Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85

Portability
89
Imaging
36
Features
29
Overall
33
Kodak EasyShare Z950 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 front
Portability
83
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85 Key Specs

Kodak Z950
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-350mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 243g - 110 x 67 x 36mm
  • Revealed June 2010
Panasonic GX85
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 426g - 122 x 71 x 44mm
  • Introduced April 2016
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II
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Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85 Overview

Lets take a more detailed look at the Kodak Z950 and Panasonic GX85, one being a Small Sensor Compact and the latter is a Advanced Mirrorless by rivals Kodak and Panasonic. There is a crucial difference among the resolutions of the Z950 (12MP) and GX85 (16MP) and the Z950 (1/2.3") and GX85 (Four Thirds) have totally different sensor measurements.

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The Z950 was unveiled 6 years prior to the GX85 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Kodak Z950 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic GX85 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving straight to a detailed comparison, here is a concise overview of how the Z950 scores against the GX85 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Kodak Z950 over the Panasonic GX85

 Z950 GX85 

Reasons to pick Panasonic GX85 over the Kodak Z950

 GX85 Z950 
IntroducedApril 2016June 2010More recent by 70 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1040k230kSharper screen (+810k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Kodak Z950 and Panasonic GX85

 Z950 GX85 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurements
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to lug around your camera, you will have to factor in its weight and size. The Kodak Z950 offers exterior dimensions of 110mm x 67mm x 36mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4") along with a weight of 243 grams (0.54 lbs) whilst the Panasonic GX85 has specifications of 122mm x 71mm x 44mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.7") and a weight of 426 grams (0.94 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the Z950 against the GX85.

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the Z950 and GX85 is 89 and 83 respectively.

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85 top view buttons comparison

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to visualise the gap in sensor measurements just by going through specifications. The graphic underneath may give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the Z950 and GX85.

To sum up, both the cameras provide different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The Z950 having a smaller sensor will make getting shallow DOF more difficult and the Panasonic GX85 will provide more detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs more aggressively. The older Z950 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85 sensor size comparison

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85 Screen and ViewFinder

Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Kodak Z950 Portrait photography info
Panasonic GX85 Portrait photography info
29
focusing manually
can't use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
73
has manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
includes face detection focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Kodak Z950 Street photography information
Panasonic GX85 Street photography information
52
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (243 grams)
83
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
supports touch focus
great high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Kodak Z950 Sports photography features
Panasonic GX85 Sports photography features
28
has image stabilization (Optical)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,250s)
low MP (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
63
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
includes tracking autofocus
terrible battery life (290 CIPA)
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Kodak Z950 Travel photography factors
Panasonic GX85 Travel photography factors
52
built-in flash
long reach (350mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (243 grams)
low MP (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
68
supports touch focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
terrible battery life (290 CIPA)
does not offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Kodak Z950 Landscape photography details
Panasonic GX85 Landscape photography details
38
focusing manually
screen size is good (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
no Timelapse function
75
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
does not have anti aliasing filter
great high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
terrible battery life (290 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Kodak Z950 Vlogging info
Panasonic GX85 Vlogging info
24
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone socket
more heavy than competition in class (243g)
35
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detection focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does not offer selfie friendly display
missing external microphone support
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Kodak Z950 vs Panasonic GX85 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Kodak Z950 and Panasonic GX85
 Kodak EasyShare Z950Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
General Information
Make Kodak Panasonic
Model Kodak EasyShare Z950 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
Otherwise known as - Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II
Class Small Sensor Compact Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed 2010-06-16 2016-04-05
Physical type Compact Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4592 x 3448
Maximum native ISO 1600 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO 3200 -
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW pictures
Min enhanced ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 49
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens focal range 35-350mm (10.0x) -
Maximum aperture f/3.5-4.8 -
Macro focus distance 6cm -
Amount of lenses - 107
Crop factor 5.9 2.1
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,764k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 1/8s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/1250s 1/4000s
Fastest quiet shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shutter rate - 8.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.40 m 6.00 m (at ISO 200)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 3840x2160
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 243 gr (0.54 lbs) 426 gr (0.94 lbs)
Physical dimensions 110 x 67 x 36mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4") 122 x 71 x 44mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 71
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.9
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.6
DXO Low light score not tested 662
Other
Battery life - 290 images
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery model KLIC-7003 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots 1 1
Cost at release $250 $800