As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, pro DSLRs, pro digicams and boutiques. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) and the Lumix DMC-GF7) and Fujifilm (such as the X-A3 and the X-A2)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a touch screen, records movies in 24p, significantly more lenses available (108 lenses vs 62 lenses) and is newer (february 2016 vs october 2015).

However, on average it users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/500 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90)

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3
6 months newer
$489 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-A3 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the X-A3 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X-A3 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 339 g vs 266 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
1 year older
$523 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF7 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF7 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-GF7 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
4 months older
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Much fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the EOS M10 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 266 g

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
1 year older
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24.7 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A5100 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 266 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.3"

Fujifilm X-A2

Fujifilm X-A2
1 year older

Significant advantages of the X-A2 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the X-A2 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • No touch screen
  • No 24p support
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 108 lenses

common strengths of the X-A2 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×40 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 350 g vs 266 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Pentax KP

Pentax KP
1 year newer
$797 (body only)
$914 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the KP (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the KP (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the KP and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
similar age
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Pentax K-S2

Pentax K-S2
1 year older
$551 (body only)
$1,176 18-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-S2 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-S2 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-S2 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Pentax K-S1

Pentax K-S1
1 year older
$329 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-S1 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-S1 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-S1 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
3 years older

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the T4i and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
5 years older
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3100 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.8 fps vs 10 fps), has a slightly shorter battery life (230 shots vs 390 shots), is older (february 2016 vs july 2018), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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2 years newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 15.8 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Have touch screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX95

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2 years newer
$514

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX95 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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2 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 15.8 MP

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Have touch screens

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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2 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year newer
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
similar age
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Much longer battery life: 390 shots vs 230 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
5 years older
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 460k dots), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5.8 fps vs 12 fps), has a significantly shorter battery life (230 shots vs 400 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
5 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX5 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-LX5 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
8 months older
$650 - $898

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the WG-5 GPS (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-5 GPS (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-5 GPS and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
1 year older
$974

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • None found

common strengths of the X30 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a screen which flips out, has interchangeable lenses and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 24 MP), lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (230 shots vs 330 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (february 2016 vs september 2018).

Fujifilm XF10

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2 years newer
$449

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 230 shots

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the XF10 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 266 g

Ricoh GR III

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2 years newer
$900

Significant advantages of the GR III (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the GR III (vs the Lumix DMC-GF8)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the GR III and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×62×33 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 257 g vs 266 g