Panasonic GF8 Sports Photography Score
Panasonic GF8 has a score of 55
for Sports Photography which makes it an AVERAGE
candidate for this type of photography. If Sports Photography is important for you, we recommend you to check the Alternative cameras at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Panasonic GF8 Review
Panasonic GF8 Sports Photography Detailed Analysis
23 Focus Points
In sports photography , you keep continuous autofocus (AFC) mode on for tracking the subject and more focus means better tracking. Wireless Connection
It may not be used by everyone but pro sports photographers use Wi-fi to transfer files simultaneously without having to wait to change the memory card.
Average Continuous Shooting: 5.8fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better. Average Ergonomics&Handling
although not as good as a DSLR body, Panasonic GF8 is good enough for most conditions.
Most outdoor sports games are held in all-weather, so your camera has to be ready for difficult conditions such as rain and snow. Exposure to dust and water splashes are also very common in sports. Slow Max shutter speed: 1/500s
Panasonic GF8's max shutter speed of 1/500s is quite slow and it may not be enough to freeze the motion in some cases. Another potential problem may be when you use a fast aperture at very strong light, your camera may overexpose because of slow max shutter speed Poor Battery Life: 230 shots
In most sports events, you shoot at high speed for a long time and this drains the battery pretty quick. With a battery life of only 230 shots per charge, you may need to change batteries very frequently in the middle of an event. No Built-in Viewfinder
In the lack of a a viewfinder, holding the camera away from the body while using live view is not very stable, especial with heavy camera bodies and lenses. Besides, LCD screens are very hard to read under bright sunlight. No Image Stabilization
Due to the lack of sensor based Image stabilization, Panasonic GF8 users have to rely on lenses with optical IS in order to maximize the sharpness of their sports photography photos. Currently there are native Micro Four Thirds mount lenses with Image Stabilization for Panasonic GF8.
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