• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic GX850 advantages over Fujifilm X-T30

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $449 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 46 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    114 vs 28 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-T30 advantages over Panasonic GX850

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer video battery life
    45 vs 20 minutes
    Capture more video
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/180 vs 1/50 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.06 vs 0.23 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    26.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
    20.0 fps vs 9.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 9.5 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Impressive image quality; Sleek design; 4K video recording; Good overall performance; Tilting touchscreen; Enjoyable user experience.

  • No EVF; No hot shoe, Short 4K clip limit; MicroSD card slot, Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GM5

Panasonic GX850
Panasonic GM5
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X-T30
Panasonic GM5
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Panasonic GX850
Panasonic GF7
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm X-T30
Panasonic GF7
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Thinner

Compared to YI M1

Panasonic GX850
YI M1
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
  • $350
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Fujifilm X-T30
YI M1
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $350
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6100

Panasonic GX850
Sony A6100
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-T30
Sony A6100
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
  • Longer exposure
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-A7

Panasonic GX850
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T30
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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