Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony Alpha A7 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7 II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony Alpha A7 II 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

Alpha A7 II

  • Introduced in December 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 50 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 95.7 x 59.7mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7 II

DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7 II 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 Alpha A7 II sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony Alpha A7 II

DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7 II: Viewfinder

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

Alpha A7 II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.71x.

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)

Alpha A7 II (0.71x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the Alpha A7 II

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 Sony Alpha A7 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

Alpha A7 II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Larger lens selection (3)8050
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
600g
(19.4 oz.)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC GX8 is made easy by the superior video recording, the lower weight than the Alpha A7 II.

The DMC GX8 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7 II

DMC GX8

Alpha A7 II

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3024.30
Auto Focus points (4)49117
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO50 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.23
Longer battery life (3, photos)330350

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7 II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 23 points for the Alpha A7 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

Alpha A7 II

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
External microphone
Similar size655cm³725cm³
WiFi
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Sony Alpha A7 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and Alpha A7 II

DMC GX8 und Alpha A7 II, front viewDMC GX8 und Alpha A7 II, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und Alpha A7 II, view from aboveDMC GX8 und Alpha A7 II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Sony Alpha A7 II

13
23

We recommend Sony Alpha A7 II as better choice.

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