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

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Differences

Panasonic GX850 advantages over Panasonic G100

  • Less expensive
    $449 vs $698
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 54 mm
    Thinner

Panasonic G100 advantages over Panasonic GX850

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 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
  • More dots on screen
    1840k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
Panasonic G100
Panasonic GM5
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Panasonic GX850
Panasonic GF7
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Panasonic G100
Panasonic GF7
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to YI M1

Panasonic GX850
YI M1
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
  • $350
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic G100
YI M1
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $350
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Panasonic GX850
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $649
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $649
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus E-M5 III

Panasonic GX850
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
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