Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony Alpha A7S II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7S II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony Alpha A7S 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 A7S II

  • Introduced in September 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 12 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 50 - 409600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 126.9 x 95.7 x 60.3mm³ (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4")
  • 627g (20.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A7S II

DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7S 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 A7S II sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony Alpha A7S II

DMC GX8 vs Alpha A7S II: Viewfinder

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

Alpha A7S II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 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)

Alpha A7S II (0.78x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the Alpha A7S 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 A7S II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice

DMC GX8

Alpha A7S II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3012.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)85
Larger lens selection (3)8050
Touch screen (2)
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
627g
(20.2 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³
(41 cu.in.)
732cm³
(46 cu.in.)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the rather comfortable touch screen, the lower weight than the Alpha A7S II and the more compact size.

The DMC GX8 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A7S II

DMC GX8

Alpha A7S II

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Auto Focus points (4)49169
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO50 - 409600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.29
Longer battery life (3, photos)330370

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A7S II are the larger sensor, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 18 points for the Alpha A7S II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC GX8

Alpha A7S II

Sensor cleaning
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Sony Alpha A7S II Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and Alpha A7S II

DMC GX8 und Alpha A7S II, front viewDMC GX8 und Alpha A7S II, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und Alpha A7S II, view from aboveDMC GX8 und Alpha A7S II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Sony Alpha A7S II

18
18

We advise to choose the newest model: Sony Alpha A7S II.

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