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Olympus PEN-F Vs Panasonic Lumix GX8 Video Comparison

Olympus PEN-F Vs Panasonic Lumix GX8 Video Comparison - David Thorpe compares the Olympus PEN-F to the Panasonic Lumix GX8 - both Micro Four Thirds cameras feature a 20 megapixel sensor and rangefinder styling.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 in Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

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David Thorpe compares the Olympus PEN-F and Panasonic Lumix GX8, in his video review. Both Micro Four Thirds cameras offer a 20-megapixel sensor, tilting vari-angle screen, and rangefinder styling with an electronic viewfinder. He compares the focus speed of each camera, as well as continuous AF performance, along with the image stabilisation systems of both cameras.

 

We reviewed the Olympus PEN-F and the camera scored a Highly Recommended award for its stylish retro metal body, along with excellent 5-axis image stabilisation. When we reviewed the Panasonic Lumix GX8 and were impressed by the camera's weather sealing and improved range of features, including 4K video. The Olympus PEN-F is priced at £999 body only and the Panasonic Lumix GX8 is available for £649 body only.

 

Panasonic Lumix GX8 Silver Hands On (3)

Here we have a quick look at some of the main differences between the Olympus PEN-F and Panasonic Lumix GX8:

  Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix GX8
Sensor 20mp 20mp
EVF 2.36m 2.36m
Magnification 0.615x 0.77x
Screen 3inch  vari-angle touch (1037K) 3inch vari-angle touch (1040K)
IS System 5-axis, 5 stops (CIPA) 4-axis in camera (uses 2-axis from IS lens)
Continuous Shooting 10-11fps** 8fps
Battery life 330 shots 340 shots
Weight (body, inc SD and battery)  427g  487g
Weather-sealed No Yes
Price £999 body only £649 body only


* 5-stops according to Olympus, before they used CIPA testing standards. ** 11fps possible with electronic shutter and IS switched off. *** With battery save enabled.

David Thorpe has reviewed the Olympus PEN-F previously, as well as the Panasonic Lumix GX8, and G7. He's also reviewed the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark IIPanasonic Lumix 30mm f/2.8 MacroPanasonic Lumix LX100, and Panasonic Lumix 42.5m f/1.7.

Comparison Table

Olympus PEN-FPanasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
ManufacturerOlympusPanasonic
Image Sensor
Pixels20.3Mp (Megapixels)20.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)51845184
Pixels (H)38883888
Sensor TypeLive MOS SensorLive MOS Sensor
Sensor SizeMicro Four ThirdsMicro Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width)17.3mm17.3mm
Sensor Size (height)13mm13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in3in
Screen resolution1037k dots1040k dot
Touch ScreenYesYes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/16000sec1/16000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec60sec
Bulb modeYesYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity80 - 25600100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Flash
  • Shade
  • Fluorescent
  • Incandescent
  • Cloudy
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Bracket
  • Manual
  • Underwater
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-5+/-3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution2.36m dots2360k dot
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps8fps
Video
Movie modeYesYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps60, 50p FullHD, 25, 24p UHD
Stereo SoundYesYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYesYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYesYes
Interface
HDMIYesYes
USBUSB 2USB 2
Wi-FiYesYes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeBLN-1 Lithium-Ion BatteryLithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)330shots340shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo DataDMC-GX8A Kit / Hot Shoe Cover, Body Cap, Battery Pack, Battery Charger, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, DVD, AC Cable*, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Rear Cap
Dimensions
Weight427g487g
Width124.8mm133.2mm
Height72.1mm77.9mm
Depth37.3mm63.1mm
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Comments


Another very well edited and presented video review!

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dannyr 9 46 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2016 12:04PM
I thinks David's conclusion at the end of the video sums up the cameras perfectly.

Sadly I cant remember the exact words, so you'll all just have to watch it Tongue

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