Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review

Panasonic GX8 is the latest and beside GH4 the most advanced Panasonic mirrorless to date. With the current price of around 1200 USD without the lens it is not what one might call affordable, but in return offers a rather unique set of features some of which are not found anywhere else. It is still the only camera with tilting electronic viewfinder what turned out be a great feature I used all the time. Build qulity is superb and includes weather sealed magnesium body with a wide range of manual controls most of which are fully customizable. Fully articulated LCD has touch control and uses OLED technology just like EVF. GX8 offer 4k video straigh out of the camera as well as full range of manual video controls. A detail that might be most interesting is the fact it has on sensor stabilization which can work together with in lens stabilization. If you allready have Olympus micro 4/3 lenses (which are not stabilized – Olympus uses only on-sensor stabilization) or a huge set of old manual legacy lenses, GX8 can stabilize all of them. The camera is extremely fast in operation – both in terms of auto focus and overall response and can operate in full silent mode – essential for street photography. Anyway, take a look at my detailed video review:

And click continue reading to see some image samples:

During this review I used this camera with 14-42mm kit lens, 30mm macro and 42.5mm F/1.7 prime. It depends on you shooting style what lenses might suit you, but my reccomendations are to start with 15mm F/1.7 and 42.5mm F/1.7 primes for the start (first one as a walk-around lens, second for portraits and shallow depth of field.

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Here’s a selections of photos I took with GX8. Click to see larger:

 

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