Panasonic GX80 vs. Sony A6300


Sony always offers anything new to the users so that the A6300 is, a magnificent camera offers Powerful 24.2 MP CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Processor but it is all its Hybrid AF system with 425 AF points that makes it an ideal camera for the faster and precise focusing of the subjects unlike any other camera available in the market.

Panasonic GX80, a lightweight mirrorless camera also offers some remarkable specifications but its comparison with A6300 is clearing everything. Below are the details…

Features/ Models Panasonic GX80
Sony A6300
Megapixel 16 megapixels 24.2MP
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Low pass filter No Yes
Image processor Venus Engine BIONZ X Image Processor
AF system Contrast detect sensor Contrast+phase detect (Hybrid)
AF points 49 points 425 points
 ISO 100-25600 100-51200
Shutter Type Electronic & Mechanical Electronic & Mechanical
Shutter speed 60 sec 1/16000 sec 60 – 1/16000
Image Stabilization 5-axis Dual I.S. No
 Continuous shooting speed 08 fps  11fps
 Video 4K video in 3840 x 2160 at 30p or 24p 4K UHD Video Recording at 30/24 fps
Display 3.0-inch large, approx.1040K-dot high resolution 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
Viewfinder EVF (100%) XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi + NFC WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed No No
Battery life 290 shots  400 Shots
Dimensions 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm
Weight 426 g 404 g

Sensor- The A6300 features a new 24.2 MP sensor combining with BIONZ X image processing engine to produce outstanding image quality whereas the GX80 employs only 16mp with four thirds sensor.

Low pass filter- A6300 uses anti aliasing filter but GX80 not, enabling the GX80 camera to gain the rich details of the images and the moiré will effectively be reduced by the Venus engine incorporated inside GX80.

AF system- The one key reason behind the success of Sony A6300 is its unrivaled AF system, completely based on hybrid sensor (phase+ Contrast) and also utilized inventive 425 AF points that can track anything much accurately within little time as 0.05 seconds (4D FOCUS system). But the AF system of GX80 uses only contrast detect sensor as well as very limited 49 AF points can’t be much effective in tracking the desire subjects quickly and precisely.

ISO– Sony A6300 offers the users a better lowlight shooting performance, with expandable ISO range of 51200 whereas GX80 offers the expandable ISO range of 25600.

Image stabilization– You can see that Sony doesn’t give its users a camera shake correction method but GX80 has engineered impressive 5-axis Dual I.S.(Image Stabilizer) that is highly effective in suppression of blur including an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and a B.I.S.(Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis).

Continuous shooting speed- You can easily achieve images free of blur with A6300 because the camera uses 11fps of shooting speed whereas only 8fps of continuous frame speed offered by GX80.

Verdict-  Sony A6300 features bigger sensor, advance Hybrid AF system, 425 Points AF system and ISO upto 51200, we highboy recommend you to get Sony A6300 over Panasonic GX80 GX85 camera.

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