Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Panasonic GX85, which was introduced in April 2016 is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a 16.0MP Four Thirds sensor whereas Nikon D5500, which was introduced in January 2015 is a Entry-Level DSLR camera with a 24.0MP APS-C sensor.
Despite some fundamental differences of these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Panasonic GX85 is ranked #9
out of 44 Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 79 whereas Nikon D5500 is ranked #4
out of 79 Entry-Level DSLR cameras with an overall score of 79.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Panasonic GX85 and Nikon D5500 before getting into our more detailed comparison.