The Lumix GX85 has been our camera of choice for product shots and recording video reviews since we bought it in 2016. Its compact design, intuitive interface, video quality and in-body stabilisation system work together to provide the ideal combination of features and portability.
Of course it isn’t without its flaws, which for me has more to do with things that used to be on its predecessor, the GX7, but were removed such as a better grip and the tilting EVF.
When the GX9 was announced, I was happy to see that some of the design characteristics I missed had made a reappearance. Although Panasonic officially considers the GX9 the successor to the larger GX8, we feel that the compact design makes it a more natural successor to the GX85 instead.