A CROWN OF FLOWERS FOR THE GLORIOUS WINNER
Which one is better for street photography, the GX8 or GX80?
The images in this review are processed in Lightroom to my taste. I could have used some of the onboard filters, which are identically on both cams, but decided for RAW processing to see, how the files would handle side by side. By the way, Londoners are simply lovely people :-)
The GX8 handles better. It's slightly bigger and has a pronounced grip. This makes it easier and safer to hold. Furthermore the GX8 has about the same weight (474g), as the GX80 (430g), even though it is made of metal and not polycarbonate like the GX80. Considering that the GX80 not really has a grip, it's a bit to heavy for my taste. On the other side it handles not worse than the PEN-F for example, but the GX8 is just much better in this regards
The EVF of the GX8 plays in another league as the one of the GX80. It's not just much bigger, but has also this neat tilting feature. Once again a point for the GX8. Tilting screen or flipping/rotating screen? Personally I like the tilting option of the GX80 better on the streets, while the GX8s rotating screen is better for video.
LUMIX GX80 AND GX8
Modern camera design has to be in a flow with contemporary esthetics and additionaly be able to provide decent funtionality. Panasonic did a great job!
Single point auto focus
It's awesomly quick on both cams and IMHO faster as a DSLR
Continuous auto focus with subject tracking
Works a tad better on the GX8. The person in this photo came towards me in a relatively speedy matter. The GX8 mastered it very well. 25mm/1.4 at f2
It's a question of personal skills, which I have to improve...
Two GX sweeties in the fastest camera bag of the world
Yes, two cams can fit in a CAMSLINGER Streetomatic, which worked in the case of my setup brilliantly. I had the 15mm/1.7 attached to the GX80 and the 25mm/1.4 to the GX8. To both cams I attached a FINGERCAMSTRAP, which comes included with every CAMSLINGER bag. Of course I was using the new CAMSLINGER Streetomatic Streethunters Edition, which we released in London :-)