Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M1X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X 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-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M1X 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-M1X sensor comparison

DMC GX8 vs OM-D E-M1X: Viewfinder

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

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.83x.

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-M1X (0.83x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1X

Better choice: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Olympus OM-D E-M1X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M1X

Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
997g
(32.2 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

The DMC GX8 scores 4 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1X

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M1X

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3020.40
Higher speed (4, frames/second)818
Auto Focus points (4)49121
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO64 - 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)330870
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DMC GX8: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.

Yields 26 points for the OM-D E-M1X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

OM-D E-M1X

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
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-M1X Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and OM-D E-M1X

DMC GX8 und OM-D E-M1X, front viewDMC GX8 und OM-D E-M1X, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und OM-D E-M1X, view from aboveDMC GX8 und OM-D E-M1X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

4
26

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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