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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Pairing 4K recording and an updated Micro Four Thirds sensor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a sleek, compact mirrorless camera enabling versatile, multimedia recording. Utilising a high resolution 20.3 MP Digital Live MOS sensor, along with a Venus Engine image processor, the GX8 is able to record 4K UHD movies at 30 or 24 fps, record full-resolution stills at 10 fps with AF-S or 8MP stills at 30 fps, and work in difficult lighting situations with a top sensitivity of ISO 25600.

Brand: Panasonic
Product Code: DMC-GX8GC-S
R 11,195.00
Availability: Off-site Warehouse
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4K Video and 4K Photo — Capture that moment

THAT MOMENT you want to remember can occur at any time, and Panasonic's exclusive 4K PHOTO technology uses 30 frames per second in high-resolution 4K Ultra HD Video to extract them as photos. You'll never miss THAT MOMENT again. 

•4K Photo feature extracts 8-megapixel photo out of a 4K video sequence up to QFHD: 3840 x 2160 pixels, 30 fps, 100Mbit/s.

4K Photo Modes — Free Your Creativity

The 4K Photo function can be used in three different modes, all allowing you to capture that perfect moment at a high burst rate of 30 frames/photos per second:

•4K Burst - burst shooting 8-megapixel equivalent images extracted from the 4K video as long as the shutter button is pressed.

•4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) - 4K burst recording as the 4K video then play, pause, and extract any frame/photo as an 8-megapixel equivalent image later.

•4K Pre-Burst - 4K pre-burst starts recording one second before and after you press the shutter button. Perfect for unpredictable moments.

4K Video — More Detail Than Full HD

4K video delivers a far more intense viewing experience that is four times larger* than Full HD, resulting in a much higher level of detail. 

*Native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.

**When recording videos in 4K, use a card rated as UHS Speed Class 3.

Innovative, Dual-Image Stabilisation

The Lumix GX8 integrates Dual I.S. (Image Stabiliser)* for more effective results. The GX8's body I.S. works in tandem with the Lumix lens I.S. for maximum stabilisation. 

*For photo.

Splashproof / Dustproof Rugged Design

The Lumix GX8 camera body is composed of a magnesium alloy, full diecast front and rear frame. Tight seals on every joint, dial and button enable splashproof/dustproof performance. 

*Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this camera offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Proof does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with water.

20.3MP Live MOS Sensor

The Lumix GX8 employs the newly-developed 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves high-speed bursts, ISO25600 high sensitivity, and a wider dynamic range. Combined with the Venus Engine, the GX8 achieves clear image rendering with minimum noise, even in low-light situations. 

A Wide Lineup of Lumix G Lenses

Panasonic Lumix G DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) cameras offer a wide variety of digital, interchangeable lenses. Many feature Dual I.S. (Image Stabiliser) compatibility when mounted to the Lumix GX8*. Even those without O.I.S. can be used. 

*A Firmware update is required for some lenses.

Everything in the Right Place

The Lumix GX8 features a premium flat body with front/rear dials to control aperture and shutter speed settings. Settings can also be assigned to eight function buttons.* In addition, it is possible to adjust the exposure compensation with a dedicated dial. 

*Eight buttons on the body and five buttons on the menu.


The LUMIX GX8 comes with a high-resolution (2,360k-dot), tiltable OLED Live View Finder which affords high visibility thanks to a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and a high 0.77x magnification (35mm camera equivalent). An optional eyecup (DMW-EC3) made of elastic material enhances comfort. 

Free-angle OLED Monitor

The 1040k-dot rear monitor boasts tilt & swivel capability, making it more comfortable even for vertical composition. Plus, its touch control allows you to quickly set focus just by touching the subject on the screen. 

Fast and Precise AF Tracking

With the new AF Tracking algorithm, not only the colour but also the size and motion vector of the target are recognised, enabling the camera to lock on the subject even more securely. 

High-Speed Auto-Focusing with DFD Technology

Panasonic's Depth-From-Defocus (DFD) Auto Focus (AF) technology* instantly calculates the distance between foreground and background and quickly brings the subject into focus with one fast, continuous movement. This new system results in AF speeds up to 0.07 seconds** and a burst shooting speed with Continuous Auto Focus (AFC) of 6 frames per second. 

*Contrast AF with DFD technology works only with Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lenses. ** In AFS, at wide-end with H-FS14140 or H-HS12035 (CIPA).

Focusing in Low Light Conditions — Star Light AF

Low Light Auto Focus makes it possible to focus on subjects more precisely in -4EV low light situations. In addition, the Lumix GX8 includes a new Starlight AF feature which lets you shoot a starry night sky using autofocus. 

Maximum 1/8000 second Fast Shutter Speed

High shutter speed at maximum 1/8000 second enables precise capture of fast-moving subjects, and also allows you to open the aperture in bright outdoor environments. A maximum 1/16000 second with an electronic shutter reduces washouts even under strong sunlight and 1/250 second flash synchronisation speed lets you use a fully open aperture even for bright scenes 

RAW File in-Camera Development

The Lumix GX8 can shoot images in RAW-format and even develop them inside the camera. 


  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • Tilting 2.36m-Dot 0.77x OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • 10 fps Shooting with AF-S and ISO 25600
  • DFD AF System, 4K Photo Modes
  • In-Camera Image Stabilisation, Dual I.S.


Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
Sensor Size Type:
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor actual Size:
17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Type:
Up to 10 fps at 20.3 MP for up to 100 Exposures
Up to 8 fps at 20.3 MP for up to 100 Exposures
Up to 6 fps at 20.3 MP for up to 100 Exposures
Up to 5.5 fps at 20.3 MP for up to 100 Exposures
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP for up to Exposures
ISO Range:
Auto, 200-25600
(Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Focus Points:
Lens Mount:
Micro Four Thirds
Fastest Shutter Speed:
Electronic & Mechanical
1/8000 sec

Electronic & Mechanical
0 min in Bulb Mode
1/16000 sec in Movie Mode

1/16000 sec
Longest Shutter Speed:
Electronic & Mechanical
60 sec

Electronic & Mechanical
30 min in Bulb Mode
1/25 sec in Movie Mode

1 sec
Flash Sync Speed:
1 / 250 sec
Venus Engine
4KMP43840 x 2160p / 30 fps (100 Mbps)3840 x 2160p / 24 fps (100 Mbps)High DefinitionMP41920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (20 Mbps)High DefinitionMP41280 x 720p / 30 fps (10 Mbps)Standard DefinitionMP4640 x 480p / 30 fps (4 Mbps)High DefinitionAVCHD1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (24 Mbps)1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (24 Mbps)High DefinitionAVCHD1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17 Mbps)
File Formats:
Still Images:

AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4

AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
Built-in Flash:
Weather Sealing:
Splash and dustproof


1200 mAh
7.2 VDC
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion

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  • DMW-BLC12 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Software DVD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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