• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Predecessor: Panasonic GX7
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Successor: Panasonic GX9
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General
Model Number: GX8 5D Mark IV
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $1199.99 $3499.00
Street Price: $997.99 $2,699.00
Date Available: 2015-08-15 2016-09-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.2 oz (487 g)
includes batteries
31.4 oz (890 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.2 x 3.1 x 2.5 in.
(133 x 78 x 63 mm)
5.9 x 4.6 x 3.0 in.
(151 x 116 x 76 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic Canon
Effective Megapixels: 20.3 30.4
Sensor Format: 4/3 35mm
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.34 microns 5.36 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 1.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 75 91
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.5 24.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.6 13.6
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 806 2,995
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
3712 x 2784 (10.3 MP, 4:3),
2624 x 1968 (5.2 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2480 (9.2 MP, 3:2),
2624 x 1752 (4.6 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9),
3888 x 3888 (15.1 MP, 1:1),
2784 x 2784 (7.8 MP, 1:1),
1968 x 1968 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
6720 x 4480 (30.1 MP, 3:2),
5040 x 3360 (16.9 MP, 3:2),
4464 x 2976 (13.3 MP, 3:2),
3360 x 2240 (7.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
5952 x 4480 (26.7 MP, 4:3),
4480 x 3360 (15.1 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
2976 x 2240 (6.7 MP, 4:3),
1696 x 1280 (2.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
6720 x 3776 (25.4 MP, 16:9),
5040 x 2836 (14.3 MP, 16:9),
4464 x 2512 (11.2 MP, 16:9),
3360 x 1888 (6.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
4480 x 4480 (20.1 MP, 1:1),
3360 x 3360 (11.3 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 2976 (8.9 MP, 1:1),
2240 x 2240 (5.0 MP, 1:1),
1280 x 1280 (1.6 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG (EXIF v2.3), RAW, M-RAW (16.9MP), S-RAW (7.5MP), Dual-Pixel RAW; 14-bit CR2
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.3 7.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 3840x2160 (30p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
4096x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p/​23.98p)
1280x720 (120p/​100p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch) MOV (4K Video: Motion JPEG; Full HD and HD Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: AAC)
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Canon EF
Lens: n/a n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):    
Focal Length (actual):    
Zoom Ratio:    
Aperture Range:    
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:    
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye detection, Tracking, 49-area, Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter Phase Detect: OVF: 61-point (up to 41 cross-type points); Up to 5 dual cross-type AF points at f/2.8 and f/5.6, up to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4 and f/5.6, up to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6 and f/8, up to 20 horizontal-line AF points at f/5.6, up to 61 horizontal-line AF points at f/8; Dual Pixel CMOS AF on sensor
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes No
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / OLED Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Tilting 2360K-dot OLED, 1.54x / 0.77x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.71x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter, fixed focusing screen, on demand grid
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: 2,360,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.77x 0.71x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.54x 0.71x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 32000
Minimum ISO (native): 200 100
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps Auto, 100-32000 in 1/3 or 1 EV steps, expandable to 50 (L), 51200 (H1) and 102400 (H2)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1-4, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps) Auto (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature
Shutter Speed Range: 1/16000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot 150K-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, 252-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (center 6.1% of frame), Spot (center 1.3% of frame)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Panorama (Standard/Wide); Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine Custom shooting mode C1, C2, C3; Multiple-exposure; HDR
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync. n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Sync
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:   SD: UHS-I, CF: UDMA7
Dual Card Slots: No Yes
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG RAW, M-RAW (16.9MP), S-RAW (7.5MP), Dual-Pixel RAW; 14-bit CR2
Movie File Format: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch) MOV (4K Video: Motion JPEG; Full HD and HD Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No Yes
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wi-Fi or optional wired Optional Wired or Wireless
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), 2.5mm Wired Remote/External Mic Jack Mini HDMI (Type C), Remote Jack, Stereo Mic Jack, Stereo Monitor Jack, PC-Sync Terminal
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 0.37
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3 0.37
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.3 7.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.9 7.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 36 19
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.9 7.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 32 12
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.18 seconds 0.17 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.057 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.065 seconds 0.077 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.058 seconds 0.057 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.2 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.6 seconds 0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 340 shots 300 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 320 shots 900 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary LP-E6N
Usable Battery Types: 7.2v, 1200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion Rechargeable or BG-E20 battery grip
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E6N Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3 SE, LoiloScope (trial version) Canon EOS Digital Solution Disc
OS Compatibility: PHOTOfunSTUDIO and LoiloScope: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1; SILKYPIX: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1, Mac OS X 10.5-10.10  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New 20.3MP Live MOS sensor, upgraded quad-core CPU Venus Engine image processor, Dual IS uses both IBIS and OIS, 4K 30p/24p video and stills capture, 8fps full-res burst shooting (10fps with electronic shutter), Depth From Defocus AF, tilting high-res 0.77x EVF, tilt/swivel touchscreen OLED monitor, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, magnesium alloy die cast frame New 30.4-megapixel full-frame sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, DIGIC 6+ processor, 61-point AF system, 7fps burst mode, DCI 4K video, Dual Pixel RAW, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, built-in GPS.