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This or the g7 package for $50 more?
If you don't need ibis and need a mic input, get the g7. Otherwise gx85. If you want the best of both worlds, g7 sized body, ibis, min input, weatherproofing you could probably find a g85 body + kit lens on fredmiranda or craigslist/offerup for like 450 bucks. Ebay has the g85 body for 385 usd right now.
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If you don't need ibis and need a mic input, get the g7. Otherwise gx85. If you want the best of both worlds, g7 sized body, ibis, min input, weatherproofing you could probably find a g85 body + kit lens on fredmiranda or craigslist/offerup for like 450 bucks. Ebay has the g85 body for 385 usd right now.
This link for focus camera also has the G85 with two lenses for $697. That seems like the best overall starter deal to me.
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Wondering same.
I have both cameras and have to say the G7 is the best. Handling, grip and control layout is so nice. Picture quality is great on both.
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This link for focus camera also has the G85 with two lenses for $697. That seems like the best overall starter deal to me.
It may be worth it just for the 12-60 mm lens, which is a lot more useful than 12-32.
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there is a similar deal from amazon but which one is better can anyone suggest


https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-...412VEWTTZ3
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I've been shooting with this camera for a year now. I recommend upgrading to a faster lens as soon as finances permit. My favorite all around lens in my current kit is the Lumix G Vario 12-35 F2.8. IBIS in conjunction with lens OIS make it a fairly consistent camera in a wide range of lighting conditions. I wish it was a little faster, but it's a solid lens for range and speed. Being that I upgraded from an older M43 body, the lenses are compatible. I've added some longer and shorter focal lengths as well to put together a fairly nice kit that is light weight, compact and affordable in photography terms.

The use of the Android app and GX85 Wi-Fi connection using live mode makes for a really enjoyable tripod experience as well. I used the GX85 and a G Vario 100-300 with the app on a tripod for moon shots and they turned out pretty decent for my first attempt. Not full frame quality, but also not what this camera is built for.

Video quality is very good once you sort out your preferred focus method and preferred lens. IBIS makes a big difference. I have been shooting at 4k 30fps, but have been considering using 1080p 60fps lately. The crop factor takes a little getting used to, but not a big deal for me.

All of that said, IMO the key to taking good photos consistently with a M43 is having access to fast lenses. The smaller sensor size means that having faster lenses will give you more opportunities in a wider range of lighting conditions.

I would buy this camera again, and I love the M43 form factor.

Final tip - I recommend buying extra batteries and a USB charger.
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This was my first 'starter' camera I got a few years ago, expecting I'd probably buy something more professional as my photography improved. But honestly I haven't had a need to upgrade yet. This one does an amazing job. If you know what you are doing you can take really amazing pictures, and the size is amazing. I keep being tempted to get a Sony A7iii, but I've see photos from that camera and all things equal I get very comparable shots with this camera.

The kit lenses are great, but I'd recommend a good quality, fast lens for portrait photography too because the kit lenses don't always give you that distinct look you typically get on a more expensive camera. For the size, price, and quality I really don't think you can find a better camera.
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Here's a comparison video of the G7, G85, and GX85.
https://youtu.be/KONHaUM7HrY
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https://www.karaboaz.com/products/with-12-32-free-kit-accessories-45-150mm-panasonic-mirrorless-panasonic-camera-and-lumi--lenses-dmc-g-85--

$85 this not a legit website or something?
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Would this be an upgrade from my Sony a6000? I've had the a6000 for about 6 years and it's slowing down. Bought Sony a7ii + lens kit recently for $999, but it's a bit too heavy for me. Should I return and get this instead?

(I only have 1 Sony lens, so switching brand shouldn't be a problem)
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Would this be an upgrade from my Sony a6000? I've had the a6000 for about 6 years and it's slowing down. Bought Sony a7ii + lens kit recently for $999, but it's a bit too heavy for me. Should I return and get this instead?

(I only have 1 Sony lens, so switching brand shouldn't be a problem)
I don't think it'll be an upgrade. They're practically at the same level and I don't think it's worth it. I'd upgrade to the a6400 or look at one of the Olympus if you want to switch to m43 (better selection of lenses with m43 over Sony APS-C).
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