Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Olympus 1s, which was introduced in April 2015 is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a 12.0MP 1/1.7" sensor whereas Panasonic GX8, which was introduced in July 2015 is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a 20.0MP Four Thirds sensor.
Comparing an interchangeble lens camera to a fixed lens camera is a bit tricky but we will do our best to make this a fair comparison. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Olympus 1s is ranked #5
out of 242 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 66 whereas Panasonic GX8 is ranked #6
out of 44 Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 80.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Olympus 1s and Panasonic GX8 before getting into our more detailed comparison.