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Sony A6300 vs Panasonic GX8

Sony-A6300-vs-Panasonic-GX8From the image of the two we can see that Sony 6300 is bit more compact compared to Panasonic GX8 also take a look a look at the specification comparison review of both the camera.

Features/ Models Sony A6300 Panasonic GX8
Megapixel 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
Sensor size 23.5 x 15.6 mm Venus Engine Image Processor
Sensor Type Hybrid CMOS AF Contrast Detect AF
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image processor BIONZ X Image Processor TruePic VII Image Processor
AF system 425 Phase-Detect Points Contrast Detect
 ISO 100-51200 80-25600
Shutter Type Electronic & Mechanical Electronic & Mechanical
Image Stabilization NO In-Camera Image Stabilization, Dual I.S.
 Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/4000  60 – 1/16000
 Continuous shooting speed 11 fps  10fps
 Video Internal UHD 4K  30 & 1080p 120fps Recording 4K UHD Video Recording at 30/24 fps
Display 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor 3.0″ 1.037m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
Viewfinder XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF Tilting 2.36m-Dot 0.77x OLED EVF
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi + NFC WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed No No
Battery life 400
Dimensions 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm 124.8 x 72.1 x 37.3 mm
Weight  404 g 427 g

Sensor: The Panasonic GX8 features

The Panasonic GX8 features 20 Megapixel CMOS 4/3 sensor and Sony A6300 features a 20 MP APS-C sensor, Sony A6300 sensor carry more resolution as well as bigger sensor.

Both the sensor are built on different technologies, the Sony A6300 sensor is built with active Phase AF pixels inside the sensor so it will do fast AF compared to the Panasonic GX8.

The Sony advance Hybrid CMOS AF features 425 phase based AF points and 169 contrast based AF points, will allow camera to lock AF in a little time of 0.05 sec, on the other side the Panasonic features exclusive DFD auto-focus system. that also locks AF in .07 sec.  However Sony clearly wins the game by .02 sec difference.

Take a look at the difference in AF time of both the camera.

Camera Sony A6300 Panasonic GX8
AF lock time 0.05 sec 0.07 sec
Continuous shooting speed 11 fps 10fps

Continuous shooting speed of A6300 is faster compared to Panasonic GX8 camera despite of having more resolution.

ISO range of the Sony A6300 is more broad and another biggest advantage is the larger sensor area compared to the Panasonic GX8 43 sensor.  More ISO will sure help you get neat and clean night-shots without noise banding or color noise.

Dual IS in Panasonic GX8 is un-comparable, Panasonic becomes the world first company to feature Dual IS in a camera system, the Panasonic GX8 comes with built in sensor shift IS mechanism and when you add a OIS lens in the camera, the camera IS system sync with the Lens based IS system to give you ultimate result.

The Panasonic GX8 features and Sony A6300 both can record 4K videos at 30fps.

The Panasonic GX8 features 3″ touchscreen vari-angle monitor with bit high resolution compared to Sony A6300.

Verdict: Both the camera have almost same price tag, so we recommend you get the Sony A6300 camera since the camera features more advance AF and better sensor on the other side the Panasonic GX8 camera features built-in image stabilization. So if you prefer built-in IS over image quality and AF you can get the GX8 camera.

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Also see – Sony A6300 performed better during High ISO test comparison with Panasonic GX8 camera.

Recommended Lenses for Sony A6300 Camera can be found here – Best Lenses for Sony A6300 Camera

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4 comments to Sony A6300 vs Panasonic GX8

  • Crinosil

    Actually Sony claims that the A6300 is environmentally sealed ….

  • Ralph

    Both the display and the unique tilting viewfinder are superior to that of the Sony. The Sony’s video is falsely claimed here as superior. The Panasonic offers a much larger array of lens options from Panasonic, Olympus and other third parties – far outdistancing Sony. For buyers already confused by Sony “A” mount and “E” mount lens restrictions, Sony has now added to their confusion by offering “G” mount lenses. By comparison, MFT cameras ALL have one standard mount, permitting easy compatibility and more upgrade choices. Continuous Shooting Spped is a silly comparision, how often does anyone really need to shoot stills at 11fps.

  • Sakaphoto Graphics

    You have mixed Olympus specifications into the GX8’s specifications.

    The sensor size is 17.3×13.0mm and the TruePIC VII image processor should be replaced with “Venus Engine Image Processor”.

    The body is sealed.

  • royston

    the GX8 is weather proof

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