Panasonic has introduced its Lumix DMC-G85 (G80 in some regions) mirrorless ILC, which is the follow-up to the SLR-style Panasonic G7. Both use 16MP Four Thirds sensors, but like its sibling the rangefinder-style GX85, has no anti-aliasing filter.
Other improvements come in the form of weather/dust-sealing, an updated electronic viewfinder with increased magnification (0.74x vs 0.7x on the G7), memory card door on the side of the camera (rather than the bottom), updated Dual IS 2 5-axis image stabilization system and the addition of an in-camera focus stacking mode.
Like its predecessor, the G85 can shoot 4K video and stills, has a fully-articulating touch LCD, Wi-Fi, dual control dials, plenty of customizable buttons, and Panasonic's Depth from Defocus AF.
In particular, the redesigned shutter mechanism is a big deal. We found a lot to like about the Panasonic G7, but shutter shock proved to be an issue for it, due in large part to the spring-loaded shutter design and lightweight plastic body. With the G85, the use of an electromagnetic shutter should go a long way to cutting down on vibration, and its new magnesium front plate should further dampens shutter vibrations and sounds.
The Panasonic G85 will be available in the US for $899 body only and $999 with 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. kit lens.