LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GX8 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Panasonic GX8 will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
GX8 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%.
Panasonic GX8 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/16000 sec . Unfortunately GX8 doesn't have a built-in flash but there is a port for mounting external flashes.
Panasonic GX8 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Panasonic GX8 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
4K Photo Mode
With Panasonic GX8, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,24p fps with bit rates up to 100 Mbps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. This means that Panasonic GX8 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.GX8 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic GX8 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic GX8 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic GX8 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, GX8 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic GX8 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 330 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 348 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Mirrorless Cameras
Current Lowest price for Panasonic GX8 is $997.99