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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Digital Camera

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MILC 20.3MP Live MOS Jul 2015
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33 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

Camera experts really like this digital camera and have given it eleven awards.

This Panasonic digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all of whom wrote that this MILC camera was very good.

This MILC camera received a "Recommended" from Lydogbilde.no, Dkamera.de and Pocket Lint all of whom decided that this camera was good.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com, both of which decided that this Panasonic digital camera was marvellous.

Two more expert review sites both concluded that this Panasonic digital camera was good. Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Digital Versus this camera has an average expert rating of 86%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, Lumix DMC-GX8 owners rated this camera as brilliant. That puts this camera in the top 1% of all the MILC digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

Good Size

A few people who bought the product reckoned that it was compact. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a brand new compact system camera aimed at the keen enthusiast” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “GX lines, Panasonic's G series of compact system cameras can get a little confusing”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 “Panasonic was the first company to produce a compact system camera in the shape of the Lumix DMC-G1, back in 2008”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner who bought it concluded that it was lightweight. Expert review site Digitalversus.com rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Photojournalism; that'll work quickly and well; that's lightweight, water- and dust-resistant”.

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it was a big size. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 “On first impressions you could be forgiven for thinking that it is oversized for its sensor.”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several people wrote that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was able to produce good images. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review “The GX8 integrates 4K video recording capability with a variety of 4K Photo functions, capable of recording 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) video with either 30p or” . Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Keen photographers will appreciate t” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. Digitalversus.com gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and said on Digital Versus “If you're looking for an interchangeable-lens camera that'll be great for excursions, travel and photojournalism; that'll work quickly”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner who bought it considered that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “It's Panasonic's first dual Image Stabilisation CSC camera that also has a 20.3-megapixel sensor and 4K capability”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the first mirrorless camera to have a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) image sensor that has more than 20 megapixels” and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 80 out of 100.

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Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

Panasonic has good average reviews for its MILC digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. In December last year expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review “The 2,360,000-dot OLED viewfinder is pretty large to”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner thought this digital camera was luxurious. Expertreviews.co.uk rated it 4 stars and wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “Luxurious and feature-packed.” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 owner concluded that it was a good design. In December last year Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “As much as we were impressed by the design of the Lumix GX7, we're a little more unconvinced by the GX8” in their review of this digital camera.

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Robust

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 reviewer considered that the product was strong and durable.

One person who bought it reckoned that it was well made. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Since then it has built up an impressive range of Micro Four Thirds cameras” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review and gave it a very good rating.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 reviewer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 considered that it was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews in December last year “This is a camera that's easy to love, with a stylish design and rugged build quality that's a step up from anything we've seen from the Lumix G range before” in their review.

Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 reviewer concluded that the product had a good image stabiliser. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on expert website Steve's Digicams “The GX8 promises more megapixels, enhanced image stabilization”.

Good Technical Features

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said “All of these features immediately point to the fact that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is for experienced hands, rather than users only now getting their feet wet in” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review. Last year expert website Shutterbug.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 “The camera has many interesting features such as “Dual I.S.”, which combines a lens image stabilizer”. Dpreview.com wrote on expert website DP Review “It takes many of its features from the GX7 that it surely replaces” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review.

Just Released Seven Months Ago

As one of the newer cameras, this MILC camera is likely to use better technology.

3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-GX8 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other new digital cameras are not 3D compatible.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Unlike most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8 which do not support video recording, the Lumix DMC-GX8 supports video recording.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a GPS, unlike most of the other new cameras which do not have a GPS.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 supports Full HD video. Most of the other recently released MILC digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 supports WiFi connectivity, as do most of the other recently released similar spec cameras.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on MILC digital cameras that have been around for the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on MILC digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the MILC digital cameras that have been available for the last year the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 3". With a viewfinder screen size of 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has one of the largest viewfinder screen sizes amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Lumix DMC-GX8 is more than most new cameras. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GX8. The image editing mode "Crop" is also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a RAW image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by MILC digital cameras that were released in the last year. The image formats "JPG" and "MPO" are also supported by this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GX8 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Panasonic digital camera also support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that have been on the market for the last year.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. Recently released similar spec digital cameras have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.04s and 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 39s.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This Panasonic camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last year.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all MILC digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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OLED Display

This digital camera has an OLED display, which is the most frequently found display on cameras that were launched in the last year. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Lumix DMC-GX8 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera has an Aperture priority AE light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The light exposure modes "Auto", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 280 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has one of the longest maximum focal lengths amongst digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length of digital cameras that were launched in the last year is 52mm and the longest is 280mm.

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Dust Resistant Protection Feature

The protection feature of this camera is Dust resistant|Splash proof, which is the most commonly found protection feature on latest similar spec digital cameras.

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Supports Ten ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-GX8 is more than most MILC digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This Panasonic digital camera supports 25 and 600 ISO speeds, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GX8. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8, the Lumix DMC-GX8 does not have a built-in flash.

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Not Waterproof

Most latest comparable spec cameras are not waterproof. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the new comparable spec digital cameras the digital zooms range from 2x to 10x, and the average digital zoom is 4.8x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-GX8 has a greater number of flash modes than most new MILC digital cameras. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on recently released MILC digital cameras. The flash modes "Flash off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Second curtain synchro" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Heavy

The lightest MILC camera that has been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8 is 210g and the heaviest is 630g. With a weight of 435 grams, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is one of the heavier comparable spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Only 1712 X 1712 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a higher still image resolution than most recently released comparable spec cameras. This Panasonic digital camera has a 1712 x 1712 still image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of [4:3] 5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 1824x1368, [3:2] 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 1824x1216 and [16:9] 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 and [1:1] 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 1712x1712. Across all cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8 the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Lumix DMC-GX8 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last year. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Panasonic camera. The audio formats aac and Dolby Digital 2ch are also supported by this digital camera.

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Thick

The thinnest camera that has been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GX8 is 29mm deep, the thickest is 91mm, and the average depth is 50mm. With a depth of 61.3 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is one of the thicker digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Very Long Start-Up Time

The shortest start-up time of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GX8 is 0.5ms, the longest is 1,000ms, and the average start-up time is 200ms. With a start-up time of 1,000 millisecond, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a very long start-up time compared to most of the other newly released similar spec cameras.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months range from 0.2m to 0.3m. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has one of the largest closest focusing distances (0.3 meters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GX8.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.3 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-GX8 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Dust-Resistant
Splash Proof
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Custom Colour
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Eye Relief
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Certificates
Other Features
Special Features

11 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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28 December 2015

As featured in the November 2015 issue of Digital Photo magazine...

3 November 2015

This is a short story about two things. One is a hands-on shooting experience with the new Panasonic LUMIX GX8, and the other is about walking around the streets of Phnom Penh for a day.Note:... Read more…

3 November 2015

This is a short story about two things. One is a hands-on shooting experience with the new Panasonic Lumix GX8.The second is catching glimpses of Cambodia, in the capital of Phnom Penh, for one... Read more…

16 October 2015

An increase in resolution to 20Mp together with 4K video capture on the Panasonic's GX8 latest Four-Thirds chip are certainly welcome improvements for today's competitive hybrid market. Despite...

8 October 2015

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the first mirrorless camera to have a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) image sensor that has more than 20 megapixels. It is also the first Lumix mirrorless camera to have a... Read more…

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Reviewed 25 August 2015 by Johnny B
Johnny B would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic has done it again, this time with a weather sealed body, new 20mp sensor , dual IS, a class leading touch display and internal 4k (that wont overheat after 30 mins) .....sorry sony A7Rii... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Short Battery Life
Poor Image Stabilization
Reviewed 13 September 2015 by Darren Kelly

I'm a professional photographer and videographer and have recently sold all my Nikon Full Frame gear to move to 4/3rds full time. I can easily pull poster sized prints that are sharp, contrasty... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Reviewed 24 September 2015 by Lou B
Lou B would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Over the years, I had used GF1, GH1, GH2, GF2, GX1, GX7, GF7, Ep1, OMD-EM5, and thought M43 will never be as good as APS-C cameras. However, GX8 can truly compete with any APS-C cameras out there.... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Poor Image Stabilization
Reviewed 21 November 2015 by Rangercup5
Rangercup5 would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

After one month I have only just started to enjoy this beauty. 4K photo modes are awesome. Dual image stabilization works! In camera RAW editing is a nice touch on the road. A ridiculous number of... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Large Clear LCD
Short Battery Life
Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Steady Rolling
Steady Rolling would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (Verified Purchase)

This is a very logical camera. It seems that the mirrorless folks have finally pretty much sorted things out. This camera is an effective photographer's tool. It works, and the images are good.... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good in Low Light
Large Clear LCD
Flash
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers used obgx8, used obgx8m, used obgx8me, used obgx8meb, panasonic w425, used obgx8mebk, panasonic w1235, panasonic w425m, panasonic w425mm, panasonic w35100, panasonic w1235m, panasonic dmcgx8, panasonic dmcgx8m, panasonic w1235mm, panasonic dmcgx8s, panasonic dmcgx8k, panasonic w35100m, panasonic dmcgx8kb, panasonic w35100mm, panasonic dmcgx8me, panasonic dmcgx8sb, panasonic dmcgx8kbo, panasonic dmcgx8meb, panasonic dmcgx8sbo, panasonic dmcgx8sbod, panasonic dmcgx8kbod, panasonic dmcgx8mebk, panasonic dmcgx8kbody, panasonic dmcgx8sbody, panasonic dmcgx8kbodyg
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