• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GX8 advantages over Canon EOS M6 Mark II

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $898* vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 48 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon EOS M6 Mark II advantages over Panasonic GX8

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    5 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 8.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.0 fps vs 7.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Highest resolution Micro Four Thirds camera yet; Great high ISO performance; Very fast autofocus; Fast burst mode with deep buffers; Impressive Dual I.S. system; Great 4K video.

  • No built-in flash; Slow buffer clearing; Below average battery life; Limited I.S. for 4K video.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic GX8
Olympus E-M1
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $974
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Olympus E-M1
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $974
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Panasonic GX8
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic GX8
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1399
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Fast startup
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1399
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sony A6400

Panasonic GX8
Sony A6400
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6400
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A6100

Panasonic GX8
Sony A6100
  • $948
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6100
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
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