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Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic GX8

The Nikon Z6 II and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 are two enthusiast cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in October 2020 and July 2015. Both the Z6 II and the GX8 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on a full frame (Z6 II) and a Four Thirds (GX8) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 24.3 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 20.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon Z6 II
versus
Panasonic GX8
Nikon Z6 II Panasonic GX8
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Nikon Z mount lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
24.3 MP, Full Frame Sensor 20.2 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
4K/60p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-51,200 (50 - 204,800) ISO 200-25,600
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots)
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Tilting touchscreen Swivel touchscreen
14 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
410 shots per battery charge330 shots per battery charge
134 x 101 x 70 mm, 705 g 133 x 78 x 63 mm, 487 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Z6 II and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon Z6 II and the Panasonic GX8. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The GX8 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the Z6 II is only available in black.

Size Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic GX8
Compare Z6 II versus GX8 top
Comparison Z6 II or GX8 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic GX8 is notably smaller (23 percent) than the Nikon Z6 II. Moreover, the GX8 is markedly lighter (31 percent) than the Z6 II. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the Z6 II gets 410 shots out of its EN-EL15c battery, while the GX8 can take 330 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLC12 power pack. The power pack in the Z6 II can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon Z6 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 410 Y Oct 2020 1,999 i
2.
 
Panasonic GX8 133 mm 78 mm 63 mm 487 g 330 Y Jul 2015 1,199 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 135 mm 93 mm 64 mm 607 g 500 Y Feb 2020 1,699 i
4.
 
Nikon D780 144 mm 116 mm 76 mm 840 g 2260 Y Jan 2020 2,299 i
5.
 
Nikon Z5 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 470 Y Jul 2020 1,399 i
6.
 
Nikon Z7 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 420 Y Oct 2020 2,999 i
7.
 
Nikon Z6 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 310 Y Aug 2018 1,999 i
8.
 
Olympus E-M1 III 134 mm 91 mm 69 mm 580 g 420 Y Feb 2020 1,799 i
9.
 
Olympus E-M1 II 134 mm 91 mm 67 mm 574 g 440 Y Sep 2016 1,999 i
10.
 
Olympus PEN-F 125 mm 72 mm 37 mm 427 g 330 n Jan 2016 1,199 i
11.
 
Olympus E-M5 II 124 mm 85 mm 45 mm 469 g 310 Y Feb 2015 1,099 i
12.
 
Panasonic S5 133 mm 98 mm 82 mm 714 g 440 Y Sep 2020 1,999 i
13.
 
Panasonic GX7 123 mm 71 mm 55 mm 402 g 350 n Aug 2013 999 i
14.
 
Pentax K-3 III 135 mm 104 mm 74 mm 820 g 800 Y Mar 2021 1,999 i
15.
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
16.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
17.
 
Sony A6500 120 mm 67 mm 53 mm 453 g 350 Y Oct 2016 1,399 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The GX8 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 40 percent) than the Z6 II, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon Z6 II features a full frame sensor and the Panasonic GX8 a Four Thirds sensor. The sensor area in the GX8 is 74 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 2.0. The sensor in the Z6 II has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the GX8 offers a 4:3 aspect.

Nikon Z6 II and Panasonic GX8 sensor measures

With 24.3MP, the Z6 II offers a higher resolution than the GX8 (20.2MP), but the Z6 II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.94μm versus 3.34μm for the GX8) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Z6 II is a much more recent model (by 5 years and 3 months) than the GX8, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon Z6 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Z6 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30.2 x 20.1 inches or 76.8 x 51.1 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24.2 x 16.1 inches or 61.4 x 40.9 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20.2 x 13.4 inches or 51.2 x 34.1 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic GX8 are 25.9 x 19.4 inches or 65.8 x 49.4 cm for good quality, 20.7 x 15.6 inches or 52.7 x 39.5 cm for very good quality, and 17.3 x 13 inches or 43.9 x 32.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Z6 II has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Nikon Z6 II has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 51200, which can be extended to ISO 50-204800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

Z6 II versus GX8 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon Z6 II Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/60p...... ..
2.
 
Panasonic GX8 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.512.6806 75
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p...... ..
4.
 
Nikon D780 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p...... ..
5.
 
Nikon Z5 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40164K/30p...... ..
6.
 
Nikon Z7 II Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/60p26.314.72841 100
7.
 
Nikon Z6 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p25.314.33299 95
8.
 
Olympus E-M1 III Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
9.
 
Olympus E-M1 II Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.712.81312 80
10.
 
Olympus PEN-F Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38881080/60p23.112.4894 74
11.
 
Olympus E-M5 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.012.5842 73
12.
 
Panasonic S5 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p...... ..
13.
 
Panasonic GX7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.612.2718 70
14.
 
Pentax K-3 III APS-C 25.6 6192 41284K/30p...... ..
15.
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.03434 93
16.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73730 96
17.
 
Sony A6500 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.513.71405 85

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the Z6 II provides a higher frame rate than the GX8. It can shoot video footage at 4K/60p, while the Panasonic is limited to 4K/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the Z6 II offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the GX8 (3690k vs 2360k dots). The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Nikon Z6 II and Panasonic GX8 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon Z6 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 14.0 n Y
2.
 
Panasonic GX82360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T43690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0 n Y
4.
 
Nikon D780optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n
5.
 
Nikon Z53690 n 3.2 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 4.5 n Y
6.
 
Nikon Z7 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
7.
 
Nikon Z63690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
8.
 
Olympus E-M1 III2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
9.
 
Olympus E-M1 II2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
10.
 
Olympus PEN-F2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
11.
 
Olympus E-M5 II2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
12.
 
Panasonic S52360 n 3.0 1840 full-flex Y 1/8000s 7.0 n Y
13.
 
Panasonic GX72760 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
14.
 
Pentax K-3 IIIoptical Y 3.2 1620 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
15.
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A65002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y Y

One feature that is present on the Z6 II, but is missing on the GX8 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The GX8 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the Z6 II does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, both cameras under consideration feature an electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Nikon Z6 II and the Panasonic GX8 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The Z6 II writes its imaging data to CFexpress or SDXC cards, while the GX8 uses SDXC cards. The Z6 II features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the GX8 only has one slot. The Z6 II supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the GX8 can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Z6 II and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon Z6 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
2.
 
Panasonic GX8YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T4YstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
4.
 
Nikon D780YstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Nikon Z5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
6.
 
Nikon Z7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
7.
 
Nikon Z6YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
8.
 
Olympus E-M1 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
9.
 
Olympus E-M1 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y--
10.
 
Olympus PEN-FYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
11.
 
Olympus E-M5 IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
12.
 
Panasonic S5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
13.
 
Panasonic GX7Ystereomono--mini2.0YY-
14.
 
Pentax K-3 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
15.
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
16.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
17.
 
Sony A6500YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the Z6 II has a headphone jack, which is not present on the GX8 This port makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process.

The Z6 II is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Nikon. In contrast, the GX8 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the GX8 was succeeded by the Panasonic GX9. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Panasonic websites.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is the Nikon Z6 II better than the Panasonic GX8 or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Advantages of the Nikon Z6 II:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (24.3 vs 20.2MP) with a 12% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (4K/60p versus 4K/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3690k vs 2360k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.80x vs 0.77x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 1040k dots).
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (14 vs 10 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (410 versus 330) on a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 5 years and 3 months of technical progress since the GX8 launch.

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Reasons to prefer the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8:

  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • More compact: Is smaller (133x78mm vs 134x101mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 218g or 31 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (40 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in July 2015).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the Z6 II is the clear winner of the match-up (21 : 7 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Z6 II 21:07 GX8

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon Z6 II and the Panasonic GX8 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the Z6 II or the GX8 perform in practice. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon Z6 II4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 1,999 i
2.
 
Panasonic GX85/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2015 1,199 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-T45/5+ +..5/55/5 Feb 2020 1,699 i
4.
 
Nikon D7805/5..87/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2020 2,299 i
5.
 
Nikon Z54/5..89/1004.5/54/5 Jul 2020 1,399 i
6.
 
Nikon Z7 II4.5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 2,999 i
7.
 
Nikon Z65/5....4.5/55/5 Aug 2018 1,999 i
8.
 
Olympus E-M1 III5/5..83/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2020 1,799 i
9.
 
Olympus E-M1 II5/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 1,999 i
10.
 
Olympus PEN-F....82/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 1,199 i
11.
 
Olympus E-M5 II5/5+ +81/1005/55/5 Feb 2015 1,099 i
12.
 
Panasonic S54.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2020 1,999 i
13.
 
Panasonic GX74/5+79/1005/55/5 Aug 2013 999 i
14.
 
Pentax K-3 III.......... Mar 2021 1,999 i
15.
 
Sony A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
16.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
17.
 
Sony A65005/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2016 1,399 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Nikon Z6 II vs Panasonic GX8

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon Z6 II Panasonic GX8
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon Z mount lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date October 2020 July 2015
    Launch Price USD 1,999 USD 1,199
    Sensor Specs Nikon Z6 II Panasonic GX8
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 35.9 x 23.9 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 858.01 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.1 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 24.3 Megapixels 20.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6048 x 4024 pixels 5184 x 3888 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.94 μm 3.34 μm
    Pixel Density 2.84 MP/cm2 8.96 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/60p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 51,200 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 204,800 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor DUAL EXPEED 6 Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 75
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 23.5
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 12.6
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 806
    Screen Specs Nikon Z6 II Panasonic GX8
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.80x 0.77x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots 2360k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon Z6 II Panasonic GX8
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 14 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/8000sup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CFexpress or SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-II UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon Z6 II Panasonic GX8
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.2 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Nikon Z6 II Panasonic GX8
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type EN-EL15c DMW-BLC12
    Battery Life (CIPA)410 shots per charge330 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 134 x 101 x 70 mm
    (5.3 x 4.0 x 2.8 in)
    133 x 78 x 63 mm
    (5.2 x 3.1 x 2.5 in)
    Camera Weight 705 g (24.9 oz) 487 g (17.2 oz)

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