Canon EOS RP vs Panasonic DMC GX8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs DMC GX8 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Panasonic DMC GX8 Specs

EOS RP

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 26 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³ (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS RP

DMC GX8

  • Introduced in July 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 133.2 x 77.9 x 63.1mm³ (5.2" x 3.1" x 2.5")
  • 487g (15.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GX8

EOS RP vs DMC GX8 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: EOS RP and DMC GX8 sensor area comparison

Advantage: Canon EOS RP

EOS RP vs DMC GX8: Viewfinder

EOS RP has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

DMC GX8 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.77x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS RP (0.70x)

DMC GX8 (0.77x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras.

Canon EOS RP VS Panasonic DMC GX8 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

DMC GX8

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2020.30
Auto Focus points (4)477949
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity.

The EOS RP scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GX8

EOS RP

DMC GX8

Higher speed (4, frames/second)58
Larger lens selection (3)480
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)250330
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the more compact size.

Yields 15 points for the DMC GX8.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

DMC GX8

Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
Similar weight485g487g
WiFi
Canon EOS RP VS Panasonic DMC GX8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and DMC GX8

EOS RP und DMC GX8, front viewEOS RP und DMC GX8, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und DMC GX8, view from aboveEOS RP und DMC GX8, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Panasonic DMC GX8

18
15

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon EOS RP.

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