Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Nikon Z7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs Z7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Nikon Z7 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

Z7

  • Introduced in August 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 46 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Z Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm³ (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7")
  • 675g (21.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Z7

DMC GX8 vs Z7 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 Z7 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Nikon Z7

DMC GX8 vs Z7: Viewfinder

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

Z7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.80x.

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)

Z7 (0.80x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the Z7

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 Nikon Z7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

Z7

Larger lens selection (3)803
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
675g
(21.8 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
909cm³
(57 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the larger selection of lenses, the lower weight than the Z7 and the more compact size.

The DMC GX8 scores 7 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Z7

DMC GX8

Z7

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3045.70
Higher speed (4, frames/second)89
Auto Focus points (4)49493
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO64 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.363.68
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Z7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Nikon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 30 points for the Z7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

Z7

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Nikon Z7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and Z7

DMC GX8 und Z7, front viewDMC GX8 und Z7, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und Z7, view from aboveDMC GX8 und Z7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Nikon Z7

7
30

We recommend Nikon Z7 as better choice.

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