As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)'s top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) and the Lumix DMC-GX80) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, slightly more lenses available (108 lenses vs 62 lenses) and is newer (january 2017 vs february 2014).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 350 shots), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
9 months older
$493 (body only)
$616 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.3"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
1 year older
$488 (body only)
$462 - $498 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (125×86×77 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Light weight: 410 g vs 269 g
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
6 years older
$106 (body only)
$280 14mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF2 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-GF2 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×68×33 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10
similar age
$439 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A10 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Longer battery life: 410 shots vs 210 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the X-A10 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X-A10 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 331 g vs 269 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
2 years older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 269 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.3"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) compared to pro digicam competitors include: it significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, is newer (january 2017 vs may 2014) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 20 MP), has a slightly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 300 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
3 months older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
similar age
$369 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Have touch screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
3 months older
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
10 months older
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Longer battery life: 265 shots vs 210 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Have touch screens

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
5 years older
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 210 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the X10 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
2 years older
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much longer battery life: 320 shots vs 210 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) compared to travel zoom competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 9.8 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 24 fps), has a significantly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 300 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years older
$279

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 210 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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3 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 210 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 15.8 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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1 year newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Longer battery life: 265 shots vs 210 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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1 year newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Built-in lens only
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
7 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Has a GPS
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 210 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9) compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 20.1 MP), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror), lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (210 shots vs 1200 shots) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
4 months older
$309 (body only)
$395 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots

common strengths of the D3400 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 269 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10
9 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-L10 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-L10 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 207k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-L10 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
3 years older
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×95×78 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)

common strengths of the SLT A58 and Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 10 fps