Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs Sony Alpha A6300

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Sony Alpha A6300

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
30s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 60s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony Alpha A6300 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.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (118,400 pixels lower).
0.47x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.54x, however the Sony Alpha A6300 is only a 1.07x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.47x lower). 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.

Bigger battery capacity Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 1,200mAh battery, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is only a 1,020mAh battery digital camera (180mAh smaller).
£204 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 costs £204 less than the Sony Alpha A6300.
User reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average user review score of 100% based on 12 reviews, however the Sony Alpha A6300 has an average rating of 90% (based on 2 reviews).
9 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (24.2MP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 25MP digital camera. That's 3.23MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (25MP).
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (51,200).
Lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a weight of 361g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435g digital camera (74g 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.

Shorter Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is 66.9mm tall. That's 11mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (66.9mm).
Thinner Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 48.8mm deep digital camera. That's 12.5mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (48.8mm).
13.2mm narrower Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 120mm wide digital camera. That's 13.2mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (120mm).
400.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony Alpha A6300 is 400.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 only takes 330.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

14 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a megapixel count of 20.3MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 24.2MP digital camera (3.9MP 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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a total megapixel count of 21.77MP, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 25MP digital camera (3.23MP more).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, however the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435g digital camera. That's 74g heavier than the Sony Alpha A6300 (361g). 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.

Taller Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 77.9mm tall, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 66.9mm tall digital camera (11mm shorter).
12.5mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 61.3mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 48.8mm deep digital camera (12.5mm thinner).
Marginally wider Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 133.2mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 120mm wide digital camera (13.2mm narrower).
Seventy less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 330.00, but the Sony Alpha A6300 only takes 400.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Less retailers
Only 14 sellers sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8, whereas 28 retailers sell the Sony Alpha A6300. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Eight months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is older than the Sony Alpha A6300 by eight months.
6 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is only 30s maximum shutter speed. 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (921,600 pixels).
Lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 1.07x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.47x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1.07x). 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.

Smaller battery capacity Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is only 1,020mAh battery. That's 180mAh smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1,020mAh).
More expensive by £204
The Sony Alpha A6300 is £204 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
User review Rating is much Worse
The Sony Alpha A6300's average user score is 90%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8's is 100% (based on 12 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
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Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.3MP 24.2MP
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
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 5184 x 3456
 3840 x 2160
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
21.77MP 25MP
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

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

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 70
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 425
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
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
 Flash on
 High-speed synchronization
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash on
 High-speed synchronization
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 6m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
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
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Lens Magnification Ratio
1.54x
BEST
1.07x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Negative film
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Multi-Shot Mode
 Multi-shot mode
 Multi-shot mode
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Orientation sensor
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
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
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
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
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 3 -4 - 3
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Night
 Sports
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Night
 Sports
 Twilight
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 361g
BEST
Height
77.9mm 66.9mm
BEST
Depth
61.3mm 48.8mm
BEST
Width
133.2mm 120mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 307.9g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 66.6mm
Weight Including Battery
487g 404g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh
BEST
1,020mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots 400 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.3V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

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

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Technical Details

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