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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

$978.99
MILC 20.3MP Live MOS Black May 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Colour Release Date
Digital Versus 5 Star DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Review

, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 number 43 across all digital cameras.
98
126 Reviews + 15 Awards
88
51
37 Great Features
84
13 Months Old
Overall Score
83
Very Good

Why Has it Scored This?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 15 awards including a "Recommended" award from websites Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Dkamera.de, Pocket Lint and Prohardver.hu, a "Highly Recommended" award from review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk and an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com.
92
Excellent
79
Good
85
Very Good
75
Good

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

15 Industry Awards

Amongst latest high megapixel cameras, this Panasonic digital camera is one of the most awarded.

Websites Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Dkamera.de, Pocket Lint and Prohardver.hu all endorse this high megapixel camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at four more expert review sites all concluded that this camera was great. This Panasonic camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se and it received an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

This Panasonic camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com, both of which decided that this high megapixel camera was terrific.

The expert at one other expert review site decided that this Panasonic digital camera was very good. DP Review gave this camera a "Silver" award.

Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this digital camera a "5 Star" award and it received a "Best Product" award from Komputerswiat.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 44 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 82 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is terrific. 53 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Easy to Use

Eight owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use, three people who purchased it considered that it had a good interface and three customers reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. two people who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus.

Good Quality Pictures

14 customers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images.

Excellent Product Quality

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Good Quality Lens

Four people wrote that it had a good autofocus.

  • 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…
  • The focus is fast in all light conditions…
  • 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

Robust

Nine owners agreed that the product was well made.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people thought the product had a good viewfinder and two owners thought it had a good screen.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 9,717 expert and owner reviews (including 209 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 93% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Excellent Design

Six owners wrote in their reviews that the product was ergonomic and two people said that the product was well designed.

Good Video Capture

Three owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Superior Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Reasonably Priced

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Great Technical Features

Four owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 said that it had good features.

Good Size

Four customers who reviewed it thought it was easy to carry around.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports video recording, as do most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the latest digital cameras the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a pretty standard weight (435 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports live view, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports custom colours. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support custom colours.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other recently released high megapixel cameras.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a wind filter, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Dustproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is dustproof, as are most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other latest high megapixel 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 new high megapixel cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other latest high megapixel cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features contrast adjustment. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also feature contrast adjustment.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports direct printing. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also support direct printing.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other recently released high megapixel 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 high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a hand strap. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features histogram, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a microphone in, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other recently released high megapixel 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 camera). This Panasonic camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1920 x 1080 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all latest high megapixel cameras.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 supports PictBridge. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a batteries included, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras of this type and age range from 20 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers (22) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of latest similar spec digital cameras range from 2.7 to 40, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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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.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Only 1712 X 1712 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a 1712 x 1712 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 480 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of [4:3] 5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 1824x1368, [3:2] 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 1824x1216, [16:9] 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024, [1:1] 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 1712x1712, 1824 x 1024, 1824 x 1216 and 1824 x 1368 and 1920 x. Across all cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4000.

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Quite High Magnification

At 1.54 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a quite high magnification compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the magnifications range from 0.24x to 17x, and the average magnification is 1.8x.

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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 most high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it. Most similar age high megapixel cameras have a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (5184 x 3888 pixels) is actually the best image resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Supports 100, 200 and 14 More ISO Sensitivities

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of recently released high megapixel cameras is 1.8 and the largest is 4. With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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20.3 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.3 megapixels camera.

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Age

Released 13 Months Ago

This camera was released in May 2016.


Reviews
98
126 Reviews + 15 Awards
Value for Money
88
Features for Portrait...
92
Excellent
Age
84
13 Months Old
Overall Score for Port...
84
Very Good
80
5184 X 3888 Pixels
Yes
Yes
Features for Portrait...
92
Excellent

Maximum Image Resolution

5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Self-Timer

has a self-timer


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Pre-Flash

pre-flash


Smile Detection

smile detection


Handheld Remote Control

handheld remote control


Reviews
98
126 Reviews + 15 Awards
Value for Money
88
Features for Landscape...
79
Good
Age
84
13 Months Old
Overall Score for Land...
78
Good
80
5184 X 3888 Pixels
76
435g
65
330 Shots
Yes
Features for Landscape...
79
Good

Optical Zoom

optical zoom


Maximum Image Resolution

5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution


Weight

average weight


GPS (satellite)

does not have a GPS (satellite)


Dustproof

dustproof


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Waterproof

waterproof


Electronic Compass

electronic compass


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Anti-Dust Function

anti-dust function


Reviews
98
126 Reviews + 15 Awards
Value for Money
88
Features for Everyday...
85
Very Good
Age
84
13 Months Old
Overall Score for Ever...
80
Very Good
76
435g
65
330 Shots
Yes
Yes
Features for Everyday...
85
Very Good

Weight

average weight


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Vari-Angle LCD Display

has a vari-angle LCD display


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Face Detection

face detection


Reviews
98
126 Reviews + 15 Awards
Value for Money
88
Features for Sport Pho...
75
Good
Age
84
13 Months Old
Overall Score for Spor...
76
Good
100
1s
Yes
28
100, 200, 400, 80, 800, 160, 1,600,...
65
330 Shots
Features for Sport Pho...
75
Good

Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


ISO Sensitivities

supports 100, 200 and 14 more ISO sensitivities


Camera Shutter Speed

camera shutter speed


Multi Burst Mode

multi burst mode


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

battery life (CIPA standard)


Waterproof

waterproof


Flash Recharging Time

flash recharging time


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgx8aebk, panasonic dmcgx8mebk, panasonic dmcgx8kebk, panasonic p016430k, read p016430k
Barcodes 00885170254541, 05025232830787, 05025232830831, 05025232830886, 05025232830916, 05025232830923, 05025232830978, 05025232831029, 05025232831067, 05025232831074, 05025232831098, 05025232831104, 05025232831111, 05025232851607, 05025232853182

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