• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic GX85 advantages over Fujifilm X-A7

  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • 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
    10.5 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-A7 advantages over Panasonic GX85

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    920k 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
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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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 Olympus E-M5 II

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
Fujifilm X-A7
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-A7
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-PL8

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-PL8
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-A7
Olympus E-PL8
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Panasonic GX85
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-A7
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Newer
  • $474
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Sony A6100

Panasonic GX85
Sony A6100
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
Fujifilm X-A7
Sony A6100
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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