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Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7

Portability
90
Imaging
56
Features
62
Overall
58
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 front
Portability
81
Imaging
54
Features
77
Overall
63

Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7 Key Specs

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
  • Launched February 2016
  • Superseded the Panasonic GF7
Panasonic GX7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 402g - 123 x 71 x 55mm
  • Revealed November 2013
  • Succeeded the Panasonic GX1
  • Successor is Panasonic GX8
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Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7 Overview

Lets look much closer at the Panasonic GF8 and Panasonic GX7, former is a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the latter is a Advanced Mirrorless and both of them are sold by Panasonic. The resolution of the GF8 (16MP) and the GX7 (16MP) is relatively comparable and they possess the exact same sensor size (Four Thirds).

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The GF8 was announced 2 years after the GX7 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go straight into a detailed comparison, below is a simple highlight of how the GF8 matches up against the GX7 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GF8 over the Panasonic GX7

 GF8 GX7 
RevealedFebruary 2016November 2013Newer by 28 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic GX7 over the Panasonic GF8

 GX7 GF8 

Common features in the Panasonic GF8 and Panasonic GX7

 GF8 GX7 
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen size
Screen resolution1040k1040kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7 Physical Comparison

When you are aiming to travel with your camera frequently, you will have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Panasonic GF8 features physical measurements of 107mm x 65mm x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3") accompanied by a weight of 266 grams (0.59 lbs) and the Panasonic GX7 has proportions of 123mm x 71mm x 55mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.2") accompanied by a weight of 402 grams (0.89 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have attached at the time. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the GF8 against the GX7.

Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the GF8 and GX7 is 90 and 81 respectively.

Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its hard to picture the gap in sensor dimensions purely by checking out technical specs. The pic underneath will help offer you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the GF8 and GX7.

As you can tell, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the same exact resolution so you can expect comparable quality of images but you may want to factor the age of the cameras into account. The fresher GF8 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Panasonic GF8
Portrait photography with Panasonic GX7
66
focusing manually
MP count good (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes face detect focus
supports RAW files
external flash not possible
72
you can focus manually
above average flash sync (1/320s)
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
has face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GF8 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic GX7 as a Street photography camera
80
screen tilts up and down
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
includes touch to focus
good ISO range (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
82
screen tilts up and down
image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
comes with touch to focus
great ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic GF8
Sports photography with Panasonic GX7
50
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
MP count good (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes tracking focus
low maximum shutter speed (1/500s)
slow continuous shooting (5.8 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
low battery pack (230 CIPA)
has no phase detect auto focus
64
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
has tracking autofocus
max fps very slow (5.0 frames/s)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GF8 Travel photography info
Panasonic GX7 Travel photography info
67
includes touch to focus
MP count good (16MP)
built-in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
low battery pack (230 CIPA)
display isn't selfie friendly
73
comes with touch to focus
good megapixels (16MP)
built-in flash
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GF8 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic GX7 as a Landscape photography camera
66
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3")
MP count good (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW files
does not have image stabilization
low battery pack (230 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse function
79
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
great ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic GF8 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic GX7 as a Vlogging camera
33
touchscreen capability
includes face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
lack of mic jack
34
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
missing external mic support
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Panasonic GF8 vs Panasonic GX7 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GF8 and Panasonic GX7
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Launched 2016-02-15 2013-11-07
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip Venus Engine Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4592 x 3448 4592 x 3448
Maximum native ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 125
RAW format
Minimum boosted ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 107 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Display type Tilting Tilting
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology - LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,765 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/500s 1/8000s
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000s 1/16000s
Continuous shooting rate 5.8 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.60 m (at ISO 200) 7.00 m (at ISO 200)
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, flash off Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Slow sync w/red-eye reduction, off
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize - 1/320s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
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 266 grams (0.59 lbs) 402 grams (0.89 lbs)
Dimensions 107 x 65 x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3") 123 x 71 x 55mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 70
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.6
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.2
DXO Low light score not tested 718
Other
Battery life 230 photos 350 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3-shot/10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs w/ 3 shots)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at launch $549 $1,000