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Panasonic Lumix GX8

Panasonic Lumix GX8

Profit from the lenses you currently possess while upgrading your camera body to the silver Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Deluxe Kit, available from B&H Photo Video.

Everything you need to go out the door and spend the day improving your photography abilities includes a 64GB SDXC memory card, a secure holster case with an adjustable shoulder strap, an extra rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and an extended 2-year drops and spills guaranteed.

The black Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 mirrorless camera, which has a 4K recording and an upgraded Micro Four Thirds sensor, is a sleek, small camera that can be used for a variety of multimedia recordings.

The GX8 is equipped with a high-resolution 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor and a Venus Engine image processor, which allows it to record 4K UHD movies at 30 or 24 frames per second, capture full-resolution stills at 10 frames per second with AF-S or 8MP stills at 30 frames per second with AF-S, and work in low-light conditions with a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25600.

An innovative Dual I.S. technology, which makes use of both in-camera and in-lens image stabilization technologies to effectively decrease the appearance of camera wobble, adds to the photographic capabilities of the camera.

Additionally, the body design is distinguished by a sturdy magnesium alloy structure that combines a tilting 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a free angle 3.0 inch 1.04 million dot rear OLED touchscreen to accommodate operating from a range of angles.

The GX8 is an everyday camera with an expanded set of imaging characteristics and a pleasant form factor. It is developed with sophisticated multimedia capture in mind and offers an enhanced set of imaging features with a comfortable form factor.

Panasonic Lumix GX8 Specs

Price
MSRP$1199
Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Max resolution5184 x 3888
Other resolutions4:3 (3712 x 2784, 2624 x 1968), 3:2 (5184 x 3456, 3712 x 2480, 2624 x 1752, 1824 x 1216), 16:9 (5184 x 2920, 3840 x 2160, 1824 x 1024), 1:1 (3888 x 3888, 1968 x 1968, 1712 x 1712)
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors22 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorVenus Engine
ISOAuto, 200-25600 (expands down to 100)
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (4 slots)
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Image stabilization notesDual IS uses sensor and lens-shift (when available)
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, standard
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (2x-4x)
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points49
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeOLED
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification1.54× (0.77× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/16000 sec
Aperture priorityYes
Shutter priorityYes
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject / scene modesNo
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash modesAuto, auto w/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, forced off
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes
Resolutions3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD
Videography notes100Mbps bit rate for 4k
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n with NFC
Remote controlYes (wired and via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedYes (Water and Dust resistant )
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)330
Weight (inc. batteries)487 g (1.07 lb / 17.18 oz)
Dimensions133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone

Panasonic Lumix GX8 Price

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