The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 (known as the GX800 and GF9 in some regions) is the brand’s most lightweight exchangeable lens Camera (as of Springtime 2017) and uses the same 16MP Four Thirds indicator as several of its buddies. Marketed kitted with a 12-32mm retractable zoom capability, stand-out functions consist of a 180-degree flip-up contact LCD, Panasonic’s outstanding Depth from Defocus AF and 4K movie catch.
At its primary the GX850 symbolizes a mixing of Panasonic’s style-oriented GF-line with the ultra-compact-oriented GM-line and changes both the GM5 and GF8. However, its most similar brother currently on the market is greater, EVF-sporting GX85.
- 16MP Four Thirds MOS sensor
- 4K/30/24p movie capture
- 4K Picture way of 8MP pictures at 30 fps
- 5 fps jolts with ongoing AF
- 3″ 1.04M-dot contact LCD flicks ups 180 degrees
Panasonic’s primary client for this digicam is the sporadic client looking for a carry-everywhere-cam for recording family or buddies. This client is someone who likes a selfie-screen to an EVF and prefers ease-of-use and compactness. Since this ‘lifestyle’ digicam client is likely to use you for a variety of different types of photography, we’re going to see how it works in a variety of circumstances.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 Images Quality
If we look at what happens if we gradually underexpose Raw information, then lighten up them up (as if raising dark areas from pictures taken under less-than-perfect lighting), you can see you works very well. Its more compact indicator indicates it’s more noisy than the very APS-C receptors, but the distinction even here is quite little. Evaluate it to most of its immediate colleagues and you’ll find its Raw information provide similar, if not better versatility when handling.
If we look at ISO Invariance, where we give different ISO configurations the same visibility, then force up the the same illumination, you can see no factor in the level of disturbance in the information. This indicates either that you is including basically no disturbance of its own to the information or that there’s already a bit of boosting even at ISO 200, to get rid of the little quantity of disturbance included after the preliminary catch. For all realistic reasons, it’s about as ISO-invariant as they get.
We temporarily described how capturing Raw is the best way to get the most image out of the digital camera’s 16MP Four Thirds indicator, something that shows very actual for landscape photography lovers looking for great powerful variety in their pictures. DR, by the way, represents the variety between the smartest shiny your indicator can deal with and the pitch-dark overall tone you consider useful, before being overwhelmed by disturbance.
Overall, Raw DR from the GX850 is on par with that of the digital camera’s big bro, the GX85 and as effective as any 16MP Four Thirds indicator on the marketplace. The digicam provides a degree of ISO invariance, significance you can perfectly underexpose by several (three) prevents, to guard the emphasize details, then take the dark areas in ‘post,’ without any actual charge (as has been done in the image above).
For travel and holiday photography lovers weight, dimension and stability are all key. The GX850 – assisted by its little retractable zoom capability – is among the actual, least heavy ILCs on the marketplace, but it isn’t weather-sealed and provides the cheapest battery power ranking of any digicam in its class.
Its little dimension also means the digicam has no actual hold indent. That, along with the smooth completing, makes the GX850 vulnerable to falling from one’s hand. This customer used a hand band during this evaluation. It’s simply not a great body design to carry around all day perfectly. Though it is lightweight enough to fit in little bag or bag, but probably not a wallet. That said, the physical construction of the GX850 is reassuringly heavy. It might not endure being decreased, but it should have no problem being broken around a bit.
For the informal customers wanting to papers their holiday activities, the digicam will likely never make its way into Raw method. So how do low light/high ISO JPEGs from the GX850 look? Not too poor. Noise decrease is a tad overaggressive and awkward, but that can be called down from within the ‘Picture Style’ establishing. And the kit lenses’ visual image stabilizing does a reasonable job at decreasing tremble without having to force ISO too great.
The digicam also has a built-in pop-up display, but it tends to lead to bleached-out pictures when capturing most near topics. This is very actual if you use the display with the selfie screen.
Sports and action photography
The GX850 is better suitable for social photography than it is for activities or activity capturing. That being said, there are ways to set up the digicam to capture activity.
While you could change on the activities method on the digital camera’s change, you’ll have better outcomes if you do the following: Set the digicam to Auto ISO and Shutter Concern with Digital First-Curtain Shutter method allowed. This method will help you avoid moving shutter, but will also restrict you to a 1/500 sec max shutter rate. Next set your drive rate to ‘M (w/ Live View).’ This will provide you 5 fps jolts with ongoing auto-focus. If you are capturing JPEGs, you can get up to 100 pictures in a rush with a quick enough card. Lastly set your auto-focus to AF-C pick either the single or multi place AF method and use the touchscreen display screen to move the region over your topic.
While your photos may not find their way into the pages of Sports Shown, you should have some excellent outcomes with the above configurations, unless of course 1/500 sec is not quick enough for the topic you are capturing. You can also try out the digital camera’s 4K Picture method, which will provide you a 30 fps rush, but with lower-resolution information and the risk of altered fast-moving topics thanks to electronic shutter (rolling shutter).
Our preliminary examining indicates the GX850’s auto-focus works in the same way as the GX85’s did, so we’ve involved that digital camera’s analyze photos below. Note: the GX85 has a 1 fps benefits over the GX850, 6 fps vs 5 fps. That distinction aside, AF efficiency between the two is indistinguishable.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 Specifications
|MSRP||$549 (body only)|
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4592 x 3448|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 200-25600 (extends down to 100)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes (4 slots)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (2x, 4x)|
|Number of focus points||49|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length multiplier||2×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/500 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/16000 sec|
|Flash range||4.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|Flash modes||Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2, 10 sec, 3 images/10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||210|
|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″)|