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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8

Portability
81
Imaging
64
Features
76
Overall
68
Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 front
Portability
90
Imaging
56
Features
62
Overall
58

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8 Key Specs

Panasonic G100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 352g - 116 x 83 x 54mm
  • Announced June 2020
Panasonic GF8
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 266g - 107 x 65 x 33mm
  • Announced February 2016
  • Previous Model is Panasonic GF7
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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8 Overview

Below, we are contrasting the Panasonic G100 versus Panasonic GF8, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras and they are both created by Panasonic. There is a big difference between the resolutions of the G100 (20MP) and GF8 (16MP) but they feature the exact same sensor measurements (Four Thirds).

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The G100 was released 4 years after the GF8 which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Panasonic G100 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic GF8 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting through a step-by-step comparison, below is a concise summary of how the G100 scores versus the GF8 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G100 over the Panasonic GF8

 G100 GF8 
AnnouncedJune 2020February 2016Newer by 54 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Display resolution1840k1040kClearer display (+800k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Panasonic GF8 over the Panasonic G100

 GF8 G100 

Common features in the Panasonic G100 and Panasonic GF8

 G100 GF8 
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to travel with your camera regularly, you are going to need to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic G100 enjoys outer dimensions of 116mm x 83mm x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1") and a weight of 352 grams (0.78 lbs) while the Panasonic GF8 has dimensions of 107mm x 65mm x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3") with a weight of 266 grams (0.59 lbs).

Look at the Panasonic G100 versus Panasonic GF8 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have during that time. Following is the front view overall size comparison of the G100 and the GF8.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability grade of the G100 and GF8 is 81 and 90 respectively.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is difficult to envision the contrast between sensor dimensions just by reading a spec sheet. The image here will help provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the G100 and GF8.

As you can see, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but not the same megapixels. You should anticipate the Panasonic G100 to offer more detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos much more aggressively. The newer G100 will have an advantage in sensor technology.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8 sensor size comparison

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G100 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic GF8 as a Portrait photography camera
78
focusing manually
MP count decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features face detect focusing
exports RAW files
66
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detection focus
saves RAW files
cannot use external flash
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic G100
Street photography with Panasonic GF8
78
screen articulates
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
provides focus by touch
good high ISO (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
80
screen tilts up and down
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
boasts touch to focus
great ISO range (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic G100 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic GF8 as a Sports photography camera
57
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
MP count decent (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features tracking focus
low maximum shutter speed (1/500s)
lack of image stabilization
low battery power (270 CIPA)
lack of phase detect AF
50
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers tracking autofocus
max shutter speed is low (1/500s)
slow continuous shooting (5.8 fps)
lack of image stabilization
low battery (230 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic G100 Travel photography factors
Panasonic GF8 Travel photography factors
78
has bluetooth
provides focus by touch
MP count decent (20MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
low battery power (270 CIPA)
67
boasts touch to focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
no Time Lapse mode
low battery (230 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic G100 Landscape photography factors
Panasonic GF8 Landscape photography factors
72
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
lack of image stabilization
low battery power (270 shots)
66
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
great ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
lack of image stabilization
low battery (230 per charge)
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic G100 Vlogging details
Panasonic GF8 Vlogging details
78
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
features face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 1920 pixels)
does have microphone jack
lack of image stabilization
33
touchscreen capability
offers face detection focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
no external mic support
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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GF8 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G100 and Panasonic GF8
 Panasonic Lumix DC-G100Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2020-06-24 2016-02-15
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 20 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 resolution 5184 x 3888 4592 x 3448
Highest native ISO 25600 25600
Lowest native ISO 200 200
RAW files
Lowest boosted ISO 100 100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 49 23
Lens
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 107 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Tilting
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 1,840k dots 1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,680k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/500 secs 1/500 secs
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/16000 secs 1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames/s 5.8 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.60 m (at ISO 100) 5.60 m (at ISO 200)
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye redduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, flash off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Highest video resolution 3840x1920 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 352g (0.78 pounds) 266g (0.59 pounds)
Dimensions 116 x 83 x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1") 107 x 65 x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 270 images 230 images
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3-shot/10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $698 $549