Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Camera with 20MP

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 with Lens

Product Summary

  • Release Date: July 16, 2015
  • Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
  • Format: Micro Four Thirds
  • Color: Black | Silver
  • Availability:  Mid-August 2015
  • Price: $1199.99
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • 20 MP sensor
  • New dual IS (image stabilization)
  • Unprecedentedly High Picture Quality in the History of LUMIX
  • Tiltable 2.36 million dots organic EL EVF
  • Dust and splash proof
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • 4K video
  • Tiltable 1.04 million dots organic EL screen
  • Wi-Fi , NFC, QR code connection (just like the Leica Q)
  • Continuous shooting: 8 fps with AF tracking
  • Focus Peaking
  • Silent Mode
  • Time Lapse Shot / Stop Motion Animation

Features

The Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) 

The LUMIX GX8 integrates Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)3 for the first time in LUMIX G series allowing for more powerful vibration correction. Conventional image stabilization in the camera (Body I.S.) and the interchangeable lens (Lens I.S.) can be switched. However, with the new Dual I.S., both Body I.S. and Lens I.S. work at the same time to take advantage of both stabilizers not only in wide angle shooting but also in telephoto. With max.3.5x (wide) / 1.5x (tele)4 wider correction angle, you can get clear handheld images even in low-lit situations where the shutter speed tends to be slower. Panasonic LUMIX G DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) Cameras offer a wide variety of digital interchangeable lenses and most of them are able to conform with Dual I.S.

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For video recording, 5-Axis HYBRID O.I.S.+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus)5 which has been available in Panasonic’s professional video camera development, corrects complex movement for more stable imagery. 

Unprecedentedly High Picture Quality in the History of LUMIX Cameras

The LUMIX GX8 integrates the newly developed Digital Live MOS Sensor that helps achieve the highest image quality of LUMIX G digital cameras. By increasing the resolution from 16.0-megapixel (GX7) to 20.3-megapixel, higher descriptiveness is achieved and the faster digital signal readout enables higher speed burst shooting. Moreover the LUMIX GX8 features 1/3 stop wider dynamic range than the LUMIX GX7 which suppresses washout even in high contrast situations. The combination of the Digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves clear image rendering with minimum noise even in low-lit situations and stunning picture quality in a natural way.

The Venus Engine image processor with quad-core CPU enables high speed signal processing. Optimizing the combination design of the sensor, the imaging engine and the low-pass filter enhances the resolution by approx. 15% in comparison with the LUMIX GX7. The aperture filter is capable of controlling a wider frequency range. It adjusts the amount of sharpness according to the frequency level, resulting in faithful stereoscopic effect. The advanced Multi-process NR (Noise Reduction) applies effective noise reduction and detail processing according to each component frequency. Plus, the newly added Random Filter granulates chromatic noise to be blended into the image more naturally. As a result, the max. ISO 25,600 is achieved. The Venus Engine also improves color reproduction with accurate evaluation of each color even if it is similar not only in color phase but also in saturation and luminosity. In addition, the Venus Engine in the GX8 excels in diffraction compensation to make the resulting image crisp and clear even when photographed with a small aperture.

4K Capability Bringing the Evolution in Videography/Photography – 4K Video and 4K Photo

All LUMIX G cameras, especially the LUMIX GH4, are renowned for their capability of high quality video recording. The LUMIX GX8 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p (60Hz) or 24p in MP4 unlimited in addition to the full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (60 Hz) videos in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time AF. 

Taking advantage of 4K video recording performance, users can enjoy “4K Photo” with the LUMIX GX8. With 4K Photo, users can capture fleeting photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution by grabbing a frame out of the 4K burst file to save as a photo. Three exclusive functions are integrated to make the 4K photography even easier; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. The 4K Burst Shooting allows almost unlimited shooting at 30 fps, which can be used just like regular photo burst shooting. The 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) mode starts consecutive shooting with a single press of a shutter button and stops it with the second press, which is more suitable for the shooting opportunities that require a longer waiting time. The 4K Pre-burst automatically records a total of 60 images right before/after the shutter release.

All these functions in 4K Photo allow users to save images in 8-megapixel equivalent high resolution; 3840×2160 (16:9), 3328×2496 (4:3), 3504×2336 (3:2), 2880×2880 (1:1) without missing the shot. Notably photos shot with 4K Photo mode have EXIF information and can be handled just as the images shot normally.

  • MP4 Motion pictures with their file size set to [FHD], [HD] or [VGA]: Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds or the file size exceeds 4GB.
  • – Since the file size becomes larger with [FHD], recording with [FHD]will stop before 29 minutes 59 seconds.
  • MP4 Motion pictures with their file size set to [4K]: Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
  • – You can continue recording without interruption even if the file exceeds 4GB, but the motion picture will be recorded/played back separately.

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 4K Video Sample

Stunning Mobility Supported by Mechanical Advancements

The LUMIX GX8 boasts a large, tiltable LVF that boasts highest ever magnification ratio of approx.1.54x / 0.77x (35mm camera equiv.) in the history of LUMIX G digital cameras. It also features 2,360K-dot high resolution and 100% field of view. High-precision, high-speed dual OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays for LVF (Live View Finder) and rear monitor. It also features an eye point of approximately 21 mm, offering high visibility and comfort for users wearing glasses. The tiltable LVF offers extraordinary angle of view with unique shooting style – looking down into the viewfinder to level the camera straight on the subject. Thanks to the newly designed large eyecup, the visibility of LVF is dramatically improved. Adoption of OLED for the LVF and rear monitor achieves high speed response with a minimum time lag of less than 0.01 sec as well as 10,000:1 high contrast which allows users to check white washout or black shadows more precisely. 

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Adopting a static-type touch control system, the free-angle 3-inch rear monitor with 1040K-dot high resolution features approx.100% field of view. It rotates approx.180-degree and tilts up by approx.250-degree, making it easy to shoot from a high or low angle even in vertical composition. 

To be tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the LUMIX GX8 adopted a rugged design with the main structure composed of magnesium alloy full die cast front/rear frame. It also features splash / dustproof construction thanks to the sealing on every joint, dial, and button.

To further enhance the controllability, the LUMIX GX8 comes with an exposure compensation dial in addition to the front/rear dials, which lets users set -5EV to +5EV. Users can change settings such as aperture and shutter speed with the front/rear dials and can also customize the assignment of functions even on Fn buttons. Furthermore, it is also possible to make a temporary shift of dial functions with Dial Operation Switch. For example, users can adjust white balance with a front dial and set ISO with a rear dial while choosing the shutter speed or seeing the noise effect, which is helpful in the complex lighting situations. Either AFS/AFC/MF can be switched with the dedicated focus lever.

The Top Level of AF Performance among Conventional DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras

The Contrast AF in the LUMIX GX8 achieves higher speed and precision focusing with digital signal communication at max. 240 fps. Furthermore, the DFD (Depth Defocus) technology6 calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating 2 images with different sharpness level while consulting the data of optical characteristics of the current lens. As a result, the LUMIX GX8 achieves ultra-high speed AF of approx.0.07 sec7. This improvement will be noticed more as focal length increases. The speed of burst shooting is dramatically faster than the predecessor LUMIX GX7, boasting high speed burst shooting at 8 fps (AFS) / 6 fps (AFC) to capture fast moving subject perfectly in-focus.  The Low Light AF makes it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely even without AF assist lamp in extremely low-lit situations to -4EV, which is as dark as a moonlit night.  Plus, the LUMIX GX8 integrates Starlight AF which allows users to shoot a star in the sky at night with auto focus. This can be achieved with accurate calculation of contrast values in a smaller AF zone.  The focus detect area is increased from 23 (LUMIX GX7) to 49 points for more flexible composition and together with Custom Multi AF mode users can freely select the blocks to focus out of the 49 in the focusing area. In addition to conventional Face Recognition AF, the LUMIX GX8 newly incorporates Face / Eye Detection AF which automatically sets focus right on the eye of human face. With the Pinpoint AF, users can even magnify the target area to set precise focus. With the new algorithm of AF Tracking, not only the color but also the size and motion vector of the target are recognized, enabling the camera to lock on the subject even more securely. The result is the AF tracking performance of approx.200% or greater which refrains the camera from losing the subject8.

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Other Features

Max.1/8,000 Sec High Shutter Speed (Mechanical Shutter)

The LUMIX GX8 offers highest mechanical shutter speed at max. 1/8,000 sec not only to capture spur-of-the-moment action and fast moving subjects but also to allow users to use high-speed lens with an open aperture in outdoors to give impressive defocus.

Max.1/16,000 sec High Shutter Speed (Electronic Shutter)

The LUMIX GX8 offers highest electronic shutter speed at max. 1/16,000 sec (electronic) not only to capture spur-of-the-moment activity and fast moving subjects but also to use high-speed lens with open aperture even in the outdoors, to give impressive defocus.

Easy Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi® with Smartphones ADVANCED

The LUMIX GX8 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to offer a more flexible shooting experience and easy instant image sharing. Once the camera and smartphone/tablet are connected by installing Panasonic’s dedicated application software Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android, users can shoot, browse and share images remotely.

RAW data development in Camera

The LUMIX GX8 is capable of processing the RAW image in camera. In addition to the color space setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), the parameter of white balance, exposure compensation, contrast, highlight/shadow, saturation, noise reduction or sharpness can be flexibly adjusted while LUMIX’s Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Resolution can also be applied.

Creative Control in P/A/S/M Mode

The LUMIX GX8 integrates a variety of artistic functions that adds fun to digital photography. The popular Creative Control mode features a total of 22 filter options. Effect parameter of each mode is also adjustable. Now it is possible to apply one of these filters even in P/A/S/M mode. Users can combine favorable settings and filter to make very creative images.  Also, LUMIX GX8 is capable of taking pictures “with” and “without” filter effect simultaneously, so that users can compare them to choose later.

Creative Panorama (ultra wide) ADVANCED

The Panorama Shot function allows shooting horizontal/vertical ultra-wide panoramic image by shooting sequential pictures easily. Combining with the Creative Control, users can get a dynamic, artistic image.

Optional Accessories

The LUMIX GX8 offers a variety of optional accessories to expand the shooting experience. The Eye Cup DMW-EC3 is available making it even more comfortable to see the LVF. The External Flash DMW-FL360L (GN36), DMW-FL580L(GN58) are sold separately which can also be used as LED light in video recording. The external flash can be synchronized with max.1/250 second shutter speed.

Product Photos

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Specifications

TYPETypeDigital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording mediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image sensor size17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSORTypeLive MOS Sensor
Total pixels21.77 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels20.30 Megapixels
Color filterPrimary color filter
Dust reduction systemSupersonic wave filter
RECORDING SYSTEMStill imageJPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)
Motion pictureAVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch), MP4 (Audio format: AAC 2ch)
Aspect ratio4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image qualityRAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard/MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)
Color SpacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image[4:3] 5184×3888(L) / 3712×2784(M) / 2624×1968(S) / 1824×1368 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard)/[3:2] 5184×3456(L) / 3712×2480(M) / 2624×1752(S) / 1824×1216 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard)/[16:9] 5184×2920(L) / 3840×2160(M) / 1920×1080(S) / 1824×1024 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard)/[1:1] 3888×3888(L) / 2784×2784(M) / 1968×1968(S) / 1712×1712 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard)
MP4*:PAL area[4K] 3840×2160: 4K/25p 100Mbps, 4K/24p 100Mbps/[Full HD] 1920×1080: FHD/50p 28Mbps, FHD/25p 20Mbps/[HD] 1280×720: HD/25p 10Mbps/[VGA] 640×480: VGA/25p 4Mbps
AVCHD*:PAL area[Full HD] 1920×1080: FHD/50p: 28Mbps, 50p recording/[Full HD] 1920×1080: FHD/50i: 17Mbps, 50i recording/[Full HD] 1920×1080: FHD/25p: 24Mbps, 50i recording (sensor output is 25fps)/[Full HD] 1920×1080: FHD/24p: 24Mbps
Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)AVCHD [FHD/50i]: Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-HS12035/AVCHD [FHD/50i]: Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS1442A/AVCHD [FHD/50i]: Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS14140/MP4 [4K/25p]: Approx. 100 min (rear monitor), 100 min (LVF) with H-HS12035/MP4 [4K/25p]: Approx. 100 min (rear monitor), 100 min (LVF) with H-FS1442A/MP4 [4K/25p]: Approx. 100 min (rear monitor), 100 min (LVF) with H-FS14140
Actual recordable time (Motion picture)AVCHD [FHD/50i]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-HS12035/AVCHD [FHD/50i]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 70 min (LVF) with H-FS1442A/AVCHD [FHD/50i]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS14140/MP4 [4K/25p]: Approx. 50 min (rear monitor), 50 min (LVF) with H-HS12035/MP4 [4K/25p]: Approx. 50 min (rear monitor), 50 min (LVF) with H-FS1442A/MP4 [4K/25p]: Approx. 50 min (rear monitor), 50 min (LVF) with H-FS14140
Image Stabilization SystemImage Sensor Shift Type
WiFi FUNCTIONWiFiIEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz – 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
NFCISO/IEC 18092, NFC-F (Passive Mode)
QR Code ConnectionYes
Password-less connectionYes (ON / OFF selectable)
FOCUSTypeContrast AF system
Focus modeAFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF modeFace/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint/(Full area touch is available)
AF detective rangeEV -4 – 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lampYes
AF lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)
OthersOne Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
DFD technologyYes
Starlight AFYes
VIEWFINDERTiltingYes
TypeOLED Live View Finder (2,360k dots)
Field of viewApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.54x / 0.77x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye pointApprox. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment-4.0 – +3.0 (dpt)
Eye sensorYes
Eye sensor adjustmentHigh / Low
EXPOSURE CONTROLLight metering system1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering modeMultiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering rangeEV 0 – 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure modeProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual,
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)/(Up to ISO6400 in motion picture recording) (ISO Auto in M mode)
Exposure compensation1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
AE lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)
AE bracket3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. ±3 EV, single/burst
WHITE BALANCEWhite balanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting
White balance adjustmentBlue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
SHUTTERTypeFocal-plane shutter
Shutter speedStill image: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/8,000 – 60/Motion picture: 1/16,000 – 1/25/Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 – 1
Self timer10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Remote controlRemote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
PANORAMA SHOTPanorama shotYes (Standard / Wide)
BURST SHOOTINGBurst speedMechanical shutter/AFS: H: 8 frames/sec, M: 5.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)/Electronic shutter/AFS: H: 10 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)/AFC: H: 6 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)
Number of recordable imagesMore than 30 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)/More than (TBD) images (when there are no RAW files)/(depending on memory card type, aspect, picture size and compression)
FLASHFlash typeTTL External Flash (Optional)
Flash ModeAuto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off * For iA, iA+ only.
Synchronization speedLess than 1/250 second
Flash output adjustment1/3EV step ±3EV
Flash synchronization1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensationYes
REAR MONITORTypeOLED monitor with static touch control
Monitor sizeFree-angle 3.0-inch / 3:2 aspect / Wide viewing angle
PixelsApprox. 1,040k dots
Filed of viewApprox. 100%
Monitor adjustmentBrightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red Tint, Blue Tint
4K PHOTO MODELoop rec functionYes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
4K Photo mode*4K Burst: 30 frames/sec, max. 29 minutes 59 seconds/4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec, max. 29 minutes 59 seconds/4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 seconds/(depending on memory card size and battery power)
Exif informationYes
Selectable aspect ratioYes (4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1 are selectable)
Exposure modeProgram AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure
Marking functionYes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
LIVE VIEWDigital zoom2x, 4x
Extra Tele ConversionStill image: Max. 2x/Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 4.0x (HD), 5.4x (VGA)
Other functionsLevel Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture)
TIME LAPSE SHOTYes
STOP MOTION ANIMATIONYes
Direction Detection FunctionYes
FUNCTION BUTTONFn1, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4, Fn5, Fn6, Fn7, Fn8, Fn9, Fn10, Fn11, Fn12, Fn13Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / 1 Shot RAW+JPG / 1 Shot Spot Metering / Cursor Button Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / Metering Mode / 4K PHOTO / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / HDR / Electronic Shutter / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / Snap Movie / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode / Silent Mode / AFS/AFF / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Touch Screen / Sensitivity / White Balance / AF Mode/MF / Drive Mode / Restore to Default
PHOTO STYLEStandard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom / Cinelike D* / Cinelike V* *When Creative Video Mode is selected.
SILENT MODEYes
CREATIVE CONTROLStill imageExpressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome / Silky Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Fantasy / Star Filter / One Point Color / Sunshine
Motion pictureExpressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Fantasy / One Point Color
MOTION PICTURE FUNCTIONFlicker reduction[1/50] / [1/60] / [1/100] / [1/120] / OFF
Cinelike gammaCinelike D / Cinelike V
PLAYBACKPlayback function30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only / 4K PHOTO / 3D / Category Selection / Favorite, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture / Video / 4K PHOTO / 3D Play / Category / Favorite), Location Logging, RAW Processing, Clear Retouch, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Rotation Display, Favorite, DPOF Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit, Picture Sort, Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture
IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASEProtectionSingle / Multi
EraseSingle / Multi / All / Except Favorite
PRINTDirect PrintPictBridge compatible
INTERFACEUSBUSB 2.0 High Speed Multi
HDMI**microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link/Video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p/Audio: Stereo
Audio video outputMonaural Type, NTSC/PAL/*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
MicrophoneStereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Standard / High
SpeakerMonaural
Remote inputφ2.5mm for remote
External microphone inputφ2.5mm for external microphone/Stereo/Monaural is selectable when attaching DMW-MS1 (optional).
LANGUAGEOSD languageJapanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
POWERBatteryLi-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh) (Included)/Battery Charger
Battery life (CIPA standard)Approx. 330 images (rear monitor), 310 images (LVF) with H-HS12035/Approx. 340 images (rear monitor), 320 images (LVF) with H-FS1442A/Approx. 330 images (rear monitor), 310 images (LVF) with H-FS14140
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHTDimensions (W x H x D)133.2 x 77.9 x 63.1 mm / 5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48 inch (excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 487g / 1.07 lb (SD card, Battery, Body)/Approx. 435g / 0.96 lb (Body only)/Approx. 597g / 1.32 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS1442A lens included)/Approx. 752g / 1.66 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS14140 lens included)/Approx. 790g / 1.75 lb (SD card, Battery, H-HS12035 lens included)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENTOperating temperature0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity10%RH to 80%RH
STANDARD ACCESSORIESSoftwarePHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7 PE/(Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1)/SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 4.3 SE/(Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1, Mac OS X v10.5 – v10.10)/LoiLoScope (Trial version)/(Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1)
Standard accessoriesDMC-GX8A Kit/Hot Shoe Cover, Body Cap, Battery Pack, Battery Charger, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, DVD, AC Cable*, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Rear Cap/* Depends on the country or region.
CREATIVE VIDEO MODEExposure modeProgram AE / Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure
Lens NameLUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
Lens Construction14 elements in 9 groups (4 aspherical lenses , 1 UED lens, 1 UHR lens)
Nano Surface CoatingYes
MountMicro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image StabilizerYes (POWER O.I.S.)
Focal Lengthf=12-35mm (35mm camera equivalent 24-70mm)
Aperture Type7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum ApertureF2.8
Minimum ApertureF22
Closest Focusing Distance0.25m / 0.82ft
Maximum magnificationApprox. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View84°(Wide) to 34°(TELE)
Filter Sizeφ58mm / 2.3in
Max. Diameterφ67.6mm / 2.7in
Overall LengthApprox. 73.8mm / 2.9in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight [g]Approx. 305g (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
Weight [oz]Approx. 10.8oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)

 

Panasonic LUMIX GX8 Shooting Impression

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