Panasonic has been unveiling one new member of the LUMIX family after another this week. Take a minute, (okay 1:26), to watch the G85 promo video above. There are some remarkable new features in this new member of the family, and I love the fact that it's weather-sealed as well.
Panasonic's tagline all along has been "Changing Photography." Well, I've been shooting with various members of the LUMIX family for the last three years, and they're certainly holding true to their word!
Stay on top of everything they announce with regular visits to the LUMIX Lounge. Meet the Luminaries and keep track of their speaking schedule. This is one of the most diverse groups of artists in professional photography and they're regularly on the road with workshops and presentations to help you become a better photographer.
Here's the press release from earlier in the week on the new G85 - (G80 in European markets and G81 in Asian markets.)
LUMIX G85 - A Splash/Dust Proof Field Shooting Camera - Featuring New 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2 and 4K Technologies
COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic is proud to introduce the DMC-G85 (G85), a new rugged-design DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera, as the latest member of the LUMIX G Series. The LUMIX G85 incorporates a host of advanced technologies and practical functions in a compact body for field use.
The 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)* 1 is further advanced in the LUMIX G85 as the new "5-axis Dual I.S. 2," boasting even more effective suppression against blurring. By adopting a new gyro sensor, the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis) are finely controlled to take maximum advantage of both stabilization systems. Users can enjoy blur-free photo and video shooting not only in wide angle but also in telephoto, even in low light situations. Plus, the adoption of a new shutter unit and magnesium front panel reduces shutter shock by approx. 90% to suppress even the slightest level of shake.