PANA­SONIC LU­MIX DM-G85 $1399

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Type: Fully au­to­matic mir­ror­less dig­i­tal cam­era with Mi­cro Four Thirds bay­o­net lens mount. Fo­cus­ing: Au­to­matic 49-point wide-area sys­tem us­ing con­trast-de­tec­tion via imag­ing sen­sor. Sin­gle fo­cus point – with vari­able area size – can be moved around the im­age frame. Cus­tom multi-point con­fig­u­ra­tions. Man­ual or au­to­matic switch­ing be­tween one-shot and con­tin­u­ous AF modes, the lat­ter with a sub­ject track­ing func­tion. Face de­tec­tion and recog­ni­tion. Sen­si­tiv­ity range is EV -4.0 - 18 (ISO 100). AF as­sist pro­vided by ded­i­cated il­lu­mi­na­tor. Man­ual fo­cus as­sis­tance via mag­ni­fi­ca­tion (ei­ther full im­age or pic­ture-in-pic­ture) and fo­cus peak­ing dis­plays (Blue, Yel­low, Green, Pink or White; High or Low in­ten­sity). Me­ter­ing: 1728-point multi-zone, cen­treweighted av­er­age, spot and TTL flash. Me­ter­ing range is EV 0 to 18 (ISO 100/f2.0). Ex­po­sure Modes: Con­tin­u­ously-vari­able pro­gram with shift, shut­ter-pri­or­ity auto, aper­turepri­or­ity auto, me­tered man­ual, TTL auto flash and TTL flash. Plus 25 sub­ject/scene pro­grams. Sub­ject pro­grams also set ap­pro­pri­ate white bal­ance, sharp­en­ing, con­trast and colour sat­u­ra­tion. Auto scene se­lec­tion in ‘In­tel­li­gent Auto’ mode (por­traits, scenery, macro, night por­trait, night scenery, sun­set, baby and food). Shut­ter: Elec­tronic, ver­ti­cal travel, metal blades, 60-1/4000 sec­ond plus B (up to 120 sec­onds). Flash sync up to 1/160 sec­ond. Alternative sen­sor shut­ter has a speed range of 1-1/16,000 sec­ond. Ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion up to +/-5.0 EV in 1/3-stop in­cre­ments. Viewfinder: OLED-type EVF with 2.36 megadots res­o­lu­tion. Cov­er­age = 100% ver­ti­cal/hor­i­zon­tal. Mag­ni­fi­ca­tion = 1.48x (50mm lens at in­fin­ity, 0.74x 35mm equiv­a­lent). Eye­piece strength ad­just­ment built-in. Auto/man­ual switch­ing be­tween EVF and ex­ter­nal LCD mon­i­tor screen. 7.62 cm LCD mon­i­tor (1.04 megadots) with tilt/ swing ad­just­ment and touch con­trols. Flash: Built-in pop-up unit with GN 6.4 power (ISO 200/me­tres) and 12mm cov­er­age (equiv­a­lent to 24mm). Ex­ter­nal flash units con­nect via hot­shoe. Flash com­pen­sa­tion range of +/3.0 EV in 1/3 stop in­cre­ments. Flash modes are red-eye re­duc­tion, fill-in, slow speed sync and first/sec­ond cur­tain sync. Man­ual power ad­just­ment down to 1/128 with auto ex­po­sure com­pen­sa­tion. Ad­di­tional Features: Poly­car­bon­ate bodyshell and mag­ne­sium al­loy chas­sis with weather seal­ing, AE/AF lock, auto ex­po­sure brack­et­ing (over three, five or seven frames in 1/3 or 2/3 or 1.0 EV in­cre­ments), shut­ter re­lease de­lay timer (1.0, 2.0, 4.0 or 8.0 sec­onds), multi-mode self-timer (two and 10 sec­ond de­lays, one or three shots), audible sig­nals, auto power-off. DIG­I­TAL SEC­TION Sen­sor: 16.84 mil­lion (to­tal) pix­els Live MOS with 17.3x13.0 mm imag­ing area and 4:3 as­pect ra­tio. No op­ti­cal low-pass fil­ter. Sen­si­tiv­ity equiv­a­lent to ISO 200-25,600 (ex­tend­able to ISO 100). Fo­cal Length Mag­ni­fi­ca­tion: 1.97x. For­mats/Res­o­lu­tion: Two JPEG com­pres­sion set­tings, RAW out­put (loss­less com­pres­sion) and RAW+JPEG cap­ture. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 4:3 as­pect ra­tio; 4592x3448, 3232x2424 and 2272x1704 pix­els. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 3:2 as­pect ra­tio; 4592x3064, 3232x2160 and 2272x1520 pix­els. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 16:9 as­pect ra­tio; 4592x2584, 3232x1824 and 1920x1080 pix­els. Three res­o­lu­tion set­tings at 1:1 as­pect ra­tio; 3424x3424, 2416x2416 and 1712x1712 pix­els. 24-bit RGB colour for JPEGs, 36-bit RGB colour for RAW files. Video Record­ing: MP4 for­mat (MPEG-4/H.264 AVC com­pres­sion) at 3840x2160 pix­els (4K), 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (100 Mbps); 3840x2160 pix­els (4K UHD), 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (100 Mbps); 1920x1080 pix­els, 50 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (28 Mbps); 1920x1080 pix­els, 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (20 Mbps); 1280x720 pix­els, 25 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (10 Mbps). AVCHD Pro­gres­sive for­mat at 1920x1080, 50 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (28 Mbps); 1920x1080 pix­els, 24 fps and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (24 Mbps). AVCHD for­mat (MPEG4/H.264 AVC com­pres­sion) at 1920x1080 pix­els, 50 fps (in­ter­laced) and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (24 Mbps); 1920x1080 pix­els, 25 fps (in­ter­laced) and 16:9 as­pect ra­tio (17 Mbps). Built-in stereo mi­cro­phones with ad­justable sound lev­els, level lim­iter and wind-cut fil­ter. Stereo au­dio in­put pro­vided. Clip du­ra­tion limited to 29 min­utes and 59 sec­onds, but a new file is au­to­mat­i­cally started when the 4.0 GB file size limit is reached. Video Features: Ze­bra pat­tern (two types), ‘4K Live Crop­ping’ record­ing, stop-mo­tion an­i­ma­tion, si­lenc­ing func­tion, five-axis im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion, auto flicker de­tec­tion, un­com­pressed 4K/2K video stream­ing via the HDMI con­nec­tion. Record­ing Me­dia: Sin­gle slot for SD, SDHC and SDXC mem­ory cards (with UHS-I, UHS-II and UHS Speed Class 3 sup­port). Con­tin­u­ous Shoot­ing: Up to 100 JPEG/large/ fine frames at up to 9.0 fps or up to 39 RAW frames. Up to 6.0 fps with con­tin­u­ous AF ad­just­ment. Mid­dle speed mode at 6.0 fps and Low speed mode at 2.0 fps. Up to 40 fps with sen­sor shut­ter, but at 4.0 MP res­o­lu­tion and limited to 120 frames. White Bal­ance: TTL mea­sure­ment. Auto mode, five pre­sets and four cus­tom set­tings. White bal­ance com­pen­sa­tion (am­ber-to-blue and/or green-to-ma­genta) in all pre­sets, and white bal­ance auto brack­et­ing. Man­ual colour tem­per­a­ture set­ting from 2500 to 10,000 degrees Kelvin. In­ter­faces: Multi-con­nec­tor (USB 2.0 Mi­cro-B and NTSC/PAL composite video, mi­cro HDMI (Type D) and 3.5 mm stereo au­dio in­put. Ad­di­tional Dig­i­tal Features: Sen­sor-based five-axis im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion (in Dual IS op­er­ates along with lens-based op­ti­cal sta­bilis­ers), sen­sor clean­ing, ‘Touch­pad’ AF zone se­lec­tion, ‘4K Photo’ modes (Pre-Burst, Burst and Burst Start/Stop), ‘Light Composite’ mode, ‘Post Fo­cus’ func­tion, elec­tronic level dis­play, grid guides (choice of three), dig­i­tal zoom (up to 4.0x), Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spa­ces, six ‘Photo Style’ pre­sets (Stan­dard, Vivid, Nat­u­ral, Scenery, Por­trait and Mono­chrome), one user-de­fined ‘Photo Style’, in-cam­era ad­just­ment of ‘Photo Style’ pa­ram­e­ters (con­trast, sharp­ness, colour sat­u­ra­tion and noise re­duc­tion), 22 ‘Cre­ative Con­trol’ ef­fects as shoot­ing modes or fil­ter set­tings (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 Colour and Sun­shine), auto brack­et­ing func­tions (ex­po­sure, aper­ture, fo­cus – up to 999 frames – and white bal­ance), ‘De­fo­cus Con­trol’ func­tion (with iAuto and Cre­ative Con­trol only), ‘In­tel­li­gent Dy­namic’ pro­cess­ing (Off, Low, Stan­dard, High, Auto), ‘High­light/ Shadow’ con­trol (four pre­sets, three cus­tom set­tings), HDR multi-shot cap­ture (Auto, +/-1.0 to 3.0 EV with auto align), ‘In­tel­li­gent HDR’, ‘iHand­held Night­shot’ multi-shot cap­ture, panorama shoot­ing (Stan­dard/Wide; up/down or left/right), ‘In­tel­li­gent Res­o­lu­tion’ pro­cess­ing (Off, Low, Stan­dard, High, Ex­tended), in­ter­val­ome­ter (up to 9999 frames), mul­ti­ple ex­po­sure fa­cil­ity (with over­lay and auto ex­po­sure ad­just­ment), lens corrections (Shad­ing Com­pen­sa­tion and Dif­frac­tion Com­pen­sa­tion), long ex­po­sure noise re­duc­tion (On/Off), lu­mi­nance/RGB his­togram dis­plays, high­light alert, ad­justable im­age dis­play time, auto im­age ro­ta­tion, slide show (with vari­able dis­play times and back­ground mu­sic), play­back zoom (up to 16x), 12 or 30 thumb­nail dis­plays, thumb­nail cal­en­dar dis­play, in-cam­era edit­ing (RAW-to-JPEG pro­cess­ing, ‘4K Photo’ bulk sav­ing, Light Com­po­si­tion, ti­tle edit, text stamp, video di­vide, re­size, crop­ping, ro­tate, favourite, pro­tect, face recog­ni­tion edit), ‘Clear Re­touch’ tool, built-in WiFi with QR code con­nec­tiv­ity, DPOF and Pic­tBridge sup­port. Power: One 7.2 volt/1200 mAh recharge­able lithium-ion bat­tery pack (DMW-BLC12E type). Op­tional DMW-BGG1 bat­tery grip ac­cepts an ad­di­tional bat­tery pack (which is supplied). Di­men­sions (WxHxD): body only = 128.4x89.0x74.3 mm. Weight: 453 grams body only (with­out bat­tery or mem­ory card). Price: $1399 body only. $1499 with Lu­mix G Vario 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS im­age sta­bilised zoom. $1699 with Lu­mix G Vario 12-60mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH Power OIS im­age sta­bilised lens. Distrib­u­tor: Pana­sonic Aus­tralia, tele­phone 132 600 or visit www.pana­sonic.com.au

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