Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony Alpha A7R Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7R - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony Alpha A7R 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

Alpha A7R

  • Introduced in October 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 36 megapixel
  • 4 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 94.4 x 48.2mm³ (5.0" x 3.7" x 1.9")
  • 465g (15.0 oz.)

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:

Infographic: DMC GX8 and Alpha A7R sensor area comparisonAdvantage: 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)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the Alpha A7R

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


Alpha A7R

Higher speed (4, frames/second)84
Auto Focus points (4)4925
Larger lens selection (3)8050
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 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


Alpha A7R

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3036.40
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO50 - 25600 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)330340
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


Alpha A7R

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
External microphone
Similar weight487g465g
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Sony Alpha A7R Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and Alpha A7R

DMC GX8 und Alpha A7R, front viewDMC GX8 und Alpha A7R, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und Alpha A7R, view from aboveDMC GX8 und Alpha A7R, view from above

Total scores

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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