• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic GX8 advantages over Fujifilm X70

  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    36 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X70 advantages over Panasonic GX8

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • 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
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 63 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    347g vs 487g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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.

  • Compact camera body; Impressive optical performance; Very good JPEG image quality; Good high ISO performance; Film Simulation modes; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • Inconsistent AF performance; Clunky menus; Shallow buffer depth; Poor video quality; No built-in viewfinder like X100-series.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Panasonic GX8
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $490
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X70
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $490
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic GX8
Olympus E-M1
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X70
Olympus E-M1
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Panasonic GX8
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X70
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Panasonic GX8
Ricoh GR II
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X70
Ricoh GR II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $527
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic GX8
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1499
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm X70
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1499
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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