Panasonic GX85 Image Quality Comparison: Going up against the A6000, X-T10, E-M10 II and more!
posted Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:04 PM EST
The Panasonic GX85 has been a popular camera on our site since it was announced in April of this year. Coming in at a lower price point and a smaller size than the higher-end GX8, this model enters the playing field of cameras like the Fuji X-T10 and the Olympus E-M10 II -- bodies that offer a lot of the features from their higher-end brethren but in smaller and less expensive form factors.
Of course, our readership tends to place image quality at or near the top of the priority chain, so we're pleased to bring you our Panasonic GX85 Image Quality Comparison analysis, where we take an in-depth look side-by-side against the predecessor and the current competition using our laboratory Still Life test target images at various ISOs.
This is followed by our signature Print Quality Analysis, where we make real prints of our target in order to let you know how large you can expect good quality prints across the available ISO spectrum. For you fans of printing out there, as we are here, this gives you a good idea of where to cap your ISO while in the field, depending on the print sizes you're aiming to achieve without apparent noise or processing artifacts. Handy information!
To whet your appetite, here's an excerpt from our image quality tables pitting the GX85 against the Sony A6000 at ISO 1600.