Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Nikon D5600, which was introduced in November 2016 is a Entry-Level DSLR camera with a 24.0MP APS-C sensor whereas Panasonic GX8, which was introduced in July 2015 is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a 20.0MP Four Thirds sensor.
Despite some fundamental differences of these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Nikon D5600 is ranked #4
out of 78 Entry-Level DSLR cameras with an overall score of 79 whereas Panasonic GX8 is ranked #4
out of 43 Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 81.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Nikon D5600 and Panasonic GX8 before getting into our more detailed comparison.