Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus PEN E-PL7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs PEN E-PL7 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Olympus PEN E-PL7 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

PEN E-PL7

  • Introduced in August 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 114.9 x 67 x 38.4mm³ (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.5")
  • 374g (12.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL7

DMC GX8 vs PEN E-PL7 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 PEN E-PL7 sensor comparison

Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Olympus PEN E-PL7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

PEN E-PL7

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.10
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

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 connector for an external microphone.

The DMC GX8 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL7

DMC GX8

PEN E-PL7

Auto Focus points (4)4981
Longer battery life (3, photos)330350
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
374g
(12.1 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
296cm³
(19 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL7 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the DMC GX8. Another advantage over the DMC GX8: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the PEN E-PL7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

PEN E-PL7

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Speed (frames/second)88
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Olympus PEN E-PL7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and PEN E-PL7

DMC GX8 und PEN E-PL7, front viewDMC GX8 und PEN E-PL7, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und PEN E-PL7, view from aboveDMC GX8 und PEN E-PL7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Olympus PEN E-PL7

13
11

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

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