Panasonic G9 vs Panasonic G85

Panasonic G9 vs Panasonic G85

From the table, It looks like Panasonic G9 is very High-end camera and on the other hand we have an entry-level “Panasonic G85“. But actually G85 is just fantastic camera that offers some typical specification, such as it offers 4K and it has a faster shutter of 1/16000 sec. But it will be very interesting to see how Panasonic G9 knocks down its younger G85.

In terms of specifications, G9 ran for a long race that beats its nearest challengers like Panasonic GH5 and other DSLRs.

Have a look at the detail comparison of these two cameras: Panasonic G9 and Panasonic G85!

Features / Models

Panasonic G9

Panasonic G85

Megapixel 20 Megapixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size / type Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Image processor
Venus Engine 10 Venus Engine 10
Low pass filter No No
Image stabilization 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2
AF System Contrast detect sensor Contrast detect sensor
AF points 225 49 points
ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Shutter Min/Max 60 1/32000 s 60sec 1/16000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 20 fps 09 fps
Video  4K @ 60p 4k @30fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Swivel LCD Touchscreen
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 400 shots 330 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In,
Weather sealed  Yes Yes
Dimensions  137 x 97 x 92 mm 128 x 89 x 74 mm
Weight 658 g 505 g

Image quality

At the core of both cameras: Panasonic G9 and Panasonic G85 we have MFT sensor of same sizes and have no low pass filter so we expect we can get same image quality from both of these two cameras. Moreover, Image sensor of G9 provides a wider dynamic range for smoother gradation. Plus, an AR coating on the sensor minimizes ghosts and flaring even in backlighting. Moreover,  comes with new High Resolution mode that superbly produces an 80-megapixel equivalent (10368 x 7776) image by fabricating 8 consecutively shot images while shifting the sensor. This method ensures that without the need for software processing the camera can produce even RAW also along with JPEG. That high resolution photo is ideal for landscape and product photography using a tripod. Meanwhile, Panasonic GH5 doesn’t have this technology at the core.

One more thing, G9 employs high-resolution of 20 MP so that we can get large print of the subject compared to the 16 MP sensor of G85.

AF system

Both the two cameras:  Panasonic G9 and Panasonic G85 come with a Depth from Defocus and Contrast AF technology that works together with contrast AF technology that comprehensively calculates the distance of the subjects and analyze as per form, size and even motion of the subjects. By the way, the image sensor inside the core of G9 features distinctive 225 AF points, allowing the users to choose focus areas as per the specific composition required and with the help of joystick located on the thumb position, they can control it easily. Meanwhile, G85 has only 49 AF points that might not be sufficient for wider coverage of shooting.

The LUMIX G9 is claimed to offer an ultra-high-speed AF of approximately 0.04 second, whereas G85 is resulting in ultra-fast auto focusing of approx. 0.07 sec.

Shutter speed

The big advantage of faster shutter speed is that it allows the users to shoot wide open at bright light. Moreover, the camera with faster shutter speed comfortably captures fast moving subjects. Here, in this comparison, you can see that G9 avails faster shutter speed of 1/32000 sec, whereas the G85 users have to rely on 1/16000 sec only.

Continuous shooting speed

Panasonic G9 offers 20 fps of burst rate so that even the split second actions of the target subjects would be captured marvelously. Compared to the 12 fps of Panasonic G85, the 1DX Mark II offers 20fps so that JPEG as well as RAW shooting will be done faster. Moreover, With the help of 20 fps, sports photographers can take advantage of every single frame to seize the subject and capture stunning sports photos.


G9 is going best since it offers 4K @60fps. Panasonic G9 offers 3480 x 2160p@ 60fps (4K) with no time limit, which is simply incredible And making it a great tool for cinematographers. On the other hand, G85 offers 3840 x 2160p @ 30FPS (with time limit). Moreover, Panasonic G9 also added extra video features in the line to give the professional shooters never before experience.

Battery Life

You can take around 400 shots at a time with G9, whereas G85 lets you capture 330 shots at a time.


Panasonic G9 is simply a remarkable camera with staggering features that doesn’t give any area to G85 to shine brighter. The big differences are in their prices. But if you want an high end camera rather than DSLR with some incredible set of specifications then G9 is standing with the Gold medal. Go and grab this to see some uncompromising imaging results.

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