Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony NEX 7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

DMC GX8 vs NEX 7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony NEX 7 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


  • Introduced in August 2011
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 120 x 67 x 43mm³ (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.7")
  • 400g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for NEX 7

DMC GX8 vs NEX 7 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 NEX 7 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Sony NEX 7

DMC GX8 vs NEX 7: Viewfinder

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

NEX 7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.73x.

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)

NEX 7 (0.73x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC GX8Simulated viewfinder of the NEX 7

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 NEX 7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice



Auto Focus points (4)4925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO100 - 16000 ISO
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
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity 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 connector for an external microphone and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The DMC GX8 scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony NEX 7



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.3024.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)810
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330430
Weighs less (2)487g
(15.7 oz.)
(12.9 oz.)
More portable (2)655cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the NEX 7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the built-in flash, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the DMC GX8. Another advantage over the DMC GX8: the more compact size.

Yields 23 points for the NEX 7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Sony NEX 7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and NEX 7

DMC GX8 und NEX 7, front viewDMC GX8 und NEX 7, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC GX8 und NEX 7, view from aboveDMC GX8 und NEX 7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC GX8

Sony NEX 7


We advise to choose the newest model: Panasonic DMC GX8.

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