Olympus PEN-F vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Olympus PEN-F

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Olympus PEN-F

£849.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and top of the range MILC digital camera, but representing only moderate value for money
94
Reviews
67 Reviews + 14 Awards
55
Value for Money
Average
91
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
MILC 20.3MP 4" 5184 X 3888 Pixels Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 20.3MP
Image Sensor Size 4"
Maximum Image Resolution 5184 X 3888 Pixels
Release Date Feb 2016
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully loaded and multi award winning MILC digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 13 further awards from other expert sites
95
Reviews
222 Reviews + 15 Awards
66
Value for Money
Good
91
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
20 Months Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
MILC 20.3MP 4" 5184 X 3888 Pixels May 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 20.3MP
Image Sensor Size 4"
Maximum Image Resolution 5184 X 3888 Pixels
Release Date May 2016
Olympus PEN-F

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Olympus PEN-F

£849.00
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and top of the range MILC digital camera, but representing only moderate value for money
94
Reviews
67 Reviews + 14 Awards
55
Value for Money
Average
91
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
MILC 20.3MP 4" 5184 X 3888 Pixels Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 20.3MP
Image Sensor Size 4"
Maximum Image Resolution 5184 X 3888 Pixels
Release Date Feb 2016
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully loaded and multi award winning MILC digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 13 further awards from other expert sites
95
Reviews
222 Reviews + 15 Awards
66
Value for Money
Good
91
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Age
20 Months Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
MILC 20.3MP 4" 5184 X 3888 Pixels May 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Image Sensor Size Maximum Image Resolution Release Date
Camera Type MILC
Megapixels 20.3MP
Image Sensor Size 4"
Maximum Image Resolution 5184 X 3888 Pixels
Release Date May 2016

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£959.00
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£999.00
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Olympus PEN F Camera - 17mm Lens, Silver
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Olympus Pen F Compact System Camera With M.ZUIKO 17mm Prime Lens, HD 1080p, 20.3MP, Wi-Fi, Front Creative Dial, 5-Axis IS, 3 Vari-Angle Touch Monitor, Silver
£1,049.00
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Olympus Pen F Compact System Camera With M.ZUIKO 17mm Prime Lens, HD 1080p, 20.3MP, Wi-Fi, Front Creative Dial, 5-Axis IS, 3 Vari-Angle Touch Monitor, Silver
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OLYMPUS PEN-F Mirrorless Camera with 17mm f/1.8 Lens - Silver, Silver
£1,099.00
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£1,125.00
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Olympus PEN-F Micro 4/3 Digital Camera Body (Silver)
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£499.99
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8 Compact System Camera With 12-60mm Lens, 5x Optical Zoom, 4K Ultra HD, 20.3MP, Wi-Fi, NFC, OLED EVF, 3 Touch Screen, Black
£699.00
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8 Digital Camera Body with 12-60mm Lens
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Panasonic DMC-GX8MEB-K Lumix Compact System Camera with 12 - 60mm Lens- Black
£699.00
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£999.99
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PANASONIC DMC-GX8MEB-K Mirrorless Camera with 12-60 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens - Black, Black
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera Body (Black)
£997.99
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Reasons For

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
8 Reasons For
17% Lighter
The Olympus PEN-F has a weight of 373g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435g digital camera (62g heavier).

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.

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More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
More Popular
The Olympus PEN-F is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Hardwarezone.com.sg Review Score
The Olympus PEN-F has a review score of 90% from Hardwarezone.com.sg, but the rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was only 0% from the same site.
Better Camerastuffreviewcom Review Score
Camerastuffreviewcom gave the Olympus PEN-F a review score of 85%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8's rating was only 76% from the same site.
Better PhotographyBlog.com Review Score
The Olympus PEN-F has a review score of 100% from PhotographyBlog.com, but the rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was only 90% from the same site.
Better Zoom.nl Review Score
The Olympus PEN-F has a review score of 82% from Zoom.nl, but the rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was only 81% from the same site.
Better Dkamera.de Review Score
The Olympus PEN-F has a Dkamera.de review score of 90%, but the rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was only 80% from the same site.
19 Reasons For
Higher Display Resolution
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 (1,037,000 pixels).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Cheaper by £349
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 costs £349.01 less than the Olympus PEN-F.
One More Awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 15 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Olympus PEN-F has 14 awards.
Marginally Better Expert Reviews
Based on 86 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average expert review score of 85%, however the Olympus PEN-F has an average rating of 84% (based on 74 reviews).
Better Brand
Panasonic digital cameras have an average rating of 87.4%, whereas Olympus has an average rating of 87.1%.
Better Wired.com Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a review score of 80% from Wired.com, whereas the rating of the Olympus PEN-F was only 70% from the same site.
Better PC Mag Review Score
PC Mag gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 a review score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Olympus PEN-F was only 70% from the same site.
Better Digitalone.com.sg Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a review score of 80% from Digitalone.com.sg, whereas the Olympus PEN-F only has a rating of 0% from the same site.
Better Reviewed.com Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a Reviewed.com review score of 92%, whereas the rating of the Olympus PEN-F was only 90% from the same site.
Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a review score of 100% from Amateurphotographer.co.uk, whereas the Olympus PEN-F's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Pocket Lint Review Score
Pocket Lint's Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review gave it a score of 90%, whereas the Olympus PEN-F only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
Better 01net.com Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a review score of 100% from 01net.com, whereas the rating of the Olympus PEN-F was only 80% from the same site.
Better Fotomaniak.pl Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a review score of 79% from Fotomaniak.pl, whereas the Olympus PEN-F's rating was only 77% from the same site.
Better Optyczne.pl Review Score
Optyczne.pl's Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review gave it a score of 90%, whereas the Olympus PEN-F only has a rating of 70% from the same site.
Better Computerbild.de Review Score
Computerbild.de's Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review gave it a score of 82%, whereas the rating of the Olympus PEN-F was only 0% from the same site.
Better Chip.de Review Score
Chip.de's Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review gave it a score of 92%, whereas the Olympus PEN-F's rating was only 85% from the same site.
Better Tek.no Review Score
Tek.no gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 a review score of 90%, whereas the rating of the Olympus PEN-F was only 70% from the same site.
Better Saggiamente.com Review Score
Saggiamente.com's Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review gave it a score of 90%, whereas the rating of the Olympus PEN-F was only 0% from the same site.
Better Webnews.it Review Score
Webnews.it gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 a review score of 85%, whereas the Olympus PEN-F's rating was only 82% from the same site.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has more awards than the Olympus PEN-F. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 15 awards, where as the Olympus PEN-F has 14 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
14 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star dkamera.de: Recommended gameswelt.de: Hardware hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star ljudochbild.se: Recommended Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star mashable.com: Mashable Choice optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com: Essential photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice reviewed.com: Editor's Choice straitstimes.com: Editor's Choice
15 Awards Best
01net.com: 5 Star Camera Labs: Recommended Digital Versus: 5 Star dkamera.de: Recommended DP Review: Silver 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

Average Expert Rating

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has better expert reviews than the Olympus PEN-F. The average expert reviews score for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 85% based on 86 reviews, where as the average score for the Olympus PEN-F is 84% based on 74 reviews.
Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
5 stars
18 reviews
4 stars
13 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
24 reviews
4 stars
14 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Olympus PEN-F and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 have identical average user review scores. For both digital cameras the average user review score is 94%.
Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Best
5 stars
25 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
109 reviews
4 stars
22 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
1 review

Average Brand Rating

Panasonic has a better average brand rating than Olympus. The average brand rating for Panasonic is 87.44% based on 14,873 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Olympus is 87.11% based on 7,310 reviews.
Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Olympus

87

87

Based on 7,310 reviews
Panasonic

87

87

Based on 14,873 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 than the Olympus PEN-F the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 8.4% recommend the product, based on a total of 249 reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and 249 reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.

Wired.com Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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The original Olympus PEN-F arrived in 1963 and quickly gained a cult following. Solid design made it an instant classic, and an unusual half-frame photo format packed as many as 72 images onto a 36-exposure roll of 35mm film.This camera sits in a cla...
Beautiful, classic design
Excellent selection of highquality manual controls
Sensor produces some of the best images you'll get from a Micro Four Thirds camera
Decent flash accessory
Highly customizable creative filters you can select using the wheel
At 1 200, it's awfully pricey for a Micro Four Thirds camera
The lack of a 4K video mode stands out in 2016
...
Nov 2016
Best
Wired.com logo
The micro four-thirds camera format debuted in 2008 and was immediately a hit. These compact machines have interchangeable lenses, giving them much of the versatility of pro-level DSLRs, but in more diminutive and portable bodies. While the smaller m...
The new 20megapixel sensor offers 4K video support and improved dynamic range over the G 7, the previous model
Solid, wellconstructed body is comfortable to shoot with
Dual image stabilization system, fast autofocus, and improved high ISO performance ma
Loses the lightweight, highlyportable advantage that makes micro four thirds so appealing
Image quality gains aren't as large as the jump in sensor resolution would lead one to assume
The dual IS feature requires a compatible Panasonic lens
...
Nov 2016

Pdnonline.com Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Olympus doesn't seem to care for the wisdom of George Santayana, the Spanish-born philosopher and poet who warned that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. With the PEN-F, Olympus is very clearly repeating its history, resurrec...
Excellent design, highly customizable, solid image quality
5axis image stabilization, responsive single point AF, new color and monochrome modes, articulating display
Pricey, inconsistent continuous AF
USB 2.0 connectivity, no 4K, underwhelming HD video recording
The PEN-F is a beautifully designed camera, full stop. It's fun to shoot with and offers great still image quality. You can even watch a full video tutorial from CreativeLive on how to use the electronic viewfinder, take advantage of the customizable...
Jul 2016
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No other camera category has seen as much innovation and novelty as the mirrorless market over the past several years, and the latest crop of models are a testament to that. They're driving forward not only new features but more compact designs targe...
...
Jan 2016

PC Mag Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
PC Mag logo
The Olympus PEN-F ($1,199.99, body only) exudes style. The compact mirrorless shooter features a metal build and a look that will have passersby mistaking it for a retro film camera. It has a lot to offer photographers, including a 20-megapixel Micro...
Compact body with built-in EVF
Vari-angle touch-screen display
20-megapixel Micro Four Thirds image sensor
5-axis image stabilization
50-megapixel High Res Shot mode
Quick access to filters and color controls
9 6fps image capture
Wi-Fi
Not weather sealed
Video limited to 1080p
No mic input
Underwhelming tracking focus system
Omits built-in flash
Wi-Fi issues in testing
The Olympus PEN-F is a svelte mirrorless camera with a retro chic design that delivers superb image quality, but could do better in terms of video capture and subject tracking......
Jun 2016
Best
PC Mag logo
For a while, Micro Four Thirds cameras seemingly plateaued in terms of sensor resolution, with 16 megapixels being the standard for the past few years. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ($1,199.99, body only) is the first model to break that barrier with a...
Quick autofocus
8 3fps burst shooting
Large shooting buffer
4-axis in-body stabilization
Tilting EVF
Vari-angle touch display
Strong high ISO performance
Wi-Fi with NFC
4K video capture
Weather-sealed body
No flash included
4K video is cropped
Non-standard microphone input
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 offers a quick burst rate, in-body stabilization, and 4K video recording, making it a strong contender in the premium mirrorless camera space......
Apr 2016

Pocket Lint Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Pocket Lint logo
Say hello to the first Olympus Pen with a built-in viewfinder: the Pen-F. If you were knocking around 50-years back then you might know it as, well, the original Pen-F - the half-frame film camera that looks very similar to this 2016 digital re-work....
Standout retro design, great builtin 5axis image stabilisation, decent 20MP image quality to take on panasonic G 8, fun colourart filter dial control
Soso battery life, particularly expensive, no 4K video, complex menus, small design elements aren't quite right (small buttons, plastic flaps)
Just as it did with the original Pen, Olympus has launched another classic in the Pen-F. The elegant design is eye-catching enough to steal some of Fujifilm's retro-styled limelight, without compromising on the feature set. Deciding between Panasoni....
May 2016
Best
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It's been almost exactly two years since we last saw a GX-series model ? the viewfinder-laden "flat" compact system camera series ? in 2013's excellent Lumix GX7 . But with the new GX8, we see the shifting focus of Panasonic as a camera company: to a...
Recommended
What many will want to know is whether the Lumix GX8 is worth its four-figure asking price. Its on-board viewfinder is a competition killer so, with that in mind, the answer is a resounding yes. However, its arrival later down the line than the lar....
Jul 2015

Practicalphotography.com Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Inspired by the popular half-frame PEN F film cameras that were released in 1963, Olympus' latest CSC is designed, in their own words, to ?induce envy in photo hipsters'. From its all-metal chassis wrapped in a faux-leather surround, to the finely-mi...
There's a lot about the Olympus PEN-F that should be applauded. It's a very stylish camera with enough substance to lift it above being a fashion statement. The trouble is, with its £999 price point, it's likely to remain a hard sell to those not wo...
May 2016
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Its Micro Four Thirds sensor has a good resolution of 20.3MP, and it's stabilised for sharper shots too. The 3in rear display has a resolution of just 1040k-dot and we really like its ability to be flipped to assist awkward framing. The touch interfa...
...
Feb 2017

Imaging Resource.com Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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In addition to style points, there are ergonomic benefits to a "left-shifted" EVF. If you're a right eye-dominant photographer, shooting with the PEN-F is quite comfortable, as your face and other eye are less obstructed. Furthermore, this configurat...
Wi-Fi 6
OM-D MovieIPBALL-I 7
1.4K 2
C-AF 3
...
Mar 2016
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While the GX8 still uses contrast-detect autofocus, as opposed to often-snappier hybrid phase-detect AF system used by other manufacturers, the new Panasonic model gains the GH4's highly-regarded Depth From Defocus technology for blazingly quick AF p...
...
Jul 2015

Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Amateurphotographer.co.uk logo
With its flat-bodied design the PEN-F is well-suited to small primes like this 17mm f/1.8When Olympus launched its first compact system camera, the Pen E-P1 in 2009, it was keen to emphasise its heritage as a maker of small, high quality cameras, exe...
Stunning styling and design make it a joy to use
Best image quality yet from a Four Thirds camera
Easy to adjust image processing settings on a shot-by-shot basis
Viewfinder is smaller than similarly priced competitors
Confusing menu makes some features difficult to access
No weather sealing
In line with the Pen-Fs retro styling, a mechanical cable release can be screwed in to the shutter button With the Pen-F, Olympus has come up with a rare thing in todays market a camera that has a distinct personality of its own. Its perhaps not one...
Mar 2016
Amateurphotographer.co.uk logo
Panasonic was the first company to produce a compact system camera in the shape of the Lumix DMC-G1, back in 2008, and since then it has built up an impressive range of Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses. Indeed, it has gone further than any other ...
It may not have the retro styling and overall charisma of its most direct competitor, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, and on first impressions you could be forgiven for thinking that it is oversized for its sensor, but once you get past this theres a lot t...
Aug 2015

Dpexpert.com.au Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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This is the first Olympus micro four thirds camera with a 20mp sensor, possibly the same as used in the Panasonic GX8. The stand-out feature of the Pen F is its aesthetic ? this is a re-imaging of the admired Pen half frame cameras of 50 years ago. T...
The new sensor gives a little extra resolution over the former 16mp units in Olympus cameras, and does so without any tradeoff in digital noise
Image quality is altogether outstanding
And the little knob on the front of the camera that selects colour, m
The memory card slot is on the base of the camera where its cover is fouled by a tripod
With the lovely Pen F we enter the difficult decision making process where the head and the heart conflict. The heart says Olympus. Only the beautiful Nikon Df of 2013 comes close in retro aesthetics. And the Olympus works as sweetly as it looks. But...
Mar 2016
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The GX8 with a 20mp light receptor is the first micro four thirds camera to break the 16mp sensor barrier. Dual image stabilisation, in the lens and in the body, along with 4K video capture are standout features of the camera. The tilting 2.36m dot O...
JPEG mage quality is good with wide dynamic range, preserving good detail in both highlights and shadows
Compared with a 16mp micro four thirds camera the 20mp sensor on the G 8 delivers larger images, better resolved detail and, most pleasing, less imag
The memory card goes in the battery compartment bad
And the camera is supplied with the Silkypix RAW converter but Adobe Camera RAW now supports the G 8
Panasonic is raising the bar for the micro four thirds format, which means that both Panasonic and Olympus will be upgrading their cameras over the next few months. The price puts the GX8 in the middle of the Olympus OMD E-M1, Fujifilm X-T1 and Sony ...
Aug 2015

Camerastuffreviewcom Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Best
Camerastuffreviewcom
Until now, in comparison with the Olympus OM-D series, we have paid little attention to Olympus PEN cameras. I had the feeling that an amateur photographer who was searching for a compact camera with interchangeable lenses was better off with an OM-D...
Beautiful design
Super solidly built
High image quality
Fantastic image stabilization, even for video
Very short release time, fast and versatile AF
6 months' extra guarantee with online registration via MyOlympus
Gorgeous design
Compact and sturdy
Highly customisable control setup
High, resolution EVF
New 20MP sensor
External controls and build quality
Durable design
Strong performance
Accurate TrackPoint
Robust chassis, taut hinges, very good input devices, excellent IPS display, numerous security features, very high application performance, limited gaming capabilities
3year warranty
Robust chassis, taut hinges, very good input devices
IPS display with accurate colors
3year warranty, numerous security features, good CPU performance
Qualit de fabrication
Viseur lectronique, cran orientable, tactile, sur rotule
Qualit d'image
Stabilisation 5 axes
Bonne ractivit Molette crative astucieuse
WiFi et NFC
Excellent niveau de finition, prise en main agrable, look rtro russi
Bonne gestion du bruit jusqu' 3 200 ISO
Autofocus rapide dans la plupart des situations lumineuses
Stabilisation 5 axes efficace en photo et vido, cran tactile, orientable (sur
Chssis robuste
Charnires
De trs bons priphriques d'entre
De nombreuses fonctionnalits ddies la scurisation de l'appareil
De trs bonnes performances applicatives
Jeu (limit) possible
Garantie de 3 ans
Chssis robuste, charnires de l'cran robustes, priphrique d'entre de bonne qualit dalle IPS avec une bonne fidlit colorimtrique, garantie de 3 ans, fonctionnalits de scurit nombreuses, bonnes performan
Robuuste behuizing, stevige scharnieren, erg goede invoerapparatuur, uitstekend IPSscherm, talrijke beveiligingsopties, erg hoge applicatieperformance, beperkte geschiktheid voor games
3 jaar garantie
Robuuste behuizing
Stevige scharnieren
Zeer goede invoerapparaten
IPS beeldscherm met nauwkeurige kleuren
Talloze beveiligingsopties
Goede CPU prestaties
Matowa matryca IPS, bardzo mocny, czterordzeniowy procesor, kompaktowa i solidna obudowa, zcze stacji dokujcej, doskonaa klawiatura z podwietleniem, rewelacyjna kultura pracy, moliwo dooenia wbudowane
Dobra wydajno procesora, wygodne urzdzenia sterujce, matowy wywietlacz IPS, cicha praca, solidny korpus, zawiasy, dysk SSD, modem WWAN
Chassi robusto
Dobradias firmes
Muito bons dispositivos de entrada
Excelente tela IPS
Diversos recursos de segurana
Desempenho muito alto de aplicativos
Capacidade limitada para os jogos
3 anos de garantia
Tela IPS com cores precisas
Bom desempenho da CPU
Robust chassi, stabila gngjrn, mycket bra inmatningsenheter, utmrkt IPSpanel, flera skerhetsfunktioner, mycket hg allmnprestanda, viss spelkapacitet
3 rs garanti
Robust chassi, strama gngjrn, mycket bra inmatningsenheter
IPSskrm med bra frger, tre rs garanti, flertal skerhetsfunktioner, bra CPUprestanda
Chasis robusto, bisagras tensas, dispositivos de entrada buensimos, excelente display IPS, mltiples caractersticas de seguridad, altsimo rendimiento de aplicacin, capacidades limitadas para el juego
3 aos de garanta
Chasis robusto, bisagras tirantes, dispositivos de entrada buensimos, display IPS con colores precisos
3 aos de garanta, mltiples medidas de securidad, buen rendimiento CPU
Hochwertiges, durchdesigntes Gehuse
Trotz kompaktem Gehuse eingebauter elektronischer Sucher
Drehund schwenkbarer Touchscreen
TouchAF auch mit Sucher, uerst effektiver Bildstabilisator
Robustes Gehuse, stramme Scharniere, tolle Eingabegerte, hervorragendes IPSDisplay, vielfltige Sicherheitsfeatures, sehr hohe Anwendungsleistung, eingeschrnkt spieletauglich
3 Jahre Garantie
Robusto chassis, cerniere rigide, ottimi dispositivi di input, eccellente display IPS, varie features di sicurezza, elevate prestazioni con le applicazioni, limitate capacit gaming
3 anni di garanzia
Chassis robusto, cerniere, ottimi dispositivi di input, display IPS con colori precisi
3 anni di garanzia, varie security features, buone prestazioni CPU
Slow AF with continuous tracking
SD card next to battery on the bottom of the camera
No extra sealing against dust and splashwater
Not a huge improvement over the cheaper E 5 II
Expensive compared to other PEN models
Tilting screen might be better for street photography
Mediocre display
No USB TypeC, inconvenient maintenance, bulky 135Watt PSU, high temperature development, mediocre battery runtimes
Inconvenient maintenance, high processor temperatures, slight performance reduction under load, battery runtimes, sluggish operation due to HDD, small build quality issue at our review unit (display f
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Fonctions spcifiques difficiles trouver
Pas de 4K
Trop de boutons
Lissage un peu pouss des fichiers JPEG partir de 3 200 ISO
Pas de flash intgr (mais livr en option)
Pas de finition l'preuve des intempries
Autonomie de la batterie limite moins de 300 vues
Chargeur trs lent
Ouverture de l'cran LCD pe
Pas d'USB TypeC
Maintenance difficile
Alimentation de 135 Watts
Chauffe prononce
Autonomie mdiocre
Maintenance non aise, tempratures CPU leves, lger bridage de performance en utilisation intensive, autonomie, fonctionnement lent cause du HDD, petit problme de conception sur notre exemplaire de test
Geen USB TypeC, onhandig in onderhoud, zware voeding van 135 Watt, hoge temperatuurontwikkeling, matige batterijduur
Onhandig onderhoud
Hoge processor temperaturen
Verminderde prestaties onder zware belasting
Looptijden
HDD vertraagt het systeem
Kleine productiefouten
Szkoda, e w rodku nie starczyo miejsca na Power Bridge
Mao rozbudowany ukad chodzenia, nieznaczny throttling CPU pod ekstremalnym obcieniem, tylko jeden akumulator
Sem USB Tipo C
Manuteno complicada
PSU robusto de 135-Watts
Alta produo de calor
Duraes medocres da bateria
Altas temperaturas do processador
Leve reduo do desempenho sob uso intenso
Durao da bateria
Operao lenta devido ao HD
Pequeno problema de construo em nosso modelo de teste (marco da tela)
Ej USB TypC, svr att underhlla, klumpig 135wattsadapter, hga temperaturer, medioker batteritid
Omstndig att underhlla, hga processortemperaturer, viss prestandastrypning under belastning, batteritiden, lngsam p
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HDD, vissa kvalitetsproblem med vr testenhet (skrmramen)
Sin USB TypeC, mantenimiento incmodo, adaptador de corriente voluminoso, elevado desarrollo de temperatura, aguante de batera mediocre
Mantenimiento incmodo, altas temperaturas de procesador, ligera reduccin de rendimiento bajo carga, aguante de batera, funcionamiento lento debido al HDD, pequeo problema de calidad de construccin en
Durch fehlenden Handgriff nicht optimal zu halten
Aufgrund der vielen Einstelloptionen berfrachtet wirkende Kamera
Fehlender Mikrofonanschluss
In der Preisklasse wre ein Spritzwasserund Staubschutz gut gewesen
Kein USB Typ C, umstndliche Wartung, sperriges 135WattNetzteil, hohe Temperaturentwicklung, mige Akkulaufzeiten
Manca USB TypeC, manutenzione scomoda, ingombrante alimentatore da 135Watt, elevate temperature, mediocre autonomia
Manutenzione scomoda, elevate temperature del processore, leggero calo delle performance sotto carico, autonomia, lento a causa dell'HDD, piccole pecche nella costruzione della nostra unit (cornice di
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Feb 2016
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Perhaps the most well-balanced camera selection of all camera manufacturers can be found at Panasonic. A special place was taken by the recently released Panasonic GX8. Panasonic's camera selection varies from a camera with the advantages of a system...
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Aug 2015

Digitalone.com.sg Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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The Olympus PEN-F represents a whole new PEN genre after the likes of the company's flagship E-P and entry-level E-PL mirrorless camera series. The PEN-F is easily the most beautiful PEN. Available in silver or black (version tested), it retains the ...
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Feb 2016
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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 dual image stabiliser, or Dual I.S. As its name implies...
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Oct 2015

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Best
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The Olympus PEN-F is a stylishly retro compact system camera that harks back to the original PEN-F film camera from 1963. The all-metal PEN-F has a 5-axis image stabilisation system worth up to 5 stops, a new 20-Megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds s...
Essential
The gorgeous new Olympus PEN-F takes all of the latest cutting-edge features from the company's OM-D range, throws in a brand new 20-megapixel sensor, and and houses them inside one of the most beautifully realised camera bodies that we've ever had t...
Feb 2016
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a brand new compact system camera aimed at the keen enthusiast. 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 3...
Highly Recommended
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Jul 2015

DP Review Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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The original Olympus PEN-F first hit the streets in 1963. Built around the half-frame film format, it quickly gained a following thanks to its beautiful, yet simple design and small size. Getting 70 images to a roll of film probably didn't hurt, eith...
...
Feb 2016
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Last updated: June 2, 2017These days, many (if not most) consumers are likely to shop based on price and capability, rather than according to whether a certain model contains a mirror, or not. We think this is a good thing; With all the increased com...
Google is holding a competition that could see your Pixel photos gracing millions of screens. Nikon's 100th birthday party continues worldwide as a distributor in Italy organized a one-of-a-kind feat: assembling the world's largest 'human camera' fro...
Jun 2017

Photoreview.com.au Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Most of the new functions make it easy to create colour or B&W photos at the touch of a switch, add lots of different special effects quickly and easily and link the camera to a smart device so the end results can be posted in blogs and/or shared via...
Editor's Choice
The entire design concept behind the PEN-F is aimed at JPEG shooters who are active on social media. There's nothing wrong with this as it enables a traditionally-styled camera to meet the needs of the modern user.The addition of a decent EVF, which ...
Feb 2016
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The move up to 20-megapixel resolution is not without issues and you'll need something better than the kit lenses to get the most from this camera. Fortunately, both Panasonic and Olympus have some suitable, high-performing lenses to choose from, bot...
Editor's Choice
Although not as small or elegant as the Olympus OM-D cameras,the GX8 will appeal to photographers looking for a solidly constructed weatherproof CSC with a generous grip and plenty of user-adjustable controls. The 4K shooting modes are likely to be a...
Sep 2015

Shutterbug.com Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Without telling us why, Olympus ferried a number of the photo press to Austin, Texas last week, myself included. As it turned out, the purpose was to debut the new Olympus Pen-F Micro Four Thirds digital mirrorless camera ($1199.99, body only). We go...
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Feb 2016
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The GX8 is the new flagship of Panasonic's G series and is the first MFT camera with a resolution of 20MP. The camera has many interesting features such as ?Dual I.S.”, which combines a lens image stabilizer and sensor shift image stabilization....
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Sep 2015

Hardwarezone.com.my Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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While we did bring you news about the launching of the new Olympus PEN-F , we weren't able to give you our hands-on impressions on it. Well, that's something we're rectifying with this article.Certainly, the emphasis on design is very evident with th...
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Jan 2016
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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: These sample photographs were shot in JPEG with the Panaso...
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Nov 2015

Techradar Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Olympus isn't just hinting at the PEN-F's photographic heritage, design, construction and craftsmanship, it's laying it on with a trowel. This is not a camera for bargain-hunters, but one designed for discerning photographers who "appreciate the fine...
High, resolution EVF
New 20MP sensor
External controls and build quality
EVF
Expensive compared to other PEN models
Tilting screen might be better for street photography
PEN
The PEN-F is a deliberately beautiful camera that's not just built for show. Inside is a brand new 20MP sensor and enough processing power for 10fps continuous shooting and full HD video at 60/50fps. It's a small camera packed with controls but it ju...
Jan 2016
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With G, GM, GF, GH and GX lines, Panasonic's G series of compact system cameras can get a little confusing. The GX models have a flatter, more rectangular shape than the SLR-like G and GH ranges, and they're more advanced than the GF and GM cameras. ...
The 20Mp GX8 has a tasty specification and feels good in the hand. Early indications are that it also delivers detail-rich images, and the 4K Photo mode delivers high-quality 8Mp results......
Jul 2015

What Digital Camera Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Andy Westlake takes a first look at Olympus's latest high-end CSCThe pretty, retro-styled PEN F will be available in silver, or all-blackWhen Olympus launched its first Micro Four Thirds camera, the PEN E-P1 back in 2009, it made great play of its he...
...
Jan 2016
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Panasonic has today announced the latest addition to its extensive range of CSCs in the shape of the Panasonic Lumix GX8. While recent times has seen string of new camera launches do little more than change a few features on their predecessor, the GX...
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Jul 2015

Reviewed.com Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Technology and legacy don't often go hand in hand. When your mandate is to continue pushing forward, it rarely pays to look in the past. Photography is different. Camera companies constantly trade on their legacy, directly connecting the present to t...
Editor's Choice
Maitani-san's legacy lives on Even though it isn't a perfect digital recreation of the original, this new PEN-F is a stylish, solidly constructed piece of kit that we think enthusiasts will adore. Cynics might dismiss this as a slimmer, more stylish ...
Jan 2016
Best
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It seems hard to believe now, but a few years ago the very concept of a pro-quality mirrorless camera didn't exist. Then the Olympus OM-D E-M1 , Panasonic GH4 , Fujifilm X-T1 , and Sony A7 all happened. Lost in the shuffle among these fantastic flags...
Editor's Choice
Panasonic has a winner on its hands As good as the GX8, it's hard to overlook its $1,200 body-only price tag. That kind of price invites some serious competition, including entry-level full-frame DSLRs from Canon and Nikon and a slightly aging clas...
Sep 2015

Camera Labs Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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The flat-topped body inherits much of the earlier OMD EM5 Mark II including its excellent built-in stabilisation, 3in fully-articulated touch-screen, 1/8000 mechanical shutter, silent e-shutter up to 1/16000, 10fps shooting, and composite mode which ...
The Olympus PEN F is a rangefinder-styled mirrorless camera with a stabilized 20 Megapixel sensor and a built-in EVF. Sharing design cues from the original Olympus PEN film camera from the 1960s, it's the first digital PEN to feature a built-in EVF. ...
Jan 2016
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The new GX8 shares the flat-topped style of its predecessors, but is chunkier all-round than the GX7 and now boasts weather-sealing. Like the GX7, there's an electronic viewfinder in a housing that can angle up by 90 degrees, but Panasonic has sensib...
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Jul 2015

Trusted Reviews Review Score

Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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Hands-on: There's more to this camera than its looks The 'rangefinder' revival is hardly a new trend, but Olympus has led the way from day one and the PEN-F is its latest effort. Coming in at around £1,000 body only, it's going up against the likes ...
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Jan 2016
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First Impressions ? Panasonic gives its flagship camera a serious makeover Camera updates are often an exercise in spot the difference, but not so with the GX8. It's superficially similar to the GX7 it replaces, but it's really a comprehensive rework...
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Jul 2015

Date Released

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What are They Best Used For

Portrait Photography

When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.

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Landscape Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.

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Everyday Photography

When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.

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Sports Photography

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

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Wildlife Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.

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Key Features

Weight

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.

Review Analysis

Robustness

Reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 mention that robustness was excellent, and reviews for the Olympus PEN-F mention that robustness was good.
Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  • The idea was to  build a more compact…
    Steves-digicams.com - January 2016
  • Solid design made it an instant classic…
    Wired.com - November 2016
  • Build quality is superb…
    JF - June 2016
  • Very well built…
    Foocando - March 2016
  • Thanks again for your very quick and trustworthy service…
    An Olympus lover - July 2016
  • Beautifully made, quality construction.
    Neil999 - September 2016
  • The camera is well made…
    Mike - August 2016
  • Since then it has built up an impressive range of Micro Four Thirds cameras…
  • An innovative tilting viewfinder and a solid feature set in both stills…
    Dpreview.com - March 2016
  • The camera has a very solid feel and the menus are well laid out…
    Nc - September 2016
  • This camera is a good size, big enough to feel solid, small enough to take everywhere…
    Mike - June 2016
  • Very rugged and feels like a little brick in your hand…
    Pburnett - July 2017
  • And good solid black helps bring out the richness in all your other colors…
    Diane - March 2017
  • Its not a heavy as it would lead you to believe, feels solid…
    Billy Romanogee - June 2016
  • It's solid and well made…
    IMCPU2 - October 2015
  • It feels solid; the adjustable screen has a satisfying click when stored back against the body - not quite so solid when turned out…
    David F - February 2016
  • Does not come with a flash, nor has a flash build in…
  • Design

    Reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 mention that design was excellent, but reviews for the Olympus PEN-F mention that design was only average.
    Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  • The idea was to  build a more compact and elegant camera…
    Steves-digicams.com - January 2016
  • It quickly gained a following thanks to its beautiful, yet simple design and small size…
    Dpreview.com - February 2016
  • And houses them inside one of the most beautifully realised camera bodies that we've ever had the p…
    Photographyblog.com - February 2016
  • It's a very stylish camera with enough substance to lift it above being a fashion statement…
  • Solid design made it an instant classic…
    Wired.com - November 2016
  • It's a style that's never real…
    Ephotozine.com - February 2016
  • Cynics might dismiss this as a slimmer, more stylish O…
    Reviewed.com - January 2016
  • For $1200 pretty nice…
    JF - June 2016
  • Love the retro look…
    RB - September 2016
  • It is well proportioned, easy to use, looks great…
    SilverFox - November 2016
  • Very happy with ergonomics, output and reliability…
    Photo29 - July 2016
  • The ergonomics suit me perfectly…
    Indy Transplant - April 2016
  • The edge of the eye piece cuts into my eye pretty badly…
    Derrick Sim - November 2016
  • SO DISAPPOINTING because it is otherwise a great camera with a beautiful body…
    Googlecowspiracy - December 2016
  • Smooth, easy to use…
    James - March 2017
  • Or simply used our mobile phones, which were so superior to what you used to be able to achieve even with a £200 camera, that they seemed pretty amazing…
    V. Nicholl - November 2015
  • Very easy to use, beautiful pictures being taken great camera…
    Amazon Customer - April 2016
  • The camera's ergonomics are also excellent…
    K. Feeney - June 2016
  • This camera is a very nicely designed, good looking Micro Four Third Camera with excellent features…
    Lanscape Photographer - February 2016
  • Ergonomics are really good…
    IC - March 2016
  • Product Quality

    Reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 mention that product quality was excellent, but reviews for the Olympus PEN-F mention that product quality was only average.
    Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  • It's fun to shoot with and offers great still image quality…
    Pdnonline.com - July 2016
  • Build quality is superb…
    JF - June 2016
  • Beautifully made, quality construction.
    Neil999 - September 2016
  • Great image quality…
    Macfiend - October 2016
  • The camera is well made…
    Mike - August 2016
  • Very light weight, good image quality…
    Lin - November 2016
  • The picture quality is great and it can be customized with a ton of options to suit any photographers needs…
    Nc - September 2016
  • So much better picture quality, Camera sits in hand nicely…
    ScooterAl - October 2017
  • Great for photographers and videos that do not need good quality audio…
    Googlecowspiracy - December 2016
  • It also has many features which are new to me such as video (very high quality at that…
    Incognito - June 2017
  • It's solid and well made…
    IMCPU2 - October 2015
  • Just as described! Good, its good quality surprised me…
    Marjorie Truman - July 2017
  • A company that stands by its product Seem to be good quality too…
    Marjorie Truman - July 2017
  • The clarity and quality is amazing…
    A Murray - June 2016
  • Very high quality, solid built…
    Acc - November 2016
  • Picture Quality

    Reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 picture quality was excellent, and thought the Olympus PEN-F picture quality was good.
    Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  • Not only are more photos being taken than ever before…
  • It's fun to shoot with and offers great still image quality…
    Pdnonline.com - July 2016
  • The Pen F takes great pictures…
    Haplo - October 2016
  • Mainly it handles easily and takes excellent pictures using the simplest of setups…
    Haplo - October 2016
  • Great images.
    Brody - July 2016
  • The spectacular thing about this camera is that the resolution is very dynamic…
  • The low light settings is not in the general shooting mood, so when it is set to it's utmost low light setting; you cannot hand held the camera or allow it to move or sway, or the image blurs…
  • For my photography this was a good choice…
    SilverFox - November 2016
  • All the knobs and dials are in the right places which makes it feel very ergonomic when shooting stills and videos, everything is designed to perfection…
    Jmalvar - May 2016
  • The images are razor sharp with my pro lenses…
  • Keen photographers will appreciate t…
    Expertreviews.co.uk - August 2015
  • Very light weight, good image quality…
    Lin - November 2016
  • The whole purpose of a camera is to take good pictures and this one does not…
    Micleg - July 2016
  • It's there to produce stunning images…
    The Greek - December 2015
  • The picture quality is great…
    Nc - September 2016
  • And it takes great pictures…
    Mike - June 2016
  • If you are a macro photographer…
    Gavin - December 2016
  • The images are crisp and clear…
    Pamela - March 2017
  • They are are quick to respond an provide me with clear sharp images even in low light…
    Pamela - March 2017
  • So much better picture quality, Camera sits in hand nicely…
    ScooterAl - October 2017
  • Video Capability

    Reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 video capability was excellent, and thought the Olympus PEN-F video capability was good.
    Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  • Could do better in terms of video capture and subject tracking…
    Pcmag.com - June 2016
  • Worked great for movie nights so we didn't have to crowd around a laptop…
    Anonymous - December 2015
  • It is simply brilliant with video…
    Diane - March 2017
  • It also has many features which are new to me such as video (very high quality at that…
    Incognito - June 2017
  • Great at low light photography and the videos it produces are amazing…
    Gerald Horgan - December 2015
  • Is also great at videos…
    Oddjob - May 2016
  • Good images & video…
    Zerreth - April 2016
  • Video is good as always…
    Lou B - September 2015
  • Another negative is the lack of image stabilization in video.
    Zerreth - April 2016
  • Ease of Use

    Reviewers of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 thought the ease of use was excellent, and thought the Olympus PEN-F ease of use was good.
    Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  • The idea was to  build a more compact…
    Steves-digicams.com - January 2016
  • Mainly it handles easily and takes excellent pictures using the simplest of setups…
    Haplo - October 2016
  • A pleasure to hold and quite nice to shoot with even without the optional grip…
    JF - June 2016
  • Down side, slow auto focusing, menus are a mess, battery life is very poor…
    JF - June 2016
  • The low light settings is not in the general shooting mood, so when it is set to it's utmost low light setting; you cannot hand held the camera or allow it to move or sway, or the image blurs…
  • The Pen F is well constructed, loaded with features and a joy to use…
    RB - September 2016
  • It is well proportioned, easy to use, looks great…
    SilverFox - November 2016
  • Dials and buttons are easy to use…
    Oceanbill - April 2016
  • The camera feels great in the hand and having quick access to major settings on the outside of the camera is a great benefit…
    Photo29 - July 2016
  • The touch panel controls are easy to use…
    NicGere - September 2016
  • It is a joy to use…
    Derrick Sim - November 2016
  • It just wasn't real comfortable for me…
    David - September 2016
  • You can configure a second tier of control to the Quick Menu so that…
    Gavin - December 2016
  • A camera is only as good as its interface…
    Gavin - December 2016
  • You can configure a second tier of control to the Quick Menu so that you c…
    Gavin I - December 2016
  • There are no settings related to external microphones…
    Googlecowspiracy - December 2016
  • Smooth, easy to use and the prints jump out in color intensity…
    James - March 2017
  • A little bit overly dramatic trying to set up and get shots.
    Diane - March 2017
  • Lens System

    For both the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and the Olympus PEN-F reviewers thought the lens system was excellent.
    Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  • Down side, slow auto focusing, menus are a mess, battery life is very poor…
    JF - June 2016
  • And the extended zoom of 50 is not in any way less than others boasting much more…
  • Very responsive and focus speed is fast…
    Foocando - March 2016
  • One complaint is that focus peaking doesn't seem to work with adapted lenses…
    DavidT - March 2016
  • The focus is fast in all light conditions…
    Gavin - December 2016
  • The difference between this and the previous case is that in the first case, you are increasing the depth of field by producing a merged file from several frames; in the latter case, you are selecting one file having the best focus on one scene element Ultimately…
    Gavin - December 2016
  • If you're going on a trip, buy this gem! Pair it with a fast lens and you won't be disappointed…
    Aaron - June 2017
  • We shoot a lot of action stuff so manual focus is not always possible…
    Diane - March 2017
  • The focus is quite fast ( for such a large lens…
    Greg - July 2017
  • The recent upgrade with post focus feature is very good, just take a steady shot…
    Gurtej - April 2016
  • Continuous focus is excellent an there is tones of useful features for photographers like choosing a focus point with touch screen while looking through viewfinder…
    Wozek - March 2016
  • The image stabilisation for photos works wonders, coupled with an IS lens it works for video very well as well…
    Dominic bower - October 2016
  • Complete package with a great kit lens to take on your holiday trips…
  • There's also great aids when manual focusing, like focus peaking…
    Bigpip - August 2017
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Picture Quality Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Camera Type
    MILC
     MILC
    MILC
     MILC
    Megapixels 20.3MP 20.3MP
    Image Sensor Size 4" 4"
    Still Image Resolution
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    Maximum Image Resolution
    5184 x 3888
     5184 x 3888
    5184 x 3888
     5184 x 3888
    Sensor Type
    Live MOS
     Live MOS
    Live MOS
     Live MOS
    Image Formats Supported
    RAW JPG
    MPO
     RAW
     JPG
     MPO
    RAW JPG
    MPO
     RAW
     JPG
     MPO
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels 21.8MP
    BEST
    21.77MP
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
    16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     
     
     
    Lens System Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Optical Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number 1.8
    BEST
    2.8
    Maximum Aperture Number 22 22
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 84mm
    BEST
    120mm
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24mm 24mm
    Fixed Focal Length 17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Aspherical Lens 3 4
    BEST
    Focal Length Range (f-F)
    Lens Structure (elements/groups)
    Diaphragm Blade 7 7
    Filter Size 46mm 58mm
     
     
     
    Focusing Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Closest Focusing Distance 0.2m 0.2m
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    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
    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 (AF) Points 81
    BEST
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    ISO Sensitivity
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Light Exposure Modes
    shutter priority aperture priority
    Auto Manual
    Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
    aperture priori Shutter priori
    AP M
     shutter priority
     aperture priority
     Auto
     Manual
     Shutter priority AE
     Aperture priority AE
     aperture priori
     Shutter priori
     AP
     M
    shutter priority aperture priority
    Auto Manual
    Shutter priority AE Aperture priority AE
    aperture priori Shutter priori
    AP M
     shutter priority
     aperture priority
     Auto
     Manual
     Shutter priority AE
     Aperture priority AE
     aperture priori
     Shutter priori
     AP
     M
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity 25,600 25,600
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity 80
    BEST
    100
    Light Metering
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot Highlight-weighted
    evaluative Multi-pattern
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     Highlight-weighted
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot Highlight-weighted
    evaluative Multi-pattern
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     Highlight-weighted
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
    Light Exposure Correction
    ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
     ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
    ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
     ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
    Light Exposure Control
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
     
     
     
    Shutter Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60s 60s
    Camera Shutter Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Flash Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Flash Modes
    Auto Manual
    Fill-in Flash off
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    man Forced on
    Second curtain synchro
     Auto
     Manual
     Fill-in
     Flash off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     man
     Forced on
     Second curtain synchro
    Auto Manual
    Fill-in Flash off
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    man Forced on
    Second curtain synchro
     Auto
     Manual
     Fill-in
     Flash off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     man
     Forced on
     Second curtain synchro
    Flash Guide Number 13m Unknown - Click to provide data
    Flash Sync-Speed 1s 1s
    Flash Exposure Correction
    ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
     ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
    ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
     ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
     
     
     
    Video Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Maximum Video Resolution
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720 640 x 480
    3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     640 x 480
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1280 x 720 640 x 480
    3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     640 x 480
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate 60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
    Video Formats Supported
    AVI MOV
    M-JPEG MPEG
    MPEG4 H.264
    AVC MJPEG
    MPEG-4 MP4
    AVCHD
     AVI
     MOV
     M-JPEG
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     AVC
     MJPEG
     MPEG-4
     MP4
     AVCHD
    AVI MOV
    M-JPEG MPEG
    MPEG4 H.264
    AVC MJPEG
    MPEG-4 MP4
    AVCHD
     AVI
     MOV
     M-JPEG
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     AVC
     MJPEG
     MPEG-4
     MP4
     AVCHD
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    1920x1080@60fps 1920x1080@50fps
    1920x1080@30fps 1280x720@60fps
    1920x1080@25fps 1280x720@50fps
    1280x720@30fps 1280x720@24fps
    3840x2160@25fps 3840x2160@24fps
    3840x2160@30fps
     1920x1080@60fps
     1920x1080@50fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     1280x720@60fps
     1920x1080@25fps
     1280x720@50fps
     1280x720@30fps
     1280x720@24fps
     3840x2160@25fps
     3840x2160@24fps
     3840x2160@30fps
    1920x1080@60fps 1920x1080@50fps
    1920x1080@30fps 1280x720@60fps
    1920x1080@25fps 1280x720@50fps
    1280x720@30fps 1280x720@24fps
    3840x2160@25fps 3840x2160@24fps
    3840x2160@30fps
     1920x1080@60fps
     1920x1080@50fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     1280x720@60fps
     1920x1080@25fps
     1280x720@50fps
     1280x720@30fps
     1280x720@24fps
     3840x2160@25fps
     3840x2160@24fps
     3840x2160@30fps
     
     
     
    Audio Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Audio System
    Stereo
     Stereo
    Stereo
     Stereo
    Audio Formats Supported
    PCM
     PCM
    PCM
     PCM
     
     
     
    Memory Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Compatible Memory Cards
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    Memory Slots 1 1
     
     
     
    Display Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Display Diagonal 3" 3"
    Field of View 100% 100%
    Display Resolution 1,037,000 Pixels 1,040,000 Pixels
    BEST
    Display
    OLED
     OLED
    OLED
     OLED
     
     
     
    Viewfinder Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Magnification 1.23x 1.54x
    BEST
    Viewfinder Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    HDMI Connector Type
    Micro
     Micro
    Micro
     Micro
     
     
     
    Camera Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    White Balance
    Tungsten Fluorescent
    Shade Flash
    Underwater Sunny
    ATW Auto
    Cloudy Daylight
    Halogen
     Tungsten
     Fluorescent
     Shade
     Flash
     Underwater
     Sunny
     ATW
     Auto
     Cloudy
     Daylight
     Halogen
    Tungsten Fluorescent
    Shade Flash
    Underwater Sunny
    ATW Auto
    Cloudy Daylight
    Halogen
     Tungsten
     Fluorescent
     Shade
     Flash
     Underwater
     Sunny
     ATW
     Auto
     Cloudy
     Daylight
     Halogen
    Shooting Modes
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Photo Effects
    Black&White Muted
    Neutral Vivid
    Sepia
     Black&White
     Muted
     Neutral
     Vivid
     Sepia
    Black&White Muted
    Neutral Vivid
    Sepia
     Black&White
     Muted
     Neutral
     Vivid
     Sepia
    Self-Timer Delay
    Image Editing
    Rotating Crop
     Rotating
     Crop
    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
    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
    Camera Playback
    Movie Single image
    Slide show Thumbnails
    Thumbnail Single
     Movie
     Single image
     Slide show
     Thumbnails
     Thumbnail
     Single
    Movie Single image
    Slide show Thumbnails
    Thumbnail Single
     Movie
     Single image
     Slide show
     Thumbnails
     Thumbnail
     Single
    Built-In Processor Unknown - Click to provide data
    Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
    Eye Relief Unknown - Click to provide data 21mm
    Scene Modes
    Beach Snow
    Candlelight Children
    Documents Fireworks
    Landscape Night
    Panorama Portrait
    Sports Sunset
     Beach
     Snow
     Candlelight
     Children
     Documents
     Fireworks
     Landscape
     Night
     Panorama
     Portrait
     Sports
     Sunset
    Beach Snow
    Candlelight Children
    Documents Fireworks
    Landscape Night
    Panorama Portrait
    Sports Sunset
     Beach
     Snow
     Candlelight
     Children
     Documents
     Fireworks
     Landscape
     Night
     Panorama
     Portrait
     Sports
     Sunset
    Languages Support
    Multi I
     Multi
     I
    Multi I
     Multi
     I
    On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
    DAN DUT
    GRE CZE
    ENG FIN
    FRE DEU
    ITA JPN
    POL POR
    ESP SWE
    TUR HUN
    EN ES
    F
     DAN
     DUT
     GRE
     CZE
     ENG
     FIN
     FRE
     DEU
     ITA
     JPN
     POL
     POR
     ESP
     SWE
     TUR
     HUN
     EN
     ES
     F
    DAN DUT
    GRE CZE
    ENG FIN
    FRE DEU
    ITA JPN
    POL POR
    ESP SWE
    TUR HUN
    EN ES
    F
     DAN
     DUT
     GRE
     CZE
     ENG
     FIN
     FRE
     DEU
     ITA
     JPN
     POL
     POR
     ESP
     SWE
     TUR
     HUN
     EN
     ES
     F
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Weight 373g
    BEST
    435g
    Height 72.1mm 77.9mm
    Depth 37.3mm 61.3mm
    Width 124.8mm 133.2mm
    Lens Weight 93g 165g
    BEST
    Lens Length 22.5mm
    BEST
    63.6mm
    Lens Diameter 57.5mm
    BEST
    60.6mm
    Weight (including Battery) 427g
    BEST
    487g
     
     
     
    Battery Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Power Source Type
    Battery
     Battery
    Battery
     Battery
    Battery Supported 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
    Maximum Battery Life 1.33h Unknown - Click to provide data
    Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
    Battery Life 330 Shots 330 Shots
    Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
     
     
     
    Operational Conditions Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
    Cables Included
    USB
     USB
    USB
     USB
     
     
     
    Other Features Olympus PEN-F Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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