Panasonic GX80 vs. Olympus EM10 II


Much of the specifications are identical to each other, Panasonic and Olympus both has GX80 and EM10 II respectively. Now we have to see despite of having similar specifications still which camera is giving us the desired photography results. You can see from the table both implement 5-axis Image Stabilization but we prefer Panasonic Image Stabilization is much better that Olympus to know why follow us…

Features/ Models Panasonic GX80
Olympus EM10 II
Megapixel 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Low pass filter No Yes
Image processor Venus Engine TruePic VII
AF system Contrast detect sensor Contrast
AF points 49 points 81 points
 ISO 100-25600  100-25600
Shutter speed 60 sec 1/16000 sec 60 – 1/16000
Image Stabilization 5-axis Dual I.S. 5-axis IS
 Continuous shooting speed 08 fps  8fps
 Video 4K video in 3840 x 2160 at 30p or 24p Full HD at 60fps
Display 3.0-inch large, approx.1040K-dot high resolution 3.0″ 1040k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi + NFC WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed No No
Battery life 290 shots  320 Shots
Dimensions 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm
Weight 426 g 390 g


 Resolutions as well as Sensor sizes both are looking carbon Copy of each other using 16 megapixels of resolutions and Micro Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) the two are capable of delivering almost the similar quality of images.

Low pass filter– But the GX80 is getting good grades because the camera design doesn’t use low pass filter benefitting the users to grasp more details (excellent resolution, high contrast and nice color reproduction) in the images compared to EM10 II.

AF System- Though, GX80 as well as EM10 II is based on contrast detect system means we can expect that both can achieve even higher speed and higher precision focusing of the subjects but the DFD (Depth From Defocus that attains high speed focusing as little as 0.07) technology engineered into the GX80 design, making the users capable to accurately follow a moving subject makes for smoother AF video shooting.

Olympus Offers more number of AF points to their users. They used 81 AF points in EM10 II allows the users to select a variety of focus configurations to suit the desired subjects as per the shooting situation. But Photographers using GX80 can get only 49 AF points.

Image stabilization- Why we are calling the IS of GX80 is better because it uses 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) that is unparalleled effective in suppression of the appearance of blur arises due to unwanted camera shake problem. Combining an O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and a B.I.S.(Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), the 5-axis Dual I.S. compensates for a larger range of movement. But the 5-axis IS of EM10 II will be lesser effective in camera shake problem if you compared it with dual IS of GX80.

Video- Mercifully, the Panasonic incorporates 4K video technology in GX80, allowing the users to record 4K video recording (3840 x 2160 at 30p or 24p) along with along with the advantage of the high speed signal readout capability of the sensor and high speed signal processing. On the other hand the Olympus restricts their users to record only 1080p Full HD Video.

Verdits-Otherwise everything in both the cameras is OK, but Panasonic GX80 is having some latest specifications and the best part is the camera is affordable and we should thank to Panasonic that they give the photographers a Solid option to get DSLR  like camera at this attainable price.

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