• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GX850 advantages over Canon EOS M100

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.3 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.5 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS M100 advantages over Panasonic GX850

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 295 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/50 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.11 vs 0.23 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GM5

Panasonic GX850
Panasonic GM5
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M100
Panasonic GM5
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Panasonic GX850
Panasonic GF7
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Canon EOS M100
Panasonic GF7
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Panasonic GX850
Canon EOS M3
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M3
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $596
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Panasonic GX850
Canon EOS M10
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M100
Canon EOS M10
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to YI M1

Panasonic GX850
YI M1
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
  • $379
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon EOS M100
YI M1
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $379
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
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