• 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 GX9

  • Less expensive
    $548 vs $798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 46 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    336g vs 660g
    Lighter weight

Panasonic GX9 advantages over Panasonic GX850

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Fast startup
    ~1.00 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
    70 vs 20 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 260 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 64 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/50 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    12 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.23 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    32 vs 17 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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.

  • Great image quality; Good high ISO performance for its class; Improved JPEG processing; Fast autofocus; Fast ~9fps burst mode.

  • Smallish field-sequential EVF; Below average battery life; No mic/headphone jacks; Noticeable crop on 4K video.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GM5

Panasonic GX850
Panasonic GM5
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
Panasonic GX9
Panasonic GM5
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Panasonic GX850
Panasonic GF7
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Panasonic GX9
Panasonic GF7
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic GX85

Panasonic GX850
Panasonic GX85
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX9
Panasonic GX85
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus E-PL8

Panasonic GX850
Olympus E-PL8
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer video battery life
Panasonic GX9
Olympus E-PL8
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Panasonic GX850
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $548
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX9
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $549
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
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