Panasonic Lumix GX8 Price in USA

Panasonic Lumix GX8 Price in US

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the successor to the very successful GX7 and serves as the company’s flagship Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens camera. Although it has certain elements that are comparable to its predecessor, such as a rangefinder-style body and an electronic viewfinder that can be tilted, the rest of the specifications and functions have been significantly upgraded.

The GX8 was the first Micro Four Thirds camera to move up to 20 Megapixel sensors, leaving behind the previous standard of 16 Megapixel sensors. Because of this increase in resolution, the GX8 may now appear to have specifications that are more comparable to those of other ILCs, several of which feature sensors with a resolution of 24 megapixels. The GX8 is equipped with the most recent version of Panasonic’s Venus Engine processor, which enables it to record 4K video, shoot at a burst rate of 10 frames per second (8 with the mechanical shutter), and achieve a maximum ISO of 51200.

Panasonic Lumix GX8 Price in USA

The focussing system of the camera has also been much improved in this latest version. When we tested the Panasonic DMC-G7, we found that the Depth from Defocus technology pleased us with both its quickness and its subject tracking capabilities. We will explain how the technology works in a later section.

“Dual IS” is yet another brand-new and quite helpful function that comes standard with the GX8. The camera already has a sensor-shift IS built in, and when certain stabilized lenses are mounted, the camera is able to combine the two systems in order to achieve an even higher level of shaking reduction. In comparison to the GX7, Panasonic promises a 3.5x improvement in wide-angle photography and a 1.5x improvement in telephoto photography (which relied solely on its less advanced in-body IS system).

Additionally, the GX8 now has the capability to record 4K videos in ultra-high definition (UHD), making it superior than the DMC-G7 in terms of its feature set, despite the fact that it is not as powerful as the GH4. The camera has a mode called 4K Photo that lets you take still pictures in 4K resolution. This mode is helpful for capturing fleeting moments that you would otherwise miss.

The design of the DMC-GX8 will serve as the final topic to be discussed in this introduction. The camera is significantly larger and heavier than its predecessor, and its dimensions and dimensions are more comparable to those of Fujifilm’s X-Pro2. That being said, it is encouraging to see that the camera’s build quality has improved, and that it is now resistant to dust and splashes. The electronic viewfinder (EVF) may still be tilted, however it has been upgraded to use OLED technology rather than LCD. The back LCD that could tilt on the GX7 has been replaced in the GX8 by an OLED display that can completely articulate in all directions. Additionally, several of the dials have been rearranged, and there is now a control for exposure adjustment that is located directly on the top plate of the camera.

The feature set of the Panasonic Lumix GX8 is equivalent to those of both mirrorless cameras such as the Olympus PEN-F and the Fujifilm X-Pro2, as well as digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) such as the Canon 80D and the Nikon D7200. As you’ll see in the next sections of this review, the GX8 possesses several capabilities that are unrivaled by any of the other cameras.

Panasonic Lumix GX8 Specifications

Price
MSRP$1199
Body type
Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution5184 x 3888
Other resolutions4:3 (3712 x 2784, 2624 x 1968), 3:2 (5184 x 3456, 3712 x 2480, 2624 x 1752, 1824 x 1216), 16:9 (5184 x 2920, 3840 x 2160, 1824 x 1024), 1:1 (3888 x 3888, 1968 x 1968, 1712 x 1712)
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorVenus Engine
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 200-25600 (expands down to 100)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (4 slots)
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Image stabilization notesDual IS uses sensor and lens-shift (when available)
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, standard
File formatJPEG (Exif v2.3)Raw (Panasonic RW2)MPO
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (2x-4x)
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points49
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeOLED
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification1.54× (0.77× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/16000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash modesAuto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Videography features
Resolutions3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD
Videography notes100Mbps bit rate for 4k
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (wired and via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes (Water and Dust resistant )
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)330
Weight (inc. batteries)487 g (1.07 lb / 17.18 oz)
Dimensions133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone
8.5Expert Score
Good

The Panasonic Lumix-DMC GX8 is a mirrorless camera that offers a great deal of appeal. The GX8 is an excellent all-rounder because to its ergonomic design that caters to photography enthusiasts, its revolutionary tilting viewfinder, and its comprehensive feature set in both the still and video modes. The GX8 has a persistent problem with shutter-induced softness in some shooting situations. Panasonic deserves credit for attempting to address this issue in the camera’s firmware, but the company has been unable to completely eliminate it. This problem is pretty much the only negative aspect of the camera.

Build quality
9
Ergonomics & handling
8.5
Features
9
Image quality
8
Performance
8.5
Connectivity
8
Value
8
Pros
  • 4K video capture.
  • 4-axis stabilization integrated within the body
  • A considerable amount of shooting buffer.
  • Touch display with a variable angle.
  • Exceptional performance at high ISO.
  • Tilting EVF.
  • A burst rate of 8.3 frames per second
  • Wi-Fi paired with NFC.
  • Instantaneous autofocus.
  • Sealed against the elements body.
Cons
  • There is no built-in flash.
  • The 4K footage gets trimmed down.
  • Input for the microphone that is not standard.
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