Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Panasonic DMC G5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs DMC G5 - Side by side

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Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Panasonic DMC G5 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

DMC G5

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 120 x 83 x 71mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 396g (12.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC G5

DMC GX8 vs DMC G5 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 DMC G5 sensor comparison

DMC GX8 vs DMC G5: Viewfinder

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

DMC G5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

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)

DMC G5 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the DMC G5

Better choice: Panasonic DMC GX8

Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Panasonic DMC G5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

DMC G5

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)86
Auto Focus points (4)4923
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.44
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DMC G5: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The DMC GX8 scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC G5

DMC GX8

DMC G5

Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330340
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
396g
(12.8 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC G5 are the built-in flash, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the DMC GX8.

Yields 7 points for the DMC G5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

DMC G5

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Similar size655cm³707cm³
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Panasonic DMC G5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and DMC G5

DMC GX8 und DMC G5, front viewDMC GX8 und DMC G5, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und DMC G5, view from aboveDMC GX8 und DMC G5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Panasonic DMC G5

32
7

We recommend Panasonic DMC GX8 as better choice.

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