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Panasonic Lumix GX850 (GF9) Mirrorless Camera Announced

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Panasonic has announced the Lumix GX850 mirrorless camera at the CES 2017 event. We are happy to see an ultra-compact Micro Four Thirds camera just like the GM-series. The MILC also named as GX800 and GF9 in some markets.

The Lumix GX850 features a 16MP Four Thirds image sensor with no low-pass filter.  It has the Panasonic’s latest Venus Engine and Depth from Defocus autofocus system along with UHD 4K video

The Panasonic LUMIX GX850 offers a newly integrated 4K PHOTO and 4K Video all in a sleek, stylish compact body. The MFT camera records smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840×2160 resolution at 30p/25p(50Hz Area) or 24p in MP4.

The GX850 will be available in black or silver options this February. It will be marketed with the collapsable 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 lens for a price of $549.

Check the camera stores for availability
Panasonic GX850 $549 Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Panasonic Lumix GX850 (GF9) Mirrorless Camera Announced

Panasonic unveils the LUMIX GX850 : A sleek and stylish camera

Panasonic Lumix GX850 (GF9) Mirrorless Camera Announced

The compact and stylish device has a 3″ touchscreen LCD can flip upward by 180 degrees. This makes the camera’s face and ‘buddy’ shutter features make selfies easy. It has a built-in flash but lacks the electronic viewfinder.

The Contrast AF System features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at a maximum of 240 fps, resulting in ultra-fast auto focusing of approx. 0.07 sec.

The Lumix GX850 is capable of burst shooting at 5.8 fps with single AF and 5 fps with continuous. Battery life is rated at a lowly 210 shots per charge.

Key Features

  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 180° Tilt Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K Video Recording at 30/24 fps
  • 49-Point DFD AF System, 4K Photo Modes
  • ISO 25600 and 10 fps Shooting with AF-S
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Built-In Flash; microSD Card Slot
  • 22 Creative Filters; Auto Shutter Modes
  • Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens