Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs Samsung NX500

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Samsung NX500

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 smaller than the Samsung NX500 (5.6).
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60ss. That's 30s longer than the Samsung NX500 (30ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

5 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
A little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 86% based on 58 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Samsung NX500 is 85% (based on 63 reviews).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 100% based on 12 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Samsung NX500 is 92% (based on 26 reviews).
13 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a megapixel count of 28.2MPMP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is only a 20.3MPMP digital camera (7.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

8.93MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a total megapixel count of 30.7MPMP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is only a 21.77MPMP digital camera (8.93MP less).
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (0.01ss).
49% lighter Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 292gg digital camera. That's 143g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (292gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

14.3mm shorter Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 63.6mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 77.9mmmm tall digital camera (14.3mm taller).
A lot thinner Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a depth of 42.5mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 61.3mmmm deep digital camera (18.8mm thicker).
12% narrower Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a width of 119.5mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 133.2mmmm wide digital camera (13.7mm wider).
Two times lighter lens weight Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 111gg lens weight digital camera. That's 154g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (111gg).
Significantly shorter lens length Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a lens length of 31mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 75mmmm lens length digital camera (44mm longer).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 64.8mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 2.2mm smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (64.8mmmm).
Fourty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a digital camera that takes 370 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 only takes 330 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$96 cheaper
The Samsung NX500 costs $583.99, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is $679.95.
Two more awards
The Samsung NX500 has 13 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 11 awards.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 20.3MPMP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Samsung NX500 (28.2MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 21.77MPMP digital camera. That's 8.93MP less than the Samsung NX500 (30.7MPMP).
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a flash sync-speed of 1ss, however the Samsung NX500 is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
143g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a weight of 435gg, however the Samsung NX500 is a 292gg digital camera (143g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

19% taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a height of 77.9mmmm. That's 14.3mm taller than the Samsung NX500 (63.6mmmm).
31% thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 61.3mmmm deep. That's 18.8mm thicker than the Samsung NX500 (42.5mmmm).
Wider Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 133.2mmmm wide. That's 13.7mm wider than the Samsung NX500 (119.5mmmm).
154g heavier lens weight Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a lens weight of 265gg, however the Samsung NX500 is a 111gg lens weight digital camera (154g lighter).
59% longer lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 75mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 44mm longer than the Samsung NX500 (31mmmm).
A bit bigger lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a lens diameter of 67mmmm, whereas the Samsung NX500 is a 64.8mmmm lens diameter digital camera (2.2mm smaller).
Only 330 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 takes 330 shots shots per battery charge, however the Samsung NX500 only takes 370 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by $96
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is $95.96 more expensive than the Samsung NX500.
Two less awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has only received 11 awards, but the Samsung NX500 has received 13 awards.
6 Reasons Against
Three times bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Not as many stockists
Only 9 stores sells the Samsung NX500, however 14 shops sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Samsung NX500 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 by 16 months.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Samsung NX500 has an average expert rating of 85%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 58 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Samsung NX500 has an average user rating of 92%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 12 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
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Digital Versus: 5 Star
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
13 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
ixbt.com: Original Design
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
Maximum Image Resolution
 6480 x 4320
 6480 x 4320
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
BEST
 4:3
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
21.77MP 30.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
280mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
14 - 140 16 - 50
Lens Structure
14/12 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 43mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 205
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
BEST
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
128MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 Super AMOLED
 Super AMOLED
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
1.54x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 ATW
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 ATW
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Calm
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,10 2,30
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Venus Engine DRIMe V
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 EST
 HEB
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 LIT
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 SRP
 CRO
 PER
 VIE
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 EST
 HEB
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 LIT
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 SRP
 CRO
 PER
 VIE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
435g 292g
BEST
Height
77.9mm 63.6mm
BEST
Depth
61.3mm 42.5mm
BEST
Width
133.2mm 119.5mm
BEST
Lens Weight
265g 111g
BEST
Lens Length
75mm 31mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
67mm 64.8mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
487g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data BP1130
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh
BEST
1,130mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots 370 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data ILauncher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG converter
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB

Other Features

Weight
0.44kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 2.0,HDMI,Audio video output,Remote input,External microphone input Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
77.9 x 63.1 x 133.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
60 secs - 1/8000th Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Release Terminal
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Mode
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Apps
Yes,Panasonic Image App Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting
10 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Shooting
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Technology
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
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