Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Panasonic Lumix S1R Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs Lumix S1R - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Panasonic Lumix S1R 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

Lumix S1R

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 47 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 S1R

DMC GX8 vs Lumix S1R 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 S1R sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Panasonic Lumix S1R

DMC GX8 vs Lumix S1R: Viewfinder

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

Lumix S1R 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 S1R (0.78x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the Lumix S1R

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 S1R Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

Lumix S1R

Higher speed (4, frames/second)86
Larger lens selection (3)8011
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
1020g
(32.9 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
1584cm³
(100 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the lower weight than the Lumix S1R. Another advantage over the Lumix S1R: the more compact size.

The DMC GX8 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic Lumix S1R

DMC GX8

Lumix S1R

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3047.30
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 S1R 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 S1R.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

Lumix S1R

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Panasonic Lumix S1R Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and Lumix S1R

DMC GX8 und Lumix S1R, front viewDMC GX8 und Lumix S1R, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und Lumix S1R, view from aboveDMC GX8 und Lumix S1R, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Panasonic Lumix S1R

11
29

We recommend Panasonic Lumix S1R as better choice.

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