The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 may be the first Micro Four Thirds camera to sport a 20.3-million-pixel sensor, but it has a whole host of other updates too. Andy Westlake takes it for a spin

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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LCD viewfinder:


  • + Impressive feature set
  • + Effective in-body image stabilisation
  • + Excellent viewfinder and screen
  • + Great image quality in raw


  • - Relatively bulky
  • - Connectors block articulated screen
  • - Uninspiring JPEG colour output
  • - Pedestrian styling


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review


Price as reviewed:

£1,000.00 (body only)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review: Specifications



Sensor:20.3MP, Four Thirds MOS
Output size:5184 x 3888 pixels
Lens mount:Micro Four Thirds
Focal length magnification:2x
Shutter speeds:60-1/8,000sec + bulb (1-1/16,000sec electronic)
ISO:100-25,600 (extended)
Exposure modes:PASM, auto, panorama
Metering modes:Multi, spot, average
Exposure compensation:±3EV in 1/3 steps
Drive mode:8fps
Screen:3in, 1.04-million-dot articulated OLED touchscreen
Viewfinder:2.36-million-dot OLED, 0.77x
AF points:49-area contrast detection
Video:4K 3840 x 2160 up to 25fps
External mic:2.5mm stereo
Memory card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Power:DMW-BLC12E rechargeable Li-ion
Battery life:Approx 310 shots
Weight:487g (with battery and card)
  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review - Introduction
  2. 2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review: Features
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC GX8 review: Viewfinder and screen
  4. 4. Panasonic Lumix DMX-GX8 review: Build and handling
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G8 review: In-body/dual IS
  6. 6. Panasonic Lumix DMX-GX8 review: Performance
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix DMC GX8 review: Image quality
  8. 8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review: Verdict
  9. 9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review: Specifications
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