Panasonic GX850 Field Test: Compact MFT camera delivers great image quality and performance


posted Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 3:13 PM EDT


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Earlier this year, Panasonic unveiled the Panasonic GX850, a very compact Micro Four Thirds camera that is designed for new photographers who are perhaps buying their first dedicated interchangeable lens camera. However, don’t be fooled by its small size and low price point (it can be purchased with a lens for around $550), the GX850 is a capable camera. It was quite impressive during real world testing, as you can read in my just-published Panasonic GX850 Field Test.

The GX850 uses a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor, which eschews an optical low-pass filter, to great results. The camera captures sharp, detailed images across a wide range of ISOs. Alongside the impressive sensor is Panasonic’s Depth from Defocus autofocus technology, which proved to be very fast and accurate in the field. The GX850 can also capture 4K video, being one of the last Lumix cameras to gain this feature.

Panasonic Leica DG 100-400mm f/4-6.3 lens at 364mm (728mm eq.), f/8.0, 1/160s, ISO 200. This image has been modified.

To learn more about the Panasonic GX850 and how it performed in the real world, read our Panasonic GX850 Field Test.

Panasonic GX850 Field Test