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Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10

Portability
83
Imaging
56
Features
76
Overall
64
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 front
Portability
88
Imaging
54
Features
72
Overall
61

Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10 Key Specs

Panasonic GX85
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • 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
  • Revealed April 2016
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II
Panasonic LX10
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Bump to 25600)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-72mm (F1.4-2.8) lens
  • 310g - 106 x 60 x 42mm
  • Launched September 2016
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-LX15
  • Succeeded the Panasonic LX7
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Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10 Overview

Following is a in-depth analysis of the Panasonic GX85 versus Panasonic LX10, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the latter is a Large Sensor Compact and both of them are produced by Panasonic. The image resolution of the GX85 (16MP) and the LX10 (20MP) is relatively comparable but the GX85 (Four Thirds) and LX10 (1") feature totally different sensor sizes.

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The GX85 was manufactured 5 months earlier than the LX10 so they are of a similar age. The two cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic GX85 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic LX10 being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before we go through a detailed comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the GX85 matches up against the LX10 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GX85 over the Panasonic LX10

 GX85 LX10 

Reasons to pick Panasonic LX10 over the Panasonic GX85

 LX10 GX85 

Common features in the Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic LX10

 GX85 LX10 
LaunchedApril 2016September 2016Same age
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Screen resolution1040k1040kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to carry around your camera often, you need to factor its weight and measurements. The Panasonic GX85 enjoys outside dimensions of 122mm x 71mm x 44mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.7") having a weight of 426 grams (0.94 lbs) and the Panasonic LX10 has proportions of 106mm x 60mm x 42mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7") accompanied by a weight of 310 grams (0.68 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are utilising at that time. Following is the front view measurements comparison of the GX85 versus the LX10.

Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the GX85 and LX10 is 83 and 88 respectively.

Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it can be tough to see the gap in sensor sizes merely by checking out technical specs. The image here will help give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the GX85 and LX10.

As you can tell, both cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The GX85 because of its bigger sensor will make getting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Panasonic LX10 will provide more detail due to its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively.

Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic GX85 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic LX10 Portrait photography highlights
73
manual focus
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
65
has manual focus
resolution is good (20MP)
sensor size is decent (1")
comes with face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
external flash not possible
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GX85 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic LX10 as a Street photography camera
83
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
has touch to focus
good ISO range (25,600)
85
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor size is decent (1")
exports RAW formats
features focus via touch
lighter than others in class (310g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic GX85 Sports photography details
Panasonic LX10 Sports photography details
63
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides tracking focus
terrible battery power (290 CIPA)
does not have phase detect autofocus
62
quiet shutter (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (1")
comes with tracking focus
terrible battery power (260 shots)
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GX85 Travel photography features
Panasonic LX10 Travel photography features
68
has touch to focus
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
terrible battery power (290 per charge)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
76
lighter than others in class (310 grams)
features focus via touch
resolution is good (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
very good max aperture (f1.4)
terrible battery power (260 shots)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GX85 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic LX10 as a Landscape photography camera
75
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
does not have low pass filter
good ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW formats
terrible battery power (290 per charge)
70
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
very good max aperture (f1.4)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (20MP)
sensor size is decent (1")
exports RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
terrible battery power (260 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic GX85
Vlogging with Panasonic LX10
35
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detect autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
does not have microphone jack
38
quite wide (24mm)
very good max aperture (f1.4)
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect autofocus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
lighter than others in class (310g)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
lack of microphone port
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Panasonic GX85 vs Panasonic LX10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GX85 and Panasonic LX10
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10
Also called Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II Lumix DMC-LX15
Type Advanced Mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2016-04-05 2016-09-19
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Venus Engine -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4592 x 3448 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 25600 12800
Maximum boosted ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 125
RAW photos
Minimum boosted ISO 100 80
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 24-72mm (3.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/1.4-2.8
Macro focusing range - 3cm
Available lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 2.7
Screen
Display type Tilting Tilting
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,764 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs 1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 8.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 6.00 m (at ISO 200) 12.10 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off Auto, Auto w/ red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye 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 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 426 gr (0.94 pounds) 310 gr (0.68 pounds)
Dimensions 122 x 71 x 44mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.7") 106 x 60 x 42mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 71 20
DXO Color Depth rating 22.9 22.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.6 12.5
DXO Low light rating 662 581
Other
Battery life 290 photographs 260 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 sec (3 shots))
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $800 $700