Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs Samsung NX500

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Samsung NX500

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s, however the Samsung NX500 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

4,000 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Samsung NX500 is only a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (4,000 pixels lower).
Available from 10 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are marginally better
Based on 58 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average expert review score of 86%, whereas the Samsung NX500 has an average rating of 85% (based on 63 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 12 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average user review score of 100%, whereas the Samsung NX500 has an average rating of 92% (based on 26 reviews).
12 Reasons For
29% higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 28.2MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (28.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

30% more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 30.7MP digital camera. That's 8.93MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (30.7MP).
Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s longer).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a weight of 285g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435g digital camera (150g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

14.4mm shorter Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 63.5mm tall digital camera. That's 14.4mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (63.5mm).
Thinner Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a depth of 43.2mm. That's 18.1mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (43.2mm).
12% narrower Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a width of 119.4mm. That's 13.8mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (119.4mm).
154g lighter lens weight Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a lens weight of 111g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 265g lens weight digital camera (154g heavier).
2x shorter lens length Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 31mm lens length digital camera. That's 44mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (31mm).
2.2mm smaller lens diameter Edit
The Samsung NX500 has a lens diameter of 64.8mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 67mm lens diameter digital camera (2.2mm bigger).
Cheaper by £243
The Samsung NX500 costs £356.00, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is £599.00.
Two more awards
The Samsung NX500 has 13 awards from expert review sites, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 11 awards.

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
7.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a megapixel count of 20.3MP, but the Samsung NX500 is a 28.2MP digital camera (7.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

8.93MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a total megapixel count of 21.77MP, however the Samsung NX500 is a 30.7MP digital camera (8.93MP more).
99% longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 1s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s longer than the Samsung NX500 (0.01s).
35% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435g digital camera. That's 150g heavier than the Samsung NX500 (285g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

19% taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a height of 77.9mm, however the Samsung NX500 is a 63.5mm tall digital camera (14.4mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 61.3mm deep, but the Samsung NX500 is a 43.2mm deep digital camera (18.1mm thinner).
Wider Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 133.2mm wide, but the Samsung NX500 is a 119.4mm wide digital camera (13.8mm narrower).
59% heavier lens weight Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 265g lens weight digital camera. That's 154g heavier than the Samsung NX500 (111g).
Hugely longer lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a lens length of 75mm, but the Samsung NX500 is a 31mm lens length digital camera (44mm shorter).
Bigger lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 67mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 2.2mm bigger than the Samsung NX500 (64.8mm).
£243 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is more expensive than the Samsung NX500 by £243.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has received 11 awards, the Samsung NX500 has received 13 awards.
6 Reasons Against
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

1% lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX500 is a 1,036,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 4,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1,036,000 pixels).
Not as many stockists
The Samsung NX500 is only stocked by 4 sellers, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is stocked by 14 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by over one year
The Samsung NX500 is 16 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The Samsung NX500 has an average expert score of 85%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 58 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The Samsung NX500 has an average user score of 92%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 12 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
13 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
ixbt.com: Original Design
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

7 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP 28.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2176
 3328 x 1872
Maximum Image Resolution
 6480 x 4320
 6480 x 4320
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
BEST
 4:3
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixel Count
21.77MP 30.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Splash Proof
 Splash proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust Resistant Case
 Dust resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
280mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
14 - 140 16 - 50
Lens Structure
14/12 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
58mm 43mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
BEST
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Fill-in
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.265
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.265
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 4096 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
BEST
 3840x2160@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
128MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 Super AMOLED
 Super AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,036,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
1.54x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 ATW
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 ATW
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Calm
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer
2,10 2,30
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Venus Engine DRIMe V
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
435g 285g
BEST
Height
77.9mm 63.5mm
BEST
Depth
61.3mm 43.2mm
BEST
Width
133.2mm 119.4mm
BEST
Lens Weight
265g 111g
BEST
Lens Length
75mm 31mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
67mm 64.8mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
487g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data BP1130
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data ILauncher, Power Media Player, Samsung Movie Converter, Samsung Raw Converter, Samsung DNG converter
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
0.44kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
USB 2.0,HDMI,Audio video output,Remote input,External microphone input Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
77.9 x 63.1 x 133.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Mode
 Panorama mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
60 secs - 1/8000th Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Release Terminal
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Mode
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connector
 USB 2.0 connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Tilting
 Display tilting
Unknown - Click to provide data
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Apps
Yes,Panasonic Image App Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting
10 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Shooting
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
View On TV
 View on TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Technology
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
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