Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Panasonic Lumix S1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs Lumix S1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Panasonic Lumix S1 Specs


  • 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

Lumix S1

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 148.9 x 110 x 96.7mm³ (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8")
  • 1020g (32.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Lumix S1

DMC GX8 vs Lumix S1 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:

Infographic: DMC GX8 and Lumix S1 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Panasonic Lumix S1

DMC GX8 vs Lumix S1: Viewfinder

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

Lumix S1 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 5.76 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.78x.

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)

Lumix S1 (0.78x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the Lumix S1

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras.

Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Panasonic Lumix S1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice


Lumix S1

Higher speed (4, frames/second)86
Larger lens selection (3)8011
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
(32.9 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the lower weight than the Lumix S1. Another advantage over the Lumix S1: the more compact size.

The DMC GX8 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic Lumix S1


Lumix S1

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3024.20
Auto Focus points (4)49225
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.365.76
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
Longer battery life (3, photos)330400
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Lumix S1 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 29 points for the Lumix S1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Lumix S1

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
Environmental sealing
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Panasonic Lumix S1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and Lumix S1

DMC GX8 und Lumix S1, front viewDMC GX8 und Lumix S1, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und Lumix S1, view from aboveDMC GX8 und Lumix S1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Panasonic Lumix S1


We recommend Panasonic Lumix S1 as better choice.

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