Nikon D5500 vs. Panasonic Lumix GF8 - Camera Comparison

Nikon D5500 vs. Panasonic Lumix GF8:

Nikon D5500
Nikon D5500 ✭ Camspex.com
BODY
Panasonic Lumix GF8
Panasonic Lumix GF8 ✭ Camspex.com
2015
YEARYear of announcement
2016
Carbon fiber reinforced plastic
BODY MATERIAL
Plastic
Not
weather
sealed
WEATHER SEALING
Not
weather
sealed
Nikon F
LENS MOUNT
Micro Four Thirds
n/a
SHUTTER LIFEThe shutter durability as rated by the manufacturer.
n/a
420 g
124 x 97 x 70 mm
DIMENSIONS
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
DIMENS.
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight according to CIPA (incl. batteries and memory card)
107 x 65 x 33 mm
266 g
Nikon D5500
Panasonic Lumix GF8
24.2 MP
Sony IMX193 CMOS APS-C sensor
APS-C
SENSORThe number of effective megapixels (MP). Sensor manufacturer (if known) and sensor type.
16 MP
Panasonic NMOS Four Thirds sensor
Four Thirds
23.5 x 15.6 mm
SENSOR SIZE
17.3 x 13.0 mm
6000 x 4000 pixels
MAX. RESOLUTIONMaximum still image resolution
MAX. RES.Maximum still image resolution
4592 x 3448 pixels
1.5x
CROP FACTORA 50mm lens on a camera with a crop factor of 1.5x would behave like a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera with a crop factor of 1x (50mm x 1.5 = 75mm)
2x
Bayer array
COLOR FILTER
Bayer array
3.9 μm
PIXEL PITCHThe center-to-center distance between two pixels (photosites) on a sensor. The larger the photosites, the more light they can capture and the lower is the level of visible "noise" in captured images.
3.8 μm
None
LOW-PASS FILTERA low-pass filter blurs fine details of an image to eliminate the moiré and the color artifacts of finely patterned structures. Without a low-pass filter images will appear sharper, but there is also a risk of moiré occurring in certain scenes.
Fixed
3:2
NATIVE
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
4:3
12 or 14 bit RAW, JPEG
OUTPUT FORMATS
RAW, MPO, JPEG
Auto, 100 - 25600
ISO SEN­SITIVITY
Auto, 200 - 25600
(can be extended to 100)
Nikon D5500
DXOMARK
SENSOR
SCOREAnalysis of the camera image quality by dxomark.com
Panasonic Lumix GF8
84
OVERALL SCOREDXOMARK Sensor Overall Score shows a camera's sensor quality in terms of noise, ability to render high contrast, formation of colored noise, ability to shoot in low light.
Not tested
 
24.1
COLOR DEPTHThe color depth performance (DXOMARK Portrait Score) in bits
Not tested
 
14
DYNAMIC RANGEThe maximum dynamic range performance (DXOMARK Landscape Score) in exposure value (EV)
Not tested
 
1438
LOW-LIGHT ISOThe low-light sensitivity performance (DXOMARK Sports Score) in ISO sensitivity value
Not tested
 
Nikon D5500
Panasonic Lumix GF8
COVERAGE:
95 %
SIZE:
0.54
camspex.com — Viewfinder — Nikon D5500
VIEW­FINDERThe viewfinder frame COVERAGE in percent and the real viewfinder SIZE (VF magnification corrected by the crop factor of a camera — this way cameras with different sensor sizes can be compared).
camspex.com — No Viewfinder — Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8
COVERAGE:
n/a
SIZE:
n/a
Optical (pentamirror)
VF TYPE
No viewfinder
Articulated
 1 036 800 dot LCD
REAR SCREEN
Articulated 
1 036 800 dot LCD
3.2 inch
SCREEN SIZE
3 inch
LIVE VIEW & TOUCH SCREEN
LV & TS
No top LCD panel
TOP LCD PANELLCD panel on top of the camera which provides information about the current camera settings.
No top LCD panel
Nikon D5500
Panasonic Lumix GF8
Phase detection, Contrast detection in Live View mode
AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM
AF SYSTEM
Contrast detection
39
39
FOCUS POINTSAutofocus points
as shown in the figures below:

linear sensors
cross-type sensors
dual cross-type sensors
contrast autofocus areas
23
23
9
CROSS-TYPE FOCUS POINTS
CROSS-TYPE FP
0
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Nikon D5500
-1
EV

100

The minimum exposure value of the AF working range (at 23°C and ISO 100). The smaller this value, the less light is needed for normal autofocus operation.
-4
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Panasonic Lumix GF8
23 %
AF COVERAGEFrame coverage by AF sensors in percent.
73 %
None
IN-BODY
AF MOTORAn in-body AF motor gives the ability to auto-focus with older lenses which don't have their own motors.
None
No
IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION
IMAGE STABI
No
5
fps
CONTINUOUS DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
CONT. DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
5.8
fps
100 JPEG shots
10 RAW shots
MAX. BURSTMaximum number of shots in high-speed continuous drive mode until the buffer is full.
Unlimited JPEG shots
7 RAW shots
-5/+5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
EXP. COMP.
-5/+5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Bulb, 30 sec → 1/4000 sec
SHUTTER SPEED
60 sec → 1/16000 sec
Nikon D5500
Panasonic Lumix GF8

X-SYNC:
1/200
GUIDE
NUMBER:

GN:
12
BUILT-IN FLASH
GUIDE
NUMBER:

GN:
4

X-SYNC:
1/50
Yes
HOT SHOE
None
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB
USB 2.0 High Speed
1080p @ 60 fps (Full HD)
MAX. VIDEO RESOLUTION
VIDEO
1080p @ 50 fps (Full HD)
Microphone port, HDMI
CONNECTIONS
CONNECT.
HDMI
BUILT-IN
DEVICES
SD, SDHC, SDXC
STORAGE TYPES
SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
1
CARD SLOTS
1
820
shots
BATTERY LIFEMaximum number of images that can be shot per single battery charge (according to CIPA).
230
shots
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