The touchscreen is easy to use. You can change options silently, without using the physical buttons.
Touchpad AF lets you select a focus point on the rear screen while using the viewfinder. This is a fantastic feature and this touchscreen is useful in multiple ways.
24. Menu System
The menu system is organized well and intuitive. The touchscreen only makes it better. You can change menus and options easily.
The Electronic View Finder is a Live view. So what you see is what you get. Any changes to the exposure including aperture, shutter, iso and white balance are effective immediately so you know what image you’re getting.
22. Focus Peaking
This is such a great feature to see exactly what’s in focus. It illuminates the focus areas within the depth of field. It’s available in manual focus mode.
Highlight overexposed areas with zebra patterns to determine if the exposure needs adjusting.
20. Custom Settings
Has four custom modes: C1, C2-1, C2-2, and C2-3. Ten programmable function buttons can be used to control a wide variety of settings and tools.
19. 4k Video
4k video @ 100mbps. It also features a 4k photo mode and post focus, useful for focus stacking.
The G85 has the same updated bracketing options as the GX85, including aperture and focus bracketing (in addition to exposure and white balance). When bracketing aperture, users can select to bracket 3, 5 or all available apertures.
When bracketing focus, users select the number of focus ‘steps’ between shots, as well as the number of shots, which can range from 2 to 999.
17. Time Lapse
Want to create time lapses? This is your way to go. This has a built in time-lapse mode to add variety to your videos.
16. External Battery Grip
This camera has battery grips availble so you can record even longer w/o changing batteries. There’s even 3rd party grips available so you don’t have to pay full price.
15. Unlimited Recording Time
Unlike the G7, the g85 has unlimited recording time – so as big as your SD card can handle.
14. Remote Shutter Port
Remote shutter port makes it fantastic to capture fireworks photography.
Remote Shutter: https://amzn.to/2H3UqJs
13. The 12-60mm Kit Lens
This is a fantastic lens, beating out the 12-32 in the same range and giving you that extra reach from the 42mm supplied w/ the G7. This is a fantastic travel lens giving you a FF equivalent of 24-120mm.
12-60mm Lens: https://amzn.to/2MUSN4s
12. Electromagnetic Shutter
New shutter mechanism eliminates ‘shutter shock’ which plagued the G7.
11. Separate SD and Battery Slot
If you ever have this camera on a rig, being able to change out the SD card is really helpful.
10. Microphone Input
It’s more than adequate for vlogging. One less item to worry about. Put the mic on the hot shoe and plug it in!
Rode Mic: https://amzn.to/2H1W3ak
9. Articulating Screen
Provides flexibility in shooting situations. You can shoot low, high or yourself, Vlogging style.
8. WiFi App
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked smartphones and tablets.
7. Cinelike D Color Profile
This camera doesn’t support LOG, but you have the next best thing – a color profile you can use to do basic color correcting and grading.
6. Adapted Lenses
With a speedbooster like the Viltrox EF-M2, you can adapt canon EF lenses. Other speedboosters and lenses are also compatible.
This camera is weather-sealed. It’s both dust and splash proof which gives you more flexibility in shooting conditions.
4. HDMI Pass-thru
You can connect this to external recorders, even while recording.
3. Panasonic Warranty
You can feel safe knowing that your camera and lens is covered under the 3-year panasonic warranty
In-Body Image stabilization is fantastic. Combine this with a stabilized lens and you have Dual image stabilization.
With all the reasons mentioned here, this camera is a great bang/buck. I got it on sale for $640. Remember this camera was $1000+ when it first released. To be able to buy this camera at $300 – $400 less is a great bargain.
G85 with Kit Lens: https://amzn.to/2KtRoQN