• 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 G85 advantages over Canon EOS M50

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.6 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 36 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    50 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Panasonic G85

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $599 vs $898
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Newer
    7 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    484g vs 728g
    Lighter weight
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 347k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

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  • 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 G7

Panasonic G85
Panasonic G7
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Canon EOS M50
Panasonic G7
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Panasonic G85
Canon EOS M5
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M5
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon EOS M50
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic G9

Panasonic G85
Panasonic G9
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon EOS M50
Panasonic G9
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Panasonic G85
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M50
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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