Size and weight is a big decision factor when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, We are going to illustrate Panasonic GF7 and Panasonic GX8 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic GF7 has external dimensions of 107 x 65 x 33 mm (4.21 x 2.56 x 1.3″) and weighs 266 g (0.59 lb / 9.38 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic GX8 has external dimensions of 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″) and weighs 487 g (1.07 lb / 17.18 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic GF7 and Panasonic GX8. Panasonic GF7 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 26mm narrower, 13mm shorter and 30mm thinner than Panasonic GX8.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic GF7 and Panasonic GX8.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic GF7 and Panasonic GX8.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic GF7 is significantly lighter (221g ) than the Panasonic GX8 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Also keep in mind that body weight is not the only deciding factor when comparing two interchangeable camera bodies, you have to also take into account the lenses that you will be using with these bodies. Since both Panasonic GF7 and Panasonic GX8 have the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount and Four Thirds sized sensors, lenses will not be a differentiator on total size of the system.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of GX8, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to GF7.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic GF7 and Panasonic GX8's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Panasonic GF7 features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic GX8 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.