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LUMIX GX8 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Body Only – Silver

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  • Capture moments with superb 4K imaging performance in both video and exclusive 4K PHOTO
  • Unique, in-body stabilization in combination with select optically stabilized lenses work together for class-leading Dual Image Stabilization results. Learn more about Dual I.S.
  • New 20.3-megapixel sensor achieves Panasonic’s highest image quality
  • Worry-free splashproof / dustproof rugged body.
  • Over 20 Interchangeable lens options available
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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 4K video as long as the shutter button is pressed.

4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) - 4K burst recording as 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 Stabilization

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

* 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.

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 Stabilizer) compatibility when mounted to the LUMIX GX8*. Even those without O.I.S. can be used.

* 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.

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 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 color but also the size and motion vector of the target are recognized, 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 auto focus.

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 synchronization 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.

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Reviews

DMC-GX8BODY is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Camera I bought this camera in 2015 from a Hong Kong shop. My first impression was that it did not feel as compact and tightly constructed as the GX7 (the GX7 is a marvel that has the sense of excellance about it). GX8 takes a few minutes to get used to. It is very similar to the GX7, except for the pivoting monitor, for decades a I shot with a twin lens Rollei and a Hasseblad so I am accustom to waste level shooting. The GX7 monitor drop down feature was perfect, the GX8 monitor is a bit cumbersume, but I am adjusting to it over time. The 20 mp is superb and brings out the best of older lenses adapted to the Panasonic M4/3 mount. Using the 2x digital converter with a 300mm lens is excellent for situations where a long lens is required. Also, the dual stabilization system is all that it is said to be and more. When I have time I still use a tripod, but I really don't need one with the stabilization systems in the GX8 and Panasonic lenses. I like to do micro work and the GX8 combined with the Leica Elmarit is excellent. This is a quality camera for all circumstances.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High performance and super sturdy This camera has a wonderful feel in the hand. The tiltable EVF and fully articulating OLED screen were huge pluses for me. The touch screen for focusing, and the option of using the new Post Focus option when shooting in 4K are really extraordinary. I read others complaining about the grip feeling small, but compared to other mirrorless cameras, the rangefinder style and feel on this are superior. It is a little bigger than the competitors, but the 20mp sensor is great, and this thing has amazing autofocus in low-light settings. I wish it had a built-in flash, but the tiltable evf didn't allow that. I bought a $40 flash for the Lumix LX100 which is compact and small, so I keep it in my camera bag for the rare times when I need it. Feature set and overall shooting are excellent here. It feels like a camera!
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great camera i own 2 GX7 cameras. i did not think that they could improve the camera but then the GX8 came along and its a game changer
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feature Rich Rugged M43 It has everything I wanted in a camera. It is so feature rich with all sorts of customizable features. All the dial has been overhauled from GX7. New dedicated compensation dial is great. Only switch I do not like is On/Off button. It is bit hard to turn on if one has light gloves for winter photo. It is too recessed. Big pluses are Dual IS, 4K video, weather seal, great grip, articulated screen ... list goes on and on. One thing I am not impressed is burst rate with continuous focusing. Bit too slow though spec states 6 fps. I wish it had Slo-mo, and accessory battery grip.
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous video and nice photos I got my Lumix DMC-GX8 about three weeks ago and am quite pleased with the photo and video quality. I disagree with the review by Jake Fantom... I see no cropping in creative video mode and the camera records exactly what I see in the viewfinder. As for that video, 4K video from the GX8 looks terrific. I have the camera set for CineLog D and the video really does look cinematic. And it's very, very clean. I can shoot at ISO 1600 with acceptable noise, and there is virtually no noise at ISO 800 and below. I have a couple of gripes with the camera: First, it should come with a small external flash unit. Since there is no built-in flash, it should come with the same flash that the LX100 has. Second, why is the audio input on a 2.5mm connector?? There's gotta be a way to use the much more standard 3.5mm connector. Finally, the fact that there is no headphone out jack is a bother. As important as I think these things are, the GX8 is still a nice camera with the ability to shoot excellent 4K video and stills. So far, I love my camera and find my shooting is limited only by the lens I'm using. I would definitely buy the GX8 again.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A mistake for videographers I purchased this camera for its much-touted 4K capabilities. I did not realize (since it is not mentioned anywhere) that when you shoot 4K video, the camera makes an automatic crop of the shot you are setting up. If you shoot in Intelligent Auto mode, the crop becomes apparent the minute you press the video button. You lose about 25% of the shot. If you shoot in Creative Video mode, the crop is never revealed to you. You appear to be shooting the exact scene you set up, but in fact, when you review the footage, the same 25% crop (my guesstimate) is readily apparent. Why this is not mentioned in the literature, I am not sure. In any case, this puts the videographer in the position of constantly guessing at the actual video results. I find this supremely annoying, and if you are serious about your video, you will too. Please bear in mind, I rarely if ever shoot photos, so consider this review for videographers only.
Date published: 2015-12-27
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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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  • Why am I unable to use the VIERA Link operation when connected to TV with a mini HDMI connection?
    For this feature to work aVIERA Link compatible Panasonic TV is required as well as the recommended Panasonic mini HDMI cable which is an optional accessory http://shop.panasonic.com/support. The Panasonic TV remote can be used to control camera picture playback functions on TV.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • Why do I have spots on some of my photos?
    Spots can occur due to dust or dirt inside the lens, or when flash is used in a very dusty environment.

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  • Can this camera take video?
    Yes. This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats.

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  • How long is the video recording time?
    The camera will record video for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

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  • What third party software program can I use to edit 4K videos?
    Adobe Premier Pro CC or Sony Vegas Pro 13 or higher is recommended for editing 4K videos on Windows OS. Apple Final Cut Pro X2 or higher is recommended for editing 4K videos on a Mac OS. You can visit the software manufacturer's website for additional information.

    Require further assistance?

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