In September at the 2016 PHOTOKINA, Panasonic announced 4 new 4K capable cameras, the compact DMC-LX10, the Hybrid Bridge camera FZ2500, the GX85, a DSLR look alike system camera and a mock up, not yet completed, super duper, advance system camera the GH5.
My interest was with the DMC-G85 which inherited the same 16 MP, AA filterless sensor of the more compact GX85 which I reviewed and love. As a matter of fact, I almost bought a GX85 until I found out what the G85 have and the GX85 do not!
I was trying to get the G85 from Panasonic New Zealand for a review, there was a nearly two months delay because someone else was having the camera. Also, some oversea reviewers discovered there was a "jitter" or "jump" during video filming.
Panasonic have to come out with a new firmware update to fix that jitter problem and again that delayed the reviewing a bit.
Apart from being bigger, the G85 have more dials and buttons than the GX85.
However, the most important difference that G85 got and GX85 do not are...
*The new Panasonic 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS lens.
* I.S. DUAL 2 image stabiliser.
* Weather tight and dust proof seals.
* Full Tilt Swivel Screen.
* Much quieter shutter.