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Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8

Portability
82
Imaging
53
Features
73
Overall
61
Olympus OM-D E-M10 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 front
Portability
90
Imaging
54
Features
62
Overall
57

Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8 Key Specs

Olympus E-M10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 396g - 119 x 82 x 46mm
  • Released March 2014
  • Replacement is Olympus E-M10 II
Panasonic GF8
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 266g - 107 x 65 x 33mm
  • Introduced February 2016
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic GF7
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Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8 Overview

Its time to look more closely at the Olympus E-M10 and Panasonic GF8, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras by rivals Olympus and Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the E-M10 (16MP) and the GF8 (16MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras have the same sensor dimensions (Four Thirds).

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The E-M10 was brought out 23 months prior to the GF8 which makes them a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras have different body design with the Olympus E-M10 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic GF8 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving into a in-depth comparison, here is a quick view of how the E-M10 grades versus the GF8 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-M10 over the Panasonic GF8

 E-M10 GF8 

Reasons to pick Panasonic GF8 over the Olympus E-M10

 GF8 E-M10 
IntroducedFebruary 2016March 2014More recent by 23 months
Screen resolution1040k1037kCrisper screen (+3k dot)

Common features in the Olympus E-M10 and Panasonic GF8

 E-M10 GF8 
Focus manually Dial exact focusing
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8 Physical Comparison

When you are going to lug around your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and proportions. The Olympus E-M10 comes with outer measurements of 119mm x 82mm x 46mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 1.8") with a weight of 396 grams (0.87 lbs) whilst the Panasonic GF8 has measurements of 107mm x 65mm x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3") and a weight of 266 grams (0.59 lbs).

Analyze the Olympus E-M10 and Panasonic GF8 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are utilising at the time. Below is a front view sizing comparison of the E-M10 and the GF8.

Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the E-M10 and GF8 is 82 and 90 respectively.

Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8 top view buttons comparison

Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its tough to imagine the contrast between sensor measurements simply by looking at a spec sheet. The visual here may give you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the E-M10 and GF8.

As you can see, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the same megapixels so you can expect similar quality of images however you should really take the age of the products into consideration. The older E-M10 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Olympus E-M10
Portrait photography with Panasonic GF8
71
focusing manually
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports face detection focusing
supports RAW files
65
you can focus manually
MP count decent (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides face detection focus
supports RAW files
no external flash support
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-M10 Street photography details
Panasonic GF8 Street photography details
77
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
supports focus via touch
above average ISO range (25,600)
heavier than average in class (396g)
80
tilting screen
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
provides focus by touch
above average ISO range (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Olympus E-M10
Sports photography with Panasonic GF8
66
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports tracking autofocus
lack of phase detect AF
49
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
MP count decent (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides tracking autofocus
low max shutter speed (1/500s)
max fps low (5.8 fps)
lack of image stabilization
low battery pack (230 CIPA)
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-M10 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic GF8 as a Travel photography camera
67
supports focus via touch
good resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
heavier than average in class (396g)
does not have a selfie friendly display
66
provides focus by touch
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse mode
low battery pack (230 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-M10 Landscape photography advice
Panasonic GF8 Landscape photography advice
79
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
good resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW files
65
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW files
lack of image stabilization
low battery pack (230 per charge)
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-M10 Vlogging advice
Panasonic GF8 Vlogging advice
33
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does not have a selfie friendly display
missing external mic socket
heavier than average in class (396g)
33
touchscreen enabled
provides face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
lack of external microphone socket
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Olympus E-M10 vs Panasonic GF8 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-M10 and Panasonic GF8
 Olympus OM-D E-M10Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
General Information
Brand Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus OM-D E-M10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2014-03-18 2016-02-15
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic VII Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4592 x 3448
Maximum native ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 200
RAW files
Minimum enhanced ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 81 23
Lens
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 107 107
Crop factor 2.1 2.1
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 1,037k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.58x -
Features
Min shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/500 seconds
Max silent shutter speed - 1/16000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 8.0 frames per second 5.8 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 5.80 m (ISO100) 5.60 m (at ISO 200)
Flash options Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1(FULL)~1/64) Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, flash off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/250 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 396 grams (0.87 pounds) 266 grams (0.59 pounds)
Physical dimensions 119 x 82 x 46mm (4.7" x 3.2" x 1.8") 107 x 65 x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 72 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 22.8 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 884 not tested
Other
Battery life 320 images 230 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BLS-5 -
Self timer Yes (12 sec., 2 sec.,custom (Waiting time 1-30sec.,Shooting interval 0.5/1/2/3sec.,Number of shots 1-10)) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3-shot/10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots One One
Cost at release $600 $549