1. Welcome to Mu-43.com—a friendly Micro 4/3 camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

Updated: Any thoughts on the GX850

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by WT21, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    And when you look at GX85 used pricing, it gets hard to justify anything else!
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  2. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I think Panasonic moved some pretty good numbers of GX85's, and that's good. They deserved it.
     
  3. ralf-11

    ralf-11 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 16, 2017
    Agree - I think they have the same sensor.

    I use my G9 mostly; my GX85 has been demoted from 'most used' to 'backup' and my GM5 is for backpacking...
     
  4. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Saw a GX850 on eBay w/12-32 lens, 10mm full AF macro ring, two genuine batteries and a case (that I'll never use -- as it's a white case) for $330. Figured it was worth trying out.

    Just shooting around the house right now. I LOVE my G85, but it is fun to have a pocket camera again. I was thinking of selling the PL15 to fund it, but that is a fun lens on this camera.

    So far, I haven't shot outside, so the max shutter speed before e-shutter hasn't impacted me.

    Not a fan of micro SD! I prefer to shoot RAW-only, and RAW won't transfer over wifi, so I have to take out that tiny little card to download.

    The selfie mode is great (automatically turns on face detect when you flip the screen up), so vacation photos with the 9-18 on the front will be a breeze.

    Next up -- seeing if the GX850 + 9-18, G85+PL25 and the 42.5 (or maybe 45-150) will all fit in my small Domke bag or if I have to get a new bag for our upcoming European Vacation.

    Dumb test photos

    20190305-P1120123.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
    20190305-P1120113.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
    20190306-P1120129.jpg
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
     
  5. Transalp01

    Transalp01 Mu-43 Regular

    100
    Feb 3, 2013
    Täby, Sweden
    GX850 + Pana 20/1,7 is the perfect pocket camera!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Mike Wingate

    Mike Wingate Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 21, 2017
    Altrincham
    Mike Wingate
    If it had a viewfinder and IBIS I would buy one.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  7. Get a fast USB 3 card reader that takes both types of SD and you're set.
     
  8. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    The issue (for me) is not the reader, but that it's tiny and slippery, and feels fragile.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  9. You got me there.
     
  10. ToxicTabasco

    ToxicTabasco Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 2, 2018
    South West USA
    I almost got the GX850 to replace the LX100. But comparing it to the GX85 for cost/performance ratio, the GX85 had more features I would use for video. Mainly the IBIS and EVF. And button layout was similar to the LX100.
     
  11. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Can't argue against that. I have the GX850 for two reasons: 1) selfie screen and 2) smallest size possible. Those are the only two reasons.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    I recently picked up a GM1 in excellent condition from Roberts Used Camera (w/ 6 month warranty) from ebay for a great price. Thankfully, it uses an SD card. With a 12-32mm lens, it is the size of a P&S. If you can find one, the GM1 is a good option.
     
  13. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Check out the Camslinger Streetomatic. I can fit a GM1, P 12-32mm, P 35-100 f4 (or 45-175mm), P 20mm f1.7 (pancake), and the O 9-18mm into it. The Camslinger fits around the waist and leaves both hands free (great when you are on vacation).
     
  14. Saledolce

    Saledolce Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    769
    Apr 17, 2017
    Italy
    I found a new one (with 12-32) at I price I couldn't resist.

    It's replacing my RX100, I loved size and perfect pocketability of that camera but wasn't happy in low light. In good light I think the 12-32 will be equally good, while in low light I expect this one plus one of my f1.8 primes to perform better.

    The GAS side of my brain is evaluating to buy back a P20 (I loved it, but slow focus in low light made me swap it for Oly17) and/or to look for a PL15.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.