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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the viewfinder and image quality. The screen and usability also get good views, but there are some negative views about the flash and exposure. Reviews about the battery and focus are mixed.

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and performance. The size and design also get good feedback. Views 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)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (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 are impressed by the viewfinder and image quality. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the lens. Some have doubts 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

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (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. 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

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix GX8 review: Viewfinder victory for 20MP compact system camera

 

It's been almost exactly two years since we last saw a GX-series model – the viewfinder-laden "flat" compact system camera series – in 2013's excellent Lumix GX7 . But with the new GX8, we see the shifting focus of Panasonic as a camera company: to aim...

Exceptional viewfinder scale and resolution, new vari-angle touchscreen, sturdy and water-resistant build, fast autofocus system, physical controls, 4K options, silent operation option

No drive mode dial, larger and more expensive than GX7, accidental focus point adjustment via touchscreen, battery life limitations, continuous AF not faultless

What many will want to know is whether the Lumix GX8 is worth its four-figure asking price. Its on-board viewfinder is a competition killer so, with that in mind, the answer is a resounding yes.

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by: TrustedReviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix GX8

 

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 is a compact system camera that looks more like an old rangefinder model than your average CSC. It's big, offers as many controls as the cockpit of a jet plane and an excellent EVF too.

Excellent speed and burst options ; Comprehensive control ; Great EVF

Large frame ; MFT sensor limits high-ISO performance

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

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a compact system camera aimed squarely at photography enthusiasts, where the mix of a 20Mp micro four-thirds sensor, high-end features and cool retro looks should help it compete with the likes of the Olympus OM-D-EM-5...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: David Thorpe (ephotozine.com)

Olympus PEN-F Vs Panasonic Lumix GX8 Video Comparison

 

David Thorpe compares the Olympus PEN-F to the Panasonic Lumix GX8 - both Micro Four Thirds cameras feature a 20 megapixel sensor and rangefinder styling.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 camera

 

A high-end camera that produced inconsistent image quality

Good manual control ; Hinged EVF and LCD ; Fast performance

Image quality not as crisp as we expected ; Focus and clarity were inconsistent in our tests ; Focus peaking feature too subtle

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 camera

 

A high-end camera that produced inconsistent image quality

Good manual control ; Hinged EVF and LCD ; Fast performance

Image quality not as crisp as we expected ; Focus and clarity were inconsistent in our tests ; Focus peaking feature too subtle

Jul, 2015

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: (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the company's flagship Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens camera, and the followup to the popular GX7. While sharing some similarities with its predecessor, such as a tilting electronic viewfinder and...

Mar, 2016

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

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery life (CIPA standard):330 / 340
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 colour: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Eye Relief:2.1
GPS (satellite): No
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
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

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Dust resistant:Y / Yes
Dustproof:Y
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof
Splash proof:Y / Yes

Display

Display:OLED
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step) / ±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: Yes
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:0.2 / 0.25 / 0.3
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual / Manual

Lens System

Filter Size:4.6 / 5.2 / 5.8
Focal length range (f-f):12 - 35 / 12 - 60 / 14 - 140 / 14 - 42
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9 / 12/9 / 14/12 / 14/9 / 9/8
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):12 / 28 / 7 / 8.4
Minimum aperture number:2.8 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4 / 2.8
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 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

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

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
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):17.3 x 13
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,\n3888 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 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 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

Magnification:0.77 / 1.54
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.13
Height :7.79
Lens diameter:5.6 / 6.06 / 6.7 / 6.76
Lens length:4.9 / 6.36 / 7.38 / 7.5
Lens weight:110 / 165 / 265 / 305
Weight:435
Weight (including battery):487
Width:13.3