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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Camera

20 Megapixels20 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveUltra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Ultra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringWeatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a Mirrorless Digital Camera with a Four-Thirds sensor and a Micro Four-Thirds lens mount. Its 20 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 200-25600 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-25600. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in very low-light. With 20 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin 4-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 to compensate for camera shake up to 3.5-Stops beyond hand-holding with any mounted lens.

This camera features a hybrid shutter that can expose for 1/16000 to 1m. This camera can make Bulb exposures up to 30m. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/16000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 features a 49-point Contrast-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. A Real-Time Autofocus Tracking System allows focus to follow a moving subject within the frame. Manual Focus is also available.

Dual controls-dials offer direct access to most exposure parameters which makes this digital camera suitable for advanced photographers. The weatherproof construction of this digital camera protects it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Framing on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is performed via a 0.44" Built-in EVF with 2.4 Megapixels. This extra large EVF has 0.77X magnification and shows 100% coverage.

Model Specifications

BrandPanasonic ModelLumix DMC-GX8
Sensor 20 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 17 x 13mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization 4-Axis , 3.5-Stops Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 200 - 25600 *Expanded range: 100-25600 Shutter-Speed 1/16000 - 60s, bulb up to 30m
Lens MountMicro Four-Thirds MountCrop Factor2X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 49-point Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp *Touch Focus, Tracking AF-C.
Viewfinder Type Built-in EVF Viewfinder Size 0.44" EVF 2.4 Megapixels (0.77X) 100% Coverage *Tilting EVF.
Display Attachment Rotating Display Size 1 Megapixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage *Touchscreen. 2-Axis Tint adjustment.
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B Scene ModesPanorama
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing 7 Shots ±1 EV
Exposure Compensation ±5 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 13 steps
Continuous Drive 8 FPS, Unlimited JPEG, 30 RAW *10 FPS without preview when using electronic-shutter. Slower with Live-View. Unlimited 4K (8 MP) 30 FPS mode with pre-buffering. Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, 3 Frames @ 10s
Command Dials 2 DOF Preview No
Protection Weatherproof Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level 2 Axis Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired, WiFi Eye-Start Sensor Yes
HDR Yes Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer Yes Multiple Exposure Yes
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe
Built-In Flash No Flash Sync 1/250s
Video Capture 3840x2160 @ 30 FPS 16:9 Sound Input Stereo
Video Format MPEG-4, AVCHD WiFi Yes
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 310 *CIPA Standard
Introduced 2015-07-16, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 133 x 78 x 63mm (W x H x D) Weight 597g

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Panasonic DMC-GX8 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

20 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-25600
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/16000-60s
4-Axis Built-in Stabilization, 3.5-Stop ImprovementFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.44" Built-in EVF 2.4 Megapixels (0.77X)Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
2 Axis Digital LevelHot-Shoe
WeatherproofStereo audio input
Built-in Dust ReductionLithium-Ion Battery
8 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video Recording
3" LCD 1 Megapixels
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