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

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

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

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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 Mark II

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 15 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9mm³ (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.7")
  • 574g (18.5 oz.)

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

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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 Mark II sensor comparison

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Viewfinder

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

OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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 Mark II (0.74x)

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

Better choice: Panasonic DMC GX8

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

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
574g
(18.5 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
840cm³
(53 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the larger sensitivity, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the more compact size.

The DMC GX8 scores 8 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)815
Auto Focus points (4)49121
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)330440
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II is made easy by 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 15 points for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Resolution (megapixel)20.3020.30
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Dimensions

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

8
15

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II as better choice.

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