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Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6

Portability
69
Imaging
55
Features
84
Overall
66
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 front
Portability
87
Imaging
52
Features
64
Overall
56

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6 Key Specs

Panasonic G85
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600 (Push to 25600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 505g - 128 x 89 x 74mm
  • Announced September 2016
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-G80
  • Replacement is Panasonic G95
Panasonic GF6
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Boost to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 323g - 111 x 65 x 38mm
  • Introduced April 2013
  • Older Model is Panasonic GF5
  • Renewed by Panasonic GF7
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Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6 Overview

Lets examine more closely at the Panasonic G85 versus Panasonic GF6, one being a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and they are both sold by Panasonic. The image resolution of the G85 (16MP) and the GF6 (16MP) is pretty similar and they enjoy the exact same sensor sizing (Four Thirds).

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The G85 was announced 3 years later than the GF6 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic G85 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic GF6 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief summary of how the G85 scores versus the GF6 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G85 over the Panasonic GF6

 G85 GF6 
IntroducedSeptember 2016April 2013Fresher by 42 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic GF6 over the Panasonic G85

 GF6 G85 

Common features in the Panasonic G85 and Panasonic GF6

 G85 GF6 
Focus manually Very exact focus
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Screen resolution1040k1040kSame screen resolution
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry your camera regularly, you will need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic G85 features outside dimensions of 128mm x 89mm x 74mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 2.9") and a weight of 505 grams (1.11 lbs) whilst the Panasonic GF6 has dimensions of 111mm x 65mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 323 grams (0.71 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you choose at that time. Following is the front view scale comparison of the G85 vs the GF6.

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the G85 and GF6 is 69 and 87 respectively.

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be hard to picture the contrast between sensor sizing just by going over technical specs. The visual below might offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the G85 and GF6.

As you have seen, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same resolution so you should expect similar quality of photographs but you should consider the release date of the products into consideration. The younger G85 provides an edge in sensor tech.

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6 sensor size comparison

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G85 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic GF6 as a Portrait photography camera
73
you can focus manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
features face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
64
focusing manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports face detection autofocus
supports RAW files
external flash not possible
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Street Comparison

Panasonic G85 Street photography factors
Panasonic GF6 Street photography factors
77
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
offers focus via touch
environment proofing
great high ISO (25,600)
77
screen tilts
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
supports focus via touch
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic G85
Sports photography with Panasonic GF6
65
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
features tracking focus
environment proofing
bad battery power (330 shots)
lacks phase detect autofocus
51
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports tracking autofocus
low frames per second (4.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic G85 Travel photography features
Panasonic GF6 Travel photography features
71
environment proofing
offers focus via touch
good resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
bad battery power (330 shots)
69
supports focus via touch
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse function
does not have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic G85 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic GF6 Landscape photography factors
74
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (16MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
great high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
environment proofing
bad battery power (330 per charge)
67
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
nice screen size (3 inches)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic G85
Vlogging with Panasonic GF6
78
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detect autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes microphone support
32
has touchscreen
supports face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not have a selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
doesn't have external mic support
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Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GF6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G85 and Panasonic GF6
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
Also referred to as Lumix DMC-G80 -
Category Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2016-09-19 2013-04-08
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4592 x 3448 4592 x 3448
Highest native ISO 25600 12800
Highest enhanced ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 160
RAW photos
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 49 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Number of lenses 107 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Tilting
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology - TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x -
Features
Min shutter speed 60s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter rate 9.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 6.20 m (at ISO 100) 6.30 m
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/160s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60i PsF/30p in NTSC models, 50i PsF/25p on PAL), 1280 x 720p (60i PsF/30p in NTSC models, 50i PsF/25p on PAL), 640 x 480 (30/25fps)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 505 grams (1.11 lb) 323 grams (0.71 lb)
Dimensions 128 x 89 x 74mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 2.9") 111 x 65 x 38mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 71 54
DXO Color Depth score 22.8 20.7
DXO Dynamic range score 12.5 10.6
DXO Low light score 656 622
Other
Battery life 330 photographs 340 photographs
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs x 3 shots) Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images))
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $900 $326