• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 130.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Olympus XZ-10 advantages over Panasonic GX85

  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic GX85 advantages over Olympus XZ-10

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 1.55 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 290 vs 240 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.5 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 200 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent build-quality; Good ergonomics for its size; Built-in 5-axis Dual IS, Built-in EVF; Tilting LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Excellent 4K video quality; Fast autofocus and burst modes; Generous buffers; Tons of advanced features; Built-in Wi-Fi.

  • EVF could be better; Sluggish RAW and RAW+JPEG buffer clearing; No external mic and headphone jacks; Slow x-sync speed; Mediocre battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Olympus XZ-10
Fujifilm XF1
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $360
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic GX85
Fujifilm XF1
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $360
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Olympus XZ-10
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GX85
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $480
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Olympus XZ-10
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GX85
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Olympus XZ-10
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Olympus XZ-10
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync
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