You can say this is the comparison of successor and predecessor of course we can say because we have chosen the two cameras Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 the new camera and the successor of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7.
Let see if the Panasonic GX8 is new then there should be some improved and latest specifications must be included in the camera so it will be somehow interesting to see how the new camera Panasonic GX8 is stealing the eyes of the photographers with its impressive specifications.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Specification Comparison Table.
Sensor – The Panasonic GX8 is using completely new sensor compared to its predecessor, the Sensor feature a boost in the resolution compared to the previous genration of Panasonic cameras, the other major upgrade is the upgradation of DFD (depth of field technology inside the sensor), with the help of new DFD the camera enjoys a massive improvement in it ‘s AF speed.
AF Sensor – As we have already said, the camera features new DFD technology for faster AF speed, the camera enjoys improvement in AF speed upto 40% compared to its predecessor.
The AF system of GX8 is beautifully designed with contrast detect sensor and with 49 AF points that offers you to get accurate shot quickly but on the other hand contrast detect sensor with 23 AF points of GX7 is falling apart infront of the GX8.
Shutter speed- The Peregrine Falcon birds at its highest speed can be seized in the camera by using the shutter speed of 60 sec 1/16000 sec of GX8 but you can’t get a good snap of such kind of fastest things by using the limited shutter speed of 60 sec 1/8000sec of GX7.
Shooting speed- The continuous shooting speed of the Panasonic GX8 is approx 6fps in full resolution with continuous AF support, the Panasonic GX7 continuous shooting speed with AF us limited to 5 fps only, also keep in mind that the Panasonic GX8 features a high resolution sensor compared to the GX7 camera.
Video- There’s an up gradation in the video quality the new GX8 offers you to record 4k UHD videos, UHD (3840 x 2160) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format but its competitor GX7 can offer you record only full HD video.
Display- The swivel design the 3.0″ 1.04m-dot rear OLED monitor has a free angle to support viewing from a variety of angles integrated in the GX8.
Shots- You could take shots of 350 different subjects by using Panasonic G7X the only place where it is showing some newly thing.
High ISO Test Between Panasonic GX8 vs. Panasonic GX7
Verdicts- I think verdicts isn’t necessary in this comparison, everything is clear cut Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is really advanced and improved
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