From a sensor upgrade to over 20 megapixels, and the addition of 60fps on the 4K video, they certainly know how to tantalize us into buying new gear.
There are also a whole bunch of big and small changes to this model, which are definitely worth exploring further.
To make it easy to compare, I have included a table below with the majority of the main / important features and specs.
Then, below that is a more detailed comparison, so you can dive into the areas that matter more to you.
The following are the differences in the specifications that are worth noting:
The G9 is quite a bit larger and heavier, and comes with some impressive features, but how does it differ in the body?
The biggest things that stand out to me are:
Aside from all those differences, what do these cameras have in common?
Yes, there are quite a few differences between these cameras, but the shared features are also impressive.
The big question is now, is it worth forking out that extra cash for the G9 over the G85?
Panasonic G9 Review
Panasonic G85 Review
The G85 is impressive enough to just grab at the more affordable price, for sure. But, the G9 is kinda tempting too, right?
If you intend on shooting a bit more action with your photography, the G9 has a slight edge with the faster shutter, great auto-focus points and the better stabilisation.
The G9 is also more for the pro with the dual SD cards, external power, easier controls and customization and better view finder. So, if you are getting more into your photography or want to, this is a better bet. Just keep in mind it's a bigger commitment, literally (size and weight).
Panasonic have given their all in the G9, so there is a lot to love!