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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high-quality MILC camera, but representing only moderate value for money
94
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and very popular compact digital camera, good for sports photography
93
Reviews
105 Reviews + 12 Awards
78
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
20 Months Old
84
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.1MP 10x Yes May 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 10x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date May 2016
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high-quality MILC camera, but representing only moderate value for money
94
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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and very popular compact digital camera, good for sports photography
93
Reviews
105 Reviews + 12 Awards
78
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
20 Months Old
84
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.1MP 10x Yes May 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 10x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date May 2016

Top Prices

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
Holmans
£499.99
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John Lewis
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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Wex Photographic
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8 Digital Camera Body with 12-60mm Lens
£699.00
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Amazon UK
Panasonic DMC-GX8MEB-K Lumix Compact System Camera with 12 - 60mm Lens- Black
£699.00
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8KEB-S Compact System Camera (20.3 MP, 14-42 mm Lens) - Silver
£999.99
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£739.99
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PANASONIC DMC-GX8MEB-K Mirrorless Camera with 12-60 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens - Black, Black
£749.00
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PANASONIC DMC-GX8EB-S Compact System Camera - Silver, Body Only, Silver
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£775.00
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera Body (Black)
£997.99
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£997.99
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Amazon UK
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100EBK Compact Digital Camera (20.1 MP, 25-250 mm, 10x Optical Zoom, F2.8-5.9 Leica Lens) - Black
£488.99
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Lets Go Digital UK
£499.99
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ100EB Digital Camera, 4K Ultra HD, 20.1MP, 10x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, EVF, 3 LCD Touch Screen
£525.00
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Carmarthen Camera Centre
£525.00
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SRS Microsystems
£525.00
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ100 Digital Camera - Silver
£525.00
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ100 Digital Camera - Black
£525.00
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Holmans
£528.00
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PANASONIC Lumix DMC-TZ100EB-S Compact Camera - Silver, Silver
£528.00
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PANASONIC Lumix DMC-TZ100EB-K High Performance Compact Camera - Black, Black
£528.00
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PANASONIC Lumix DMC-TZ100EB-K High Performance Compact Camera - Black
£528.00
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PANASONIC Lumix DMC-TZ100EB-S Compact Camera - Silver
£528.00
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£529.00
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£629.99
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Reasons For

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12 Reasons For
1% Higher Megapixels
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (20.1MP).

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.

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Vastly Bigger Image Sensor Size
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an image sensor size of 4/3", however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is only a 1" image sensor size digital camera (3" smaller).

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

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330 Battery Life
The number of battery life on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 330, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 only takes 260 battery life.

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.

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Near Field Communication (NFC)
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 does not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a communication technology used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets.

Cameras with NFC tech installed will be able to easily send photos to smartphones or tablets without the need for wires.

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Three More Awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 15 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has 12 awards.
Better User Reviews
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has an average user review score of 94%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an average rating of 88% (based on 74 reviews).
Better PC Mag Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a PC Mag review score of 80%, whereas the rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 was only 60% from the same site.
Better Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score
Amateurphotographer.co.uk's Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review gave it a score of 100%, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Pocket Lint Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a review score of 90% from Pocket Lint, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 only has a rating of 80% from the same site.
Better Mydigitalphotos.dk Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a Mydigitalphotos.dk review score of 70%, whereas the rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 was only 0% from the same site.
Better Komputerswiat.pl Review Score
Komputerswiat.pl gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 a review score of 81%, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Optyczne.pl Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a review score of 90% from Optyczne.pl, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 only has a rating of 75% from the same site.
7 Reasons For
Hugely Lighter
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a weight of 268g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 435g digital camera (167g 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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Cheaper by £11
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 costs £11 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
More 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.
More Popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Trusted Reviews Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has a review score of 80% from Trusted Reviews, whereas the rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was only 0% from the same site.
Better Ephotozine Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has an Ephotozine review score of 90%, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8's rating was only 0% from the same site.
Better Fotomaniak.pl Review Score
Fotomaniak.pl's Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 review gave it a score of 84%, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8's rating was only 79% from the same site.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has more awards than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 15 awards, where as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 has 12 awards. Compare all award winning digital cameras.
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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
12 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star allround-pc.com: Recommended Product Camera Labs: Highly Recommended EISA.eu: EISA Best Product focus-numerique.fr: Recommended Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star ljudochbild.se: Recommended Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended Techradar: Recommended Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 have identical average expert review scores. For both digital cameras the average expert review score is 85%.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
Best
5 stars
23 reviews
4 stars
14 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
16 reviews
4 stars
9 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has better user reviews than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100. The average user reviews score for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 94% based on 140 reviews, where as the average score for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 is 88% based on 74 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
Best
5 stars
110 reviews
4 stars
22 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
1 review
5 stars
46 reviews
4 stars
19 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
4 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 36.6% recommend the product, based on a total of 142 reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 and 142 reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100.

DP Review Review Score

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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
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Last updated: November 21, 2017If you want a compact camera that produces great quality photos without the hassle of changing lenses, there are plenty of choices available for every budget. All of the cameras in this buying guide have zoom lenses, wi...
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Nov 2017

Ephotozine Review Score

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David Thorpe compares the Olympus PEN-F and Panasonic Lumix GX8, in his video review. Both Micro Four Thirds cameras offer a 20-megapixel sensor, tilting vari-angle screen, and rangefinder styling with an electronic viewfinder. He compares the focus ...
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Apr 2016
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Panasonic's new TZ100 is a serious compact camera with a larger than normal 1inch BSI CMOS sensor, as featured in the FZ1000 . The camera is designed to fit in the pocket, whilst offering a large zoom, with a 10x optical zoom lens equival......
10x optical zoom lens
20 megapixel 1inch CMOS sensor
3-year warranty in the US
Excellent 5-axis image stabilisation for FullHD video
Improved noise performance (over smaller sensor cameras)
Face eye detection focus feature
Excellent white balance
Rubber grip not provided
4K video image stabilisation not as good as FullHD IS
The Panasonic Lumix TZ100 offers a 20-megapixel 1inch sensor, plus a large optical zoom with a Leica 10x optical zoom lens, but manages to be much more compact compared to other cameras with the same sensor and long optical zoom, such as the RX10 and...
Mar 2016

PC Mag Review Score

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Best
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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
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The use of the 1-inch sensor size in compact cameras has gone a long way to improve the image quality you can expect from a pocketable point-and-shoot. But typically these models, like our Editors' Choice Sony RX100 III, have used very short zooms wi...
20MP 1-inch image sensor
10x zoom range
Quick autofocus and 10fps burst rate
Raw and JPG capture options
Touch screen
Solid high-ISO performance
Good macro capability
Lens disappoints at telephoto focal lengths
Soft edges at wide angles
LCD is fixed
EVF is quite small
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 has a longer zoom than any other pocketable 1-inch sensor camera, but the lens doesn't live up to its potential......
Apr 2017

Digitalcameraworld.com Review Score

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It's the first Panasonic CSC to feature a 20 million pixel sensor ? find out how it delivers in our full Panasonic GX8 review.Trying to distinguish between the different lines which Panasonic offers can be a little tricky, with five different ranges ...
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Aug 2015
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Whether you're buying a camera for the first time or upgrading your existing set-up , you're very much in luck. We've rounded up some of the best cameras in 2016 that are available now!It's been an exciting year for cameras of all levels, from compac...
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Dec 2015

Amateurphotographer.co.uk Review Score

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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
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The Panasonic TZ100 uses a 20.1MP 1in sensor for improved image qualityTen years ago, Panasonic launched a whole new class of camera, with its DMC-TZ1 ?travel zoom? that managed to combine a long zoom lens with a relatively pocketable form factor. It...
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Jan 2016

Expert Reviews Review Score

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Our scepticism quickly mellowed once we got hold of the GX8. 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. Keen photographers will appreci...
Luxurious and feature-packed, but the Panasonic GX8 has some stiff competition at this price......
Aug 2015
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The TZ100 is here to disprove the theory. It uses a 1in sensor, which has five times the surface area of conventional compact cameras? sensors. This gives a significant boost to image quality, particularly in low light. It has a 10x optical zoom, whi...
I'm really impressed with the technical achievement of this camera, but I must admit I wasn't bowled over by it in use. It manages to deliver on three key fronts ? a decent zoom range, high image quality and a pocket-sized design ? but it doesn't exa...
Mar 2016

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

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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
...
Jul 2015
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 (also known as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100) was announced at the start of 2016 and features a 20.1 million pixel 1-inch MOS sensor. It's also got a 10x optical zoom which covers a 35mm equivalent focal length range of ...
Highly Recommended
In many respects, Panasonic has produced the perfect compact camera for travelling photographers who are looking for very high image quality but also want the flexibility of a zoom. Up until this point we have been very used to seeing one-inch sensor...
Feb 2016

Techradar Review Score

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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
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Panasonic entered the digital camera market in 2001 and in 2006 the company produced the first of its popular TZ range, a series of cameras with a small body and a large zoom range designed to appeal to travellers. The cameras have proved a big hit o...
Recommended
Inch type sensor in a compact body
Electronic viewfinder built in
Raw file capture
Viewfinder is very small
Main screen is fixed rather than tilting or articulating
Though it's only a little bigger than the existing TZ70 (ZS50) and new TZ80 (ZS60), the TZ100 has a 20Mp sensor that's 4x the size of the 1/2.3-inch units in these other compact cameras. There's also a decent, if small, viewfinder built-in along with...
Jan 2016

What Digital Camera Review Score

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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
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Andy Westlake takes a look at Panasonic's latest ?travel zoom' compact, which sports a 1in sensor for improved image qualityThe Panasonic TZ100 uses a 20.1MP 1in sensor for improved image qualityTen years ago, Panasonic launched a whole new class of ...
Really useful zoom range covers most subjects
Excellent image quality from 1in sensor
Pocketable design
Well-implemented in-camera raw conversion
A great blend of tactical gameplay followed by a quick burst of action
Geschwindigkeit
Kompatibilitt
Verarbeitung
AbmessungenGewicht
Design
Electronic viewfinder is rather small
Enthusiast photographers may find the controls frustrating
Fixed rear LCD limits compositional flexibility
Bland visuals and story
Can become repetitive
USB Type C Anschluss nur als Gen.1
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Jan 2016

Camera Labs Review Score

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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
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This is big news for the TZ / ZS series which traditionally exploited a tiny sensor to deliver a huge zoom in a pocketable body. Now with the TZ100 / ZS100, the sensor boasts roughly four times the surface area of its predecessors, delivering far sup...
Highly Recommended
The Lumix TZ100 / ZS100 resets the clock on Travel zoom development. Rather than exclusively continue with ever longer zooms, Panasonic has boldly split the range, leaving the TZ80 / ZS60 to pursue the long zoom market and allowing the new TZ100 / ZS...
Jan 2016

Pocket Lint Review Score

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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
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The Panasonic Lumix TZ100 (known as ZS100 in the US) joins an increasing raft of cameras built around a 1-inch sensor size, promising upgraded image quality over what you would normally expect from a standard compact. Most prominent camera companies ...
Decent autofocus with more control than competition (pinpoint mode, for example), full feature set (touchscreen, viewfinder, lens ring, manual controls)
1inch sensor means solid image quality to ISO 1600
Lens' maximum aperture limitations force higher ISO selection (therefore diminished image quality)
Auto ISO favours excessively slow shutter speeds, no tiltvariangle screen, image quality not always pristine
In a sense the TZ100's maximum aperture lens limitations are, in part, counteracted by its 1-inch sensor quality - finding a happy medium somewhere in the middle. And yet that leaves this camera feeling like a "TZ80 Plus" in a sense (minus the 30x z....
Feb 2016

Trusted Reviews Review Score

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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
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What is the Panasonic TZ100? The Panasonic TZ100 is the very model of a modern advanced compact camera. It has a good-size 1-inch sensor, solid zoom range and enough manual controls to offer a complete photo experience. It may be a small camera, but ...
Recommended
Good image quality
Versatile zoom
Fairly compact
3x zoom rivals are bettter in low light
Nontilt screen
Panasonic TZ100 ? Image Quality The Panasonic TZ100 is a camera of compromises, but thankfully, they're only slight. Where I find the lower-end Panasonic TZ80 to be an image quality compromise too far, this camera makes sense for the average camera b...
May 2016

Imaging Resource.com Review Score

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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...
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Jul 2015
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The Panasonic ZS100 provides plenty of performance, as well. Owners will be able to shoot at a manufacturer-rated five frames per second at full resolution, and that's with autofocus enabled between exposures. Locking focus from the first frame and d...
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Jan 2016

Steve's Digicams Review Score

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Panasonic has announced its 2015 flagship DLSM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) model: the LUMIX DMC-GX8. Picking where the last gen GX7 left off two summers ago, the GX8 promises more megapixels, enhanced image stabilization, a faster image processo...
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Jul 2015
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The second new ZS series camera for 2016 from Panasonic, the Lumix DMC-ZS100 is a powerful new compact camera that is packed with features photo enthusiasts will appreciate. While being compact, the ZS100 packs a punch with a 1-inch MOS image sensor ...
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Jan 2016

Neocamera.com Review Score

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is the new flagship mirrorless from Panasonic. This digital camera introduces an all-new 20 megapixels Four-Thirds sensor which has the highest resolution of any Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless camera. Like the ground-breakin...
Low image noise until ISO 1600
Nice image colors after tweaking
Impressive metering
Instant shutterlag with short blackout
Ultrafast autofocus
Extremely sensitive AF
Fast shottoshot speed
Superb EVF
Calibratable LCD
Highly customizable
Mostly st
Some image softness at all ISO
Frequent colorcast in low light
Limited dynamicrange
ExposurePriority only in Manual mode
Wrong LiveHistogram
Front function button difficult to use
Flex in LCD hinge
Low batterylife
Panasonic truly impressed us when they introduced their GX7 and the new GX8 takes it even further with a weatherproof body and improved stabilization that combines both sensor-shift and optical stabilization to maximize efficiency.The Panasonic GX8 b...
Jul 2015
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 is a unique travel-zoom with the largest sensor in its class. Its 20 megapixels 1" CMOS sensor is similar to ones in recent premium compacts and a handful of ultra-zooms but has never been used before to provide both a l...
Very compact for its sensor and zoom
Low image noise up to ISO 800
Good dynamicrange and image contrast
Reliable metering
Excellent resistance to chromatic aberrations
Low optical distortion
No visible vignetting
Instant shutterlag
Fast shottoshot
Less softness, much worse along edges
Belowaverage color accuracy
Occasional cast with Auto WhiteBalance
Very dim at telephoto
ExposurePriority only in Manual mode
Tiny lowresolution EVF
Highly variable AF
1s Filming delay
Very short batterylife
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 is the first premium travel-zoom. It elevates the travel-zoom concept which packs a long optical zoom into a compact camera body to premium level with dual control-dials, highly efficient controls and a built EVF with Ey...
Jan 2016

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What are They Best Used For

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

Megapixels

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.

Image Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

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

Reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 robustness was excellent, and thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 robustness was very good.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • 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
  • Its not a heavy as it would lead you to believe, feels solid…
    Billy Romanogee - June 2016
  • Very high quality, solid built…
    Acc - November 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
  • 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
  • Solid and functional…
    Redrobbo1 - August 2016
  • For a quality camera with solid results in most conditions…
    Rob94551 - October 2016
  • There are an incredible number of features built into this camera…
  • Not as robust.
    Cameranut - June 2016
  • Since this is a pocket size camera, not being able to reliable hold it became a source of frustration just trying to get used to the camera…
    Kim1 - December 2016
  • It was a really tough choice…
    Bobshifi - July 2017
  • Ease of Use

    People thought the ease of use of both the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 was excellent.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • The touch panel controls are easy to use…
    NicGere - September 2016
  • You can configure a second tier of control to the Quick Menu so that…
    Gavin - December 2016
  • It just wasn't real comfortable for me…
    David - September 2016
  • A camera is only as good as its interface…
    Gavin - December 2016
  • It is a joy to use…
    Derrick Sim - November 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
  • 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
  • Found it very suitable and quite rewarding to use…
    Chrisbiee - October 2017
  • Used on recent holiday found very easy to use although only used on auto mode settings…
    DaftVader - October 2016
  • It's easy to use…
    Jack - July 2016
  • Zoom came in handy…
    Moana7 - February 2017
  • Easy to use…
    LoveHI - January 2017
  • Easy to hold…
    Camerabug - November 2016
  • Is light weight, relatively easy to use…
    HKLV - May 2017
  • Picture Quality

    Reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 picture quality was excellent, and thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 picture quality was good.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • Keen photographers will appreciate t…
    Expertreviews.co.uk - August 2015
  • The picture quality is great…
    Nc - September 2016
  • And it takes great pictures…
    Mike - June 2016
  • The whole purpose of a camera is to take good pictures and this one does not…
    Micleg - July 2016
  • Very light weight, good image quality…
    Lin - November 2016
  • If you are a macro photographer…
    Gavin - December 2016
  • 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
  • Great for photographers and videos that do not need good quality audio…
    Googlecowspiracy - December 2016
  • The images are crisp and clear…
    Pamela - March 2017
  • The sensor boasts roughly four times the surface area of its predecessors, delivering far superior…
    Cameralabs.com - January 2016
  • Enthusiast photographers will appreciate its 3…
    EISA.eu - April 2017
  • Takes great pictures…
    Ted1 - August 2016
  • It has a large 1" sensor and creates amazing photos and videos…
    Terry - February 2017
  • Macro photos are really nice…
    Terry - February 2017
  • Takes great photos…
    Sailorrad - September 2016
  • The quality of the photos are great…
    Rath - May 2017
  • Can be simple enough to operate for a good amateur photographer…
    Sailorrad - September 2016
  • The pictures is ok.
    Sabrina - September 2016
  • Love this camera - takes awesome pictures - great in various lighting…
    Photolady - December 2016
  • Viewfinder / Screen

    Reviewers thought both the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 viewfinder / screen was excellent.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • The viewfinder comes into its own…
    Dan - July 2016
  • The viewfinder can tilt…
    Dan - July 2016
  • The really good thing about this camera are the view finder…
    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
  • This camera is very good especially the view finder that shuts off the screen as you look through it…
    Wiszard - October 2015
  • Well designed interface, screen, button placement…
    @RGomezPhotos - September 2016
  • The tilting electronic viewfinder is fantastic…
    Zerreth - April 2016
  • The fully articulated screen works well for composing shots at odd angles…
    Brad - December 2015
  • Viewfinder is superb…
    Mac - December 2015
  • Tilting viewfinder is an added bonus…
    Nanc - January 2016
  • Very good display…
    Camerabug - November 2016
  • Has touch screen and am still learning more features of the camera…
    Drr50 - August 2017
  • Product Quality

    Reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 mention that product quality was excellent, and reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 mention that product quality was very good.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • The picture quality is great and it can be customized with a ton of options to suit any photographers needs…
    Nc - September 2016
  • Very light weight, good image quality…
    Lin - November 2016
  • Very high quality, solid built…
    Acc - November 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
  • The camera takes nice quality photos…
    NeighborDave - October 2017
  • For a quality camera with solid results in most conditions…
    Rob94551 - October 2016
  • All that matters is, all my shots were in focus and the quality is AMAZING!
    ShrBrt - May 2016
  • Is thrilled with the picture quality…
    JoeW - June 2016
  • Perfect picture quality for the average family…
    Cameranut - June 2016
  • Finally got tired of inferior mobile phone photos so decided to pick up a bridge camera that can fit in my pocket and produces decent quality images…
    BarryN - May 2017
  • Very good quality photos…
    Jpjp - October 2016
  • Picture quality mostly very good even at high zoom levels…
    IndiaSteve - June 2017
  • Video quality was great as well!
    Msmyles916 - August 2017
  • Loved the picture quality of this camera- the app was awesome as well as it allowed you to upload the images automatically to your phone or share it on social media…
    Msmyles916 - August 2017
  • Battery

    Reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 battery was excellent, and thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 battery was very good.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • The negatives are battery life (not terrible.
    Billy Romanogee - June 2016
  • Excellent battery life! You can shoot video all day long with two batteries…
    Aaron - June 2017
  • My only complaint along with many is the battery life which could be a bit better for the size of this camera…
    Johnny B - August 2015
  • The case and spare battery were very useful to have…
    ProudDad71 - June 2017
  • Having the extra battery is great…
    OldManJPA - May 2017
  • Decent battery life…
  • Video Capability

    People thought the video capability of both the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 was excellent.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • 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
  • A camera for any moment, amazing pictures and fabulous video in a small package…
    Zaraguate - July 2016
  • Video quality was great as well!
    Msmyles916 - August 2017
  • Sharp photos and great video…
    LostTarget - July 2016
  • Features

    Reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 features were excellent, but thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 features were only average.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • While recent times has seen string of new camera launches do little more than change a few features on their predecessor…
  • The camera has many interesting features such as “Dual I.S.” which combines a lens image stabilizer…
    Shutterbug.com - September 2015
  • An innovative tilting viewfinder and a solid feature set in both stills…
    Dpreview.com - March 2016
  • This is a great camera with some brilliant features and a few niggles…
    Light_arted - January 2016
  • It also has many features which are new to me such as video (very high quality at that…
    Incognito - June 2017
  • It has many bells and whistles to maintain your interest…
    Bigpip - August 2017
  • Shoots great pictures and has a lot of features and functions…
  • 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
  • This camera is a very nicely designed, good looking Micro Four Third Camera with excellent features…
    Lanscape Photographer - February 2016
  • It packs a lot of great features into a very portable body…
    Orwin - February 2016
  • Excellent features, so good for more experienced photographers.
    Chris12345 - September 2016
  • Fabulous features, including an intelligent auto+, good raw images, neat post- focus…
    Sono - September 2016
  • The camera has loads of features…
    ProudDad71 - June 2017
  • Also to grow into as it has so many great features…
    OldManJPA - May 2017
  • No other camera has all these features and can still fit in your pocket…
    PublicRelations007 - February 2017
  • Pros- large sensor, small size, good zoom range, extensive features…
  • There are an incredible number of features built into this camera…
  • Still too new to be able to use all of the features, including full manual capabilities…
    BillyBob - October 2016
  • Lens System

    Reviewers of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 thought the lens system was excellent, but thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 lens system was only average.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • 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
  • The focus is fast in all light conditions…
    Gavin - December 2016
  • We shoot a lot of action stuff so manual focus is not always possible…
    Diane - March 2017
  • 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
  • The focus is quite fast ( for such a large lens…
    Greg - July 2017
  • Easy to use, fast and quick focus, excellent picture…
    Acc - November 2016
  • The recent upgrade with post focus feature is very good, just take a steady shot…
    Gurtej - April 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
  • There's also great aids when manual focusing, like focus peaking…
    Bigpip - August 2017
  • Complete package with a great kit lens to take on your holiday trips…
  • A versatile lens and wireless feat…
    Dpreview.com - November 2017
  • While most of new 1" sensor enthusiast cameras have been on the shorter end of the focal length spectrum, there are now quite a few long zoom models, as well…
    Dpreview.com - May 2016
  • A series of cameras with a small body and a large zoom range designed to appeal to travellers…
    Techradar.com - January 2016
  • Excellent camera with superb lens let down by inadequate hard copy instruction manual…
    CannyJock - February 2017
  • If you are looking for point and shoot camera with a full size sensor and capable of breath taking photos And has a usable optical zoom, then this is the camera for you…
    Paddlinaussie - March 2017
  • Fabulous features, including an intelligent auto+, good raw images, neat post- focus…
    Sono - September 2016
  • Excellent camera for those seeking portability, admirable (sensible) zoom lengths…
    Howard R - November 2016
  • Zoom is effective and clear through most of its range…
    Rob94551 - October 2016
  • For a quality camera with solid results in most conditions and a good zoom lenses it's worth the price…
    Rob94551 - October 2016
  • Pros- large sensor, small size, good zoom range, extensive features…
  • Price

    Reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 price was excellent, but thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 price was only average.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • Added to that are the dozens of lenses to choose from to expand the system, all in a price range that is friendly to my budget…
    NicGere - September 2016
  • Not sure that the price is quite right…
    IMCPU2 - October 2015
  • The only down side is the price…
    IMCPU2 - October 2015
  • Excellent value and quality…
    R. Edwards - May 2016
  • First class camera, first class price…
    MikePeru - January 2016
  • Excellent have not really had a great deal of use out of it yet.
    Peter - March 2016
  • Helped get the camera to me quickly when out of stock elsewhere at a great price…
    Amazon Customer - June 2016
  • Batteries are relatively cheap and easy to carry extras…
    @RGomezPhotos - September 2016
  • It was very expensive…
    Libby - September 2016
  • It is a costly mistake…
    Libby - September 2016
  • So far this looks to be the perfect replacement for the price…
    Fiveone5 - February 2017
  • Really clog up the memory card and are very hard to deal with and edit back at home…
    Ccoyle - January 2017
  • Size and Weight

    For both the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 people mentioned that the size and weight was very good.
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
  • More compact designs targeted a…
    Pdnonline.com - January 2016
  • Was concerned that the small body wouldn't offer adequate balance…
    Larry S - May 2016
  • It's more compact…
    Indy Transplant - April 2016
  • This camera is a good size, big enough to feel solid, small enough to take everywhere…
    Mike - June 2016
  • It is by no means a lightweight when it comes to features…
    Nc - September 2016
  • It is too heavy to even take out without a tripod…
    Leonie - January 2017
  • SO DISAPPOINTING because it is otherwise a great camera with a beautiful body…
    Googlecowspiracy - December 2016
  • 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
  • Very good camera, great performance it's compact and easy to carry…
    A Murray - June 2016
  • Changed to mirror less cameras because of the weight of camera with lenses is easy to carry…
    Marlene watson - June 2016
  • B) isn't too heavy to lug around every day for a for…
    Stuff.tv - May 2016
  • While being compact…
    Steves-digicams.com - January 2016
  • In size it is larger than a compact and does not drop easily into a pocket…
    RainbowMaya - January 2017
  • The 4 K video, to start with is now in the compact point and shoot realm…
    Cameranut - June 2016
  • The camera is compact and very portable…
    ABCD - July 2017
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Picture Quality Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Camera Type
    MILC
     MILC
    MILC
     MILC
    Megapixels 20.3MP
    BEST
    20.1MP
    Image Sensor Size 4"
    BEST
    1"
    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 JPEG XR
    JPEG
     RAW
     JPG
     MPO
     JPEG XR
     JPEG
    RAW JPG
    MPO JPEG XR
    JPEG
     RAW
     JPG
     MPO
     JPEG XR
     JPEG
    Image Sensor Size (W X H) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Total Megapixels 21.77MP
    BEST
    20.9MP
    Image Stabilizer Location
    Lens
     Lens
    Lens
     Lens
    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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Optical Zoom 10x
    BEST
    Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
    Minimum Aperture Number 2.8
    BEST
    Maximum Aperture Number 22 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 120mm 400mm
    BEST
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24mm
    BEST
    25mm
    Aspherical Lens 4 9
    BEST
    Focal Length Range (f-F)
    Extra/Smart Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
    Lens Structure (elements/groups)
    Combined Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
    Diaphragm Blade 7 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Filter Size 58mm Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Focusing Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Closest Focusing Distance 0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    single continuous
    tracking Single Auto Focus
    Continuous Auto Focus Face tracking
    Face detection Tracking Auto Focus
     single
     continuous
     tracking
     Single Auto Focus
     Continuous Auto Focus
     Face tracking
     Face detection
     Tracking Auto Focus
    single continuous
    tracking Single Auto Focus
    Continuous Auto Focus Face tracking
    Face detection Tracking Auto Focus
     single
     continuous
     tracking
     Single Auto Focus
     Continuous Auto Focus
     Face tracking
     Face detection
     Tracking Auto Focus
    Macro Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Auto Focus (AF) Points 49
    BEST
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Macro Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Normal Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
    Normal Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.7m
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    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 100 80
    BEST
    Light Metering
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
    Light Exposure Correction
    ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
    ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
    Light Exposure Control
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
     
     
     
    Shutter Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60s 60s
    Camera Shutter Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Flash Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Flash Modes
    Auto Flash off
    Forced on Red-eye reduction
    Slow synchronization Second curtain synchro
    Flash on Forced off
    Slave
     Auto
     Flash off
     Forced on
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Second curtain synchro
     Flash on
     Forced off
     Slave
    Auto Flash off
    Forced on Red-eye reduction
    Slow synchronization Second curtain synchro
    Flash on Forced off
    Slave
     Auto
     Flash off
     Forced on
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Second curtain synchro
     Flash on
     Forced off
     Slave
    Flash Sync-Speed 1s Unknown - Click to provide data
    Flash Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Flash Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Flash Exposure Correction
    ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
     ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
    ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
     ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step)
     
     
     
    Video Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Maximum Video Resolution
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    Video Resolution
    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
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1280 x 720
     640 x 480
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 25fps
    Video Formats Supported
    MP4 AVCHD
    AVC
     MP4
     AVCHD
     AVC
    MP4 AVCHD
    AVC
     MP4
     AVCHD
     AVC
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    3840x2160@25fps 3840x2160@24fps
    3840x2160@30fps 1920x1080@60fps
    1920x1080@30fps 1280x720@30fps
    1280x720@120fps 1920x1080@25fps
    1280×720@24fps 1280x720@24fps
     3840x2160@25fps
     3840x2160@24fps
     3840x2160@30fps
     1920x1080@60fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     1280x720@30fps
     1280x720@120fps
     1920x1080@25fps
     1280×720@24fps
     1280x720@24fps
    3840x2160@25fps 3840x2160@24fps
    3840x2160@30fps 1920x1080@60fps
    1920x1080@30fps 1280x720@30fps
    1280x720@120fps 1920x1080@25fps
    1280×720@24fps 1280x720@24fps
     3840x2160@25fps
     3840x2160@24fps
     3840x2160@30fps
     1920x1080@60fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     1280x720@30fps
     1280x720@120fps
     1920x1080@25fps
     1280×720@24fps
     1280x720@24fps
     
     
     
    Audio Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Audio System
    Mono
     Mono
    Mono
     Mono
     
     
     
    Memory Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Compatible Memory Cards
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    Memory Slots 1 1
     
     
     
    Display Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Display Diagonal 3" 3"
    Field of View 100% 100%
    Display Resolution 1,040,000 Pixels 1,040,000 Pixels
    Display
    OLED
     OLED
    OLED
     OLED
     
     
     
    Viewfinder Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Magnification 1.54x Unknown - Click to provide data
    Viewfinder Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    HDMI Connector Type
    Micro
     Micro
    Micro
     Micro
     
     
     
    Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    White Balance
    ATW Auto
    Cloudy Daylight
    Shade Flash
    Halogen Incandescent
     ATW
     Auto
     Cloudy
     Daylight
     Shade
     Flash
     Halogen
     Incandescent
    ATW Auto
    Cloudy Daylight
    Shade Flash
    Halogen Incandescent
     ATW
     Auto
     Cloudy
     Daylight
     Shade
     Flash
     Halogen
     Incandescent
    Shooting Modes
    Auto Shutter priority
    Aperture priority Manual
    Aperture pr
     Auto
     Shutter priority
     Aperture priority
     Manual
     Aperture pr
    Auto Shutter priority
    Aperture priority Manual
    Aperture pr
     Auto
     Shutter priority
     Aperture priority
     Manual
     Aperture pr
    Photo Effects
    Black&White Sepia
    Vivid Neutral
     Black&White
     Sepia
     Vivid
     Neutral
    Black&White Sepia
    Vivid Neutral
     Black&White
     Sepia
     Vivid
     Neutral
    Self-Timer Delay
    Image Editing
    Rotating Crop
     Rotating
     Crop
    Rotating Crop
     Rotating
     Crop
    Camera File System
    Exif 2.3 RAW
    DCF Exif
    DPOF
     Exif 2.3
     RAW
     DCF
     Exif
     DPOF
    Exif 2.3 RAW
    DCF Exif
    DPOF
     Exif 2.3
     RAW
     DCF
     Exif
     DPOF
    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
    Diopter Adjustment (D-D) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Eye Relief 21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Scene Modes
    Landscape Panorama
    Portrait
     Landscape
     Panorama
     Portrait
    Landscape Panorama
    Portrait
     Landscape
     Panorama
     Portrait
    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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Weight 435g 268g
    BEST
    Height 77.9mm 64.5mm
    Depth 61.3mm 44.3mm
    Width 133.2mm 110.5mm
    Lens Weight 165g Unknown - Click to provide data
    Lens Length 63.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Lens Diameter 60.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Weight (including Battery) 487g 310g
    BEST
     
     
     
    Battery Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Power Source Type
    Battery
     Battery
    Battery
     Battery
    Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    Battery Capacity 1,200mAh
    BEST
    1,025mAh
    Battery Life 330 Shots
    BEST
    260 Shots
    Battery Voltage 7.2V 7.2V
     
     
     
    Operational Conditions Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Cables Included
    USB
     USB
    USB
     USB
     
     
     
    Other Features Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100
    Camera Shutter Speed

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