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The Panasonic LUMIX GX8 is the successor to the award winning DMC-GX7 and features a newly developed 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor for superb image quality. Combined with the newly developed Venus Engine, the Lumix GX8 achieves clear image rendering with minimum noise even in low-lit situations. Other features include 4K Video and 4K Photo recording, Dual Image Stabiliser, a 1,440k-dot OLED LVF, vari-angle OLED monitor, fast and precise AF Tracking, dust and water resistant contruction.
20.3MP Live MOS Sensor
The LUMIX GX8 integrates the newly developed 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves highest ever image quality in the history of LUMIX G digital cameras. It achieves high speed burst, max. ISO25600 high sensitivity image recording and wider dynamic range. The combination of the Digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves clear image rendering with minimum noise even in low-lit situations and stunning picture quality.
Newly Developed Venus Engine
The Venus Engine features Multi Process Noise Reduction, Three Dimensional Colour Control and Aperture Filter to achieve high colour reproduction and high resolution images with natural tones. The combination of the High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves stunning picture quality. It also excels in diffraction compensation to make images crisp and clear even when shooting with a small aperture.
4K Video and 4K Photo
With the LUMIX GX8, you will be able to record video in 4K (up to QFHD: 3840 x 2160 pixels, 25 fps, 100Mbit/s).
Furthermore, with the 4K Photo feature, you can extract the perfect photo out of a 4K video (30 frames / photos per second) sequence easily on the camera and save it as an 8-megapixel equivalent still image. The hybrid LUMIX GX8 frees your creativity for both video and photo.
4K Photo Modes
The 4K Photo function can be used in three different modes:
This is a function that you can use more like using photo burst shooting mode. The camera keeps on shooting 8-megapixel equivalent images at ultra high burst rate as long as the shutter button is pressed.
4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop)
This function is the standard 4K Photo function where you are able to record a 4K video to extract any frame / photo as an 8-megapixel equivalent image later. You can relax and wait for the moment to come.
The specialty of the '4K Pre-Burst' mode is that the camera starts recording a 4K video sequence one second before & after you press the shutter button. This allows you to capture an unpredictable moment which happens much faster than you are able to react.
4K Video — More Details Than Full HD
Whether you are watching movies or editing videos, 4K delivers a far more intense viewing experience than you have seen before. Its native resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels is four times larger than Full HD, resulting in a much higher level of detail. Even if you export your footage filmed in 4K to a Full HD TV, the video files will have even better definition and crisper details than those filmed in Full HD.
1,440k-dot, Large OLED LVF
The LUMIX GX8 comes with a high-resolution (1,440k-dot) Tiltable OLED Live View Finder which allows high visibility thanks to a 10,000:1 contrast and perfect framing even under direct sunlight conditions. High 0.77x magnification (35mm camera equivalent) makes it easy to see image details. Also with all your settings displayed right in front of your eye, your pictures will always come out exactly how you want them to.
Free-angle OLED Monitor
The 1040k-dot rear monitor adopts OLED for higher-precision, higher-speed response. The LUMIX GX8 boasts tilt & swivel capability making it more comfortable even for vertical composition while giving you the freedom to find unusual perspectives. Plus, touch control immediately lets you to set focus to the subject by just touching it on the screen and you can even release the shutter
Splash/Dustproof Rugged Design
Tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the main structure of the LUMIX GX8 is composed of magnesium alloy full diecast front / rear frame. It also features splash / dustproof construction thanks to the sealing on every joint, dial, and button.
Everything in the Right Place
Not only does the LUMIX GX8 feature a premium flat body and a new more ergonomic grip, it also provides an intuitive level of operation. The front/rear dials control the main aperture and shutter speed settings, while easily switching to handle temporary WB and ISO adjustments. Settings can also be assigned to eight function buttons. In addition, it is possible to adjust the exposure compensation with dedicated dial.
High Speed Auto-Focusing with DFD Technology
Capture even the fastest moving action thanks to Panasonic's Depth From Defocus (DFD) Auto Focus (AF) technology. The LUMIX GX8 features this brand new technology instantly calculating the distance between the items inside the frame and drives the focus of the lens in 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. It also increases the stability of continuous focusing when shooting video.
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, like moonlight with no other light source.
Furthermore, the LUMIX GX8 newly integrates the Starlight AF to let you shoot a star in the night sky with auto focus by accurate calculation of the contrast value in a smaller AF zone.
Maximum 1/8000 second Fast Shutter Speed
High shutter speed at maximum 1/8000 second enables you to capture spur-of-the-moment of fast moving subject. It also allows you to open the aperture even outdoors. Maximum 1/16000 second with an electronic shutter reduces washouts even under strong sunlight.
There are many situations when you want your camera to be absolutely silent such as street photography or at a classical concert. When using the electronic shutter of LUMIX G cameras, the mirrorless system is considered noiseless thanks to the fast and silent AF-System in the lenses and the lack of shutter noise. Silent shooting with LUMIX G opens areas of photography that are out of reach for other photographers.
Synchronization Speed 1/250 second
A flash is convenient for shooting against the light source. Maximum 1/250 second synchronization speed lets you use a fully open aperture even for bright scenes.
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