Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.
Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony Alpha A7S Specs
All specs: Main page for DMC GX8
All specs: Main page for Alpha A7S
DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7S 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 A7S
DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7S: Viewfinder
DMC GX8 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.77x.
Alpha A7S 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 A7S (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 A7S Other Specs Comparison
Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.30||12.20|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||8||5|
|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)|
|Environmental sealing (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen.
The DMC GX8 scores 23 points.
Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7S
|Larger sensor (5)||Four Thirds||Full frame|
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 25600 ISO||50 - 409600 ISO|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||330||380|
|More portable (2)||655cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7S are the larger sensor, the larger sensitivity and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DMC GX8: the more compact size.
Yields 14 points for the Alpha A7S.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Video resolution||3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Sony Alpha A7S Dimensions|
Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and Alpha A7S
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Panasonic DMC GX8
Sony Alpha A7S
We recommend Panasonic DMC GX8 as better choice.
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