Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II and Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85. While Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II has 35mm sensor, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 has 4/3 sensor and 42.4 has a 42.4 MP and Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 has a 16.0 MP resolution.

  Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85
  Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II Front Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Sony Panasonic
Megapixels 42.4 16.0
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Format 35mm 4/3
SLR Type Dslr Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.0x 2.0x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 (42.2 MP, 3:2) 4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 25600 Min 200 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Startup Time 1.2 seconds 0.8 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type TTL Phase-detection AF: Dedicated CCD line sensors: 79 points (15 cross-type points, F2.8- sensitive at the center point); Focal Plane Phase Detection: 399 points (323 selectable points, 79 hybrid-cross auto focus points*) * When Hybrid Phase Detection AF is activated Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 49-area-focusing, Custom Multi, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint; Quick AF, Continuous AF, AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400 Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 61 Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 25 50
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots (347,000 px)
Touchscreen No Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes Yes
Selfie Screen Yes Yes
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, eyepoint 23mm from the eyepiece lens/18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard), eye sensor EVF: 2.36m-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 1.48x / 0.74x (35mm eq.) magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +4.0 diopter range, eye sensor (high/low sensitivity)
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p) 3840x2160 (30p/24p)
Video File Format XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Memory Card Type MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/160
Internal connections Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI (can output up to 4K/30p 8-bit 4:2:2) ; Microphone and Headphone jacks, DC input terminal Micro HDMI (Type-D), Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm external mic jack, 2.5mm wired remote jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 390 shots 320 shots
Battery Types NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 1200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 29.9 oz (849 g) 25.7 oz (728 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 5.6 x 4.1 x 3.0 in. (143 x 104 x 76 mm) 5.1 x 3.5 x 2.9 in. (128 x 89 x 74 mm)
Price
Price Buy from Amazon for $3,198.00 Buy from Amazon for $797.99
Release Date 2016-11-30 2016-10-15