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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8HEB-K Compact System Camera (20.3 MP, 14-140 mm Lens) - Black

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  • 20.3 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor to achieve high image quality
  • Combination of a Lens Optical Image Stabiliser and a Body Image Stabiliser to provide consistently blur-free images
  • Capture 4K images and video with complete control
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The GX8 feels good in the hand, offers an impressive level of direct control and an extremely broad range of features and capabilities.

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Richard Butler Richard Butler DPReview
The Panasonic GX8 has presence: it gives an immediate impression of solidity. It includes a broad range of Panasonic's 4K video and photo capabilities and promises the impressive autofocus we experienced in the G7. I'll be really interested to find out how well its dual image stabilization system and new sensor work in real-world usage.
Barney Britton Barney Britton DPReview
The G8X is a large camera considering its Micro Four Thirds sensor but its Hybrid (sensor + lens) image stabilization system and hands-on ergonomics should make up for it in the eyes of many photographers. I can't wait to see how the new 20MP sensor performs.

Reasons to buy

  • New sensor and image processor: Panasonic says that the GX8's new 20MP Live MOS sensor and updated Venus Engine will give the camera better dynamic range and less noise than its predecessor.
  • Dual Axis IS: The GX8 can combine its in-body image stabilizer with lens-based IS systems for enhanced shake reduction, which has the greatest effect when shooting at long focal lengths.
  • 4K video and stills: The camera is capable of recording 4K/UHD video at 30p or 24p with full-time AF and a host of manual controls. A special 4K photo mode allows users to extract 8MP stills during or after recording video.
  • LCD and EVF allow easy composition: The GX8's 3" touchscreen LCD can flip to the side and rotate 270 degrees. Its touch functionality allows for easy rack focusing, menu navigation, and image playback. There's also a unique high resolution electronic viewfinder that can tilt upward by 90 degrees.
  • Weather-sealed: Photographers can shoot in damp or dusty conditions without worrying whether their camera will survive.

Things to consider

  • A bit bulky: The GX8 is noticeably larger and heavier than its predecessor and Micro Four Thirds cameras in general.
  • Lacks a built-in flash: Despite being larger than the GX7, the GX8 lacks the built-in flash of that camera.
  • No live HDMI output: Those hoping to monitor video as its being recorded will need to look to the Panasonic GH4 instead.
Notable features
New sensor and Dual IS
New sensor and Dual IS
The GX8 is the first Micro Four Thirds camera to break the 20 megapixel barrier. It also has a 'Dual IS' feature which combines in-body and lens-based image stabilization for enhanced shake reduction, especially for telephoto shots.
Dialed in
Dialed in
There's a dedicated exposure compensation dial on the top plate of the camera. In addition, the function of the two control dials can be changed temporarily at the press of a button.
Tilting electronic viewfinder
Tilting electronic viewfinder
The large 2.36M dot OLED viewfinder on the GX8 can tilt upward by 90 degrees, which is handy for low angle and macro photography.
Fully articulating LCD
Fully articulating LCD
The GX8's 3-inch, fully articulating LCD has 1.04 million dots and touch functionality. The ability to touch focus is especially handy for rack focusing when recording video.
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Style: 14-140 mm Lens | Colour: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 13.3 x 7.8 cm ; 435 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: DMC-GX8HEB-K
  • ASIN: B012FCDQ92
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 July 2015
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,992 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8HEB-K Compact System Camera (20.3 MP, 14-140 mm Lens) - Black.

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Style: 12-35 mm LensColour: Silver Verified Purchase
I just love this camera. I brought this camera to replace a GH1 which was getting a little old. I really liked the design of the GX8 as people in the street think its a film camera and pay it little attention. When I give it someone to use they usually ask if it winds on the film automatically. The results with the 12-35mm f2.8 lens are just superb. Dust proof and light rain proof means you can use it all the time, ideal for travel and street photography. I used the GX8 on a trip to Cambodia and Vietnam last September and had no problems, it just kept on giving perfectly exposed and focused images.
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Superb Camera!-Having owned a number of Panasonic Cameras (GX-1, GH-3, GM-1, GX-7) I have been very pleased with the quality of all. To be honest I wasn't going to upgrade my GX-7 cameras when the GX-8 came out but after seeing one in a store my opinions changed.

The GX-7 is a superb camera but the GX-8 takes this one step further. The GX-8 is larger than a GX-7 but it's no DSLR is terms of size and is still a compact camera albeit slightly heavier and larger than the GX-7.

I won't go into all the advantages over the GX-7 because they are well documented but I defiantly think that the GX-8 is a worthwhile buy. The camera feels very well made (as all my Panasonic cameras have been) and the menus will be familiar to GX-7 users. The ability to almost completely customise the camera controls is a major benefit. One of the less well documented features is that you can now tether the camera using USB for Studio work etc (I have yet to try this but it is documented and is a welcomed addition).

I currently own GX-7, GH-3 and GM-1 and now the GX-8 and have now decided to sell the GM-1 and keep a GX-7 as a small walkabout camera in place of the GM-1, The GX-7 isn't as small but it does have a viewfinder which the GM-1 lacks which is a significant advantage in very bright conditions, the GX-7 with the GM-1's 12-32 small lens is great and my GX-8 will be paired with my 12-35 f2.8 lens.

Coming back to size, I carry around a small 'man bag' and the GX-8 and 12-32 f2.8 lens fit in there a treat as would the small flash. I originally thought the lack of flash would put me off but the GX-7 paired with the 12-35 f2.8 casts a shadow which shows up at the bottom of the photo at the very short end of the lens so I was going to add a flash to the GX-7 anyway.
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Let me start by saying my preferred camera of choice is an SLR, its difficult to beat the great clarity of shot that a DX or full frame SLR viewfinder provides and that combined with great photo quality makes the SLR my historic camera of choice. However, SLR's have some significant failings - they are heavy, there is still no 4K video on a an SLR, and you can't shoot video through the viewfinder only via the screen and that is just palin dumb design, most SLR's also have poor autofocus capabilities in video mode.

So for a while now I have been searching for a second camera that still shoots good photos but is also great at videos. In addition I wanted something lighter & easier to carry. In particular this 'second' camera would be a unit that i can take out on family days out/holidays. A family day out Involves carrying the hoard of paraphernalia that kids need during the day, which subsequently leaves little room for a decent camera.

The list of cameras I've tested to fulfil this demanding spec has been extensive......

Panasonic fz1000 - great camera but the sensor crops in 4K video mode therefore the FZ1000 has no wide angle capability.
Panasonic TZ100/85 - no articulating screen, viewfinder is too small and the same 4K cropping problem.
Sony 6300 - overheats on 4K
Panasonic GH4 too big
Nikon DL range - no viewfinder!
Canon - no 4k in any Canon camera at time of writing this review
Olympus - Ditto.
Pentax -Ditto.

So by a process of definition the only camera left was the Panasonic GX8 (or G7). And yet I agonised for ages over buying the GX8, after all it is £1000 with a decent flexible sense (14-140mm).
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Style: 14-42 mm LensColour: Silver Verified Purchase
Very good camera, great performance it's compact and easy to carry. Picture quality is superb and the 4k video performs really well. Overall very pleased with this purchase. It really comes into its own when you take a still from a 4k video shot, the clarity and quality is amazing.
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Style: 12-35 mm LensColour: Black Verified Purchase
Just got the camera... it is brilliant ..
Great at low light photography and the videos it produces are amazing
But you need good glass to get the best out of it
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I purchased this camera a few weeks ago (although not from Amazon) and I have been quite impressed with it so far as I have been toying between several different cameras and I had tried the Sony a6000, Fuji X-T10 and I didn't liked the handling of either of these cameras. I had also tried the Lumix GX80 but I wasn't keen on the build of it as there is too much weight distributed on the right hand side of the body over to the grip so it felt an unevenly balanced camera to hold. So this left me with my final choice: the Lumix GX8 and here are my thoughts on the pros and cons of this camera:

Pros

First off it has a very nice build and it is really well constructed as a camera and unlike the GX80 its construction is nicely balanced and its larger frame makes it more comfortable in your hands and the fact it is weather sealed is also great. The grip is also excellent and nice and deep, much more so than the GX7's grip, which is not too bad and struck a good balance overall but the GX8's grip definitely is one of its pluses. The camera's ergonomics are also excellent and most of the buttons are well positioned and easy to access.

The GX8 also has a superb EVF which is very large for a MFT camera and it is in the native 4:3 format as opposed 16:9 on the GX80 which also great and the EVF here is an OLED panel, which means it is free from tearing or other effects that can be distracting on field sequential based EVFs. The camera features a fully articulated touchscreen which is a major plus too when composing shots as the vertical tilting touch screens can be somewhat limiting so that is one of the bonuses on the GX8.
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