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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8

Portability
93
Imaging
53
Features
60
Overall
55
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 front
Portability
74
Imaging
59
Features
84
Overall
69

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8 Key Specs

Panasonic GM1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 204g - 99 x 55 x 30mm
  • Released December 2013
  • Renewed by Panasonic GM5
Panasonic GX8
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 487g - 133 x 78 x 63mm
  • Introduced July 2015
  • Replaced the Panasonic GX7
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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8 Overview

Here is a in depth comparison of the Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8, one being a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the latter is a Advanced Mirrorless and both of them are manufactured by Panasonic. The resolution of the GM1 (16MP) and the GX8 (20MP) is relatively well matched and both cameras offer the identical sensor sizing (Four Thirds).

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The GM1 was revealed 19 months earlier than the GX8 which makes them a generation apart from one another. Both cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before diving into a in depth comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the GM1 grades versus the GX8 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GM1 over the Panasonic GX8

 GM1 GX8 

Reasons to pick Panasonic GX8 over the Panasonic GM1

 GX8 GM1 
IntroducedJuly 2015December 2013Fresher by 19 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k1036kSharper screen (+4k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic GX8

 GM1 GX8 
Manually focus Very exact focus
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurement
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor its weight and proportions. The Panasonic GM1 has got external measurements of 99mm x 55mm x 30mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2") with a weight of 204 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Panasonic GX8 has measurements of 133mm x 78mm x 63mm (5.2" x 3.1" x 2.5") and a weight of 487 grams (1.07 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Below is a front view scale comparison of the GM1 vs the GX8.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the GM1 and GX8 is 93 and 74 respectively.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very difficult to envision the gap between sensor sizing only by checking specs. The photograph underneath will give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the GM1 and GX8.

All in all, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same megapixels. You should count on the Panasonic GX8 to give greater detail because of its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures way more aggressively. The older GM1 is going to be behind with regard to sensor innovation.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Portrait photography details
Panasonic GX8 Portrait photography details
65
focusing manually
good resolution (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
features face detection focusing
saves RAW files
no external flash support
75
focusing manually
decent MP (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GM1 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic GX8 as a Street photography camera
77
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
has focus by touch
lighter than others in class (204g)
above average ISO range (25,600)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
80
screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
has touch focus
environment sealing
great high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic GM1
Sports photography with Panasonic GX8
48
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
good resolution (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
features tracking autofocus
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/500s)
low fps (5.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery (230 per charge)
does not have phase detect AF
68
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
silent mode (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent MP (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers tracking autofocus
environment sealing
bad battery (330 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Travel photography advice
Panasonic GX8 Travel photography advice
74
lighter than others in class (204 grams)
has focus by touch
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
not so great battery (230 per charge)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
73
environment sealing
has touch focus
decent MP (20 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
bad battery (330 shots)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GM1 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic GX8 as a Landscape photography camera
69
focusing manually
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
good sized screen (3 inch)
good resolution (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery (230 CIPA)
76
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent MP (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
great high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
bad battery (330 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic GM1 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic GX8 as a Vlogging camera
35
touchscreen
features face detection focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than others in class (204g)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
missing external mic socket
81
selfie friendly display
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Sensor based)
offers face detection focusing
high video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
has external mic support
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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX8 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic GX8
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Released 2013-12-19 2015-07-16
Physical type Rangefinder-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 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4592 x 3448 5184 x 3888
Max native ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 200
RAW pictures
Minimum boosted ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 23 49
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 107 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 1,036 thousand dots 1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen technology TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.77x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/500 secs 1/8000 secs
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/16000 secs 1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 5.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/50 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 24p), 1280 x 720p (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 204g (0.45 lbs) 487g (1.07 lbs)
Physical dimensions 99 x 55 x 30mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2") 133 x 78 x 63mm (5.2" x 3.1" x 2.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 66 75
DXO Color Depth rating 22.3 23.5
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 12.6
DXO Low light rating 660 806
Other
Battery life 230 photographs 330 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images)) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots One One
Launch price $750 $898