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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs Sony Alpha A7S II

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs Sony Alpha A7S II

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured MILC digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
92
126 Reviews + 15 Awards
36
Poor
87
Fully-Featured
78
14 Months Old
Overall Score
73
Very Good
MILC 20.3MP Live MOS Black May 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Sensor Type Colour Release Date
Sony Alpha A7S II

61

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and 1 year old MILC camera
91
228 Reviews + 9 Awards
75
Good Features
76
14 Months Old
Overall Score
61
Good
MILC 12.2MP CMOS Black Jun 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Sensor Type Colour Release Date

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Reviews & Awards

Awards
15 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
dkamera.de: Recommended
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
prohardver.hu: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
9 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
digifotopro.nl: Gold
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
Average Expert Rating
Average User Rating

Specification

Picture Quality

Camera Type  MILC  MILC
Megapixels 20.3MP
BEST
12.2MP
Still Image Resolution  5184 x 3456  3840 x 2160  1712 x 1712  1824 x 1368  1824 x 1216  1920 x 1080  1824 x 1024  4240 x 2832
BEST
 5184 x 3456  3840 x 2160  1712 x 1712  1824 x 1368  1824 x 1216  1920 x 1080  1824 x 1024  4240 x 2832
Maximum Image Resolution  5184 x 3888
BEST
 5184 x 3888
Sensor Type  CMOS  CMOS
BEST
Image Formats Supported  RAW  JPG  MPO  RAW  JPG  MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels 21.77MP
BEST
12.4MP
Sensor Format  Full-frame  Full-frame

Design

Colour  Black  Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 280mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspherical Lens 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra/Smart Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Lens Structure (elements/groups) Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface  Four Thirds  Micro Four Thirds  Sony E  Four Thirds  Micro Four Thirds  Sony E
Diaphragm Blade 7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size 58mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

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  contrast detection  Face detection  Contrast Detection Auto Focus  single  continuous  tracking  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus  Face tracking  contrast detection  Face detection  Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points Unknown - Click to provide data 169
Focus  TTL  TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity  Auto
BEST
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes  shutter priority  aperture priority  Auto  Manual  Shutter priority AE  Aperture priority AE  aperture priori  Shutter priori  shutter priority  aperture priority  Auto  Manual  Shutter priority AE  Aperture priority AE  aperture priori  Shutter priori
ISO Sensitivity (max) 25,600 409,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100 50
BEST
Light Metering  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  Centre-weighted  Spot  evaluative  Multi-pattern  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  Centre-weighted  Spot  evaluative  Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction  ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)  ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control  Program AE  Program  Program AE  Program

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60s
BEST
30s
Camera Shutter Type  Electronic  Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes  Auto  Flash off  Forced on  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization  Second curtain synchro  Fill-in  Auto  Flash off  Forced on  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization  Second curtain synchro  Fill-in
Flash Sync-Speed 1s 1s
Flash Exposure Correction  ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)  ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point Type  Hot  Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution  3840 x 2160  3840 x 2160
Video Resolution  3840 x 2160  1920 x 1080  1280 x 720  640 x 480  3840 x 2160  1920 x 1080  1280 x 720  640 x 480
Video Formats Supported  MP4  AVCHD  AVC  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  XAVC-I  MPEG-4  MP4  AVCHD  AVC  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  XAVC-I  MPEG-4
Analog Signal Format System  PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL  PAL/NTSC  PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL  PAL/NTSC
Resolution At Capture Speed  3840x2160@25fps  3840x2160@24fps  3840x2160@30fps  1920x1080@60fps  1920x1080@30fps  1280x720@30fps  1920x1080@120fps  1920x1080@50fps  1920x1080@25fps  3840x2160@25fps  3840x2160@24fps  3840x2160@30fps  1920x1080@60fps  1920x1080@30fps  1280x720@30fps  1920x1080@120fps  1920x1080@50fps  1920x1080@25fps
BEST
HD Type  HD  4K Ultra HD  HD  4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio System  Mono  Mono
Audio Formats Supported  LPCM  AC3  PCM  LC-AAC  AAC++  LPCM  AC3  PCM  LC-AAC  AAC++
BEST

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards  SDXC  SDHC  SD  MS PRO  MS Micro (M2)  MS Duo  MS PRO Duo  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  SDXC  SDHC  SD  MS PRO  MS Micro (M2)  MS Duo  MS PRO Duo  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo
Memory Slots 1 1

Display

Display Diagonal 3"
BEST
2.95"
Field of View 100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution 1,040,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Display  OLED
BEST
 OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Magnification 1.54x
BEST
0.78x
Viewfinder Type  Electronic  Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector Type  Micro  Micro
USB Connector  Micro-USB  Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance  ATW  Auto  Cloudy  Daylight  Shade  Flash  Halogen  Fluorescent  Incandescent  Underwater  Custom modes  custom m  cus  ATW  Auto  Cloudy  Daylight  Shade  Flash  Halogen  Fluorescent  Incandescent  Underwater  Custom modes  custom m  cus
Shooting Modes  Auto  Program  Shutter priority  Aperture priority  Aperture pr  Auto  Program  Shutter priority  Aperture priority  Aperture pr
Photo Effects  Black&White  Sepia  Vivid  Neutral  Black&White  Sepia  Vivid  Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing  Rotating  Crop  Rotating  Crop
Camera File System  Exif 2.3  RAW  DCF  Exif  MPF  Exif 2.3  RAW  DCF  Exif  MPF
Camera Playback  Movie  Single image  Slide show  Thumbnails  Thumbnail  Single  Highlights  Highlight  Movie  Single image  Slide show  Thumbnails  Thumbnail  Single  Highlights  Highlight
Built-In Processor Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief 21mm 23mm
BEST
Scene Modes  Landscape  Panorama  Portrait  Night  Night portrait  Sports  Sunset  Twilight  Landscape  Panorama  Portrait  Night  Night portrait  Sports  Sunset  Twilight
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages  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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight 435g
BEST
584g
Height 77.9mm 95.7mm
Depth 61.3mm 60.3mm
Width 133.2mm 126.9mm
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
BEST
627g

Battery

Power Source Type  Battery  Battery
Battery Technology  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (max) Unknown - Click to provide data 1h
Battery Capacity 1,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life 330 shots 370 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage 7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)

Packaging Content

Cables Included  USB  Micro-USB  micro USB  USB  Micro-USB  micro USB

Networking

Wi-Fi Standards  IEEE 802.11b  IEEE 802.11g  IEEE 802.11n  IEEE 802.11b  IEEE 802.11g  IEEE 802.11n
Data Network  Not supported  Not supported

Other Features

Camera Shutter Speed

Technical Details

Silent Shooting
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