Panasonic DMC GX8 Detailed Review

Panasonic DMC GX8

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In additional DMC GX8 was introduced by Panasonic in July 2015. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Panasonic is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Panasonic.

BrandPanasonic
CategoryMirrorless
Date07/2015
Sensor Properties

Also DMC GX8 has a Four Thirds CMOS sensor with size of 17 x 13 mm² (0.68" x 0.51").

Picture of DMC GX8's sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: DMC GX8 comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The DMC GX8's sensor has resolution of 20 megapixel.

The Panasonic supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Panasonic's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

The DMC GX8 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

FormatFour Thirds
Sensor area17.30 x 13.00mm²
(0.68" x 0.51")
TypeCMOS
Resolution (physical)21.77 megapixel
Resolution (effective)20.30 megapixel
Pixel size11.10 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 8 frames/second
Lens
Interchangeable lens
MountPanasonic Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
Viewfinder Properties

The DMC GX8 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.

The magnifcation is c. 0.77x, an excellent value for an electronic viewfinder.

TypeElektronic
Coverage100%
Magnification0.77x
Resolution2.36 megapixel
Dioptric correction
Shutter

The DMC GX8's shutter speed varies from 1/8000s to 60s.

Max. shutter speed1/8000s
Min. shutter speed60s
Sensitivity Properties

The DMC GX8's sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 25600 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Automatic
Min. sensitivity100 ISO
Max. sensitivity25600 ISO
Exposure Modes

The DMC GX8 supports all general exposure modes.

The Panasonic allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Multi
Center weight
Partial
Spot
Auto Focus Properties

The DMC GX8's auto focus processor uses 49 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Panasonic, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

TypeContrast Detection
AF points49
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The DMC GX8 doesn't feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Panasonic's hotshoe.

Built-in
Hot shoe
Display Specs
DMC GX8 display and touch screen

The DMC GX8 display has a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

TypeLCD
Size75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution1.04 megapixel
Articulated
Touch screen
Video Specs

DMC GX8 video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Panasonic DMC GX8 Video parameters:

Max. resolution3840 x 2160 pixel
...with frame rates24 frames/second
25 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The DMC GX8 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.

Connect the Panasonic to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Panasonic supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
Apps
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini
USB-C
Custom
Memory

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots1
Memory cardsSD
SDHC
SDXC
Battery

The Panasonic DMC GX8 has a BCL12E LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 330 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The DMC GX8's battery battery parameters:

TypeBCL12E LiIon
Removable
In-camera charging
Battery life330 photos
Size

The Panasonic DMC GX8's size is 133.2 x 77.9 x 63.1mm³. (5.2" x 3.1" x 2.5"). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 5.2" x 3.1" x 2.5" grams (487 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the DMC GX8:

Panasonic DMC GX8 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Panasonic DMC GX8 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Panasonic DMC GX8 size comparison

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