We recently reviewed the Panasonic Lumix G85, and while it scored a Gold Award, eagle-eyed readers noticed a ‘stickiness’ in panning video clips when mechanical image stabilization was turned on. You can see an example in our video above.
Last week we reached out to Panasonic representatives regarding the issue, and today we received the following official statement:
“Less than a week ago, Panasonic became aware of some reports that the G85’s image stabilization wasn’t delivering the same level of smooth performance that the GX85 is while slow panning in video mode. Panasonic is working to solve the issue with a firmware update as soon as we can. Panasonic appreciates all the valuable feedback and always focuses on meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations.”
We’re told the update should be available as soon as next week, which is very encouraging. I’d like to personally thank our readers for being so quick to notice the panning problem. It’s because of you this issue was so rapidly addressed by Panasonic.