Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
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The Panasonic DC-GX850 (GX800, GF9) is the result of Panasonic combining the 'beauty'-oriented GF line of interchangeable lens cameras with the ultra-compact-oriented GM line. The camera sports a 16MP Live MOS Four Thirds sensor, with no optical low-pass filter. It uses Panasonic's latest Venus engine and is capable of a 5 fps burst with continuous AF and offers Panasonic's Depth From Defocus AF. A touch-sensitive 3-inch 1.04M-dot tilting monitor can be flipped up 180-degrees for selfies and a variety of modes and functions are available to aide the selfie-obsessed. It can capture 4K/UHD (30p/24p) video; a 4K Photo function allows for 8MP still extraction from video while Post Focus and Focus Stacking allow users to select what area(s) they want in focus. Built-in Wi-Fi allows for easy transfer of images to ones devices as well as remote shooting capabilities.
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4592 x 3448|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200-25600 (extends down to 100)|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length mult.||2×|
|Max shutter speed||1/500 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||269 g (0.59 lb / 9.49 oz)|
|Dimensions||107 x 65 x 33 mm (4.21 x 2.56 x 1.3″)|
The Panasonic GX850 is one of the smallest/lightest interchangeable lens cameras on the market and reasonably simple to operate. It features a 180-degree flip-up touchscreen, excellent stills and video quality and reliable autofocus. It is also one of the only camera in its class to offer 4K video capture.
Good for: Casual and beginner photographers looking for an easy-to-use camera that they can slip in a bag or purse.
Not so good for: Enthusiast users, who will eventually hit the camera's limitations. Dedicated video shooters craving exposure control.