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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Digital Camera

$799.95
MILC 20.3MP Live MOS SDXC May 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Fourteen industry awards
Nice design
No builtin flash
149 Reviews + 14 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended
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Reviews

Fourteen Industry Awards

This Panasonic camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts in digital cameras of all the similar spec cameras that have been around for the last year.

This high megapixel digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review sites Camera Labs, Lydogbilde.no, Dkamera.de, Pocket Lint and Prohardver.hu all of whom concluded that this digital camera was good.

The authors at four additional expert review sites all wrote that this Panasonic digital camera was very good. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award, it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award.

This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com, both of which thought that this digital camera was marvellous.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all said that this Panasonic camera was good. Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award and Komputerswiat.pl gave it a "Best Product" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Fourty experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Photo Answers.co.uk have rated this Panasonic camera on average 85%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 86 owner reviews this camera has a terrific overall owner rating. Over 77% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Brand

Based on 8,853 user and expert reviews (including 520 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 94% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is more than most latest high megapixel cameras. This Panasonic digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by recently released similar spec digital cameras. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (280 millimeters) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera. Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 35mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 270mm.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of new cameras range from 4.2mm to 35mm. At 28 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Viewfinder

Fairly High Magnification

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has one of the higher magnifications (1.54 times zoom factor) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The average magnification of latest high megapixel cameras is 4.2x.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a microphone in, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for the last year.

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Supports PictBridge

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

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Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has an HDMI. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a hand strap. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

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

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras that were released in the last year also have a battery charger included.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras that have been available for the last year also have a touchscreen.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a self-timer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released in the last 12 months also have a self-timer.

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Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a custom colour, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Supports Direct Printing

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

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a dioptre correction. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also have a dioptre correction.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released in the last year.

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Features Histogram

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

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports live view. Most of the other new high megapixel cameras also support live view.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GX8 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year also feature saturation adjustment.

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Fairly Big Eye Relief

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the eye reliefs range from 16mm to 23mm. With an eye relief of 21 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has one of the bigger eye reliefs amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera, the Lumix DMC-GX8 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Design

Good Manual Control

Twenty-six owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Two years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 “Good manual control” however despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100. Lou B gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Very easy to use” in his review of this digital camera. Larry S wrote “I find the GX-8 enjoyable for shooting, with a good, spacious control layout”.

Nine owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Machv said on Bhphotovideo.com “Its larger, with comfortable grip.” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Machv also mentioned “It is very comfortable with large lenses” in their review. Last year Larry S mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “It's very comfortable to hold despite its relatively large size compared to Olympus models”.

Nine customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Lou B said “I love that they dedicated a AFS-AFC-MF knob so I can easy switch between those settings”. Photo29 scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “The camera feels great in the hand and having quick access to major settings on the outside of the camera is a great benefit” in their review of this digital camera. Nc gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera has a very solid feel and the menus are well laid out”.

Three customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good interface. Nanc rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Extremely easy, friendly user interface” in their review of this digital camera. @rgomezphotos said on Bhphotovideo.com in April last year “Well designed interface, screen, button placement”. Gavin gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he said “A camera is only as good as its interface” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to handle.

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Nice Design

Thirteen owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said “Panasonic's Lumix GX8 is an up-market mirrorless camera that satisfies the desires of demanding enthusiasts, especially if they're into video” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Luxurious and feature-packed.” and rated it 80 out of 100. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “The 2,360,000-dot OLED viewfinder is pretty large to” and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars.

Nine customers said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was well designed. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “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” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalversus.com gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “As much as we were impressed by the design of the Lumix GX7, we're a little more unconvinced by the GX8”. Lou B mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “All-in-all a fantastic camera with beautiful design”.

Seven owners said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Photo29 wrote in their review of this digital camera “Very happy with ergonomics, output and reliability” . Valumixphotog mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The ergonomics are excellent” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Mrcarlo said on Bhphotovideo.com “So far I have been very satisfied with the weight, ergonomics and viewfinder with this micro 4/3 set-up”.

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was smooth. Lou B wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Touchscreen is smooth, responsive” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Bobko wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I have three such lenses (12-35mm, 35-100mm and 14-140mm) and the dual stabilization (lens and camera body) results in creamy smooth handheld HD video”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. K. Feeney scored it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “It worked quite well when I used it briefly and its a neat feature to have the camera extract stills from video”.

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Build Quality

Thirty-seven people who bought the product thought it was good quality. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Great image quality in raw” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “JPEG mage quality is good with wide dynamic range, preserving good detail in both highlights”. Tomshardware.co.uk mentioned six years ago “Top notch build quality”.

Build Quality

Twenty-nine customers reckoned that it was well made. Wired.com said “Solid, wellconstructed body is comfortable to shoot with” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Pocket Lint wrote “Exceptional viewfinder scale and resolution, new variangle touchscreen, sturdy and waterresistant build, fast autofocus system, physical controls” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Techradar said “Splash, proof build” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product was sealed. In April last year Maria scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned “It is true, this camera is fast! I love the fact that is weather sealed”. Volkan said on Bhphotovideo.com last year “Excellent Viewfinder, weather sealed, articulated LCD”. Bill mentioned “This one is perfect for me because it will attach well to my new 100-400 Lumix/Leica lens, provide dual I.S, is weather sealed and has a mic input” .

Two customers who bought this digital camera said that it was strong and durable. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Metal Body Durability” . Nicgere gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera in April last year “Am very impressed with it's ease of use, extensive features, sturdy body, balanced handling, tilt screen for those hard to get to shots”.

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was reliable. Volkan wrote “Most important thing is AF speed that it's incredible fast and reliable even in low light (faster than my 5DM3”.

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Dustproof

The Lumix DMC-GX8 is dustproof, as are most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

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

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other latest high megapixel cameras.

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4K Options, Silent Operation Option

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Ephotozine mentioned “Improved noise performance” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Low image noise until ISO 1600” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One person said in their reviews that the product was quiet. Pocket Lint wrote in their review of this digital camera “4K options, silent operation option”.

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Improved Noise Performance

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Ephotozine mentioned “Improved noise performance” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Low image noise until ISO 1600” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Features

Impressive Feature Set

Fourteen owners considered that this digital camera had good features. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Impressive feature set” in their review of this digital camera. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on 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”. Two years ago Shutterbug.com wrote “The camera has many interesting features such as “Dual I.S.” which combines a lens image stabilizer”.


Support

Good Support

Six owners said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Mastergradeshopper scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Very helpful Picture-in-Picture for manual focus assist, I like this better than what E-M5II offered” in their review of this digital camera. Wes said “There are slight differences in the menus so looking at the instructions is helpful” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Last year Gavin said on Bhphotovideo.com “Turn on Peaking via a screen icon to check focus (you can move between files using a finger plus peaking to guide you to the best one”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Johnny B wrote two years ago “My only complaint along with many is the battery life which could be a bit better for the size of this camera” in his review of this digital camera. Last year The Lambanana scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Battery light solidly built the video is amazing 4K photos”. The Lambanana also wrote “BATTERY ======= Was good for 297 shots” in their review.


Good Exposure Control

One person who bought the product thought it had good exposure controls. Two years ago Ed wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “It has a designated exposure compensation dial; that with the aperture ring on the Nocticron” in his review of this digital camera.

Tiltable Viewfinder

Eighteen people considered that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review “Excellent viewfinder and screen”. Tbreak.ae said “Tiltable viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com mentioned “An excellent OLED viewfinder and rear scr” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Thirteen customers concluded that it had a good screen. Tbreak.ae mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Good freeangle display” . Also two years ago Digital Versus said “Pivotable multitouch screen” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Pc Mag mentioned “Vari-angle touch display”.

Eleven customers concluded that this digital camera had an electronic viewfinder. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Hinged EVF and LCD” in their review of this digital camera yet they gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100. Ephotozine wrote two years ago “Extremely large electronic viewfinder (EVF” in their review of this digital camera. Last year Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Tilting EVF” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the product was mirrorless. Last year Mcjl gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “I'm in awe! I absolutely love my new mirrorless camera”. Wes wrote on Bhphotovideo.com also last year “I would recommend this for anyone interested in mirror-less cameras in a m4/3 format” and scored it 80 out of 100. In April last year Olypan rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “Pretty good for a mirrorless camera”.

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4K Video

Twenty-nine customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Bhphotovideo.com gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great 4k Video”. Lou B mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Video is good as always” in his review of this digital camera. Johnny B gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on Bhphotovideo.com “Whether you are shooting 4k internal video or snapping some still shots, this camera will be your every day workhorse”.

Quick Autofocus

Twenty-three people agreed that the product had a good autofocus. Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Ultrafast autofocus”. Ephotozine said “Extremely fast focus”. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk said “Fastaccurate auto-focus” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review.

Sixteen owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Wired.com mentioned “Dual image stabilization system, fast autofocus” in their review of this digital camera. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Effective in-body image stabilisation” in their review of this digital camera. Digital Versus mentioned “Dual 6axis stabilization (with compatible lenses” .

Six owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens. Maria said on Bhphotovideo.com last year “Absolutely love the lens! If u want a perfect bokeh ugh this lens is aaaamaazing!”. Olypan said “I've used it with Panasonic 12-35, 7.5mm FE, Olympus 75-300m, Sigma 30mm f2.8 and have found it to produce very fine images with each lens”. Brian W Smith said on Amazon “The results with the 12-35mm f2.8 lens are just superb” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom.

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4K Video Photo Modes

Sixty-eight owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Dpexpert.com.au wrote two years ago “Compared with a 16mp micro four thirds camera the 20mp sensor on the G 8 delivers larger images, better resolved detail” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Ephotozine wrote in their review of this digital camera “4K video photo modes” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Neocamera.com said “Nice image colors after tweaking” in their review of this digital camera.

Eighteen customers who purchased the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Techradar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “New 20Mp sensor promises greater detail resolution”. Ephotozine said “Highest resolution Micro Four Thirds camera available” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Large shooting buffer”.

Nine people wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Wired.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 last year “The new 20megapixel sensor offers 4K video support”. Lanscape Photographer said in the same month “I like the 20MP sensor” although they scored it 60 out of 100. Volkan said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “DOF is so nice like full frame sensor when i use like panasonic 42.5mm f1.7 lens”.

Six customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good in low light. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Good in Low Light” in their review of this digital camera. Larry S wrote last year “The image quality is gorgeous and low-light performance is great” in his review of this digital camera. The Lambanana said on Amazon “Advanced Low Light AF” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

Five customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Hardwarezone.com.sg said two years ago “Dobra jako zdj JPEG i RAW do czuoci ISO 16003200, zakres i dynamika tonalna na dobrym poziomie, szybki autofokus, solidna i uszczelniona obudowa, cakiem wygodnie wyprofilowana rkoje aparatu, spora lic” . Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “Strong high ISO performance” . Machv gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “High ISO performance is good.”.

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No Builtin Flash

Seven customers agreed that the product did not have a good flash. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera in April last year “No flash included” however despite that they still gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 a rating of 80 out of 100. Mac he wrote two years ago “Unbelievably good image stabilization make night time pics without flash crisp”. Birder Bert mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “• Image quality - fantastic GX8 CONS • No built-in flash • The swivel eyepiece crowds the hot shoe, so swiveling is negated if almost anything is mounted on the shoe”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D5600 ($574.95) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Sony Alpha A6300 ($891.17).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A6300 ($891.17) is also worth considering.

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Only 1712 X 1712 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that have been around for the last year. This digital camera has a 1712 x 1712 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(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. Across all new cameras the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Weight & Dimensions

Tropicalized Body

Fourteen people agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was compact. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a brand new compact system camera aimed at the keen enthusiast” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Photographyblog.com also said “The new rangefinder-styled Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 compact system camera gets a lot of things absolutely right, offering intuitive handling, lots of customisation options, solid weather-proofed build quality” in their review. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “With G, GM, GF, GH and GX lines, Panasonic's G series of compact system cameras can get a little confusing”.

Twelve customers said in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Cameralabs.com mentioned on expert website Camera Labs “Is chunkier all-round than the GX7” in their review of this digital camera. Lou B wrote in his review of this digital camera “A bit bulky for sure”. In April this year Leonie gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she wrote “It is too heavy to even take out without a tripod”.

Eleven owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Digital Versus gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Tropicalized body”. Bhphotovideo.com said “Nice Body Color” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. In the same month expert review site Neocamera.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Panasonic truly impressed us when they introduced their GX7 and the new GX8 takes it even further with a weatherproof body and improved stabilization that combines both sensor-shift”.

Five owners who purchased this digital camera said that it was easy to carry around. In April last year @rgomezphotos wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Batteries are relatively cheap and easy to carry extras”. Marlene Watson gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera last year “Changed to mirror less cameras because of the weight of camera with lenses is easy to carry”. A Murray mentioned on Amazon “Very good camera, great performance it's compact and easy to carry” in their review of this digital camera.

Two owners who bought it concluded that it was lightweight. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “If you're looking for an interchangeable-lens camera that'll be great for excursions, travel and photojournalism; that'll work quickly and well; that's lightweight, water- and dust-resistant”. Last year The Lambanana mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I think it's an ideal choice if you need a lightweight interchangeable lens camera” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 435 grams, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support video recording.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera 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.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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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.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all new cameras.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

This high megapixel digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgx8kebk, panasonic dmcgx8mebk, panasonic p016430k
Barcodes 00885170254541, 05025232830787, 05025232830831, 05025232830886, 05025232830923, 05025232830978, 05025232831029, 05025232831067, 05025232831074, 05025232831098, 05025232831104, 05025232831111, 05025232831135, 05025232851607, 05025232853182

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