Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DC GX800 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs DC GX800 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DC GX800 Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

DC GX800

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 106.5 x 64.5 x 33mm³ (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3")
  • 270g (8.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC GX800

OM-D E-M1X vs DC GX800 Sensors

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

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an DC GX800 sensor comparison

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DC GX800 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

DC GX800

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)186
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870210
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1X is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC GX800

OM-D E-M1X

DC GX800

Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
270g
(8.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
227cm³
(14 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC GX800 are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the DC GX800.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

DC GX800

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DC GX800 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and DC GX800

OM-D E-M1X und DC GX800, front viewOM-D E-M1X und DC GX800, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und DC GX800, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und DC GX800, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic DC GX800

31
6

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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