Canon EOS R vs Panasonic DMC GF8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs DMC GF8 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Panasonic DMC GF8 Specs

EOS R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 – 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3″ x 3.9″ x 3.3″)
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

DMC GF8

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 106.5 x 64.6 x 33.3mm³ (4.2″ x 2.5″ x 1.3″)
  • 266g (8.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GF8

EOS R vs DMC GF8 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Better choice: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Panasonic DMC GF8 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

DMC GF8

Larger sensor (5)

Full frame Four Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

31.30 16.00
Auto Focus points (4)

5955 23
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 40000 ISO 100 – 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

2.10 1.04
Better Video (2)

3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
External microphone (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

370 230
USB 3.0 (2)

Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the EOS R is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today’s image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GF8

EOS R

DMC GF8

Higher speed (4, frames/second)

5 6
Larger lens selection (3)

4 80
Built-in flash (2)

Weighs less (2)

660g
(21.3 oz.)
266g
(8.6 oz.)
More portable (2)

1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
229cm³
(14 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GF8 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the DMC GF8.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

DMC GF8

Sensor cleaning

Articulated screen

Touch screen

WiFi

Canon EOS R VS Panasonic DMC GF8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and DMC GF8

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Panasonic DMC GF8

29
13

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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