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The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II is the company’s new flagship mirrorless model, sitting above the PENs and is the latest addition to the range. Featuring a newly developed 20.4-MP Live MOS sensor and an impressively powerful TruePic VIII processor, the new model is capable of burst rates of up to 60 fps with AF-S (using the optional electronic shutter mode), and up to 18 fps with AF-C.
After introducing several faux rangefinder models in the form of the svelte GX85, the diminutive GF8, and the high-end GX8, Panasonic has turned its attention to the SLR-style cameras in its lineup and has updated the mid-range G7 model with the Lumix DMC-G80 (G85 in North America, and G8 in Japan).
This camera is the follow-up to the EM-10 from 2014 and features a similar 16-Mpix Live MOS sensor, but gains a similar (but not identical) 5-axis body stabilization system that helped make the upper-level OM-D models so popular. Read on to find out how well the sensor for this model performs.
Launched in July 2015, the $1,198 GX8 is Panasonic’s latest Micro-Four-Thirds mirrorless hybrid camera. Announced as an update to its predecessor, the GX7, the GX8 becomes the highest-resolution Micro-Four-Thirds offering in the Panasonic lineup, featuring a 20Mp Live MOS sensor.
I find it interesting how DXO totally fails in their "Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 side by side comparisons".
"Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 versus predecessor": for reasons of shape and size and lineage, this should clearly compare the GX8 to the GX7, but DXO falsely picks the GH3 as "predecessor" which it is not.
"Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 versus Sony model": Well, yes, the Sony SLT Alpha 77 II is "a" Sony model, but it's a Sony DSLR for all intents and purposes, which doesn't really make any sense to compare to a diminutive mirrorless compact.
"Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 versus Olympus model": Again, the corresponding Olympus model would be a PEN, not the SLR-styled OM-D.
The whole mess reminds me of automatic translations: nonsensical machine-generated content that no intelligent being would ever produce.
By DxO standards it is. But anyone who has a look at the specs will note the NX500 lacks IBIS, it lacks 4K that is comparable to the GX8, it lacks weahtersealing and most of all and most importantly it lacks am EVF whereas the GX8 has some of the best EVFs out there. The Samsung is in essence a very basic camera with an excellent sensor. That does not mean we can somehow compare it to better spec'd cam in the sense that all the other features matter little. They matter a lot to most.
I think that's a problem for people who don't understand DXOmark's test. They're testing sensors, not cameras. For instance, the GX8 is rated higher for sports than the GH4, but since I own both, the GH4 is definitely better from a useablity perspective - and its higher speed shutter rate means I capture more photos, and more photos in focus. I'm now relying on real world tests rather than lab-based ones when buying a camera
It comes with the same flash as the LX100 in the box. It's a small clip on flash with a GN of 7. It uses the camera for power and can not be bounced like the internal flash of the Gx7. Not that it had enough power to bounce but still.
Correction: The GX8 does not have a built in flash.
Correction: The GX8 does not have a built in flash, nor does it come with an external flash. The large viewfinder + control layout left no room for a pop up flash. Out of the box, the GX8 is flashless. (It does, of course, have a hot shoe.)
I have tested the GX8. You may be interested in [url=http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Panasonic%20DMC-GX8]these results[/url] I have not tested as many cameras as DxOMark. If you have a camera that is not on my list and are willing to help please get in touch.
Thanks, Bill. Interesting how your results show that the GX8 has dynamic range that is at least the equal of both the Samsung NX1 and the A6000. How would you explain the discrepency with DXO's results, and do you think that yours are more representative of real world use (i.e. pushing and pulling in Lightroom)?