• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GX85 advantages over Olympus E-M10 IV

  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Olympus E-M10 IV advantages over Panasonic GX85

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 64 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    15 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • 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 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • 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
Olympus E-M10 IV
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $666
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $349
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus E-M10 IV
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $666
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $349
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync
Olympus E-M10 IV
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $666
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $549
  • 4/3

Compared to Olympus E-M5 III

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
Olympus E-M10 IV
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $666
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Panasonic G100

Panasonic GX85
Panasonic G100
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $623
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Olympus E-M10 IV
Panasonic G100
  • $666
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $623
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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