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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs Sony Alpha A6300

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

3 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 280mm maximum focal length. That's 205mm longer than the Sony Alpha A6300 (75mm).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 1,040,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is only a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (118,400 pixels lower).
User reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average user review score of 94% based on 71 reviews, however the Sony Alpha A6300 has an average rating of 88% (based on 46 reviews).
7 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel 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.

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.

400.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Sony Alpha A6300 is 400.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Cheaper by £7
The Sony Alpha A6300 costs £7 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
17 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.
One more awards
The Sony Alpha A6300 has 15 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 14 awards.
Moderately better expert reviews
Based on 96 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A6300 is 86%, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 85% (based on 80 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a megapixel 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.

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.

Seventy less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 330.00, but the Sony Alpha A6300 only takes 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

£7 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A6300 by £7.
Less retailers
Only 11 shops sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8, whereas 28 shops 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.
Three months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is older than the Sony Alpha A6300 by three months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has received 14 awards, the Sony Alpha A6300 has received 15 awards.
Moderately Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8's average expert rating is 85%, however the Sony Alpha A6300's is 86% (based on 96 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Three times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is only 75mm maximum focal length, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 280mm maximum focal length digital camera (205mm longer).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is only 921,600 pixels display resolution. That's 118,400 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (921,600 pixels).
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony Alpha A6300's average user score is 88%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8's is 94% (based on 71 reviews).

Awards

14 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
komputerswiat.pl: Best Product
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
prohardver.hu: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
15 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
dkamera.de: Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tek.no: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

12 months Ago 8 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.3MP 24.2MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 JPEG XR
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 JPEG XR
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
21.77MP 25MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Splashproof
 Splashproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Maximum Aperture Number
22 22
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
280mm
BEST
75mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 140 16 - 70
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blade
7 7
Filter Size
58mm 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 425
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash on
 High-speed synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash on
 High-speed synchronization
Flash Guide Number
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
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
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 Formats Supported
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 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
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 ATW
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 ATW
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Negative film
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
 Multi-shot function
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
 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
Camera Playback
 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 (D-D)
-4 - 3 -4 - 3
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Night
 Sports
 Twilight
 Landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Night
 Sports
 Twilight
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
435g 361g
BEST
Height
77.9mm 66.9mm
Depth
61.3mm 48.8mm
Width
133.2mm 120mm
Weight (including Battery)
487g 404g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2h
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh
BEST
1,020mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots 400 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.3V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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