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Panasonic GX850 Vs. Sony A6500

Panasonic GX850 VS. Sony A6500

Panasonic GX850 vs. Sony A6500

Many of you may say the comparison of these two cameras is not fair since Sony A6500 is one of the most demanding and matured digital mirrorless cameras (Due to its sharp specifications), whereas Panasonic GX850, however, is an affordable camera with comparatively lower category specifications than Sony A6500. But fairly, gx850 carries 4K video functionality, plus its specifications like 16 MP M4/3 sensor really capable to produce beautiful images and its continuous burst is really magical feature inside GX850’S core. Now, let’s go in detailed comparison between Panasonic GX850 vs. Sony A6500.

Specification comparison Panasonic GX850 vs. Sony A6500

Features / Models

Panasonic GX850

Sony A6500

Megapixel 16 megapixels 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor size / type Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Image processor
Venus Engine Bionz X
Low pass filter No Yes
Image stabilization No 5-axis
AF System Contrast detect sensor Contrast detect+Phase detect
AF points 49 Points Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
ISO 100-25600 100-51200
Shutter Min/Max 60sec 1/16000 sec 60 sec 1/32000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 10fps 11fps
Video 4k @30fps 4K @ 30 fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot 180° Tilt Touchscreen 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot-shoe Yes yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 210 shots 350 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In + NFC
Dimensions  107 x 65 x 33 mm 120 x 67 x 53 mm
Weight 269 g 453g

Image quality

Let us describe you why Sony A6500 can produce sharper and clear images than Panasonic GX850? It is very simple since A6500 features an APS-C sized 24.2 MP Exmor CMOS sensor that works together with the powerful and advanced Bionz X image processing engine to deliver you the tack sharp and Crystal clear images. Moreover, A6500 carries an innovative front-end LSI chip to enhance both still and video image quality, even when the situation of light is not very good. On the other hand, GX850 has been backed up with 16.0-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter and the new Venus Engine image processing engine, which means you can get good quality of images but not as better as Sony A6500.

Image Stabilization

Mostly, Photographers while shooting the scene using slower shutter speed faces camera shakes problem (By the way, camera shakes are almost uncontrolled). As a result, that particular camera doesn’t able to control the effect of camera shakes and ultimately we miss to grab the crisp and blur free images. Thankfully, Sony A6500 comes with innovative and intelligent 5-axis I.S mechanism that effectively controls the camera shakes and offers sharp and blur free images, which at a time very useful during shooting at lowlight. But, GX850 doesn’t have this highly effective Vibration reduction or I.S mechanism.

AF system

We don’t know the word we should use to describe the beauty of AF system in Sony A6500 but we must say it is just extraordinary! A6500 comes with 4D FOCUS system – a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines high-speed phase detection AF with extremely accurate contrast AF, which allows it to capture and lock on to moving subjects in as little as 0.05 seconds. Furthermore,  it also features 425 phase detection AF points and High-density Tracking AF Technology, which significantly improves subject detection and tracking performance. On the other hand, GX850 based on contrast detect sensor only means it can be faster in focusing the rapid moving subjects but we might see some losses in accuracy, plus it comes with only 49 AF points only.

ISO

Sony A6500 offers the expandable ISO range of 51200 backed up by a bigger sensor and its BIONZ X image processor and front-end LSI ensure superior image and video quality with low noise, even when using higher ISO settings where Panasonic GX850 might struggle to adjust the situation. You can see in the table, GX850 has lesser ISO range of 25600 only.

Shutter speed

Sony A6500 might be the camera that enables you better working in bright conditions and also gives you the freedom to use the wide aperture since it avails the faster shutter speed of 1/32000 sec. On the other hand, Panasonic GX850 has shutter speed of 1/16000 sec only.

Continuous Shooting Speed

Even while shooting at 24MP resolution, Sony A6500 allows you to utilize 11FPS continuous shooting drive, ensuring you achieve sharp and clear shots even the subject is moving much rapidly. On the other hand, Panasonic GX850 has 10 fps (means only 1fps lesser than its competitor, Sony A6500).

Shots

Sony A6500 is also superior in capturing maximum number of shots at a time, whereas Panasonic GX850 lets you take around 210 shots only.

Verdict

Panasonic GX850 is an affordable camera comes with upto the standard specifications and the most favorite part is its 4K video functionality. On the other hand, Sony A6500 is fabulous cameras that has been packed up with high-end specifications and the camera that is so sharp in providing you groundbreaking performance.

Panasonic GX850 $547.99
Sony A6500 $1,398.00

 

 

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