Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Panasonic DMC GH3 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs DMC GH3 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Panasonic DMC GH3 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 GH3

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.9 x 93.4 x 83.9mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3")
  • 550g (17.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GH3

DMC GX8 vs DMC GH3 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 GH3 sensor comparison

DMC GX8 vs DMC GH3: Viewfinder

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

DMC GH3 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.74 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.67x.

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 GH3 (0.67x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GH3

Better choice: Panasonic DMC GX8

Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Panasonic DMC GH3 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

DMC GH3

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3016.05
Higher speed (4, frames/second)86
Auto Focus points (4)4923
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO200 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.74
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.61
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
550g
(17.7 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
1041cm³
(66 cu.in.)

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 lower weight than the DMC GH3. Another advantage over the DMC GH3: the more compact size.

The DMC GX8 scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GH3

DMC GX8

DMC GH3

Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330540

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GH3 are the built-in flash and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 5 points for the DMC GH3.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

DMC GH3

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Panasonic DMC GH3 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and DMC GH3

DMC GX8 und DMC GH3, front viewDMC GX8 und DMC GH3, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und DMC GH3, view from aboveDMC GX8 und DMC GH3, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Panasonic DMC GH3

32
5

We recommend Panasonic DMC GX8 as better choice.

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