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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 number 92 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 47?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good picture quality and product quality.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
Heavy
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras as well being average for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 133.2mm wide and 77.9mm tall. It is 61.3mm deep and weighs 435g.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

15 Industry Awards

Camera experts love this Panasonic camera and have given it 15 awards.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Dkamera.de, Lydogbilde.no, Pocket Lint, Prohardver.hu and Camera Labs all of whom decided that this Panasonic camera was very good.

The authors at review sites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all said that this Panasonic digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com, both of which decided that this Panasonic camera was excellent.

This Panasonic camera received a "Silver" award from website DP Review who decided that this camera was great.

The experts at three more expert review sites all concluded that this digital camera was very good. 01net.com and Digital Versus both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and it received a "Best Product" award from Komputerswiat.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 44 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 85%. This puts this digital camera in the top 14% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, Lumix DMC-GX8 owners rated this camera as excellent. 53 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

Eight customers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 concluded that it was easy to use, three people concluded that this digital camera had a good interface and three owners wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. two people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 owners mentioned that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Eight owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus.

  • The focus is fast in all light conditions…
  • The difference between this and the previous case is that in the first case, you are increasing the depth of field by producing a merged file from several frames; in the latter case, you are selecting one file having the best focus on one scene element Ultimately…
  • Focus is lightning fast, even in difficult lighting…
  • The image stabilisation for photos works wonders, coupled with an IS lens it works for video very well as well…
  • The dual stabilization is amazing as well…
  • Easy to use, fast and quick focus, excellent picture…
    Acc (Bhphotovideo.com) - November 2016

Panasonic Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 11,202 user and expert reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Robust

Nine customers who reviewed it thought it was well made.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people mentioned that this digital camera had a good viewfinder and two owners thought it had a good screen.

Users Report Nice Design

Six people who purchased it reckoned that it was ergonomic and two people who bought it agreed that it was well designed.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Two owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 considered that it had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was good value for money.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Four customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to carry around.


Value For Money

Expensive

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Features

Fairly High Megapixel

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a quite high megapixel (20.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Heavy

With a weight of 435 grams, the Lumix DMC-GX8 is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age. The lightest digital camera is 1g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras also have a wind filter.

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Dustproof

The Lumix DMC-GX8 is dustproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other cameras also have a USB connectivity.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 supports direct printing, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports custom colours, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Microphone in

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras also have a microphone in.

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Fairly Big Eye Relief

The average eye relief of cameras is 19mm. At 21 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a quite big eye relief compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera support a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 640 x 480 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. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 600,000 pixels. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (1,040,000 pixel) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. The smallest maximum aperture number of cameras is 1.8, the largest is 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3840 x 2160, 1712 x 1712, 1824 x 1368, 1824 x 1216 and 1920 x 1080 and 1824 x 1024. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Fairly High Magnification

Digital cameras have magnifications of between 0.15x and 100x. At 1.54 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a quite high magnification compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a touchscreen. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-GX8 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-GX8 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Cameras maximum video resolutions range from 640 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Age

Released 14 Months Ago

It was May 2016 when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-GX8.


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