Panasonic has just introduced the new DMC-GX8 (GX8) Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera featuring a host of advanced functions packed in a splash/dust-proof rugged design. The DMC-GX8 integrates Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer1 for the first time in the LUMIX G series to gain vibration correction. The Body I.S. and Lens I.S. can be switched in the LUMIX GX7 but both Body I.S. and Lens I.S. work at the same time to take maximum advantage of both stabilizers not only in wide angle but also with telephoto. Almost any type of vibration can be effectively suppressed with this innovative image stabilization system featuring max.3.5x (wide) / 1.5x (tele) wider correction angle.
The camera also packs a new 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine image processor with a quad-core CPU. The LUMIX GX8 enables shooting at max. ISO of 25,600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and color reproduction are improved. It is also capable of high speed burst shooting at 8 fps (AFS) / 6 fps (AFC).
The LUMIX GX8 is capable of recording QFHD 4K video in 3840x2160 at 30p(60Hz) or 24p in MP4. Taking advantage of 4K video recording performance, users can capture the photo opportunities at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution to save it as a 4K Photo. It is easy to get 4K photos with three 4K Photo modes; 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst.
It also features 2,360K-dot high resolution and 100% field of view. Dual OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are adopted for both LVF and rear monitor, achieving high speed response with minimum time lag of less than 0.01 sec as well as 10,000:1 high contrast. The free-angle 3-inch 1,040K-dot rear monitor supports shooting even at a vertical angle.
Thanks to the connectivity of Wi-Fi with NFC (Near Field Communication), users can connect the camera to their smartphone and/or tablet to expand the flexibility in shooting/storing/sharing images.
The LUMIX GX8 will available at Panasonic.com and photo retailers mid-August in two versions: all black and silver top with a black bottom. The price will be $1199.99 and will be body only.