As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs, 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 slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 24 MP), has a slightly shorter battery life (230 shots vs 400 shots), 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)

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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)
  • 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
  • Longer battery life: 410 shots vs 230 shots
  • Supports an external flash

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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Light weight: 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)

  • Longer battery life: 410 shots vs 230 shots
  • 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 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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

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compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (5.8 fps vs 3 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 20 MP), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), lacks and external mic jack and slightly fewer lenses available (108 lenses vs 220 lenses).

Pentax KP

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

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/5999 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

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

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×76 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the KP and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Flip-out screens

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)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,040k dots

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)

  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/5999 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (91×123×73 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)

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

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (91×123×73 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)

Pentax K-S1

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

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 21.1 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/6000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (121×93×70 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)

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

  • Very small: Prosumer size (121×93×70 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1.3"

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
3 years older

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

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the T4i and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D3100

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

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Significantly more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 108 lenses

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 14.2 MP vs 15.8 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3100 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a touch screen, has slightly more focus points (23 vs 9), is newer (february 2016 vs august 2010) and is much smaller (compact (107×65×33 mm) vs professional size (145×106×79 mm)).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (15.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), lacks and external mic jack, significantly fewer lenses available (108 lenses vs 220 lenses) and has a much shorter battery life (230 shots vs 1100 shots).

Canon EOS 60D

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

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Much longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 230 shots

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

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 60D and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (107×65×33 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 266 g

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)

  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 230 shots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

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)

  • Shoots significantly faster: 16 fps vs 5.8 fps
  • 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 DSC-RX100 IV (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 DSC-RX100 IV and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

Ricoh WG-5 GPS

Ricoh WG-5 GPS
1 year older

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second
  • Waterproof

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,040k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

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

  • Each has a built-in flash

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)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/500 of a second

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

  • Built-in lens only

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Have touch screens

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
1 year older
$974

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

  • Much longer battery life: 470 shots vs 230 shots
  • 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 X30 (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 X30 and Lumix DMC-GF8

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

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).

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

Fujifilm XF10

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2 years newer
$449

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack
  • 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)
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 266 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.3"