Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs Samsung NX500

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Samsung NX500

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Reasons For

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

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

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 4,000 pixels higher than the Samsung NX500 (1,036,000 pixels).
6% bigger battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a battery capacity of 1,200mAh. That's 70mAh bigger than the Samsung NX500 (1,130mAh).
8 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a megapixel of 28.2MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is only a 20.3MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a total megapixels of 30.7MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is only a 21.77MP digital camera (8.93MP less).
99x shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (0.01s).
53% lighter Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 285g digital camera. That's 150g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (285g). 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.

Two times lighter lens weight Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 111g lens weight digital camera. That's 154g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (111g).
Significantly shorter lens length Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a lens length of 31mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 75mm lens length digital camera (44mm longer).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 64.8mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 2.2mm smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (64.8mm).
Fourty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a digital camera that takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Samsung NX500 (28.2MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 21.77MP digital camera. That's 8.93MP less than the Samsung NX500 (30.7MP).
0.99s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, however the Samsung NX500 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
150g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a weight of 435g, however the Samsung NX500 is a 285g digital camera (150g 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.

154g heavier lens weight Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a lens weight of 265g, however the Samsung NX500 is a 111g lens weight digital camera (154g lighter).
59% longer lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 75mm lens length digital camera. That's 44mm longer than the Samsung NX500 (31mm).
A bit bigger lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a lens diameter of 67mm, whereas the Samsung NX500 is a 64.8mm lens diameter digital camera (2.2mm smaller).
Only 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Samsung NX500 only takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

6 Reasons Against
Three times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a maximum aperture number of 5.6, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
30s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

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

4,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (4,000 pixels higher).
A little smaller battery capacity Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 1,130mAh battery digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 1,200mAh battery digital camera (70mAh bigger).
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Five months older
The Samsung NX500 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 by five months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
21.77MP 30.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 of Product
 Black
 Black
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Splash Proof
 Splash proof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
280mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 140 16 - 50
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
14/12 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 43mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 205
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Auto
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.265
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.265
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
BEST
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels
Flip-Out Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Viewfinder

Magnification
1.54x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 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 Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Calm
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,30
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data DRIMe V
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 285g
BEST
Height
77.9mm 63.5mm
Depth
61.3mm 43.2mm
Width
133.2mm 119.4mm
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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP1130
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh
BEST
1,130mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots 370 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data ILauncher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG converter
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Feedback