Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710

Portability
90
Imaging
57
Features
70
Overall
62
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710 front
Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
33
Overall
37

Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710 Key Specs

Panasonic GX850
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 269g - 107 x 65 x 33mm
  • Introduced January 2017
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-GX800 / Lumix DMC-GF9
Sony W710
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 114g - 97 x 55 x 20mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710 Overview

Its time to examine more closely at the Panasonic GX850 versus Sony W710, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the latter is a Small Sensor Compact by rivals Panasonic and Sony. The resolution of the GX850 (16MP) and the W710 (16MP) is relatively similar but the GX850 (Four Thirds) and W710 (1/2.3") use totally different sensor sizing.

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The GX850 was launched 4 years later than the W710 and that is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic GX850 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Sony W710 being a Compact camera.

Before we go through a in depth comparison, below is a quick view of how the GX850 scores vs the W710 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GX850 over the Sony W710

 GX850 W710 
RevealedJanuary 2017January 2013Fresher by 49 months
Manually focus More accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution1040k230kCrisper screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Sony W710 over the Panasonic GX850

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Common features in the Panasonic GX850 and Sony W710

 GX850 W710 
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Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710 Physical Comparison

When you are intending to carry your camera, you'll have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic GX850 features outside measurements of 107mm x 65mm x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3") and a weight of 269 grams (0.59 lbs) and the Sony W710 has dimensions of 97mm x 55mm x 20mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 114 grams (0.25 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic GX850 versus Sony W710 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are employing at that moment. Following is the front view size comparison of the GX850 versus the W710.

Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the GX850 and W710 is 90 and 96 respectively.

Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to envision the gap between sensor sizing just by reviewing specs. The visual underneath should offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the GX850 and W710.

As you can plainly see, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact resolution albeit not the same sensor sizing. The GX850 contains the bigger sensor which should make obtaining shallower depth of field less difficult. The newer GX850 is going to have an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic GX850 Portrait photography advice
Sony W710 Portrait photography advice
67
has manual focus
decent MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
supports face detection focusing
saves RAW files
cannot use external flash
36
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports face detect focus
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GX850 Street photography features
Sony W710 Street photography features
80
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
boasts touch to focus
very good ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
67
image stabilization (Optical)
supports touch to focus
lighter than competitors in class (114 grams)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic GX850 Sports photography information
Sony W710 Sports photography information
53
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
supports tracking autofocus
low maximum shutter speed (1/500 seconds)
no image stabilization
terrible battery (210 shots)
no phase detect AF
41
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports tracking focus
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GX850 Travel photography features
Sony W710 Travel photography features
79
boasts touch to focus
decent MP (16MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
terrible battery (210 CIPA)
71
lighter than competitors in class (114g)
supports touch to focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GX850 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony W710 as a Landscape photography camera
71
has manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is decent (3")
decent MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
no low pass filter
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
no image stabilization
terrible battery (210 shots)
39
reasonably wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic GX850 Vlogging info
Sony W710 Vlogging info
74
selfie friendly screen
has touchscreen
supports face detection focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
no image stabilization
no external microphone port
34
reasonably wide (28mm)
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focus
lighter than competitors in class (114g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have mic port
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Panasonic GX850 vs Sony W710 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GX850 and Sony W710
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
General Information
Make Panasonic Sony
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W710
Also called as Lumix DMC-GX800 / Lumix DMC-GF9 -
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2017-01-04 2013-01-08
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4592 x 3448 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 25600 3200
Min native ISO 200 100
RAW format
Min boosted ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 49 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture - f/3.2-6.5
Macro focusing range - 10cm
Total lenses 107 -
Focal length multiplier 2.1 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology - TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 2 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/500 secs 1/2000 secs
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shooting speed 10.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.00 m (at ISO 100) 2.80 m
Flash settings Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash
External flash
AEB
WB 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 / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 269 grams (0.59 lbs) 114 grams (0.25 lbs)
Dimensions 107 x 65 x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3") 97 x 55 x 20mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 73 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.2 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.3 not tested
DXO Low light rating 586 not tested
Other
Battery life 210 photos 240 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2, 10 sec, 3 images/10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Storage media microSD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $548 $90