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PANASONIC LUMIX GX8 Body Mirrorless 4K Camera Body, Dual I.S. 1.0, 20.3 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-GX8SBODY (USA SILVER)
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- Capture moments with superb 4K imaging performance in both video and exclusive 4K PHOTO
- Unique, in-body stabilization in combination with select optically stabilized lenses work together for class-leading Dual Image Stabilization results
- Worry-free splash proof / dustproof rugged body. Fast and precise auto focusing tracks the subject
- New 20.3-megapixel sensor achieves Panasonic’s highest image quality. A maximum 1/16000 second with an electronic shutter reduces washouts even under strong sunlight and 1/250 second flash synchronization speed lets you use a fully open aperture even for bright scenes
- Over 20 Interchangeable lens options available
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Panasonic DMC-GX8SBODY 4K Photo Interchangeable Lens (DSLM) Camera Body
Never again miss that once-in-a-lifetime shot with the Panasonic DMC-GX8. Featuring superb 4K imaging capability in both video and 4K PHOTO, the GX8 lets you shoot 30 frames per second in crystal-clear 4K Ultra HD Video and extract them as individual photos. Choose the one that best captures the moment.
Unique, in-body stabilization technology with select optically stabilized lenses work together for class-leading Dual Image Stabilization while our new 20.3-megapixel sensor achieves Panasonic’s highest image quality.
Need a camera to take along on your outdoor adventures? The GX8 features a worry-free splashproof / dustproof rugged body so it stands up to some of the most challenging environments. Designed for maximum flexibility, the GX8 features over 20 interchangeable lens options.
4K Video and 4K Photo — Capture that moment
That moment you want to remember can occur at any time, and Panasonic’s exclusive 4K photo technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K Ultra HD Video to extract them as photos. You’ll never miss That moment again.
Note: 4K Photo feature extracts 8-megapixel photo out of a 4K video sequence up to QFHD: 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps, 100Mbit/s.
4K Photo Modes — Free Your Creativity
The 4K Photo function can be used in three different modes, all allowing you to capture that perfect moment at a high burst rate of 30 frames / photos per second:
4K burst shooting 8-megapixel equivalent images extracted from 4K video as long as the shutter button is pressed.
4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop):
4K burst recording as 4K video then play, pause, and extract any frame / photo as an 8-megapixel equivalent image later.
4K pre-burst starts recording one second before and after you press the shutter button. Perfect for unpredictable moments.
4K Video — More Detail Than Full HD
4K video delivers a far more intense viewing experience that is four times larger* than Full HD, resulting in a much higher level of detail.
* Native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.
Innovative, Dual-Image Stabilization
The LUMIX GX8 integrates Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)* for more effective results. The GX8’s body I.S. works in tandem with the LUMIX lens I.S. for maximum stabilization.
* For photo.
Splashproof / Dustproof Rugged Design
The LUMIX GX8 camera body is composed of a magnesium alloy, full diecast front and rear frame. Tight seals on every joint, dial and button enable splashproof / dustproof performance.
20.3MP Live MOS Sensor
The LUMIX GX8 employs the newly-developed 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves high-speed bursts, ISO25600 high sensitivity, and a wider dynamic range. Combined with the Venus Engine, the GX8 achieves clear image rendering with minimum noise, even in low-light situations.
A Wide Lineup of LUMIX G Lenses
Panasonic LUMIX G DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) cameras offer a wide variety of digital, interchangeable lenses. Many feature Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) compatibility when mounted to the LUMIX GX8*. Even those without O.I.S. can be used.
* Firmware update is required for some lenses.
Everything in the Right Place
The LUMIX GX8 features a premium flat body with front/rear dials to control aperture and shutter speed settings. Settings can also be assigned to eight function buttons.* In addition, it is possible to adjust the exposure compensation with a dedicated dial.
* Eight buttons on the body and five buttons on the menu.
Large OLED LVF
The LUMIX GX8 comes with a high-resolution (2,360k-dot), tiltable OLED Live View Finder which affords high visibility thanks to a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and a high 0.77x magnification (35mm camera equivalent). An optional eyecup (DMW-EC3) made of elastic material enhances comfort.
Free-angle OLED Monitor
The 1040k-dot rear monitor boasts tilt & swivel capability, making it more comfortable even for vertical composition. Plus, its touch control allows you to quickly set focus just by touching the subject on the screen.
Fast and Precise AF Tracking
With the new AF Tracking algorithm, not only the color but also the size and motion vector of the target are recognized, enabling the camera to lock on the subject even more securely.
High Speed Auto-Focusing with DFD Technology
Panasonic's Depth-From-Defocus (DFD) Auto Focus (AF) technology* instantly calculates the distance between foreground and background and quickly brings the subject into focus with one fast, continuous movement. This new system results in AF speeds up to 0.07 seconds** and a burst shooting speed with Continuous Auto Focus (AFC) of 6 frames per second.
* Contrast AF with DFD technology works only with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses.
** In AFS, at wide-end with H-FS14140 or H-HS12035 (CIPA).
Focusing in Low Light Conditions — Star Light AF
Low Light Auto Focus makes it possible to focus on subjects more precisely in -4EV low light situations. In addition, the LUMIX GX8 includes a new Starlight AF feature which lets you shoot a starry night sky using auto focus.
Maximum 1/8000 second Fast Shutter Speed
High shutter speed at maximum 1/8000 second enables precise capture of fast-moving subjects, and also allows you to open the aperture in bright outdoor environments. A maximum 1/16000 second with an electronic shutter reduces washouts even under strong sunlight and 1/250 second flash synchronization speed lets you use a fully open aperture even for bright scenes.
RAW File in-Camera Development
The LUMIX GX8 can shoot images in RAW-format and even develop them inside the camera.
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Compatible Mountings||Micro Four Thirds|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||20.3 MP|
|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Memory Type||SDXC;;;|
|Item Dimensions||5.28 x 7.72 x 6.93 inches|
|Item Weight||1.07 pounds|
|Lens Design||Body Only|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||8.7 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||7.2 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||1 gram|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||60 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||20.3 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||mos|
|Processor Description||venus engine|
|Shipping Weight||2.3 pounds|
|Style Name||Camera Body Only|
|Supported Battery Types||Panasonic DMW-BLC12|
|Video Capture Resolution||4k|
|Viewfinder Type||electronic viewfinder|
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Top customer reviews
Some people online have mentioned issue with shutter shock. From what i have seen, out is dependent on lens and maybe sample variation. I use the panasonic Leica 15mm and olympus 45mm exclusively and have had no issue with blurry pictures.
With good glass, images are top-notch. Colors, contrast, low noise, high resolution - it's all there. And, if you don't like what you're getting, go into picture styles and adjust to perfection. Yes, I'm a JPEG shooter, but with output this good, RAW manipulation is not needed (IMHO).
Compared to my full frame 6D, the GX8 is easier to use and just encourages creative composition with the tilting viewfinder and swivel screen. The 6D is better in low light, but the GX8 is not unusable (to about 3200ISO). In good light, I can't realistically notice quality differences in image capture other than the obvious DOF differences with wide apertures that is expected with m43 sensor size.
I had a LUMIX GF6, and loved the performance, but hated the shutter 'clacking' and missed a viewfinder so sold it. The GX8 has a better, solid shutter sound that can be completely quiet electronically if needed and the viewfinder is a joy to use. I will also keep my Olympus EP5, but that PEN is twice the weight and not as friendly.
The GX8 is really a computer wrapped around a lens, so imagine the possibilities for customization. This camera does everything I want, and even tells me what I need before I think of it. Yes it is 'bigger', but I still need to curl a pinky under the grip when I'm holding on, so not as big as my whole hand - just big enough to not be too small. Construction is solid while being light, yet you could scratch glass with the milling around the adjustment knobs. Nicely done.
Dual IS/IBIS is neat ( had to update firmware for the Pany 14-42), but I've been taking pics for years without and I'd have the GX8 anyway. It does work as advertised. 4k vids will come later, but enabling the 30fps burst gives you an imaging machine gun.
Read the reviews, rent one for yourself and have a little fun. This one is a bit pricey, but definitely a keeper and I plan to get my money's worth with THREE years warranty.
Quibbles: The placement of the microphone jack makes it hard to use the screen in its front-facing position when a microphone is attached. Raising the viewfinder with an attachment in the hot shoe, it may collide with the knurled edge of the hot shoe attachment nut, resulting in cosmetic damage to the plastic viewfinder housing.