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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

We have collected and analyzed 49 expert reviews and 153 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 84/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Jan 25, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 1148922 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 94/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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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. People are impressed by the durability and performance. The size and design are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the usability.

image quality, design, size, performance, durability

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8EB-S Compact System Camera - Silver (20 MP)Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8EB-S Compact System Camera - Silver (20 MP)

Dec, 2018

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. Reviews about the viewfinder and image quality are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the lens, while many are critical about the battery and focus.

usability, performance, portability, image quality, viewfinder

focus, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-GX8KBODY LUMIX GX8 Interchangeable Lens (DSLM) Camera Body OnlyPanasonic DMC-GX8KBODY LUMIX GX8 Interchangeable Lens (DSLM) Camera Body Only

Dec, 2018

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. People really like the price. The focus is also mentioned favorably.

focus, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black) - DMC-GX8KBODYPanasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black) - DMC-GX8KBODY

Dec, 2018

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 (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...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 stands out from the Micro Four Thirds crowd for quite a few reasons, with the most obvious being its tilting electronic viewfinder, which it inherited from its predecessor, the

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery life (CIPA standard):330 / 340
Battery performance:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails / Single image, Thumbnails, Movie, Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Custom color: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Eye Relief:0.827
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Rotating
Live view: Yes
Multi-shot: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR / CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR / DUT, ENG, ESP, ITA, POL, SWE, JPN, POR, TUR, FRE, CZE, GRE, DAN, DEU, HUN
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia, Vivid / Sepia, Black&White, Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Landscape, Panorama, Portrait / Portrait, Panorama, Landscape
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:ATW, Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Shade / ATW, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Shade / ATW, Halogen, Auto, Flash, Shade, Cloudy, Daylight / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Halogen, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Energy Star certified:N
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof
Splash proof: Yes

Display

Display:OLED
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Auto, Forced on, Slow synchronization, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus / Single Auto Focus, Face tracking, Continuous Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:11.8 / 7.87 / 9.84
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual / Manual

Lens System

Filter size:1.81 / 2.05 / 2.28
Focal length range (f-f):0.472 - 1.38 / 0.551 - 1.65 / 0.551 - 5.51
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure:12/9 / 14/12 / 14/9 / 9/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/9 / 14/12 / 14/9 / 9/8
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11 / 2.76 / 3.31
Minimum aperture number:2.8 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945 / 1.1
Number of aspheric elements:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto / 1600, 400, Auto, 12800, 100, 3200, 800, 25600, 200 / 1600, 400, Auto, 12800, 100, 3200, 800, 25600, 200, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Auto, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO, RAW / MPO, JPG, RAW
Image sensor size:4/3
Image sensor size (W x H):0.681 x 0.512
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:5184 x 3888
Megapixel:20.3
Sensor Type:Live MOS / MOS
Still image resolution(s):5184 x 3888, 3712 x 2784, 2624 x 1968, 1824 x 1368, 5184 x 3456, 3712 x 2480, 2624 x 1752, 1824 x 1216,\n5184 x 2920, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 1824 x 1024, 3888 x 3888, 2784 x 2784, 1968 x 1968, 1712 x 1712 / [4:3] 5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 1824x1368\n\n[3:2] 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 1824x1216\n\n[16:9] 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024\n\n[1:1] 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 1712x1712
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 / 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:21.77

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

System Requirements

Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Self-timer: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@25fps / 640x480@30fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@24fps, 3840x2160@30fps / 640x480@30fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@30fps
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4 / AVCHD, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4 / AVCHD,MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,1280 x 720,3840 x 2160,640 x 480 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:0.77 / 1.54
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.41
Height:3.07
Lens diameter:2.2 / 2.39 / 2.64 / 2.66
Lens length:1.93 / 2.5 / 2.91 / 2.95
Lens weight:10.8 / 3.88 / 5.82 / 9.35
Weight:15.3
Weight (including battery):17.2
Width:5.24