Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.
Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony Alpha A7R Specs
All specs: Main page for DMC GX8
All specs: Main page for Alpha A7R
DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7R 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:Advantage: Sony Alpha A7R
DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7R: Viewfinder
DMC GX8 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.77x.
Alpha A7R 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 A7R (0.71x)
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 A7R Other Specs Comparison
Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||8||4|
|Auto Focus points (4)||49||25|
|Larger lens selection (3)||80||50|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.92|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Better Video (2)||3840 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|Environmental sealing (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC GX8 is made easy by the superior video recording.
The DMC GX8 scores 20 points.
Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7R
|Larger sensor (5)||Four Thirds||Full frame|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.30||36.40|
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 25600 ISO||50 - 25600 ISO|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||330||340|
|More portable (2)||655cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the battery has more stamina and the more compact size.
Yields 19 points for the Alpha A7R.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Sony Alpha A7R Dimensions|
Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and Alpha A7R
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Panasonic DMC GX8
Sony Alpha A7R
We advise to choose the newest model: Panasonic DMC GX8.
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