Panasonic GX8 vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II Comparison

We are providing a comparison table of the Panasonic GX8 vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors.

The Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera features the company’s first Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser), a 20.3-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, a large tiltable LVF and 4K video recording capability.

The Olympus E-M5 Mark II mirrorless camera boasts a 40MP high resolution shot mode, achieved by shifting the sensor in half-pixel steps and capturing eight images over a period of one second. The camera announced in February, 2015.

Comparison Table of Panasonic GX8 vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II Cameras

Panasonic GX8 vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II Comparison

To see the differences between these two MFT cameras you can find the comparison chart of the Panasonic GX8 vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II below. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Features Panasonic GX8 Olympus E-M5 Mark II
Sensor resolution 20.3 MP (effective) 16.1 MP (effective)
Sensor Type / Size Four Thirds / (17.4 x 13.0 mm) Four Thirds / (17.4 x 13.0 mm)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift / Dual IS (with selected lenses) Sensor-shift / 5-axis
Image Processor Venus Engine TruePic VII Image Processor
AF System 49-points – DFD Contrast AF, Starlight AF, New AF tracking algorithm 81-points / Contrast-detect
Max shutter speed 60 – 1/16000 sec 60 – 1/16000 sec
Continuous shooting speed 12 fps + 4K photo mode with Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K pre-burst 5fps unlimited JPEG and RAW
(10fps with fixed focus and IS off)
Light Metering Sensor 1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system 324 zones
ISO Sensitivity 200 – 25600
(100 with boost)
200 – 25600
(100 with boost)
Flash No No
Flash sync speed 1/250 sec 1/250 sec
LCD 3.0-inch OLED 1040K-dots Fully articulated Touch screen 3.0-inch 1037K-dots Fully Articulated Touchscreen
Viewfinder EVF 2360K-dots OLED 0.77x magnification (35mm equiv.)
100% coverage
EVF  2360K-dots 100% coverage
Magnification: 1.3x or 1.48x / 0.65x or 0.74x
Video Recording 2160p 30/24
1080p 30
720p 60/30
480p 30
Stereo mic
1080p30/24 (ALL-I or IPB)
1080p60 (IPB)
720p60/30/24 (ALL-I or IPB)Stereo sound
Mic socket Yes Yes
Build Quality Magnesium alloy Magnesium alloy
Weather Sealing Dust and Splash proof Dust, Splash and Freezeproof construction down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius
Built-in Wi-Fi / NFC Wi-Fi + NFC Wi-Fi
Battery life (CIPA) 330 310
Weight 487 g (1.07 lb / 17.18 oz) 469 g (1.03 lb / 16.54 oz)
Dimensions 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″) 124 x 85 x 45 mm (4.88 x 3.35 x 1.77″)

Above you can see the specs comparison table of the Panasonic GX8 vs Olympus E-M5 Mark II cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensor.

The GX8 has several advantages over the OM-D E-M5 Mark II like advanced DFD technology, more accurate light metering, 4K video recording and if needed NFC connectivity.

On the other hand the OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a smaller body compared to the GX8, more AF points and the innovative 5-axis IBIS with the 40MP High-Resolution capture.

  • Jón Ingólfur Hermannsson

    both great cameras –