Panasonic Lumix S1 vs Panasonic DMC GF8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

Lumix S1 vs DMC GF8 - Side by side

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Panasonic Lumix S1 vs Panasonic DMC GF8 Specs

Lumix S1

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 148.9 x 110 x 96.7mm³ (5.9" x 4.3" x 3.8")
  • 1020g (32.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Lumix S1

DMC GF8

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 106.5 x 64.6 x 33.3mm³ (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3")
  • 266g (8.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GF8

Lumix S1 vs DMC GF8 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: Lumix S1 and DMC GF8 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Panasonic Lumix S1

Panasonic Lumix S1 VS Panasonic DMC GF8 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic Lumix S1 a better choice

Lumix S1

DMC GF8

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2016.00
Auto Focus points (4)22523
Better sensibility (4)100 - 51200 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.04
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)400230
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Lumix S1 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DMC GF8: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The Lumix S1 scores 32 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GF8

Lumix S1

DMC GF8

Larger lens selection (3)1180
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)1020g
(32.9 oz.)
266g
(8.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1584cm³
(100 cu.in.)
229cm³
(14 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GF8 are the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the Lumix S1. Another advantage over the Lumix S1: the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the DMC GF8.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Lumix S1

DMC GF8

Speed (frames/second)66
Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Panasonic Lumix S1 VS Panasonic DMC GF8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Lumix S1 and DMC GF8

Lumix S1 und DMC GF8, front viewLumix S1 und DMC GF8, front view

Top view of cameras

Lumix S1 und DMC GF8, view from aboveLumix S1 und DMC GF8, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic Lumix S1

Panasonic DMC GF8

32
9

We recommend Panasonic Lumix S1 as better choice.

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