Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M10 Mark II - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 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-M10 Mark II

  • Introduced in August 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 119.5 x 83.1 x 46.7mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 1.8")
  • 390g (12.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M10 Mark II

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M10 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-M10 Mark II sensor comparison

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M10 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-M10 Mark II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.61x.

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-M10 Mark II (0.61x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Better choice: Panasonic DMC GX8

Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.10
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330320
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the higher resolution, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the OM-D E-M10 Mark II: that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC GX8 scores 12 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Auto Focus points (4)4981
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
390g
(12.6 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
464cm³
(29 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M10 Mark II are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the DMC GX8. Another advantage over the DMC GX8: the more compact size.

Yields 10 points for the OM-D E-M10 Mark II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M10 Mark II

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Speed (frames/second)88
Sensor cleaning
Sensitivity100 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and OM-D E-M10 Mark II

DMC GX8 und OM-D E-M10 Mark II, front viewDMC GX8 und OM-D E-M10 Mark II, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und OM-D E-M10 Mark II, view from aboveDMC GX8 und OM-D E-M10 Mark II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

12
10

We advise to choose the newest model: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II.

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