• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GX7 advantages over Panasonic G85

  • Less expensive
    $648 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    54 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    532g vs 728g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.7 fps vs 9.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Panasonic G85 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    13 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.6 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    50 vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart device

  • Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

  • Very good image quality; Very good high ISO performance and dynamic range; Fast and accurate autofocus; Excellent 4K video recording quality and features.

  • OLPF-less sensor is prone to moiré; Electronic viewfinder struggles in low light; Continuous autofocus is limited to 6fps shooting; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $683
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M5
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $683
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $524
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M10
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $524
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Panasonic G7

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G7
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G85
Panasonic G7
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1799
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1799
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO
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