You may specify the after-zoomed viewing angle first when using the zooming option to ensure that the subject is correctly centered in the frame at the conclusion of the zooming operation. The GX85 is capable of creating slow motions such as panning and zooming by digitally cropping 4k film and altering the size and location of the clip. Although it seems to be a relatively simple method, it is often used in video editing to add a little amount of movement to static frames. If the movement isn’t unduly accentuated, it’s an effective technique.
The GX8 has a better form factor than the GX7 since it is larger and has more buttons for accessing the controls. The bigger the sensor, the more light is captured by the sensor, resulting in greater picture quality overall. When a camera’s maximum effective ISO is calculated, it represents the utmost sensitivity at which it can shoot photographs of outstanding quality. A multi-angle OLED monitor is included on the GX8’s back panel, which has the capability of being turned and flipped to the side, which is particularly handy for video recording.
A terrific method to catch things like the setting sun or clouds moving across the sky is using a long exposure photography technique. When you have 100 percent coverage, you can compose the picture appropriately at the time of capture. If you have less than complete coverage, you may need to edit your images after they are taken to make them seem their best. The EVF might be improved; There are no external microphone or headphone ports, and the x-sync speed is slow. The battery life is very poor for RAW and RAW+JPEG images. You may adjust the viewing angle at the beginning and conclusion of the film using the camera’s controls.
The following table presents a synopsis of the most important physical characteristics of the two cameras, as well as those of other comparable devices. If you would want to visualize and compare various camera combinations, you may go to the CAM-parator app and choose from a large number of different cameras available there. If you place a high value on compactness and low weight, the Panasonic GX85 is an excellent choice. When compared to the GX85, you may use the GX8 with more confidence in weather situations when there is a chance of exposure to water and dust. This is because the GX8’s weather sealed body is more durable.
Panasonic GX85’s pixel area is 27 percent greater than that of the Panasonic GX8, which means that it has the ability to capture more light at the pixel level and so produce photos with less noise while shooting in low light or at high ISO settings. It should be noted that the above size and weight comparisons are rather inadequate since they do not take into account the interchangeable lenses that are required by both cameras. In this specific instance, both cameras are equipped with the same lens mount, allowing them to be used with the same lenses. In the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog, you may see a comparison of the optics that are available.
In order for the ratings to be legitimate, they must be applied to cameras belonging to the same category and of the same age. Also, please keep in mind that several of the websites on this list have evolved their review methodologies as well as their reporting style over time. In this review, we’ll be comparing the Panasonic GX85 and GX8, two Advanced Mirrorless cameras with a variety of features. The Panasonic GX85 was brought on the market in April 2016, while the Panasonic GX8 was debuted in July 2015, respectively.
DXO Mark provides accurate and consistent information on real sensor performance for a wide range of cameras. Color depth (“DXO Portrait”), dynamic range (“DXO Landscape”), and low-light sensitivity (“DXO Sports”) of camera sensors are all evaluated and scored by this service. An overall camera score is also published by this service. The GX8 has a far better total DXO score than the GX85, which provides it a distinct edge in terms of picture quality over the latter camera.
Nonetheless, if you’re prepared to put in the necessary time, effort, and money, a GX with a variety of lenses will almost certainly produce better and more flexible results in the long term. A new 4K PHOTO mode is now available for the first time on a Lumix 4K camera, and it is called “Super Resolution.” The GX85 merges several photos by storing the brighter pixels from each image. Star trails, pyrotechnics, and light painting are all possible with this mode, which is similar to the Olympus Live Composite mode (once again!).
In absolute terms, I couldn’t care less about what DPReview’s ‘labo’ tests reveal. My main issue is IQ, but it’s also true that changing lenses every few minutes gets old quickly. The handling of the LX100, rather than its intelligence, is the primary incentive to purchase and use it. If you are able to cope with the degree of intelligence that the LX100 provides (which I am not), then you will appreciate the better handling of the LX. It should be noted that when comparing the GX85’s kit lens to the LX100’s lens, results should favor the LX100 in most cases since it has a brighter lens at each focal length than the GX85.
True difference is that with the GX80, I can have a 45mm f1.8 (or 42.5mm f1.7) in another pocket while shooting with the GX80. If all you have is the kit zoom, the LX100 is going to come out on top the most of the time. I propose that you get the GX85 if you like a smaller form factor, the GX8 if you prefer a flat top design but prefer ergonomics, and the G85 if you have the extra cash.
When you use autofocus tracking, after you have chosen your subject and pressed the shutter release halfway down, the autofocus will follow your subject as it moves. Continuous shooting at a high speed is beneficial for capturing action photos. It is simple to control the gadget simply pushing down on the screen with your fingertips on it. Devices that are water resistant can withstand the passage of water, such as forceful water jets, however they should not be immersed in water. An additional set of seals has been installed on the device to avoid failures caused by dust, rainfall, and water splashes.