Olympus PEN-F vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Olympus PEN-F
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
1% more total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 21.8MP digital camera. That's 0.030000000000001MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (21.77MP).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (100).
17% lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN-F has a weight of 373g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435g digital camera (62g 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.

5 Reasons For
Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 3,000 pixels higher than the Olympus PEN-F (1,040,000 pixels).
21% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 1.54x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.31x higher than the Olympus PEN-F (1.54x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Cheaper by £446
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 costs £446 less than the Olympus PEN-F.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Vastly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 100%, however the average rating of the Olympus PEN-F is 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
1% lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 3,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1,040,000 pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Olympus PEN-F is a 1.23x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.31x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1.54x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

More expensive by £446
The Olympus PEN-F is £446 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
Fewer sellers
The Olympus PEN-F is only stocked by 11 retailers, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is stocked by 14 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Olympus PEN-F is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 100% (based on 14 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 21.77MP digital camera. That's 0.030000000000001MP less than the Olympus PEN-F (21.77MP).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Olympus PEN-F (100).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a weight of 435g, but the Olympus PEN-F is a 373g digital camera (62g lighter). 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.

Older by seven months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is seven months older than the Olympus PEN-F.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP 20.3MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
 5184 x 3888
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.4 x 13 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
21.8MP
BEST
21.77MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Aluminium
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
 Dust-resistant
Splash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Splash proof

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Auto Focus Point
81 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 80
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Highlight-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Forced on
 Second curtain synchro
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Forced on
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Guide
13m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1280x720@24fps
 3840x2160@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 OLED
 OLED
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
1,037,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1.23x 1.54x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Halogen
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Halogen
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Muted
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
 Custom colour
 Custom colour
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 2 -4 - 3
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 21mm
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
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
373g
BEST
435g
Height
72.1mm 77.9mm
Depth
37.3mm 61.3mm
Width
124.8mm 133.2mm
Weight Including Battery
427g
BEST
487g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BLN‑1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
1.33h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots 330 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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