Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Review

Overall Score

61

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 107 x 65 x 33 mm, 266g.
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  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-GF7

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Overview


First introduced in February, 2016, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic GF7 with Lumix DMC-GF8. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GF8 with Panasonic GF7


Panasonic GF8 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Sensor resolution of Panasonic GF8 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic GF8 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic GF8 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Panasonic GF8 2016 16MP 200 - 25600 266g 107 x 65 x 33mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Panasonic GF7 2015 16MP 200 - 25600 266g 107 x 65 x 33mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Panasonic GF6 2013 16MP 160 - 12800 323g 111 x 65 x 38mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Panasonic GF5 2012 12MP 160 - 12800 267g 108 x 67 x 37mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Panasonic GF3 2011 12MP 160 - 6400 264g 108 x 67 x 32mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GF8


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
5.8 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
266g Light Body
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
RAW Support
1040k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
1/500s Electronic Shutter Speed
23 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Battery Life: 230 shots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 has an Overall Score of 61/100 and ranked #128 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #291 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic GF8 Scores
Imaging score
52
Features score
56
Value for money score
55
Portability score
94
Overall score
61
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic GF8


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 weighs 266g and has external dimensions of 107 x 65 x 33mm (4.21 x 2.56 x 1.3"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Panasonic GF8 is 54 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic GF8 is less by 7mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GF8
266g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GF8
33mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-GF8 Dimensions Lumix DMC-GF8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Panasonic GF7 266 g 266 g 107 x 65 x 33 mm 107 x 65 x 33 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 266 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 107 x 65 x 33 mm
Canon EOS M10 Canon M10 301 g 266 g 108 x 67 x 35 mm 107 x 65 x 33 mm
Fujifilm X-A3 Fujifilm X-A3 339 g 266 g 117 x 67 x 40 mm 107 x 65 x 33 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Olympus E-PL7 357 g 266 g 115 x 67 x 38 mm 107 x 65 x 33 mm
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 231 g 266 g 98 x 60 x 32 mm 107 x 65 x 33 mm
Fujifilm X-A2 Fujifilm X-A2 350 g 266 g 117 x 67 x 40 mm 107 x 65 x 33 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 266 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 107 x 65 x 33 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-GF8
Announced February, 2016
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/500 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.8 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.60
Flash Modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, flash off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4592 x 3448
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 230 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 266 g
Physical Dimensions 107 x 65 x 33 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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