects with ease and grants you the freedom to choose exactly where in the frame the camera focuses. The advanced focus tracking ability analyses the colour, size, and motion vector of moving objects for consistently sharp results.

Quick and Accurate
The camera uses an innovative Depth-From-Defocus (DFD) system to instantly calculate the distance to a subject then quickly fine-tune to focus to achieve critical sharpness in as little as 0.07 seconds.

Customisable Control
By utilising the power of the Venus Engine the autofocus system can be tweaked significantly to allow you to set the tracking sensitivity depending on your subject’s movement. This custom control allows you to fine-tune the autofocus so you can get even better results.

Low Light and Starlight AF
To help you take shots in darker lighting situations the G85 has been tweaked to be able to autofocus at -4EV, super convenient for long exposure street photography and darker conditions. It also features starlight AF for capturing subjects such as stars in the sky at night, a notoriously tricky subject for autofocus systems.

2.36 Million Dot EVF & 3-inch LCD Touchscreen

Composition and playback is available via a 2360k-dot OLED electronic view finder that has an increased magnification of 0.74x (35mm equivalent) or a 3-inch 1040k-dot tilt/swivel Touchscreen LCD. The 10,000:1 contrast and less than 0.01 second lag of the EVF delivers pixel perfect composition across a broad range of lighting scenarios, while the generously sized flip-out LCD is ideal for high and low angle shooting. The viewfinder also has a new power saving mode in order to increase the battery life twice over to ensure longer lasting performance.

Additional Features

The G85 also has a whole bunch more features packed inside it’s portable lightweight body.

Advanced Bracketing
It offers an extensive new range of advanced bracketing shooting options. Consisting of focus, aperture, exposure and white balance bracketing options it allows you to capture a huge amount of images with a range of different setting parameters so that you can have even more options with your photography. From Depth of Field to White balance you can now have added security that you have all your bases covered when you shoot with advanced bracketing.

Filters for Quick Creativity
With 22 custom filters the G85 allows you to quickly dial in a look or style whether it’s old film style sepia look or a hyper saturated colour style you can the freedom to shoot it quickly with the custom filters. The camera also features a classic L Monochrome mode for stylish black and white photography.

Wi-Fi for Connectivity
Ensuring that you can show off your images as soon as the take them, the camera has built in Wi-Fi to give you improved sharing ability. It can be connected to a smart device via Panasonics free Image App to transfer images and video files so they can be uploaded easily. The Wi-Fi also allows you to remotely control the camera from a distance away, unlocked even more creative angles and providing an enhanced control functionality.

Designed for Videographers
Panasonic have included a 3.5mm audio jack to ensure that adding an external microphone to the G85 will be straightforward and pain free. They have also enhanced the micro-HDMI port to be capable of providing a real-time image output to an external monitor in 4:2:2 at 8-Bit, while at the same time recording onto the SD card.

The Panasonic Lumix G 85 introduces some great new 4K features while maintaining loads of the old classic modes that made the previous range so popular. It’s a great small form factor camera that opens up a huge array of possibilities to photographers with its weather sealing and image stabilisation.

This kit includes Panasonic Lumix G85 + 12-60mm Lens + 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SD Card + Lowepro Fastpack 150 AW II Backpack + an Extra Panasonic BLC-12E Battery



Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera

Recording media

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Recording media

(Compatible with UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)

Image sensor size

17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)

Lens mount

Micro Four Thirds mount



Live MOS Sensor

Total pixels

16.84 megapixels

Camera effective pixels

16.00 megapixels

Color filter

Primary color filter

Dust reduction system

Supersonic wave filter

Image Stabilization System

Image sensor shift type (5-axis / 5-stop), Dual I.S. (Dual I.S. 2 compatible)


Recording file format

Still image

JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)

Motion picture

AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch), MP4 (Audio format: AAC 2ch)

Aspect ratio

4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1

Image quality

RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard

Image quality

MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)

Color Space

sRGB, AdobeRGB

File size(Pixels)

Still Image

[4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard)

Still Image

[3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard)

Still Image

[16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard)

Still Image

[1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard)

Motion picture*


[4K] 3840x2160:4K/30p 100Mbps, 4K/25p: 100Mbps, 4K/24p 100Mbps


[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/50p: 28Mbps, 50p recording


[Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/60p 28Mbps, FHD/50p: 28Mbps, FHD/30p 20Mbps, FHD/25p: 20Mbps


[HD] 1280x720:HD/30p 10Mbps, HD/25p: 10Mbps


[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/50i: 17Mbps, 50i recording


[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/25p: 24Mbps, 50i recording (sensor output is 25fps)


[Full HD] 1920x1080 FHD/24p: 24Mbps, 24p recording

Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)

AVCHD [FHD/50i]: Approx. 120 min with H-FS1442A / H-FS12060 / H-FS14140

Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)

MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]: Approx. 90 min with H-FS1442A / H-FS12060 / H-FS14140

Actual recordable time (Motion picture)

AVCHD [FHD/50i]: Approx. 60 min with H-FS1442A / H-FS12060 / H-FS14140

Actual recordable time (Motion picture)

MP4 [4K/30p, 4K/25p]: Approx. 45 min with H-FS1442A / H-FS12060 / H-FS14140



IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode



QR Code Connection


Password-less connection

Yes (ON / OFF selectable)



OLED Live View Finder (2,360k dots)

Field of view

Approx. 100%


Approx. 1.48x / 0.74x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1

Eye point

Approx. 20 mm from eyepiece lens

Diopter adjustment

-4.0 - +4.0 (dpt)

Eye sensor


Eye sensor adjustment

High / Low



Contrast AF system

DFD technology


Post Focus


Focus Stacking


Focus mode

AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF

AF mode

Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint

AF mode

(Full area touch is available)

AF detective range

EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)

Starlight AF


AF assist lamp


AF lock

Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)


One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, AF Sensitivity, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter


Light metering system

1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system

Light metering mode

Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot

Metering range

EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)

Exposure mode

Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual

ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)

Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)

ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)

(Up to ISO6400 in motion picture recording) (ISO Auto in M mode)

Exposure compensation

1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)

AE lock

Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)


White balance

Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting

White balance adjustment

Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias

Color temperature setting

2500 - 10000K in 100K



Focal-plane shutter

Shutter speed

Still image: Bulb (Max. 2 minutes), 1/4,000 - 60

Shutter speed

Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25

Shutter speed

Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1

Shutter speed

Electronic first curtain shutter: 1/2,000 - 60

Self timer

10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec

Remote control

Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)


AE bracket

3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst

Aperture Bracket

3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step

Focus Bracket

1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 5 levels

White balance bracket

3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis


Panorama shot

Yes (Standard / Wide)


Burst speed

[Mechanical shutter] AFS: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)

Burst speed

[Mechanical shutter] AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)

Burst speed

[Electronic shutter] SH: 40 frames/sec

Burst speed

[Electronic shutter] AFS: H: 10 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)

Burst speed

[Electronic shutter] AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)

Number of recordable images

More than 45 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)

Number of recordable images

More than 300 images (when there are no RAW files)

Number of recordable images

(Depending on memory card type, aspect, picture size and compression)


4K Photo mode*

4K Burst: 30 frames/sec

4K Photo mode*

4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec

4K Photo mode*

4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 seconds

4K Photo mode*

(Depending on memory card size and battery power)

Exif information


Marking function

Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)

Loop rec function

Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)






Flash type

TTL Built-in-Flash, GN9.0 equivalent (ISO200 ·m) / GN6.2 equivalent (ISO100 ·m), Built-in Pop-up (Reference)

Flash Mode

Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off * For iA, iA+ only.

Synchronization speed

Less than 1/160 second

Flash output adjustment

1/3EV step ±3EV

Flash synchronization

1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync.

Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation


Wireless control

Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (Optional))





TFT LCD monitor with static touch control

Monitor size

Free-angle 3.0-inch (7.5cm) / 3:2 aspect / Wide viewing angle


Approx. 1,040k dots

Filed of view

Approx. 100%

Monitor adjustment

Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow


Digital zoom

2x, 4x

Extra Tele Conversion

Still image: Max. 2x

Extra Tele Conversion

Motion picture: 2.4x (FHD), 3.6x (HD)

Other functions

Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra Pattern (Still image / motion picture)


Direction Detection Function



Fn1, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4, Fn5, Fn6, Fn7, Fn8, Fn9, Fn10

Exposure Comp. / Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / Cursor Button Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Burst Rate / 4K Photo / Self Timer / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Setup (Flash) / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer Sensitivity / White Balance / AF Mode / 4K Live Crop / Snap Movie / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode / Mic. Directivity Adjust / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Touch Screen / Restore to Default


Still image and motion picture

Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom / Cinelike D* / Cinelike V* *When Creative Video Mode is selected.


Still image

Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome / Silky Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Fantasy / Star Filter / One Point Color / Sunshine

Motion picture

Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Fantasy / One Point Color


Exposure mode

Program AE / Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure


Cinelike gamma

Cinelike D / Cinelike V

Flicker reduction

[1/50] / [1/60] / [1/100] / [1/120] / OFF


Playback function

30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only / 4K PHOTO / Post Focus / 3D / Category Selection / Favorite, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture Only / Video Only / 4K PHOTO / Post Focus / 3D Play / Category / Favorite), Location Logging, RAW Processing, 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, Light Composition, Clear Retouch, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Rotation Display, Favorite, DPOF Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit, Picture Sort, Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture



Single / Multi


Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite


Direct Print

PictBridge compatible



USB 2.0 Micro-B


microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link


Video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p


Audio: Stereo


Monitor-through: 4:2:2/8-bit (While recording motion picture on the SD memory card in the camera unit.)

Audio video output


Remote input

f2.5mm for remote

External microphone input

f3.5mm for external microphone

External microphone input

Stereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual is selectable when attaching DMW-MS2 (optional).


Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Standard / High




OSD language

Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)




Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh) (included)

Battery life (CIPA standard)

Approx. 330 images (rear monitor), 320 images (LVF) with H-FS1442A / H-FS12060

Battery life (CIPA standard)

Approx. 320 images (rear monitor), 310 images (LVF) with H-FS14140

Battery life (CIPA standard)

Power Save LVF Shooting mode: Approx. 800 images* with H-FS1442A / H-FS12060 / H-FS14140

Battery life (CIPA standard)

* Under the test conditions specified by Panasonic based on CIPA standard. When the time to get in the sleep mode is set to 3 sec.

Battery grip

DMW-BGG1 (optional)


Dimensions (W x H x D)

128.4 x 89 x 74.3 mm / 5.06 x 3.50 x 2.93 inch (excluding protrusions)


Approx. 505g / 1.11 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)


Approx. 453g / 1.00 lb (Body only)


Approx. 615g / 1.36 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS1442A lens included)


Approx. 715g / 1.58 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS12060 lens included)


Approx. 770g / 1.70 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS14140 lens included)


Operating temperature

0oC to 40oC (32oF to 104oF)

Operating humidity

10%RH to 80%RH



· The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with DMC-G85. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet. (For Windows) · The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with DMC-G85. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet. (For Windows / Mac)

Standard accessories

DMC-G85M Kit

Standard accessories

·The DMC-G85 Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.


* About motion picture recording / 4K PHOTO recording - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class 4" or higher when recording motion pictures. - Use a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] or [4K PHOTO]. (SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.) - MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K]: - When using an SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately. - When using an SDXC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 96 GB or 3 hours 4 minutes in length, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately. - MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD] [HD]: - You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB or 30 minutes in length, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately. - When the ambient temperature is high or continuous recording is performed, the camera may stop the recording to protect itself. Wait until the camera cools down. ** For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Body Cap
  • Battery Pack – (DMW-BLC12)
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Cable
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER O.I.S.
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • 64GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SD Card
  • Lowepro Fastpack 150 AW II Backpack
  • Battery Pack – (DMW-BLC12)

Manufacturer Warranty

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12  month Australian warranty

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