• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-A3 advantages over Panasonic G85

  • Less expensive
    $499 vs $798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    534g vs 728g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic G85 advantages over Fujifilm X-A3

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 76 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.20 vs 0.37 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • 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
    9.4 fps vs 5.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.6 fps vs 5.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    50 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

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
  • 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 HDMI output 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

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

  • 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 Panasonic GH4

Fujifilm X-A3
Panasonic GH4
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Panasonic G85
Panasonic GH4
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • NFC
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Panasonic G7

Fujifilm X-A3
Panasonic G7
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G85
Panasonic G7
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony A6300

Fujifilm X-A3
Sony A6300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic G85
Sony A6300
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Fujifilm X-A3
Canon EOS M6
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Panasonic G85
Canon EOS M6
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic G85
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
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