Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Panasonic DC GH5s Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs DC GH5s - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Panasonic DC GH5s 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

DC GH5s

  • Introduced in January 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 10 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4mm³ (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC GH5s

DMC GX8 vs DC GH5s 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 DC GH5s sensor comparison

DMC GX8 vs DC GH5s: Viewfinder

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

DC GH5s has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.76x.

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)

DC GH5s (0.76x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the DC GH5s

Better choice: Tie - the difference is hardly noticable

Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Panasonic DC GH5s Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

DC GH5s

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3010.28
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
660g
(21.3 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
1187cm³
(75 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the higher resolution, the optical image stabilizer and the lower weight than the DC GH5s. Another advantage over the DC GH5s: the more compact size.

The DMC GX8 scores 12 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC GH5s

DMC GX8

DC GH5s

Higher speed (4, frames/second)812
Auto Focus points (4)49225
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.363.68
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.62
Longer battery life (3, photos)330410
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC GH5s are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution 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.

Yields 23 points for the DC GH5s.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

DC GH5s

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Panasonic DC GH5s Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and DC GH5s

DMC GX8 und DC GH5s, front viewDMC GX8 und DC GH5s, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und DC GH5s, view from aboveDMC GX8 und DC GH5s, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Panasonic DC GH5s

12
23

We recommend Panasonic DC GH5s as better choice.

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