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.

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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-megapixelPIXELThe shortening of 'picture element', a basic unit of programmable colour forming the dots that make up an image. Pixel size depends on a camera’s resolution, which is measured in megapixels (MP), meaning millions of pixels. The more pixels on a sensor, the smaller they have to be to fit. An image's number (or density) of pixels correlate to the amount of information and image holds. Cameras with more pixels on the sensor have a higher pixel density and thus more resolving power, able to capture smaller details with much more clarity and accuracy. Higher resolution images can be cropped more agressively and also produce better quality large prints. 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 exposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image. 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 noiseNOISEThe appearance of random pixels scattered over a photo, similar to the grain effect seen in film photography, which degrades photo quality almost as if it is stained. It occurs when taking photos in low-light conditions, with very slow shutter speeds on high sensitivity (ISO) settings. It is caused by amplification done by the sensor when high ISO settings are used. You can counteract digital noise by lowering the sensitivity (ISO) setting of your camera - the lower the ISO setting, the lower the noise in the image. Typically cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) will inherently produce less noise due to larger pixels on the sensor., 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 apertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur. and shutter speedSHUTTER SPEEDAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Shutter speed is the length of time that a single frame is exposed for, more specifically how fast the shutter opens and closes to permit light entering the lens, to reach the sensor. A slow shutter speed means a longer exposure time useful for motion blur like the silky look of flowing water, whereas a fast shutter speed means a shorter exposure time useful for freezing the appearance of motion in images like a hummingbird in flight. It is measured in seconds starting at 1 second and halving our doubling in time. For example: 1/2s, 1/4s and 1/8s are all fractions of a second with 1/2s being the longest exposure time, 1/4s half of that and 1/8s another half etc. 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.


Large OLED LVF

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 contrastCONTRASTThe difference between areas of different brightness levels in a photograph: A high-contrast image has a greater difference between light and dark areas, whereas a low-contrast image has a narrow range of tones. Contrast is used to direct a viewer’s attention to a photographer’s subject either with colour contrast (bold versus duller colours) or tonal contrast (bright versus darker tones). 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. 


Features

  • 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 ISO Exposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The ISO speed determines how sensitive a camera's sensor is to incoming light. A higher ISO speed absorbs more light, resulting in a brighter exposure, however, a higher ISO also results in more digital noise in low-light conditions. Cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) typically have higher ISO speed capability and produce less digital noise at high ISO settings. Digital cameras include a control for adjusting ISO speed, some of which can be set to adjust automatically in combination with certain other exposure settings. ISO is indicated in numbers usually starting at 100 and going upward (200, 400, 800, 1600 etc.) doubling in sensitivity each time. Most cameras also indicate 3rd stop intervals (100, 125, 180, 200 etc.)25600
  • DFD AF System, 4K Photo Modes
  • In-Camera Image Stabilisation, Dual I.S.

Camera

Megapixels
Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
Sensor Size Type
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor actual Size
17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Type
MOS
Framerate
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
49
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Memory
SDSDHCSDXC
Fastest Shutter Speed
Electronic & Mechanical
1/8000 sec

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

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

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

Electronic
1 sec
Flash Sync Speed
1 / 250 sec
Processor
Venus Engine
Video
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:
JPEG, MPO, RAW

Movies:
AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4

Audio:
AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
Built-in Flash
No
Weather Sealing
Splash and dustproof

Batteries

Model
DMW-BLC12
Capacity
1200 mAh
Volt
7.2 VDC
Type
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion

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Included

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only, Black)
  • 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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