Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC GF8 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC GF8 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC GF8 Specs


  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 – 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7″ x 6.2″ x 3.0″)
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X


  • 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

OM-D E-M1X 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:

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an DMC GF8 sensor comparison

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC GF8 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.40 16.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

18 6
Auto Focus points (4)

121 23
Better sensibility (4)

64 – 25600 ISO 100 – 25600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)

Better Video (2)

4096 x 2160 1920 x 1080
External microphone (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

870 230
USB 3.0 (2)

GPS (2)

Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1X 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. Finally, there’s the the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GF8



Built-in flash (2)

Weighs less (2)

(32.2 oz.)
(8.6 oz.)
More portable (2)

(108 cu.in.)
(14 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GF8 are the built-in flash, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the DMC GF8.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor format

Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor cleaning

Lens selection

80 80
Sensor resolution (MP)

1.04 1.04
Articulated screen

Touch screen


Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC GF8 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and DMC GF8

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic DMC GF8


We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.