I was recently asked for my thoughts on Panasonic’s newest camera, the GX85.
To get the full feel of this camera, I took the Panasonic GX85 to a local park initially to get some landscapes. The viewfinder proved invaluable. The sun wasn’t very bright that day, but the screen on the GX85 was still difficult to see in some situations, even with the tilting function. That being said I love the tilting screen, it’s not too tight to move, and is very sharp and I used the touch screen function a lot more than I thought I would.
One of the handiest features of the GX85, which is actually in a lot of the newer Panasonic cameras, is when you are looking through the viewfinder you can move your thumb on the touch screen to pick your focus point. This is incredibly handy for when your subject is between trees or you want a particular flower in focus or changing composition, much like choosing your focus point on a DSLR, but quicker and easier.
Originally published May 17, 2016 / Roberts Camera / by Harrison Cline