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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Digital Camera

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MILC 20.3MP Live MOS SDXC Jul 2015
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Eleven Industry Awards

This Panasonic digital camera has received eleven awards from expert review sites.

The editors of Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all thought that this MILC camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Recommended" from Lydogbilde.no, Dkamera.de and Pocket Lint all of whom thought that this digital camera was good.

The editors of Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com both concluded that this MILC camera was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Two other expert review sites both said that this camera was good. This digital camera received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this MILC camera is 86 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 12 user reviews the average user rating of this Panasonic digital camera is exceptional. This camera in the top 15% of all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type when ranked by user rating.

Good Size

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a brand new compact system camera aimed at the keen enthusiast” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned two years ago “GX lines, Panasonic's G series of compact system cameras can get a little confusing”. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review “Panasonic was the first company to produce a compact system camera in the shape of the Lumix DMC-G1, back in 2008” .

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner who purchased this digital camera thought it was lightweight. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “Photojournalism; that'll work quickly and well; that's lightweight, water- and dust-resistant” in their review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner who purchased it thought it was a big size. Two years ago expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 “On first impressions you could be forgiven for thinking that it is oversized for its sensor.” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owners who purchased it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com two years ago “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 or” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and scored it 5 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “Keen photographers will appreciate t” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. Expert website Digitalversus.com said “If you're looking for an interchangeable-lens camera that'll be great for excursions, travel and photojournalism; that'll work quickly”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “It's Panasonic's first dual Image Stabilisation CSC camera that also has a 20.3-megapixel sensor and 4K capability” in their review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Expert website Digitalone.com.sg wrote “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the first mirrorless camera to have a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) image sensor that has more than 20 megapixels” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Brand

On average Panasonic MILC digital cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras built by Panasonic.

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Nice Design

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owners who bought the product reckoned that it was good looking. Expert website Digitalversus.com said in their review “The 2,360,000-dot OLED viewfinder is pretty large to” and rated it 5 stars. One customer who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 thought it was luxurious. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Luxurious and feature-packed.” and scored it 4 stars.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 reviewer thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was a good design. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “As much as we were impressed by the design of the Lumix GX7, we're a little more unconvinced by the GX8” in their review.

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Robust

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner who purchased it considered that it was strong and durable.

One person said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was well made. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Since then it has built up an impressive range of Micro Four Thirds cameras” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 reviewer reckoned that this digital camera was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “This is a camera that's easy to love, with a stylish design and rugged build quality that's a step up from anything we've seen from the Lumix G range before”.

Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned “The GX8 promises more megapixels, enhanced image stabilization”.

Good Technical Features

A few people agreed that it had good features. Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “All of these features immediately point to the fact that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is for experienced hands, rather than users only now getting their feet wet in” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review. Shutterbug.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review “The camera has many interesting features such as “Dual I.S.”, which combines a lens image stabilizer”. Dpreview.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review on expert website DP Review “It takes many of its features from the GX7 that it surely replaces”.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Fujifilm X-T1 ($600.00) which is cheaper.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm X-T1 ($600.00) (SD,SDHC,SDXC and cheaper).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Lumix DMC-GX8 is more than most digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This Panasonic camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic digital camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-GX8. The image formats supporteds "JPG" and "MPO" are also supported by this digital camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 60 seconds, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The slowest camera shutter speeds of MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8 range from 0.25s to 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 39s.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Across all digital cameras of this age and spec the best light exposure correction is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ± 3EV (1/3EV step).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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OLED Display

This camera has an OLED display, which is the most frequently found display on digital cameras of this age and spec. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

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Supports Ten ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is more than most cameras that have been available for more than a year. This digital camera supports 6 and 400 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GX8. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a greater number of camera file systems than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this type and age. The camera file systems "DCF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 280 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GX8. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8 is 38mm, the longest is 280mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 120mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GX8 support Full HD video, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Lumix DMC-GX8 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GX8 also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GX8 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Lumix DMC-GX8 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GX8 also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-GX8 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GX8 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Not 3D

The Lumix DMC-GX8 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

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Heavy

The Lumix DMC-GX8 is one of the heavier digital cameras of this type and age (435 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8 have weights of between 150g and 590g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X-T1 ($600.00) (390g) which is also cheaper.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GX8 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GX8. The flash modess "Flash off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only 1712 X 1712 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 1712 x 1712 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago have a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic camera also have still image resolution(s)s of [4:3] 5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 1824x1368, [3:2] 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 1824x1216 and [16:9] 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 and [1:1] 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 1712x1712. Cameras of this age and type still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Only Has Four Camera Playbacks

The number of camera playback modes found on the Lumix DMC-GX8 is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Slide show camera playback, which is the most frequently found camera playback found on digital cameras of this age and type. The camera playbacks "Movie", "Single image" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.3 meters, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GX8. The average closest focusing distance of MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GX8 is 0.25m.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Dustproof
Splash Proof
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Custom Colour
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Technical Details
Self-Timer

11 Awards

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