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Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Panasonic GX85

The Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (labelled Panasonic GX80 in some countries) are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in September 2018 and April 2016. Both the GFX 50R and the GX85 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on a medium format (GFX 50R) and a Four Thirds (GX85) sensor. The Fujifilm has a resolution of 51.1 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 15.8 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm GFX 50R   VS Panasonic GX85
Fujifilm GFX 50R Panasonic GX85
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Fujifilm G mount lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
51.1 MP, Medium Format Sensor 15.8 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
1080/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-12800 (50-102400) ISO 200-25600
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2765k dots)
3.2" LCD, 2360k dots 3.0" LCD, 1040k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
3 shutter flaps per second 8 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyNot weather sealed
400 shots per battery charge290 shots per battery charge
161 x 97 x 66 mm, 775 g 122 x 71 x 44 mm, 426 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Panasonic GX85. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The GX85 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the GFX 50R is only available in black.

Size Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Panasonic GX85
Compare GFX 50R versus GX85 top
Comparison GFX 50R or GX85 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic GX85 is considerably smaller (45 percent) than the Fujifilm GFX 50R. Moreover, the GX85 is substantially lighter (45 percent) than the GFX 50R. It is worth mentioning in this context that the GFX 50R is splash and dust resistant, while the GX85 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the GFX 50R gets 400 shots out of its NP-T125 battery, while the GX85 can take 290 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLG10 power pack.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, just click on the right or left arrow next to the camera that you would like to inspect. Alternatively, you can also use the CAM-parator to select your camera combination among a larger number of options.

Camera Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
(CIPA)
Weather
Sealing
(yes/no)
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R» 6.3 in 3.8 in 2.6 in 27.3 oz 400 Y Sep 2018 4,499 iFujifilm GFX 50R
 
Panasonic GX85« 4.8 in 2.8 in 1.7 in 15.0 oz 290 n Apr 2016 799 iPanasonic GX85
 
Canon 6D Mark II« » 5.7 in 4.4 in 3.0 in 27.0 oz 1200 Y Jun 2017 1,999 iCanon 6D Mark II
 
Canon 5DS« » 6.0 in 4.6 in 3.0 in 32.8 oz 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 iCanon 5DS
 
Canon 5DS R« » 6.0 in 4.6 in 3.0 in 32.8 oz 700 Y Feb 2015 3,699 iCanon 5DS R
 
Fujifilm GFX 100« » 6.1 in 5.7 in 3.0 in 46.6 oz 800 Y May 2019 9,999 iFujifilm GFX 100
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S« » 5.8 in 3.7 in 3.6 in 26.1 oz 400 Y Sep 2016 6,499 iFujifilm GFX 50S
 
Hasselblad X1D II« » 5.8 in 3.8 in 2.8 in 27.0 oz .. Y Jun 2019 5,750 iHasselblad X1D II
 
Hasselblad X1D« » 5.9 in 3.9 in 2.8 in 25.6 oz .. Y Jun 2016 8,995iHasselblad X1D
 
Leica Q2« » 5.1 in 3.1 in 3.6 in 25.3 oz 370 Y Mar 2019 4,995 iLeica Q2
 
Leica M-E Typ 240« » 5.5 in 3.1 in 1.7 in 24.0 oz .. Y Jun 2019 3,999 iLeica M-E Typ 240
 
Nikon D7500« » 5.4 in 4.1 in 2.9 in 25.4 oz 950 Y Apr 2017 1,299 iNikon D7500
 
Olympus E-M10 II« » 4.7 in 3.3 in 1.9 in 13.8 oz 320 n Aug 2015 649iOlympus E-M10 II
 
Panasonic GX9« » 4.9 in 2.8 in 1.9 in 14.4 oz 260 n Feb 2018 849 iPanasonic GX9
 
Panasonic G85« » 5.0 in 3.5 in 2.9 in 17.8 oz 330 Y Sep 2016 899iPanasonic G85
 
Panasonic GX7« » 4.8 in 2.8 in 2.2 in 14.2 oz 350 n Aug 2013 999iPanasonic GX7
 
Panasonic GH2« » 4.9 in 3.5 in 3.0 in 15.6 oz 330 n Sep 2010 899iPanasonic GH2
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The GX85 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 82 percent) than the GFX 50R, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

 

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Fujifilm GFX 50R features a medium format sensor and the Panasonic GX85 a Four Thirds sensor. The sensor area in the GX85 is 85 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 0.79 and 2.0. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Fujifilm GFX 50R and Panasonic GX85 sensor measures

With 51.1MP, the GFX 50R offers a higher resolution than the GX85 (15.8MP), but the GFX 50R nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.33μm versus 3.77μm for the GX85) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the GFX 50R is a much more recent model (by 2 years and 5 months) than the GX85, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Fujifilm GFX 50R implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the GFX 50R for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 41.3 x 31 inch or 104.9 x 78.6 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 33 x 24.8 inch or 83.9 x 62.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 27.5 x 20.6 inch or 69.9 x 52.4 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic GX85 are 23 x 17.2 inch or 58.3 x 43.8 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 13.8 inch or 46.7 x 35 cm for very good quality, and 15.3 x 11.5 inch or 38.9 x 29.2 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Fujifilm GFX 50R has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

GFX 50R versus GX85 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p........Fujifilm GFX 50R
 
Panasonic GX85 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p22.912.666271Panasonic GX85
 
Canon 6D Mark II Full Frame 26.0 6240 41601080/60p24.411.9286285Canon 6D Mark II
 
Canon 5DS Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.712.4238187Canon 5DS
 
Canon 5DS R Full Frame 50.3 8688 57921080/30p24.612.4230886Canon 5DS R
 
Fujifilm GFX 100 Medium Format 101.8 11648 87364K/30p........Fujifilm GFX 100
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p........Fujifilm GFX 50S
 
Hasselblad X1D II Medium Format 51.3 8272 6200none........Hasselblad X1D II
 
Hasselblad X1D Medium Format 51.3 8272 62001080/25p26.214.84489102Hasselblad X1D
 
Leica Q2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/30p26.413.5249196Leica Q2
 
Leica M-E Typ 240 Full Frame 23.7 5952 39761080/25p........Leica M-E Typ 240
 
Nikon D7500 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p24.314.0148386Nikon D7500
 
Olympus E-M10 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.112.584273Olympus E-M10 II
 
Panasonic GX9 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........Panasonic GX9
 
Panasonic G85 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p22.812.565671Panasonic G85
 
Panasonic GX7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.612.271870Panasonic GX7
 
Panasonic GH2 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60i21.211.365560Panasonic GH2

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the GX85 provides a better video resolution than the GFX 50R. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the Fujifilm is limited to 1080/30p.

 

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the GFX 50R offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the GX85 (3690k vs 2765k dots). The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Fujifilm GFX 50R, the Panasonic GX85, and comparable cameras.

Core Features
  Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
'000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
('000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R3690 n 3.2 2360 tilting Y 1/4000s 3.0 n n Fujifilm GFX 50R
 
Panasonic GX852765 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y Panasonic GX85
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5 n n Canon 6D Mark II
 
Canon 5DSoptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n Canon 5DS
 
Canon 5DS Roptical Y 3.2 1040 fixed n 1/8000s 5.0 n n Canon 5DS R
 
Fujifilm GFX 100optional Y 3.2 2360 tilting Y 1/4000s 5.0 n Y Fujifilm GFX 100
 
Fujifilm GFX 50Soptional Y 3.2 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 3.0 n n Fujifilm GFX 50S
 
Hasselblad X1D II3690 n 3.6 2360 fixed Y 1/2000s 2.7 n n Hasselblad X1D II
 
Hasselblad X1D2360 n 3.0 920 fixed Y 1/2000s 2.3 n n Hasselblad X1D
 
Leica Q23680 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 20.0 n Y Leica Q2
 
Leica M-E Typ 240optical n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n n Leica M-E Typ 240
 
Nikon D7500optical Y 3.2 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 8.0 Y n Nikon D7500
 
Olympus E-M10 II2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y Olympus E-M10 II
 
Panasonic GX92760 n 3.0 1240 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y Panasonic GX9
 
Panasonic G852360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y Panasonic G85
 
Panasonic GX72760 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y Panasonic GX7
 
Panasonic GH21534 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n Panasonic GH2

One feature that differentiates the GX85 and the GFX 50R is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The GX85 reduces the risk of handshake-induced blur with all attached lenses, while the GFX 50R has to rely on optical image stabilization in OIS-equipped lenses to achieve the same effect.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, both cameras under consideration feature an electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Panasonic GX85 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the GFX 50R and the GX85 write their files to SDXC cards. The GFX 50R features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the GX85 only has one slot. The GFX 50R supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the GX85 can use UHS-I cards.

 

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm GFX 50R and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

Input-Output Connections
  Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm GFX 50RYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y-YFujifilm GFX 50R
 
Panasonic GX85Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--Panasonic GX85
 
Canon 6D Mark IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYYCanon 6D Mark II
 
Canon 5DSYmonomonoY-mini3.0---Canon 5DS
 
Canon 5DS RYmonomonoY-mini3.0---Canon 5DS R
 
Fujifilm GFX 100YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-YFujifilm GFX 100
 
Fujifilm GFX 50SYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y--Fujifilm GFX 50S
 
Hasselblad X1D IIYstereomonoYYnone3.0Y--Hasselblad X1D II
 
Hasselblad X1DYstereomonoYYmini3.0Y--Hasselblad X1D
 
Leica Q2Ystereomono--nonenoneY-YLeica Q2
 
Leica M-E Typ 240Ymononone--none2.0---Leica M-E Typ 240
 
Nikon D7500YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y-YNikon D7500
 
Olympus E-M10 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y--Olympus E-M10 II
 
Panasonic GX9Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-YPanasonic GX9
 
Panasonic G85YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--Panasonic G85
 
Panasonic GX7Ystereomono--mini2.0YY-Panasonic GX7
 
Panasonic GH2YstereomonoY-mini2.0---Panasonic GH2

It is notable that the GFX 50R has a microphone port, which is missing on the GX85. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Fujifilm GFX 50R (unlike the GX85) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the GFX 50R and the GX85 are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The GX85 replaced the earlier Panasonic GX7, while the GFX 50R does not have a direct predecessor. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Fujifilm and Panasonic websites.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Fujifilm GFX 50R better than the Panasonic GX85 or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Reasons to prefer the Fujifilm GFX 50R:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (51.1 vs 15.8MP) with a 80% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3690k vs 2765k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.77x vs 0.70x).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2360k vs 1040k dots).
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (400 versus 290) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.0 vs 2.0).
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 5 months of technical progress since the GX85 launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85:

  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (122x71mm vs 161x97mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 349g or 45 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (82 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in April 2016).

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the GFX 50R is the clear winner of the match-up (19 : 8 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

GFX 50R 19:08 GX85

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Panasonic GX85 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the GFX 50R and the GX85 in practical situations. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, and photographyblog). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

Review Scores
  Camera
Model
cam
era
  labs  
dp
re
  view  
e
photo
  zine  
ima
ging
resource
photo
graphy
  blog  
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R..84/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Sep 2018 4,499 iFujifilm GFX 50R
 
Panasonic GX85+ +82/1005/54.5/55/5 Apr 2016 799 iPanasonic GX85
 
Canon 6D Mark II+80/1004.5/54/54/5 Jun 2017 1,999 iCanon 6D Mark II
 
Canon 5DS+83/1004.5/55/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 iCanon 5DS
 
Canon 5DS R+83/1005/55/54.5/5 Feb 2015 3,699 iCanon 5DS R
 
Fujifilm GFX 100+ +90/1005/54.5/54.5/5 May 2019 9,999 iFujifilm GFX 100
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S..85/1005/55/54.5/5 Sep 2016 6,499 iFujifilm GFX 50S
 
Hasselblad X1D II....4/5.... Jun 2019 5,750 iHasselblad X1D II
 
Hasselblad X1Do81/100....4/5 Jun 2016 8,995iHasselblad X1D
 
Leica Q2..84/1004.5/5..4/5 Mar 2019 4,995 iLeica Q2
 
Leica M-E Typ 240.......... Jun 2019 3,999 iLeica M-E Typ 240
 
Nikon D7500+ +86/1005/54.5/54.5/5 Apr 2017 1,299 iNikon D7500
 
Olympus E-M10 II+ +80/1005/55/55/5 Aug 2015 649iOlympus E-M10 II
 
Panasonic GX9+84/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 849 iPanasonic GX9
 
Panasonic G85+ +84/1005/54.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 899iPanasonic G85
 
Panasonic GX7+79/1005/54.5/55/5 Aug 2013 999iPanasonic GX7
 
Panasonic GH2+ +79/1004.5/54.5/55/5 Sep 2010 899iPanasonic GH2
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Panasonic GX85

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Fujifilm GFX 50R Panasonic GX85
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm G mount lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date September 2018 April 2016
    Launch Price USD 4499 USD 799
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm GFX 50R Panasonic GX85
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Medium Format Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 44.0 x 33.0 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 1452 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 55 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 0.79x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 51.1 Megapixels 15.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 8256 x 6192 pixels 4592 x 3448 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.33 μm 3.77 μm
    Pixel Density 3.52 MP/cm2 7.04 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100-12800 ISO 200-25600 ISO
    ISO Boost 50-102400 ISO 100-25600 ISO
    Image Processor X Processor Pro Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 71
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 22.9
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 12.6
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 662
    Screen Specs Fujifilm GFX 50R Panasonic GX85
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.77x 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots 2765k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2 inch 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 2360k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm GFX 50R Panasonic GX85
    Autofocus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000/s 1/4000/s
    Continuous Shooting 3 shutter flaps/s 8 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support Dual UHS-II UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm GFX 50R Panasonic GX85
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 3.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Fujifilm GFX 50R Panasonic GX85
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyNot weather sealed
    Battery Type NP-T125 DMW-BLG10
    Battery Life (CIPA)400 shots per charge290 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 161 x 97 x 66 mm
    (6.3 x 3.8 x 2.6 in)
    122 x 71 x 44 mm
    (4.8 x 2.8 x 1.7 in)
    Camera Weight 775 g (27.3 oz) 426 g (15.0 oz)

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