Here is a quick comparison for the Panasonic GX8 vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors.
The Panasonic Lumix GX8 ($1,299 –Amazon | B&H | Adorama) mirrorless compact system camera features the company’s first Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser), a 20.3-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, a large tiltable LVF and 4K video recording capability.
The Olympus E-M5 Mark II ($1,099 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) mirrorless camera boasts a 40MP high resolution shot mode, achieved by shifting the sensor in half-pixel steps and capturing eight images over a period of one second. The camera announced in February, 2015.
Specifications Comparison of Panasonic GX8 vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II Cameras
To see the differences between these mirrorless cameras we have put together Panasonic GX8 vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II specs comparison table below. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.
|Features||Panasonic GX8||Olympus E-M5 Mark II|
|Sensor resolution||20.3 MP (effective)||16.1 MP (effective)|
|Sensor Type / Size||Four Thirds / (17.4 x 13.0 mm)||Four Thirds / (17.4 x 13.0 mm)|
|Image stabilization||Sensor-shift / Dual IS (with selected lenses)||Sensor-shift / 5-axis|
|Image Processor||Venus Engine||TruePic VII Image Processor|
|AF System||49-points – DFD Contrast AF, Starlight AF, New AF tracking algorithm||81-points / Contrast-detect|
|Max shutter speed||60 – 1/16000 sec||60 – 1/16000 sec|
|Continuous shooting speed||12 fps + 4K photo mode with Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K pre-burst||5fps unlimited JPEG and RAW
(10fps with fixed focus and IS off)
|Light Metering Sensor||1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system||324 zones|
|ISO Sensitivity||200 – 25600
(100 with boost)
|200 – 25600
(100 with boost)
|Flash sync speed||1/250 sec||1/250 sec|
|LCD||3.0-inch OLED 1040K-dots Fully articulated Touch screen||3.0-inch 1037K-dots Fully Articulated Touchscreen|
|Viewfinder||EVF 2360K-dots OLED 0.77x magnification (35mm equiv.)
|EVF 2360K-dots 100% coverage
Magnification: 1.3x or 1.48x / 0.65x or 0.74x
|Video Recording||2160p 30/24
|1080p30/24 (ALL-I or IPB)
720p60/30/24 (ALL-I or IPB)Stereo sound
|Build Quality||Magnesium alloy||Magnesium alloy|
|Weather Sealing||Dust and Splash proof||Dust, Splash and Freezeproof construction down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius|
|Built-in Wi-Fi / NFC||Wi-Fi + NFC||Wi-Fi|
|Battery life (CIPA)||330||310|
|Weight||487 g (1.07 lb / 17.18 oz)||469 g (1.03 lb / 16.54 oz)|
|Dimensions||133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″)||124 x 85 x 45 mm (4.88 x 3.35 x 1.77″)|
Above you can see the specs comparison table of the Panasonic GX8 vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensor.
The GX8 has several advantages over the OM-D E-M5 Mark II like advanced DFD technology, more accurate light metering, 4K video recording and if needed NFC connectivity.
On the other hand the OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a smaller body compared to the GX8, more AF points and the innovative 5-axis IBIS with the 40MP High-Resolution capture.