Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)

Model #DMC-GX8KBODY

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Specifications

Viewfinder/Display

Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,360,000
Diopter Adjustment - 4 to +3 m
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.77x
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Eye Point 21.00 mm
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Screen Coverage 100%
Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen OLED (1,040,000)

Power

Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%
AC Power Adapter DMW-AC10 with DMW-DCC8 (Optional)
Battery 1x DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh

Physical

Weight 1.07 lb / 487 g with battery and memory card
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.2 x 3.1 x 2.5" / 133.2 x 77.9 x 63.1 mm

Performance

Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Continuous Shooting Up to 30 fps
Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0, Viera Link
Software System Requirements Windows: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later

Imaging

Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Dust Reduction System Yes
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4
Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Max Resolution 5184 x 3888
Pixels Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)

Focus Control

Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 49
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)

Flash

External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
Off
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 seconds
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL

Exposure Control

Remote Control DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 18.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Burst Rate Up to 10 fps at 20.3 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 8 fps at 20.3 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 6 fps at 20.3 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 5.5 fps at 20.3 MP for up to 100 frames
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 1/8000 second
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 0 minute in  Bulb Mode
1/25 - 1/16000 second in  Movie Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1 - 1/16000 second
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multiple, Spot metering

AV Recording

Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
Video Format
MP4
3840 x 2160p / 30 fps (100 Mbps)
3840 x 2160p / 24 fps (100 Mbps)

MP4
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (20 Mbps)

MP4
1280 x 720p / 30 fps (10 Mbps)

MP4
640 x 480p / 30 fps (4 Mbps)

AVCHD
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (24 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (24 Mbps)

AVCHD
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17 Mbps)
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo + Mono
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.32817846
8 April 2016
8.0/10

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 offers a quick burst rate, in-body stabilization, and 4K video recording, making it a strong contender in the premium mirrorless camera space.

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    Quick autofocus. 8.3fps burst shooting. Large shooting buffer. 4-axis in-body stabilization. Tilting EVF. Vari-angle touch display. Strong high ISO performance. Wi-Fi with NFC. 4K video capture. Weather-sealed body.

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    No flash included. 4K video is cropped. Non-standard microphone input.

Wired.34753813
14 March 2016
8.0/10

Finally, a word about video: The GX8 could be the best micro four thirds camera out there right now for video—at least in terms of image quality. Two things keep it from besting Panasonic’s video superstar, the GH4.

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    The new 20-megapixel sensor offers 4K video support and improved dynamic range over the GX7, the previous model. Solid, well-constructed body is comfortable to shoot with. Dual image stabilization system, fast autofocus, and improved high ISO performance make this camera's low light capabilities...

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    Loses the lightweight, highly-portable advantage that makes micro four thirds so appealing. Image quality gains aren't as large as the jump in sensor resolution would lead one to assume. The dual IS feature requires a compatible Panasonic lens.

Camera labs.32824899
29 September 2015
8.0/10

Panasonic's Lumix GX8 is an up-market mirrorless camera that satisfies the desires of demanding enthusiasts, especially if they're into video. It builds-upon the earlier Lumix GX7 to become a more sophisticated camera that confidently competes with rivals including the Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II and...

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    Large, detailed viewfinder and fully-articulated touchscreen., Weather-proof body with decent grip and good controls., Fast Single AF that works well in low light conditions., 4k video with chance to extract 8MP stills at 30fps., Wifi, timelapse, 7-frame AEB, silent shooting up to 1/16000.

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    Built-in IS less effective than Olympus system., Continuous AF performance beaten by some rivals., No USB-charging of battery in-camera.

Steve s digicams.32814386
15 September 2015

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 is a fantastic ILC, providing great image quality and performance. Offering 4K resolution video with full manual control allows the GX8 to be just as equipped for videographers, as it is for photographers. Read more in our Full Conclusion .

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    Great image quality in both iAuto and Program shooting modes, Excellent overall performance from the AF and Burst shooting modes, Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record, Weather-sealed body protects from splashes and dust, Two command dials allow easy changing of settings, Built-in...

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    No built-in flash to add additional light, Priced higher than some of its competition, Exposure compensation dial can easily be turned when changing the shooting mode

Shutterbug.32823264
3 July 2017

The 20.3-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the follow-up to the GX7, which was the top model of the viewfinder style G series mirrorless cameras. Like the GX7, the Panasonic GX8 looks like a classic rangefinder camera, but has a tiltable electronic viewfinder that uses a high resolution OLED...

Dp review.32823956
8 March 2016
8.2/10

The Panasonic Lumix-DMC GX8 is a hugely appealing mirrorless camera. Combining enthusiast-friendly ergonomics, an innovative tilting viewfinder and a solid feature set in both stills and video modes, the GX8 is a great all-rounder.

Imaging resource.34355410
30 January 2017
10/10

With its new 20-megapixel sensor, impressive AF performance, high quality 4K video, as well as excellent, robust wireless connectivity, the Panasonic GX8 wears a lot of hats, so to speak. It's perfectly situated for travel and street photography, capturing lots of fast action and high quality video.

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    Highest resolution Micro Four Thirds camera yet; Great high ISO performance; Very fast autofocus; Fast burst mode with deep buffers; Impressive Dual I.S. system; Great 4K video.

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    No built-in flash; Slow buffer clearing; Below average battery life; Limited I.S. for 4K video.

Neocamera.34752274
13 October 2015
8.0/10

Panasonic truly impressed us when they introduced their GX7 and the new GX8 takes it even further with a weatherproof body and improved stabilization that combines both sensor-shift and optical stabilization to maximize efficiency.

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    Low image noise until ISO 1600, Nice image colors after tweaking, Impressive metering, Instant shutter-lag with short blackout, Ultra-fast autofocus, Extremely sensitive AF, Fast shot-to-shot speed, Superb EVF, Calibratable LCD, Highly customizable, Mostly sturdy build

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    Some image softness at all ISO, Frequent color-cast in low light, Limited dynamic-range, Exposure-Priority only in Manual mode, Wrong Live-Histogram, Front function button difficult to use, Flex in LCD hinge, Low battery-life

Tbreak.32832305
13 September 2015
8.8/10

Thanks to Panasonic, we have added the pricing information of the Panasonic Lumix GX8, and supporting lens.

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    + Dedicated EV dial,+ Tiltable viewfinder,+ Good free-angle display,+ Fast AF,+ Impressive quality

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    - Video record button placement,could have been better

Mirror lessons.34752180
2 December 2015

Today Panasonic released an interesting firmware update for Lumix GX8 , G7 and FZ300 (bridge camera) users. The new and highly anticipated Post Focus feature allows you to select the focus point after taking the shot.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
9 July 2016
10/10

Panasonic has a range of cameras for most people's use cases. I've read many reviews where people will complain that a camera does this function but not that one, but the point of different modes is that they cater for different needs. If you need an all-purpose camera, go with the GH4.

Amazon.32817384
10 July 2017
2.0/10

Great build quality. But i returned and was disappointed for two main reasons. Images were soft, even after firmware updates, tried different lens, turned down the inbody image noise reduction and sharpness etc. No setting was able to produce sharp looking images.

Dp review.33575663
9 July 2017
8.0/10

I got my GX8 a year or so before getting my G85. I find they complement each other very well. The control layouts are relatively similar, except for the awkward Fn button on the front of the GX8, which I find really hard to access by feel, and the exposure comp dial isn't as easy to use as the front...

Amazon.32817386
2 weeks ago
8.0/10

Purchased the GX8 a few months ago. It’s a type of camera that can do just about everything from taking stills to 4K video. I think it looks good and is a stylish camera for street photography. Its size and style does not warrant much attention, which is a good thing.

B h photo.32817553
3 weeks ago
10/10

I like this camera and am pleased with the quality of the camera and component lenses. Lighter and smaller than full frame, but with plenty large file size for my use. I really like both the pivoting view finder and LCD Screen, both are useful for shooting at odd angles.

B h photo.32817553
8 July 2017
10/10

I am an amateur photographer. I purchased this camera for use with the Panasonic 100-400 mm lens for nature photography. I am writing this review after only owning the camera for two weeks. I have got to say that right out of the box, this camera - lens system performs better then I even expected.

B h photo.32817553
7 July 2017
10/10

Ordered the LUMIX GX8 to have a smaller, changeable lens camera to travel with. I may never pick up my larger dslr again.

B h photo.32817553
5 July 2017
10/10

I have been shooting Canon DSLR for years. This is my first attempt at at mirrorless. This camera is fun and fantastic to shoot. The form factor is wonderful. Much smaller and easier to carry but very rugged and feels like a little brick in your hand. The EVF is amazing.

Amazon.32817386
5 July 2017
10/10

Great for holidays. Easy to use and store. Just as described!! Good, its good quality surprised me. a company that stands by its product Seem to be good quality too. they work perfectly.Will buy it again. I'm so happy with it.

Amazon.32817386
27 June 2017
8.0/10

I like this camera a lot. I bought it to replace my old Olympus DSLR as it can accept the old lenses through an adaptor (sold separately). Compared to the Olympus (at least 5 years old) this camera has really good image quality, especially at the higher ISOs, as it has a much higher sensitivity...

Product Highlights
  • 20.3 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • Tilting 2.36m-Dot 0.77x OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • 10 fps Shooting with AF-S and ISO 25600
  • DFD AF System, 4K Photo Modes
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization, Dual I.S.
8.5/10
Average Expert Score
9.0/10
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
  • DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Software DVD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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