Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Leica CL Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs CL - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Leica CL Specs


  • 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


  • Introduced in November 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 131 x 78 x 45mm³ (5.2" x 3.1" x 1.8")
  • 400g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for CL

DMC GX8 vs CL 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 CL sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Leica CL

DMC GX8 vs CL: Viewfinder

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

CL has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.74x.

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)

CL (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the CL

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 Leica CL Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice



Sensor cleaning (3)
Larger lens selection (3)8011
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330220
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC GX8 scores 16 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica CL



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3024.32
Higher speed (4, frames/second)810
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
(12.9 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the CL are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Leica are the larger sensitivity, the lower weight than the DMC GX8 and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 24 points for the CL.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Leica CL Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and CL

DMC GX8 und CL, front viewDMC GX8 und CL, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und CL, view from aboveDMC GX8 und CL, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Leica CL


We recommend Leica CL as better choice.

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