Panasonic GX8 review

Unassuming on the outside, the Panasonic Lumix GX8 packs prestige features and a 20MP sensor

Digital Camera World Verdict

The 20MP GX8 has a tasty specification and a solid construction, with a vari-angle touchscreen and a tilting viewfinder for easier image composition. It also has dependable autofocus, metering and white balance systems. Despite the increase in image size, noise is controlled well.


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    Excellent 2.36-million dot EVF

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    Great image quality from 20MP sensor

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    Dual image stabilization


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    Touch Pad AF can be error-prone

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    Electronic level lacks accuracy

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    No drive mode dial

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Panasonic hopes the new Lumix GX8 will be as popular as its GX7 was – and it makes a good start by featuring the company’s first Four Thirds type sensor with a pixel count over 16 million. In fact, it has an effective pixel count of 20.3 million; Panasonic claims this enables the GX8 to produce the highest image quality of any G-series camera, beating both the flagship GH4 and the recently released G7.

See also: Best Panasonic cameras in 2019

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