The Panasonic Lumix GX8 is a compact camera integrates many improved features and the latest technology from Panasonic as Dual Image Stabilizer, 4K video and Venus Engine processor. It is also the first Micro Four Thirds camera with 20.3MP image sensor. Compared with recently launched Lumix G7, the GX8 is smaller in size and available in two silver and black color options.
The Lumix GX8 is the first camera in the G series which integrates Dual I.S. (Image Stabilization) technology. With the new Dual I.S., both Body I.S. and Lens I.S. work at the same time to take advantage of both stabilizers not only in wide angle shooting but also in telephoto. It is also powered by a new Venus Engine processor with a quad-core CPU to increase high speed signal processing. The Lumix GX 8 enables shooting at max. ISO of 25,600 and also capable of high speed burst shooting at 8 fps (AFS) / 6 fps (AFC) helping users not to miss critical photo opportunities.
The Panasonic Lumix GX8 features DFD (Depth From Defocus) Technology for the camera to focus more accurately and faster, especially in the context of the focus of moving subjects (focus tracking). The Lumix GX8 capable of shooting 4k video at 30 frames/sec. In addition, the camera has 3-inch OLED rotating display with 1 million pixels resolution.
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Panasonic said, Lumix GX8 will available for purchase from mid-August in the two versions such as whole Black and Silver top with black bottom. The prices of the camera body will be $1199.99, not including any lens. See Panasonic GX8 Specs below:
Panasonic Lumix GX8 Specifications:
- Dimensions of 133 x 78 x 63 mm
- Weight of 487g
- Touch Screen OLED Flip Display of 3 inches
- 20-megapixels CMOS Sensor
- Maximum resolution of 5184×3888 pixels
- Venus Engine Processor
- Auto ISO 200-25600
- Sensor-shift Image stabilization
- Dual I.S.
- 4K recording 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30p, 24p, Full-HD 1920×1020 pixels at 60p, 30p, HD 1280 x
- 720 pixels at 60p, 30p
- Autofocus 49 points
- Viewfinder coverage of 100%
- Shutter speed – Min. 60 sec. Max. 1/16000 sec
- Continuous Shooting Speed – 12.0 fps
- Connectivity of Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, NFC, Micro-USB 2.0, Microphone port, mini HDMI port, SD card
- Lithium-ion Battery up to 330 shots