Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8 Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens - Black

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8 Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens - Black

The Panasonic GX8 with 14-42mm lens builds on the feature set of the previous GX7 model, offering a handful of significant improvements across various aspects of its functionality. Designed with the serious photographer and videographer in mind, the GX8 flagship boasts a new 20.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor, along with a faster Venus Engine and Dual Image Stabilisation system to achieve unprecedented picture quality in low light (max ISO 25600), lightening quick AF and 8fps burst shooting, and 4K video/photo capability. What's more, the camera's magnesium-alloy dust and splash-proof exterior is graced with a 3.0" free-angle 1040k-dot LCD and a tiltable OLED Live viewfinder with 100% field of view to offer users a variety of handling and viewing options.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX8: Key Features

  • Introducing 4K photo and video for the style-conscious urban adventurer 
  • NEW 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor NEW Dual Image Stabilisation (IS) System 
  • NEW 4K Video Recording: 3840 x 2160, 30p(25p) / 24p in MP4 
  • NEW 4K Photo Mode: 30 fps / 4K Burst 
  • NEW tiltable Live Viewfinder (100% coverage) 
  • NEW Contrast AF with DFD technology 
  • NEW Venus Engine Processor Version 9 
  • NEW 3.0" free-angle LCD 1040k-dot OLED 
  • Full HD recording: 1920 x 1080, 60p(50p) in AVCHD / MP4 
  • 8 fps continuous shooting 
  • ISO 200-25600 (exp. 100) 
  • 1-1/16,000 (Electronic Shutter) 
  • Wi-Fi with NFC QR Code Connection 
  • Splash and dust-proof magnesium-alloy body
GX8 Press Release Intro (16/07/15):

Panasonic today unveils its 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 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 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.

Breathtaking image quality with every shot

The LUMIX 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.

Pushing photographic boundaries with 4K Photo

One of the most significant upgrades since the camera’s critically acclaimed predecessor - the 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 LUMIX DMC-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.

Panasonic Video: 4K Photo - Changing Photography

4K Photo - Changing Photography

You basically can shoot everything and then go back and select

Versatile shooting, wherever you are

Built from magnesium alloy, the LUMIX GX8’s body is lightweight yet rugged, making it the perfect accompaniment to any urban adventure. The 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, 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. 
Both provide 100% field of view to ensure you’re not missing any of the action at the periphery of the frame, and image output between the LVF and the rear monitor is switched automatically using an eye sensor on the LVF, in order to conserve battery.

Capture moments in the blink of an eye

Panasonic’s LUMIX G range is synonymous with fast and accurate Auto Focus (AF) functionality. With the LUMIX DMC-GX8 you can concentrate on framing your picture, safe in the knowledge that your camera will do the rest. The LUMIX DMC-GX8 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.

Practical connectivity

The LUMIX DMC-GX8 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 DMC-GX8, changing settings such as focus, aperture, shutter speed and ISO, before triggering the shutter release remotely.

Ultra-thin, lightweight 14-42mm travel zoom

The Panasonic 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH O.I.S lens is a wide-angle to standard zoom designed specifically for the Micro Four Thirds format. It's ultra-compact and extreme lightweight design offers a wide-angle to short telephoto zoom range of 14-42mm (28-84mm on 35mm format) suitable for most areas of photography. The lens features superb image rendering for lifelike textures, crisp edge-to-edge contrast, a unique Nano Surface Coating for minimal ghosts and flaring and natural atmospheres with remarkable transparency. Incorporated in the lens is Panasonic's Mega O.I.S. (optical image stabiliser), which makes it easy to shoot super sharp shots even in low-lit conditions by suppressing blur caused by hand shake.

A host of other exciting features

  • Improved Multiple Panorama Mode (Image quality priority or angle priority) 
  • 2.5mm Microphone Socket 
  • 21mm Eyepoint LVF for improved usability with glasses 
  • Focus Peaking / Eye Sensor AF / Touch Pad AF / Starlight AF 
  • Silent Mode 
  • Creative Control 
  • Time Lapse Shot / Stop Motion Animation