Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II Comparison

Let’s compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II. While Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 has 4/3 sensor, Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II has 35mm sensor and 16.0 has a 16.0 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II has a 24.2 MP resolution.

  Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A9 II Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Panasonic Sony
Megapixels 16.0 24.2
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.0x
AA Filter Fixed Fixed
Image Resolution 4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3) 6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization No Yes
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection: Face/eye detection, AF Tracking, 23-area, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Shutter Fast Hybrid AF: Wide (693 points (phase-detection AF), 425 points (contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps AUTO, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204800
Shutter Speed Range 1/16000 - 60 sec 1/32000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 361
AW Buffer Size 239
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 1,440,000 dots (360,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) 3,686K-dot Quad VGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0m-1 diopter, Approx. 23mm eyepoint from the eyepiece lens, 18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard), STD 60fps / HI 120fps, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p) 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
Video File Format AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch) XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Dual SD UHS-II
Microphone Jack No Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash Yes No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/50 1/250
Internal connections Micro HDMI (Type-D) USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), Multi Micro-B USB 2.0, Type-D Micro HDMI, 1000Base-T Ethernet, 3.5mm Microphone and Headphone Jacks, Sync Terminal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth No Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Ethernet,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 500 shots
Battery Types 7.2v, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FZ100 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 11.9 oz (336 g) includes batteries, kit lens 23.9 oz (678 g)
Size 4.2 x 2.5 x 1.3 in. (107 x 65 x 33 mm) 5.1 x 3.8 x 3.1 in. (129 x 96 x 78 mm)
Price
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Buy starting from $4,498.00
Release Date 2018-02-15 2019-11-15