Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC GF8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC GF8 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC GF8 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

DMC GF8

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 106.5 x 64.6 x 33.3mm³ (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3")
  • 266g (8.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GF8

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC GF8 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:

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an DMC GF8 sensor comparison

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC GF8 Other Specs Comparison

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

OM-D E-M1X

DMC GF8

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)186
Auto Focus points (4)12123
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870230
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 DMC GF8

OM-D E-M1X

DMC GF8

Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
266g
(8.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
229cm³
(14 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GF8 are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the DMC GF8.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

DMC GF8

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 DMC GF8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and DMC GF8

OM-D E-M1X und DMC GF8, front viewOM-D E-M1X und DMC GF8, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und DMC GF8, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und DMC GF8, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic DMC GF8

31
6

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

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