• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic GX85 advantages over Fujifilm X-T2

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $448 vs $1100
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Lighter weight
    498g vs 817g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 32 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    44 vs 26 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-T2 advantages over Panasonic GX85

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 64 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    13.7 fps vs 10.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    13.7 fps vs 10.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • 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
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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.

  • Excellent image quality from both JPEGs and RAW files; Superb high ISO performance; Very fast hybrid AF; Robust weather sealing; Dual UHS-II card slots; 4K video.

  • Precise manual focus is tricky with fly-by-wire focusing; Battery life is only decent; Video quality still not on par with competing cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1499
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
Fujifilm X-T2
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1499
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm X-T2
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-PL8

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-PL8
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $349
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Fujifilm X-T2
Olympus E-PL8
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $349
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-T20

Panasonic GX85
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync
Fujifilm X-T2
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
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