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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (2016)
Fujifilm GFX 50S (2017)
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Panasonic Lumix GX series Cameras (2016) vs Fujifilm GFX Cameras (2017)


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (2016) was loved by reviewers at Digital Camera World, a highly trusted source that performs reliable in-depth testing. It did great in its "The best Panasonic camera in 2021: from long zoom compacts to Lumix mirrorless" roundup where it was named its "Ranked 3 out of 10", which, in itself, makes it a product worth considering.

Moving on to the Fujifilm GFX 50S (2017): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like Digital Camera World, Photography Blog, TrustedReviews, Digital Photography Review, and PCmag, enough for them to include them on those lists.

To get a better idea of how they fare when compared directly to each other, we analyzed review scores of sources that tested both. Photography Blog, for example, preferred the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (2016), while TrustedReviews rated both of them the same.

We also took a look at which sources had the best things to say about them. We learned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (2016) got reviewed the highest by Photography Blog - it gave it a rating of 10, while the Fujifilm GFX 50S (2017) most impressed reviewers at Digital Camera World, which gave it a score of 9.

Lastly, we averaged out all of the reviews scores that we could find on these two products and compared them to other Mirrorless Cameras on the market. We learned that both of them performed far better than most of their competitors - the overall review average earned by Mirrorless Cameras being 7.9 out of 10, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (2016) and Fujifilm GFX 50S (2017) managed averages of 9.5 and 8.4 points, respectively.

Due to the difference in their prices, however, it's important to keep in mind that a direct Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (2016) vs. Fujifilm GFX 50S (2017) comparison might not be entirely fair - some sources don't take value for money into account when assigning their scores and therefore have a tendency to rate more premium products better.

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Tech. Specs Comparison
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (2016)
Fujifilm GFX 50S (2017)
Micro Four Thirds
Medium Format
Sensor Resolution
16 (MP)
51.4 (MP)
  • 1920 × 1080 @ 30fps
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24fps
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25fps
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Digital Photography Review
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Rated 8.5 out of 10
in “Best cameras for portraits in 2021” 
Last updated: 29 Apr 2021

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