Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic GX8 Specs Comparison

Here is a quick review and specs comparison for the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and Panasonic GX8 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. You can take a look at the key differences between the two cameras.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II ($649): The new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II mirrorless camera gets Silver Award (80% overall score) from the experts at DPReview. As the successor to the Olympus OM-D E-M10, the OM-D E-M10 Mark II combines the award-winning power of the OM-D family, first-class quality of 5-axis image stabilization and an all-new design with improved ergonomics. The Olympus OM-D series brings flawless, professional-quality images and video to photographers of all levels. But, the E-M10 II’s menus can be confusing, the lack of 4K video is disappointing, and subject tracking needs improvement.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 ($1,197): Utilizing 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 8 MP stills at 30 fps; and work in difficult lighting situations with a top sensitivity of ISO 25600. Unique, in-body stabilization technology with select optically stabilized lenses work together for class-leading Dual Image Stabilization while our new 20.3-megapixel sensor achieves Panasonic’s highest image quality. The GX8 features a worry-free splashproof / dustproof rugged body so it stands up to some of the most challenging environments. Designed for maximum flexibility, the GX8 features over 20 interchangeable lens options.

Olympus E-M10 II vs Panasonic GX8 Specs Comparison

FeatureOlympus E-M10 IIPanasonic GX8
Megapixel16 megapixels20.3 megapixels
Sensor size / typeFour Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Low-Pass-Filter YesYes
Image stabilization5axisSensor-shift / Dual IS
Image processorTruePic VIIVenus Engine
AF SystemContrast Detect (sensor)Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF Points8149
ISO100-25600100-25600
Shutter Min/Max60 sec 1/16000 sec60 sec 1/16000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed8.5fps10fps
Video1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p)
Display3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting OLED (1,040,000)3″ Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen OLED (1,040,000)
ViewfinderEVFEVF
Hot-shoeYesYes
Wireless Built-InBuilt-In with NFC
Battery Life (CIPA)320 shots330 shots
Dimensions 120 x 83 x 47 mm133 x 78 x 63 mm
Weight390g487g
Price$649$1,197

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