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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the viewfinder and image quality. The screen and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the flash and exposure. Comments are divided on the battery.

performance, usability, screen, image quality, viewfinder

exposure, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the portability and image quality are on the whole positive. The screen and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the flash, while there are some mixed opinions about the image stabilizer.

usability, size, screen, image quality, portability

flash

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the viewfinder and image quality. The portability and performance are also appreciated. The battery and connectivity get critical comments, while there are some mixed opinions about the lens.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, viewfinder

focus, connectivity, battery

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the price and focus.

focus, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 offers a quick burst rate, in-body stabilization, and 4K video recording, making it a strong contender in the premium mirrorless camera space.

Quick autofocus. 8.3fps burst shooting. Large shooting buffer. 4-axis in-body stabilization. Tilting EVF. Vari-angle touch display. Strong high ISO performance. Wi-Fi with NFC. 4K video capture. Weather-sealed body.

No flash included. 4K video is cropped. Non-standard microphone input.

Conclusions Micro Four Thirds photographers in want of a new camera should give the GX8 a close look. It combines the benefits of in-body stabilization found in most Olympus models with the 4K video capabilities that Olympus cameras don't offer. Add a...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Jeff Keller , Samuel Spencer (dpreview.com)

Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review

 

At first glance, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 looks like just another rangefinder-style mirrorless camera. But flip it around and you quickly notice it's unique tilting electronic viewfinder, one of several features that make this camera stand out from...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix GX8 interchangeable-lens camera gets highest-resolution Four Thirds sensor yet

 

Incorporating all of Panasonic's latest technology, including a brand new 20-megapixel Four Thirds sensor, the Lumix GX8 finally challenges Olympus' OM-D lineup.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

 

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 is a fantastic ILC, providing great image quality and performance. Offering 4K resolution video with full manual control allows the GX8 to be just as equipped for videographers, as it is for photographers. Read more in our Full...

Great image quality in both iAuto and Program shooting modes ; Excellent overall performance from the AF and Burst shooting modes ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Weather-sealed body protects from splashes and dust ; Two...

No built-in flash to add additional light ; Priced higher than some of its competition ; Exposure compensation dial can easily be turned when changing the shooting mode

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 is a fantastic ILC, providing great image quality and performance. Offering 4K resolution video with full manual control allows the GX8 to be just as equipped for videographers, as it is for photographers. Read more in our

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Stephen (4k.com)

A Review of the Panasonic Lumix GX8 4K Mirrorless Camera

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC GX8 might just be one of the first Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras to come with a powerful 20 megapixel sensor, and along with this powerful “little” feature, the camera also offers a whole pile of other cool updates and...

Excellent 20.4 MP MOS sensor ; Wide ISO range ; Great continuous shooting options ; Very decent 4K video and photo capacity ; Venus Engine Image Processor from GH4

A bit on the bulky side ; Less than decent JPEG image color ; Sensitive focus adjust in vari-angle screen

Overall, we seriously recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 to anyone who wants to get started with high quality and high resolution photo and video shooting. This camera offers some very useful and varied specs for both amateurs and more serious...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix GX8

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 system camera : Panasonic introduces the new Lumix DMC-GX8 interchangeable lens camera. Boasting 4K capabilities, the latest creative technologies to enhance your photography and Panasonic's first Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser),...

The retail sales package contains the following accessories: Panasonic DMW-BLC12 rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, battery charger, AC cable, USB cable, shoulder strap, body cap, hot shoe cover, software DVD-ROM, Limited 1-Year Warranty. The Panasonic...

Jul, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a brand new compact system camera aimed at the keen enthusiast. The GX8 integrates 4K video recording capability with a variety of 4K Photo functions, capable of recording 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) video with either 30p...

The new rangefinder-styled Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 compact system camera gets a lot of things absolutely right, offering intuitive handling, lots of customisation options, solid weather-proofed build quality, and an excellent OLED viewfinder and rear...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic GX8 Review

 

With its new 20-megapixel sensor, impressive AF performance, high quality 4K video, as well as excellent, robust wireless connectivity, the Panasonic GX8 wears a lot of hats, so to speak. It's perfectly situated for travel and street photography,...

Highest resolution Micro Four Thirds camera yet; Great high ISO performance; Very fast autofocus; Fast burst mode with deep buffers; Impressive Dual I.S. system; Great 4K video.

No built-in flash; Slow buffer clearing; Below average battery life; Limited I.S. for 4K video.

With its new 20-megapixel sensor, impressive AF performance, high quality 4K video, as well as excellent, robust wireless connectivity, the Panasonic GX8 wears a lot of hats, so to speak. It's perfectly situated for travel and street photography,...

Recommended

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix GX8 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 is a mirrorless camera aimed at enthusiasts and based in the Micro Four Thirds standard. Announced in July 2015 it replaces the two year-old Lumix GX7 which was the first Lumix body to feature built-in stabilization.

Large, detailed viewfinder and fully-articulated touchscreen ; Weather-proof body with decent grip and good controls ; Fast Single AF that works well in low light conditions ; 4k video with chance to extract 8MP stills at 30fps ; Wifi, timelapse,...

Built-in IS less effective than Olympus system ; Continuous AF performance beaten by some rivals ; No USB-charging of battery in-camera

Panasonic's Lumix GX8 is an up-market mirrorless camera that satisfies the desires of demanding enthusiasts, especially if they're into video. It builds-upon the earlier Lumix GX7 to become a more sophisticated camera that confidently competes with...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

 

Panasonic truly impressed us when they introduced their GX7 and the new GX8 takes it even further with a weatherproof body and improved stabilization that combines both sensor-shift and optical stabilization to maximize efficiency.

Low image noise until ISO 1600, Nice image colors after tweaking, Impressive metering, Ultra-fast autofocus, Extremely sensitive AF, Fast shot-to-shot speed, Superb EVF, Calibratable LCD, Highly customizable, Mostly sturdy build

Some image softness at all ISO, Frequent color-cast in low light, Limited dynamic-range, Wrong Live-Histogram, Front function button difficult to use, Flex in LCD hinge, Low battery-life

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 lifts the GX-series to fully-professional level with a new sturdier weather-sealed body. Uniquely, its built-in sensor-shift stabilization now cooperates with lens optical stabilization to realize lower shutter-speeds and...

Jul, 2015

Price comparison for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Micro Four Thirds a versatile MFT 25 millimeter lens with a natural viewing angle Suitable for a wide...
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Capture moments with superb 4K imaging performance in both video and exclusive 4K PHOTO
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Fine Detail Performance:16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter resulting in a near...
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