Panasonic GX8

$799.99

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Best mirrorless camera for video

Grade (Out of ten)

8.3
Image Quality : 7.5
Performance : 8
Design : 9
Features : 9
Price : 8
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Description

So what's not so hot? There's no built-in flash, so adding one will pile more on to the $1,200 price tag, which is a bit high to begin with. The sensor is also the smaller Micro 4/3 kind. The noise reduction isn't as good as similarly priced models. The 4K video is also compressed into the .mp4 format and doesn't offer as much of a color range as dedicated camcorders with 4K. Overall though, Panasonic has done well with the GX8 for both video and stills, though that 4K is enough of a reason for serious videographers to consider the camera.

Pros

  • 4K video
  • 10 fps burst speed (6 fps with continuous focus)
  • Weather-sealed

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Continuous focus burst is only 6 fps
  • No built-in flash or bundled external flash
  • Camera Specs:

    Quality

    • Megapixels : 20.3
    • Sensor Size : Micro 4/3
    • Video Quality : 4K at 30 fps or 1080p at 60 fps
    • DxO Mark Test Score : 75

    Performance

    • Shutter Speed : 30 secs. to 1/8000, 1/1600 electronic, Bulb
    • Aperture : N/A
    • ISO : 200 - 25600
    • Burst Speed : 10 fps
    • Autofocus Points : 49
    • Image Stabilization : Yes, in-body and lens-based

    Design

    • Weight : 1.07 lbs.
    • Viewfinder : Electronic
    • Screen : 3
    • Secondary screen : No
    • Controls : 350
    • Battery Life : Dual control wheels

    Features

    • Manual Modes : Yes
    • RAW : Yes
    • Wi-Fi : Yes
    • Other : Weather-sealed

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