Paul Ross Asks When Will GX8 Replacement Arrive?

Posted May. 27th, 2017 by Daniel J. Cox

Followed you and bought the Panasonic 100-400 lens, love it. Bought the Panasonic GX8 to go with the lens. and love that too. For wildlife, this is as good as it gets. Now I would like to think about the future and I wonder if there is going to be a GX9? I looked at the GH5 but, for me, its too video centric and too large and heavy for a m43 camera. I use the Pana lens for wildlife and for landscape I use a Nikon d810. So, I need to ask, what rumblings might be coming from Panasonic concerning a replacement of the GX8? What about size, weight, IQ, sensor size, sensor type, and feature like HDR, focus stacking (ala Olympus), etc.,etc. What should we WISH FOR and finally when might we expect to hear about the replacement for the GX8? I am forever hopeful that Panasonic will deliver a camera to replace the GX8 that improves upon it in every way, but is focused on photography not video.


Paul, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Unfortunately, I’ve not heard a word about the successor to the GX8 but I’m certain there will be something. All the options you mention, HDR, Focus stacking and others are things many of us working with Panasonic have requested as well and they’re very good at listening, so I’m hopeful those will be coming. However, Panasonic does not give any of us insight as to what’s for certain and if they did, I’m sure they wouldn’t want me posting it on a Blog. Sorry, I can’t be more help but stay tuned to the Blog for news about upcoming products.

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  1. RobertOn Jul. 18th, 2019

    The GX9 is larger and 50% heavier than the G9. Mind giving me a glimpse of your criteria for a travel camera. Frankly, I think that’s about the last Panasonic body I’d select for travel.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Jul. 18th, 2019


      I can only guess that you mixed the weights of the G9 and GX9 up since the G9 is actually 1.27 lb / 579 g. And the GX9 is 14.36 oz / 407 g. I’m thinking you must think I’m nuts for preferring the G9 as a travel camera? Well… based on the cameras I own and have tried that is definitely the case. That said, I’ve never tried the GX9. I will say I’ve recently been thinking about trying one out specifically for my travel photography, not my wildlife work, due to it’s a smaller size. But based on these numbers I don’t think I would buy the two additional bodies I would need to travel with for such a small difference in weight. Guess I’ll be sticking with my G9’s after all. Thanks for your input.

  2. Evleen AndersonOn May. 13th, 2018

    G9? Is that the “X-less” upgrade to the GX8? They get so sneaky with their naming conventions it makes it a bit hard to stay on top…

    Looks like I have some catching up to do 😉

    Thanks Dan.

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      Daniel J. CoxOn May. 13th, 2018

      Hi Paul, no the G9 is a completely different camera than the GX8. GX8 is a rangefinder style camera. G9 is a traditional EVF over the lens styled camera. I much prefer the G9 design and UI. It’s obviously very difficult for the camera makers to come up with naming schemes that always make sense.

  3. Evleen AndersonOn Mar. 29th, 2018

    Hi Dan,

    I see that Panasonic now has a “DC GX9” in its lineup. Is that the successor to the GX8? Have you reviewed it? I can’t find evidence of a review so far but perhaps I need to dig further…



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      Daniel J. CoxOn Apr. 5th, 2018

      thanks for the question Evleen. No, I have not reviewed the GX9 and most likely won’t. It’s more of a street photography camera and though it could be a good choice for my travel photography I will most likely be sticking with the G9.

  4. DanOn Jun. 2nd, 2017

    I have GX7, GX8, and GH5. I also own Leica 100-400. Though I have loved GX8 I now have a good problem since I started using GH5. I am keeping too many photos .. too many sharp photos. I think in the path of GH5 I like to see 1) +200 focus points, 2) same level of Dual IS2, 3) No Low pass filtered 20MP sensor, 4) No more shutter shock … quiet shutter as GH5, 5) same 9 fps continuous auto focus shutter … one thing I do not get used to like Daniel is off center view finder. I have much easier time observing birds or wildlife and move to EVF with center DSLR style EVF location .. at center. Ultimate gift might be to have high dynamic range organic new Panasonic sensor would be revolutionary.

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