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Panasonic Lumix GX8 Vs GX7 Vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

We compare the new Panasonic Lumix GX8 to the GX7 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.

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Olympus OM D E M5 II Vs Panasonic Lumix GX8 (7)

We compare the new 20 megapixel Panasonic Lumix GX8 to the Panasonic Lumix GX7 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. The GX8 updates the GX7, and with weather-sealing, a vari-angle screen, and numerous advanced features, it is comparable to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. 

Panasonic Lumix DMC GX8 (11) Panasonic Lumix GX7 Black (6) Olympus OM D E M5 MarkII (13)
Panasonic Lumix GX8 Panasonic Lumix GX7 Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

 

Images not shown to scale. The Panasonic Lumix GX8 is the highest resolution Micro Four Thirds camera available, with a new 20.3 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, which Panasonic say is on a par with competitors mirrorless cameras. 

Read our Panasonic Lumix GX8 Hands-On Review
Read our Panasonic Lumix GX7 Review
Read our Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review

Panasonic Lumix GX8 vs GX7 vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Features 

Panasonic Lumix DMC GX8 (7) Panasonic Lumix GX7 Black (10) Olympus OM D E M5 MarkII (7)
GX8 Rear GX7 Rear E-M5 II Rear

 

Here we compare the main features of the Panasonic Lumix GX8, GX7 and Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, with the best features highlighted in bold:

  Panasonic Lumix GX8 Panasonic Lumix GX7 Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Sensor 20.3mp 16mp 16mp
Image stabilisation Sensor shift (4-axis) Sensor shift (2-axis) Sensor shift (5-axis)
Screen 3inch vari-angle touch 3inch tilting touch 3inch vari-angle touch
EVF / viewfinder (magnification) 2.36m (1.54x) tilting 2.76m (1.39x) tilting 2.36m (1.44x)
ISO range: 100-25600 125-25600 100-25600
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s 1/8000s
Electronic shutter 1/16000s N/A 1/16000s
Continuous shooting  8fps 5.3fps (9fps electronic) 10fps
Dual-axis electronic level Yes Yes Yes
Video spec 4K video FullHD FullHD 
Mic socket Mic N/A Mic
Wi-Fi / NFC etc Wi-Fi / NFC Wi-Fi / NFC Wi-Fi
Battery life 340 320 310
Price (RRP) £1069 body only £819 body only  £899 body only

 

Panasonic Lumix GX8 Vs GX7 (3)

Size and weight comparison:

  Panasonic Lumix GX8 Panasonic Lumix GX7 Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
Dimensions 133.2 x 77.9 x 63.1mm 122.6 x 70.7 x 54.6mm 123.7 x 85 x 44.5mm
Weight 487g with battery / SD 402g with battery / SD 469g with battery / SD

 

Panasonic Lumix GX8 Vs GX7 (7)

Find out more about these cameras in our reviews:

Read our Panasonic Lumix GX8 Hands-On Review
Read our Panasonic Lumix GX7 Review
Read our Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review

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Comments


mikehit 10 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2015 11:17AM
WOW! That's grown in size from GX7. But the 4-axs IBIS sounds very interesting...

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josa 7 25 Czech Republic
16 Jul 2015 1:07PM
No need to upgrade my 2 weeks old GX7...
mitchellhatpeg 16 205 1
16 Jul 2015 9:40PM
The GX7 also has an electronic shutter with a top speed of 1/16000 of a second.
mitchellhatpeg 16 205 1
16 Jul 2015 9:47PM
The GX7 is also readily available now for 383 with a 14-42 lens...quite a bargain by comparison!
19 Jul 2015 7:38AM
I think it is worth the upgrade for 4k, IBIS, and the new sensor, if it turns out to be any good. The camera is still very small.
23 Jul 2015 8:17AM
Just bought a mint GX7 with kit lens for 308,very happy with it,it would be 18mths before I would consider upgrading to GX8.The video side of it doesn't bother me..too pricey.

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