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Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5

Portability
69
Imaging
55
Features
84
Overall
66
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 front
Portability
59
Imaging
60
Features
89
Overall
71

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5 Key Specs

Panasonic G85
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600 (Bump 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
  • Introduced September 2016
  • Other Name is Lumix DMC-G80
  • Successor is Panasonic G95
Panasonic GH5
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 725g - 139 x 98 x 87mm
  • Revealed January 2017
  • Older Model is Panasonic GH4
  • Refreshed by Panasonic GH5 II
Photography Glossary

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5 Overview

Here is a detailed review of the Panasonic G85 and Panasonic GH5, former being a Advanced Mirrorless while the other is a Pro Mirrorless and they are both offered by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the G85 (16MP) and the GH5 (20MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras offer the same sensor size (Four Thirds).

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The G85 was announced 3 months prior to the GH5 which means that they are both of a similar age. Both cameras have the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before getting right into a thorough comparison, here is a brief summary of how the G85 matches up vs the GH5 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G85 over the Panasonic GH5

 G85 GH5 

Reasons to pick Panasonic GH5 over the Panasonic G85

 GH5 G85 
Display dimensions3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution1620k1040kCrisper display (+580k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic G85 and Panasonic GH5

 G85 GH5 
RevealedSeptember 2016January 2017Similar age
Manual focus More exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch display Easily navigate

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to carry your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and volume. The Panasonic G85 has exterior measurements of 128mm x 89mm x 74mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 2.9") and a weight of 505 grams (1.11 lbs) and the Panasonic GH5 has sizing of 139mm x 98mm x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4") accompanied by a weight of 725 grams (1.60 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic G85 and Panasonic GH5 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have attached at that time. Here is a front view dimensions comparison of the G85 versus the GH5.

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the G85 and GH5 is 69 and 59 respectively.

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to picture the gap between sensor sizing just by checking technical specs. The visual below might provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the G85 and GH5.

As you have seen, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different resolution. You can anticipate the Panasonic GH5 to resolve more detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics a bit more aggressively.

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5 sensor size comparison

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G85 Portrait photography features
Panasonic GH5 Portrait photography features
73
has manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
provides face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
76
manual focus
good MP (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
features face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic G85 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic GH5 as a Street photography camera
77
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
includes touch focus
environment proofing
great high ISO (25,600)
74
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
provides focus via touch
environment proofing
great high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic G85
Sports photography with Panasonic GH5
65
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
provides tracking autofocus
environment proofing
low battery life (330 CIPA)
lacks phase detect auto focus
68
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
quiet shutter (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
features tracking focus
environment proofing
terrible battery life (410 per charge)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic G85 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic GH5 as a Travel photography camera
71
environment proofing
includes touch focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
low battery life (330 CIPA)
68
environment proofing
connects via bluetooth
provides focus via touch
good MP (20 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
terrible battery life (410 per charge)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic G85 Landscape photography info
Panasonic GH5 Landscape photography info
74
has manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a decent size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
doesnt have low pass filter
great high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
environment proofing
low battery life (330 per charge)
75
manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
does not have low pass filter
great high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
environment proofing
2 card slots
terrible battery life (410 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic G85
Vlogging with Panasonic GH5
78
selfie friendly screen
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detection focus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has external mic support
75
selfie friendly display
touch screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detect focusing
video resolution high (4096 x 2160 pxls)
does have mic support
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Panasonic G85 vs Panasonic GH5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G85 and Panasonic GH5
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5
Otherwise known as Lumix DMC-G80 -
Class Advanced Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Introduced 2016-09-19 2017-01-04
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Venus Engine
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 16MP 20MP
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 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 25600 25600
Highest enhanced ISO 25600 -
Minimum native ISO 200 200
RAW support
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 49 225
Lens
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Total lenses 107 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Type of display Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display size 3 inches 3.2 inches
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dots 1,620 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 3,680 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x 0.76x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/8000 secs
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs 1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 9.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 6.20 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, Auto/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
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 4096x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 505 grams (1.11 pounds) 725 grams (1.60 pounds)
Physical dimensions 128 x 89 x 74mm (5.0" x 3.5" x 2.9") 139 x 98 x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 71 77
DXO Color Depth score 22.8 23.9
DXO Dynamic range score 12.5 13.0
DXO Low light score 656 807
Other
Battery life 330 images 410 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs x 3 shots) Yes (2 or 10 secs; 10 secs w/3 shots)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Card slots One Dual
Cost at release $900 $1,298