Pentax K-3 III vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Comparison



Let’s compare the Pentax K-3 III vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Pentax K-3 III and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8. While Pentax K-3 III has APS-C sensor, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 has 4/3 sensor and 25.7 has a 25.7 MP and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 has a 16.0 MP resolution.

  Pentax K-3 III Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
  Pentax K-3 III Front Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Ricoh Panasonic
Megapixels 25.7 16.0
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Format APS-C 4/3
SLR Type Dslr Mirrorless
Crop Factor 1.5x 2.0x
AA Filter Optional Fixed
Image Resolution 6192 x 4128 (25.6 MP, 3:2) 4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 160000 Min 200 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type SAFOX 13 TTL phase-matching - 101 point (25 cross type focus points in the center) 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
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, 100-160000 (1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps) Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 30
AW Buffer Size
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen No Yes
Top Deck Display Yes No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, ~100% coverage, 1.05x mag., 20.5mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​24p) 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p)
Video File Format MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes No
Headphone Jack Yes No
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No Yes
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/50
Internal connections USB 3.2 Gen1 (Type-C), Micro B,Micro (Type D) HMDI, External cable switch terminal (2.5mm), X-sync socket, 3.5mm stereo mic input, 3.5mm headphone jack Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS Yes No
USB Type USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 800 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 28.9 oz (820 g) includes batteries 11.9 oz (336 g) includes batteries, kit lens
Size 5.3 x 4.1 x 2.9 in. (135 x 104 x 74 mm) 4.2 x 2.5 x 1.3 in. (107 x 65 x 33 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2021-04-06 2018-02-15