• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 17.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic GX85 advantages over Panasonic LX100 II

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $898*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 2.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    43 mm vs 64 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 109 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic LX100 II advantages over Panasonic GX85

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    5 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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 Panasonic LX100

Panasonic GX85
Panasonic LX100
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • NFC
  • Higher max flash sync
Panasonic LX100 II
Panasonic LX100
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Panasonic GX85
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $895
  • 4/3
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Panasonic LX100 II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $895
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic LX100 II
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $432
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus E-PL8

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-PL8
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic LX100 II
Olympus E-PL8
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Panasonic GX85
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Higher max flash sync
Panasonic LX100 II
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
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