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

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Differences

Panasonic G85 advantages over Panasonic G100

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 64 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens

Panasonic G100 advantages over Panasonic G85

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    54 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    419g vs 728g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1840k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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 Panasonic G7

Panasonic G85
Panasonic G7
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Panasonic G100
Panasonic G7
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Thinner
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1366
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1366
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $582
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $582
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic G95

Panasonic G85
Panasonic G95
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
Panasonic G100
Panasonic G95
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus E-M5 III

Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1066
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1066
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
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