Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 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

OM-D E-M1

  • Introduced in September 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130.14 x 93.5 x 63.1mm³ (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.5")
  • 497g (16.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M1 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: DMC GX8 an OM-D E-M1 sensor comparison

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M1: Viewfinder

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

OM-D E-M1 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)

OM-D E-M1 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1

Better choice: Panasonic DMC GX8

Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M1

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.30
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
768cm³
(48 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the higher resolution, the larger sensitivity and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DMC GX8 is made easy by the more compact size.

The DMC GX8 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M1

Higher speed (4, frames/second)810
Auto Focus points (4)4981
Longer battery life (3, photos)330350

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 11 points for the OM-D E-M1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M1

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
Similar weight487g497g
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and OM-D E-M1

DMC GX8 und OM-D E-M1, front viewDMC GX8 und OM-D E-M1, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und OM-D E-M1, view from aboveDMC GX8 und OM-D E-M1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Olympus OM-D E-M1

13
11

We advise to choose the newest model: Panasonic DMC GX8.

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