That moment you want to remember can occur at any time, and Panasonic's exclusive 4K PHOTO technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K Ultra HD Video to extract them as photos. You'll never miss that moment again.
The 4K Photo function can be used in three different modes, all allowing you to capture that perfect moment at a high burst rate of 30 frames / photos per second:
4K video delivers a far more intense viewing experience that is four times larger than Full HD, resulting in a much higher level of detail.
The LUMIX GX8 integrates Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer)* for more effective results. The GX8's body I.S. works in tandem with the LUMIX lens I.S. for maximum stabilization.
The LUMIX GX8 camera body is composed of a magnesium alloy, full diecast front and rear frame. Tight seals on every joint, dial and button enable splashproof / dustproof performance.
The LUMIX GX8 employs the newly-developed 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves high-speed bursts, ISO25600 high sensitivity, and a wider dynamic range. Combined with the Venus Engine, the GX8 achieves clear image rendering with minimum noise, even in low-light situations.
Panasonic LUMIX G DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) cameras offer a wide variety of digital, interchangeable lenses. Many feature Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) compatibility when mounted to the LUMIX GX8. Even those without O.I.S. can be used.
The LUMIX GX8 features a premium flat body with front/rear dials to control aperture and shutter speed settings. Settings can also be assigned to eight function buttons.* In addition, it is possible to adjust the exposure compensation with a dedicated dial.
The LUMIX GX8 comes with a high-resolution (2,360k-dot), tiltable OLED Live View Finder which affords high visibility thanks to a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and a high 0.77x magnification (35mm camera equivalent). An optional eyecup (DMW-EC3) made of elastic material enhances comfort.
The 1040k-dot rear monitor boasts tilt & swivel capability, making it more comfortable even for vertical composition. Plus, its touch control allows you to quickly set focus just by touching the subject on the screen.
With the new AF Tracking algorithm, not only the color but also the size and motion vector of the target are recognized, enabling the camera to lock on the subject even more securely.
Panasonic's Depth-From-Defocus (DFD) Auto Focus (AF) technology instantly calculates the distance between foreground and background and quickly brings the subject into focus with one fast, continuous movement. This new system results in AF speeds up to 0.07 seconds and a burst shooting speed with Continuous Auto Focus (AFC) of 6 frames per second.
Low Light Auto Focus makes it possible to focus on subjects more precisely in -4EV low light situations. In addition, the LUMIX GX8 includes a new Starlight AF feature which lets you shoot a starry night sky using auto focus.
High shutter speed at maximum 1/8000 second enables precise capture of fast-moving subjects, and also allows you to open the aperture in bright outdoor environments. A maximum 1/16000 second with an electronic shutter reduces washouts even under strong sunlight and 1/250 second flash synchronization speed lets you use a fully open aperture even for bright scenes
The LUMIX GX8 can shoot images in RAW-format and even develop them inside the camera.
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Camera Format||Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)|
|Still Images||JPEG, RAW|
|Movies||AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4|
|Lens||Leica DC Vario-Elmarit, 14 elements in 11 groups|
|Lens||5 Aspherical, 3 ED|
|Lens||EFL: 4.5-108mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-600mm)|
|Lens||Aperture: f/2.8 to f/8|
|Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)||1.23x|
|Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)||1.95x|
|Wide||11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity|
|Telephoto||6.56' (2 m) - Infinity|
|Wide Macro||0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity|
|Tele Macro||3.28' (1 m) - Infinity|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO Sensitivity|
|Mechanical Shutter Speed||60 - 1/4000 second|
|Electronic Shutter Speed||1 - 1/16000 second, 60 - 0 second in Bulb Mode, 1/2 - 1/16000 second in Movie Mode|
|Exposure Metering||Center-weighted, Multi, Spot|
|Modes||Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority|
|Compensation||-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)|
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4|
|Burst Rate||Up to 60 fps at 12.1 MP|
|Burst Rate||Up to 12 fps at 12.1 MP|
|Burst Rate||Up to 6 fps at 12.1 MP|
|Burst Rate||Up to 2 fps at 12.1 MP|
|Burst Rate||Up to 30 fps at 8 MP for up to 53,970 frames|
|Self Timer||10 Sec, 2 Sec|
|Forced On/Red-eye Reduction||Yes|
|Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction||Yes|
|Maximum Effective Flash Range||Wide: 0.98 - 28.87' (0.3 - 8.8 m)|
|Maximum Effective Flash Range||Telephoto: 3.28 - 28.87' (1.0 - 8.8 m)|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Memory Card Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC|
|3840 x 2160p||30 fps, 24 fps|
|1920 x 1080p||60 fps, 30 fps|
|1280 x 720p||120 fps, 30 fps|
|640 x 480p||240 fps, 30 fps|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Sec 59 Sec|
|Audio Recording Built-in Mic||With Video, Stereo|
|Audio Recording Optional External Mic||With Video|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic, Viewfinder Coverage|
|Screen||3.0" LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels)|
|Connectivity||AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in|
|Battery||1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6" / 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1 mm|
|Weight||1.52 lb / 691 g with battery and memory card|
|Manufacturer Warranty||Limited Warranty. See store for full details.|