Panasonic Lumix GX8 Mark Peters : July 21th 2015 - 20:35 CET
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 system camera : Panasonic introduces the new Lumix DMC-GX8 interchangeable lens camera. Boasting 4K capabilities, the latest creative technologies to enhance your photography and Panasonic’s first Dual I.S (Image Stabiliser), the latest LUMIX G, with a classic compact design, is the perfect everyday companion for the style-conscious urban adventurer. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is ideally suited for those who like to shoot on-the-go and at street level - from bustling bazaars to nights out with friends. The new Panasonic camera offers stunning image quality alongside a wide array of easy-to-use creative functions, allowing photographers to capture and share their artistic vision easier than ever before.
Panasonic Lumix GX8
The Panasonic DMC-GX8 features a 20.3 megapixel sensor that’s perfect for capturing photos and video in stunning detail. The camera’s newly upgraded Venus Engine processor gives it a boost in low light environments. Whether you’re hitting the town in the early hours or taking a walk down a beach at sunset, images are captured with minimum noise and colours are recreated with total authenticity. The ability to capture consistently crisp and clear images is a key feature of the Lumix DMC-GX8, and is further enhanced by Panasonic’s first Dual I.S. system. With a combination of Lens Optical Image Stabilisation and Body Image Stabilisation, you can achieve consistently blur-free images even when shooting on-the-go.
High-resolution Live View Finder
Built from magnesium alloy, the Lumix GX8’s body is lightweight yet rugged, making it the perfect accompaniment to any urban adventure. The Panasonic Lumix camera is also splash and dustproof, which is achieved by tightly sealing the various sections of the camera’s body to enable shooting in conditions other cameras are unable to go. A 0.77x (35mm equivalent) large, a high-resolution Live View Finder (LVF) tilts 90 degrees to provide flexible shooting options for every situation, while the Free-Angle touch screen monitor can easily be moved both side to side (180 degrees) and up and down (250 degrees) - perfect for taking your selfies to a whole new level with flexible shooting angles.
4K Photo features
One of the most significant upgrades since the camera’s critically acclaimed predecessor - the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 - is the introduction of 4K video capability. 4K video provides four times the resolution and clarity of traditional Full HD, resulting in videos that jump from the screen, bringing scenes to life before your eyes. With new 4K Photo features, the Panasonic GX8 also allows you to extract an 8-megapixel still from 4K burst images with total control and precision, so even the magic moments that pass in the blink of an eye can be recaptured and enjoyed forever.
NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 system camera integrates Wi-Fi connectivity to provide practical new ways to shoot, as wells as fast and easy sharing online. Thanks to NFC, just by touching devices together, you can connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet and post your favourite images and clips to social media, or email them to friends and family. Alternatively you can use your mobile device as a control for the Lumix GX8, changing settings such as focus, aperture, shutter speed and ISO, before triggering the shutter release remotely.
Taking pictures with the Lumix GX8
Panasonic’s Lumix G camera range is synonymous with fast and accurate Auto Focus (AF) functionality. With the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 you can concentrate on framing your picture, safe in the knowledge that your camera will do the rest. The Panasonic DMC-GX8 camera takes even less time to set focus than its predecessors, analysing the scene and adjusting settings in the blink of an eye. The result is crystal clear photos and video every time, even when you’re dealing with fast-moving subjects such as wildlife or sports.
Panasonic Lumix GX8 price
The retail sales package contains the following accessories: Panasonic DMW-BLC12 rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, battery charger, AC cable, USB cable, shoulder strap, body cap, hot shoe cover, software DVD-ROM, Limited 1-Year Warranty. The Panasonic GX8 price (body only) is set at $1,199.99. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this system camera to the test and publish a full Panasonic GX8 review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures and 4k sample videos.