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Panasonic® LUMIX GX8 Black 20.3MP 4K Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera Body

Panasonic Electronics
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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.
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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 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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Product Highlights

  • 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.
  • New 20.3-megapixel sensor achieves Panasonic’s highest image quality
  • Worry-free splashproof / dustproof rugged body.
  • Over 20 Interchangeable lens options available


Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Camera FormatMicro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)


Actual21.77 Megapixel
Effective20.3 Megapixel

File Formats

Still ImagesJPEG, RAW
MoviesAVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4


LensLeica DC Vario-Elmarit, 14 elements in 11 groups
Lens5 Aspherical, 3 ED
LensEFL: 4.5-108mm (35 mm equivalent: 25-600mm)
LensAperture: f/2.8 to f/8
Filter Thread52mm


Intelligent Zoom2x
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)1.23x
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)1.95x

Focus Range

Wide11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto6.56' (2 m) - Infinity
Wide Macro0.39" (1 cm) - Infinity
Tele Macro3.28' (1 m) - Infinity

Exposure Control

ISO SensitivityISO Sensitivity
Mechanical Shutter Speed60 - 1/4000 second
Electronic Shutter Speed1 - 1/16000 second, 60 - 0 second in Bulb Mode, 1/2 - 1/16000 second in Movie Mode
Exposure MeteringCenter-weighted, Multi, Spot

Exposure Modes

ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Compensation-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance ModesAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Burst RateUp to 60 fps at 12.1 MP
Burst RateUp to 12 fps at 12.1 MP
Burst RateUp to 6 fps at 12.1 MP
Burst RateUp to 2 fps at 12.1 MP
Burst RateUp to 30 fps at 8 MP for up to 53,970 frames
Self Timer10 Sec, 2 Sec

Flash Modes

Auto/Red-eye ReductionYes
Forced OnYes
Forced On/Red-eye ReductionYes
Slow SyncYes
Slow Sync/Red-eye ReductionYes
Built-in FlashYes
Maximum Effective Flash RangeWide: 0.98 - 28.87' (0.3 - 8.8 m)
Maximum Effective Flash RangeTelephoto: 3.28 - 28.87' (1.0 - 8.8 m)
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe


Memory Card TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC


Video RecordingYes, NTSC


3840 x 2160p30 fps, 24 fps
1920 x 1080p60 fps, 30 fps
1280 x 720p120 fps, 30 fps
640 x 480p240 fps, 30 fps


Video Clip LengthUp to 29 Sec 59 Sec
Audio Recording Built-in MicWith Video, Stereo
Audio Recording Optional External MicWith Video


Viewfinder TypeElectronic, Viewfinder Coverage
Screen3.0" LCD Rear Touch Screen Swivel (1,040,000 pixels)
Screen Coverage1

Connectivity/System Requirements

ConnectivityAV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Wi-FiYes, 802.11b/g/n built-in


Battery1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh


Dimensions (WxHxD)5.2 x 3.6 x 4.6" / 131.6 x 91.5 x 117.1 mm
Weight1.52 lb / 691 g with battery and memory card

Misc. Specs

Depth (in.)4.6
Width (in.)5.2
Height (in.)3.6
Digital Zoom4
Megapixels (Total)20.3
Resolution3840 x 2160
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