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

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Differences

Panasonic G85 advantages over Olympus E-PL10

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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

Olympus E-PL10 advantages over Panasonic G85

  • Less expensive
    $549* vs $798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    15 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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 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

User reviews

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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 Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO
Olympus E-PL10
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Panasonic G85
Panasonic GH5
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Higher effective ISO
Olympus E-PL10
Panasonic GH5
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Olympus E-PL9

Panasonic G85
Olympus E-PL9
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Olympus E-PL10
Olympus E-PL9
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Newer
  • $549
  • 4/3

Compared to Panasonic G95

Panasonic G85
Panasonic G95
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
Olympus E-PL10
Panasonic G95
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus E-M10 IV

Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M10 IV
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Thinner
Olympus E-PL10
Olympus E-M10 IV
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
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