Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Canon EOS R Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs EOS R - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Canon EOS R Specs

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 R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

DMC GX8 vs EOS R 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: DMC GX8 and EOS R sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Canon EOS R

DMC GX8 vs EOS R: Viewfinder

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

EOS R has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.76x.

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.

DMC GX8 (0.77x)

EOS R (0.76x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the EOS R

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.

Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Canon EOS R Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

EOS R

Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Larger lens selection (3)804
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
660g
(21.3 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)

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 the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

The DMC GX8 scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS R

DMC GX8

EOS R

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3031.30
Auto Focus points (4)495955
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 40000 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.363.68
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
Longer battery life (3, photos)330370
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R 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 better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is 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.

Yields 29 points for the EOS R.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

EOS R

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Canon EOS R Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and EOS R

DMC GX8 und EOS R, front viewDMC GX8 und EOS R, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und EOS R, view from aboveDMC GX8 und EOS R, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Canon EOS R

14
29

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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