LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GX850 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Panasonic GX850 will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
GX850 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Hasselblad X1D (Compare) or Olympus OM-D E-M10 II (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Panasonic GX850 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/500 sec . Unfortunately GX850 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic GX850 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Macro shooters will love Panasonic GX850's Focus Stacking feature. In this mode, GX850 automatically composites multiple shots taken at different focal positions using focus bracketing to create a single image with maximum depth of field.
Panasonic GX850 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
4K Photo Mode
With Panasonic GX850, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. This means that Panasonic GX850 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It has a Mono speaker but no built-in microphone.
Panasonic GX850 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Hasselblad X1D or Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 in a similar price range.
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic GX850 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic GX850 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our GX850. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic GX850 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 210 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 349 shots, Panasonic GX850 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend GX850 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A9 with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic GX850 vs Sony A9 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Panasonic GX850 is $547.99