Sensor resolution is obtained by multiplying the sensor size by the number of effective megapixels. Although it is just slightly greater than the highest picture resolution, which is often indicated on camera specs, it is still a significant improvement. The sensor resolution is utilized in the calculation of pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density. We’re going to break it down into three steps for the purpose of simplicity. The Panasonic Lumix G85 is a wonderful choice if you are more concerned with improving your strobe lighting, studio work, or producing exceptional video footage.
There are additional solutions available that are particularly built for video recording. For example, the Cine-Like V and Cine-Like D profiles are offered, which provide a bit greater dynamic range and nuanced colors than the Cine-Like V and D profiles. (Please keep in mind that these are not a LOG profile.) Unfortunately, the GX85 does not have these Cine-like characteristics. With the electronic shutter, they can capture images at a pace of 40 frames per second in JPG format with a 3MP resolution as well.
A grip attachment for the GX85, on the other hand, may be purchased to marginally enhance the ergonomics of the device. There is still the problem of smaller buttons, therefore the accessory does not completely eliminate the shortcomings in this area. The GX85 has a significantly shorter battery life of 290 shots and does not have a battery grip, either built-in or third-party, which is a disappointment. Because the Micro Four Thirds lens mount and Four Thirds sized sensors on both the Panasonic G85 and Panasonic GX85 are the identical, lenses will not be a difference in terms of overall system size between the two cameras. But because this isn’t a comprehensive review of the GX85, but rather a comparison of the Lumix G85 and GX85, let’s move on to the G85 instead.
The G85 can shoot at a maximum speed of 9 frames per second in Single AF, which is somewhat quicker than the GX85’s maximum speed of 8 frames per second. In addition to the shooting mode and exposure dials, the G85 has a Drive dial located on the top of the camera body. The Drive settings on the GX85 may be accessed by a button on the arrow pad or, alternatively, using the Fn button on the keyboard. The second exposure dial of the G85 is likewise equipped with a Fn button, which is located in the center.
The greater the number of times you assign these characteristics to function buttons, the quicker you can generate results. The GX85 is somewhat smaller in size than the G85, however this comes at the expense of ergonomics and portability. When it comes to rangefinder bodies, like as the GX85, this is a regular problem.
The GX85 is equipped with field sequential technology, which might result in certain undesirable effects while shooting in direct sunshine. It’s useful, but it takes some getting accustomed to, if that makes any sense at all. The completely articulating screen makes it much simpler to capture images from strange angles, which is particularly useful in portrait mode, when the tilting screen is relatively limited. This looks to have been a first for Panasonic, and it appears to have gone really well. I’m going to briefly sort up the name confusion and then go through the primary differences between the two cameras in further detail.
Both the Panasonic G85 and Panasonic GX85 contain 16.0 MP resolution sensors that are four thirds the size of the Four Thirds format, hence sensor size and resolution are not distinguishing characteristics between these two cameras. The Panasonic GX85 has a single-axis tilting screen, which is mostly useful for filming from waist or above-the-head heights. The fully articulated screen included on the Panasonic G85 makes it more versatile and handy, particularly while shooting Selfie photos or recording video, as well as for other tasks. If you want to go out and about with your equipment, such as for street photography, daily usage, or vacation photography, the Panasonic Lumix GX85 is an excellent choice.
The GX85 is equipped with four physical function buttons and five virtual function buttons. We feel that the G85 has a significant advantage over the GX85, which does not offer any kind of environmental sealing because of its weather sealed body. The following is a comparison of the rear view sizes of the Panasonic G85 and Panasonic GX85. Before we get into our more in-depth comparison of the Panasonic G85 and Panasonic GX85, let’s take a quick glance at the primary features of both cameras. It occurs to me from time to time if I should begin with this category, but the cameras in this category are not in a completely different price range.
If you plan to work in a studio, this might make a significant impact in your workflow process. However, and this is a significant point, the GX85 comes equipped with an in-camera USB charger, which is really useful while traveling. As a travel photographer, this is the one drawback of the GX85 that is significant to my workflow. While compared to the GX85, battery life is much poorer, which is critical when driving. Without going into the specifics of the EVF technologies, the G85 offers a more attractive OLED display that maintains a consistent high resolution.
Despite the fact that they both feature a display that is 3 inches in size and has the same resolution, the mounts for both are vastly different. Having a weight of 505g, the G85 is about 79g heavier than the GX85. Neither of these items is very hefty, but if you’re trekking with your camera all day or traveling with just one bag, those 80g tend to add up. Personally, I like the size of the GX85, but if you have big hands, the G85 may be a better match in terms of ergonomics for your needs. Because mirrorless cameras do not need the use of a mirror like traditional SLR cameras, they are smaller and more compact.
Despite the fact that there aren’t many variations in battery life, you may want to stick with the earlier model. You may take a picture right away and then pick the focus point later on in the photograph, if necessary. With its built-in microphone jack, you’ll be able to capture video with high-quality stereo sound and save it to your computer.