Camera shopping: Panasonic GX85 is so close...

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Albert Nurick Junior Member • Posts: 34
Camera shopping: Panasonic GX85 is so close...

I'm looking for a small, do-everything camera to replace my Nikon D7000, which doesn't get much use due to its size. Primary uses include:

Food photos (for my website) in available light

Website photos for client websites, typically business interiors in available light.

Travel photography


Video recording (YouTube vlogging)

Basically, I'm looking for a camera that's adept at both still and video work, is compact, works well in low light, and is affordable.

(I'm embarrassed to say that my iPhone has become my primary camera, due to the convenience of always having it with me.)

I'm leaning toward the GX85, but it is missing one key feature - the ability to connect an external mic for video recording. I'm also considering the Sony a6400, but the lack of in-body stabilization seems like a big omission at the (higher) price point.

Are there other reasonably inexpensive, compact mirrorless cameras that do what the GX85 does, but also supports an external microphone?

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Albert Nurick

Nikon D7000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Sony a6400
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