As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 is also often compared to super zooms, entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-G9 and the Lumix DMC-GX8) and Fujifilm (such as the X-T20 and the X-T1)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, slightly more lenses available (108 lenses vs 62 lenses), slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.36x vs 0.67x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has slightly fewer focus points (49 vs 225).

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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1 year newer
$1,198 - $2,046 (body only)
$1,898 - $1,899 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.80x vs 0.36x

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the Lumix DC-G9 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
1 year older
$1,276 (body only)
$1,174 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.74x vs 0.36x

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX8 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-GX8 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
4 months newer
$699 - $749 (body only)
$700 - $999 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.36x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the X-T20 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

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

common strengths of the X-T20 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $699.00 vs $694.59
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9

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1 year newer
$784 (body only)
$798 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.36x
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Smaller: Mid size (124×72×47 mm) vs Prosumer size (128×89×74 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GX9 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • No weather sealing
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GX9 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Inexpensive: $783.99 vs $694.59
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
7 months older

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 49
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.8 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • 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 Alpha a6300 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 DMC-G85)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.36x

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $461.69 vs $694.59

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (prosumer size (128×89×74 mm) vs large (137×99×131 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (9 fps vs 14 fps), has a slightly shorter battery life (330 shots vs 420 shots) and is less popular.

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and Lumix DMC-G85

  • Have touch screens
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 505 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Significantly larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Prosumer size (128×89×74 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly thicker: 5.3" vs 2.9"

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and Lumix DMC-G85

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
6 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (128×89×74 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Inexpensive: $492.19 vs $694.59

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
5 months older
$1,398

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly longer battery life: 420 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly heavier: 1,051 g vs 505 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and Lumix DMC-G85

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2
1 year older
$551 (body only)
$1,176 18-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-S2 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-S2 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-S2 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
7 months older
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
similar age
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5600 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year older
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
6 years older

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the T2i and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
8 years older
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the D700 and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, significantly larger viewfinder (0.36x vs 0.22x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (128×89×74 mm) vs compact (102×58×41 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (9 fps vs 24 fps) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
similar age
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Lumix DMC-G85)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and Lumix DMC-G85

  • None found