Canon 80D vs Panasonic GX8


Through side by side comparison, one thing is much obvious that Canon 80D can deliver us the signature quality of the images means sharpness and clarity both will be displayed in the images, reason is that Canon 80D has superior 24.2MP resolution and also a larger sensor in comparison to Panasonic Gx8.

Let’s get into the longer talk about the more specifications of these two cameras.

Features/ Models Canon 80D Panasonic GX8
Megapixel 24.2MP 20.3MP
Sensor size APS-C – 22.5 x 15 mm Micro Four Thirds – 17.3 x 13 mm
Low pass filter Yes No
Image processor DIGIC6 Venus Engine Image Processor
Image Stabilization No Yes
AF system 45 points (all points cross type)  49
ISO 100-16000 Standard and 100-25600 Expandable 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Shutter Min/ mix 30   -1/8000  30sec   -1/8000
Continuous shooting speed 7fps 10 fps
Video Full HD 60fps 4K UHD Video Recording at 30/24 fps
Display 3 inches 1.04 million dot Vari-angle LCD 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
Viewfinder Optical EVF
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Wi-Fi, NFC. Remote shooting Wi-Fi, NFC. Remote shooting
Battery life  960  330
Dimensions 139.0 x 105.2 x 78.5mm  133 x 78 x 63 mm
Weight 650g  487g

Sensors:- Canon EOS 80D sports 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor coupled with Digic6 image processor while Panasonic GX8 comes with advanced 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor which paired with the Venus Engine image processor to deliver fast overall performance including the production of impressive and well –maintained image quality with reduction in noise .

The advanced 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor of Panasonic GX8 with the Venus Engine image processor improves the video quality and supports recording 4K UHD video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format while Canon EOS 80D only  support Full HD video recording at 60fps.

Both Canon EOS 80D as well as Panasonic GX8 offers similar extended ISO of 100-25600.

Canon 80D captures 24.2MP files @ 7fps while Panasonic GX8 offers 20.3MP files @10fps.


Low pass Filter:-Canon EOS 80D comes with a low pass filter which will reduce the problem of moiré by blurring what actually reaches the sensor but the extreme details of the images can’t be obtained, which will definitely the reason to upset the landscape photographers because they will not see 100% details in their captured images. While there is now need of low pass filter in Panasonic GX8 because it has advanced sensor which makes the camera to produce blur-free images with more details even when viewed at 100% scale which is definitely a need for the professionals shooters.


Image Stabilization:- The Image Stabilization is not present in Canon 80D but Panasonic GX8 comes with dual Image Stabilization. Hence due to its presence the newly users will haven’t to worry about their unwanted hand-shake during capturing images either hand-held or using tri-pad they can get impressive result during photography. Hence such feature will definitely appreciated by the newcomers.


AF System:-The Canon EOS 80D offers 45 AF points (all points cross type) while Panasonic GX8 comes with DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) AF system which helps to quicken focusing speeds while a Starlight AF feature maintains focusing accuracy in low-light conditions.


Continuous shooting speed:-Canon 80D has a slower Continuous shooting speed of 7fps compare to Panasonic GX8, which has 10fps.

So, Panasonic GX8 will perform well with better result during capturing fast action objects and also can track each and every action of the fast moving subjects more quickly compare to Canon 80D.


Viewfinder:-Canon 80D has optical view finder while Panasonic GX8 offers a large OLED Live View Finder features a unique tilting design to benefit working from low angles. Hence, the electronic view finder of Panasonic GX8 will definitely gives the reason to feel the better experience of live view images compare to Canon 80D.


Videos:-The Canon EOS 80D offers Full HD videos at 60fps while Panasonic GX8 offers UHD 4K recording with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100 Mbps in the MP4 format. Full HD 1080p/60 is also supported by it.

Hence, the impressive video quality of Panasonic GX8 will definitely impress the professional photographers compare to Canon EOS 80D.

Verdicts-Except resolution and sensor Canon EOS 80d doesn’t have the specifications that can be competed with  Panasonic GX8. So Panasonic GX8 will be our first choice.



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