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Panasonic G100 vs Pentax K-500

The Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 (called Panasonic G110 in some regions) and the Pentax K-500 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in June 2020 and June 2013. The G100 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the K-500 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a Four Thirds (G100) and an APS-C (K-500) sensor. The Panasonic has a resolution of 20.2 megapixels, whereas the Pentax provides 16.1 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Panasonic G100 versus Pentax K-500
Panasonic G100 Pentax K-500
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Micro Four Thirds lenses Pentax K mount lenses
20.2 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 200-25,600 ISO 100-51,200
Electronic viewfinder (3680k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 1840k dots 3.0 LCD, 921k dots
Swivel touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
10 shutter flaps per second 6 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
270 shots per battery charge710 shots per battery charge
116 x 83 x 54 mm, 352 g 130 x 97 x 71 mm, 646 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 and the Pentax K-500? 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 physical size and weight of the Panasonic G100 and the Pentax K-500 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. 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 dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Panasonic G100 vs Pentax K-500
Compare G100 versus K-500 top
Comparison G100 or K-500 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Pentax K-500 is notably larger (31 percent) than the Panasonic G100. Moreover, the K-500 is substantially heavier (84 percent) than the G100. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the G100 nor the K-500 are weather-sealed.

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.

The power pack in the G100 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. 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.
 
Panasonic G100 116 mm 83 mm 54 mm 352 g 270 n Jun 2020 649 i
2.
 
Pentax K-500 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 646 g 710 n Jun 2013 549i
3.
 
Olympus E-PM2 110 mm 64 mm 34 mm 269 g 360 n Sep 2012 499i
4.
 
Panasonic G95 130 mm 94 mm 77 mm 536 g 290 Y Apr 2019 999 i
5.
 
Panasonic G7 125 mm 86 mm 77 mm 410 g 350 n May 2015 649i
6.
 
Panasonic G6 122 mm 85 mm 71 mm 390 g 340 n Apr 2013 599i
7.
 
Panasonic G5 120 mm 83 mm 71 mm 396 g 320 n Jul 2012 599i
8.
 
Panasonic G3 115 mm 84 mm 47 mm 336 g 270 n May 2011 599i
9.
 
Panasonic GX1 116 mm 68 mm 39 mm 318 g 320 n Nov 2011 699i
10.
 
Panasonic G2 124 mm 84 mm 74 mm 428 g 360 n Mar 2010 599i
11.
 
Panasonic GF2 113 mm 68 mm 33 mm 310 g 300 n Nov 2010 549i
12.
 
Panasonic GF1 119 mm 71 mm 36 mm 385 g 380 n Sep 2009 749i
13.
 
Panasonic G1 124 mm 84 mm 45 mm 360 g 410 n Sep 2008 599i
14.
 
Pentax K-S1 121 mm 93 mm 70 mm 558 g 410 n Aug 2014 749i
15.
 
Pentax K-50 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 650 g 410 Y Jun 2013 599i
16.
 
Pentax K-30 130 mm 97 mm 71 mm 650 g 410 Y May 2012 849i
17.
 
Pentax K-5 II 131 mm 97 mm 73 mm 760 g 740 Y Sep 2012 1,099i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The K-500 was launched at a somewhat lower price (by 15 percent) than the G100, which makes it more attractive for photographers on a tight budget. 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 imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors 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. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to 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 Panasonic G100 features a Four Thirds sensor and the Pentax K-500 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the K-500 is 63 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.0 and 1.5. The sensor in the G100 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the K-500 offers a 3:2 aspect.

Panasonic G100 and Pentax K-500 sensor measures

Despite having a smaller sensor, the Panasonic G100 offers a higher resolution of 20.2 megapixels, compared with 16.1 MP of the Pentax K-500. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 3.34μm versus 4.77μm for the K-500). However, it should be noted that the G100 is much more recent (by 7 years) than the K-500, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that make it possible to gather light more efficiently. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the G100 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Panasonic G100 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the G100 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 25.9 x 19.4 inches or 65.8 x 49.4 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 20.7 x 15.6 inches or 52.7 x 39.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 17.3 x 13 inches or 43.9 x 32.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Pentax K-500 are 24.6 x 16.3 inches or 62.6 x 41.5 cm for good quality, 19.7 x 13.1 inches or 50.1 x 33.2 cm for very good quality, and 16.4 x 10.9 inches or 41.7 x 27.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 25600, which can be extended to ISO 100-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Pentax K-500 are ISO 100 to ISO 51200 (no boost).

G100 versus K-500 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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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.
 
Panasonic G100 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
2.
 
Pentax K-500 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.1108779
3.
 
Olympus E-PM2 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.293272
4.
 
Panasonic G95 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
5.
 
Panasonic G7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p........
6.
 
Panasonic G6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p21.311.563961
7.
 
Panasonic G5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p........
8.
 
Panasonic G3 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60i21.010.666756
9.
 
Panasonic GX1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p20.810.670355
10.
 
Panasonic G2 Four Thirds 12.0 4000 3000720/30p21.210.349353
11.
 
Panasonic GF2 Four Thirds 12.0 4000 30001080/60i21.210.350654
12.
 
Panasonic GF1 Four Thirds 12.0 4000 3000720/30p21.210.351354
13.
 
Panasonic G1 Four Thirds 12.0 4000 3000none21.110.346353
14.
 
Pentax K-S1 APS-C 20.0 5472 36481080/30p23.513.0106178
15.
 
Pentax K-50 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.0112079
16.
 
Pentax K-30 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.713.0112979
17.
 
Pentax K-5 II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/25p23.814.1123582

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the G100 provides a higher video resolution than the K-500. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Pentax is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the G100 has an electronic viewfinder (3680k dots), while the K-500 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the G100 has a higher magnification than the one of the K-500 (0.73x vs 0.61x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Panasonic G100 and Pentax K-500 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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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.
 
Panasonic G1003680 n 3.0 1840 swivel Y 1/500s 10.0 Y n
2.
 
Pentax K-500optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
3.
 
Olympus E-PM2optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
4.
 
Panasonic G952360 n 3.0 1240 swivel Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
5.
 
Panasonic G72360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
6.
 
Panasonic G61440 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
7.
 
Panasonic G51440 n 3.0 920 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
8.
 
Panasonic G31440 n 3.0 460 swivel Y 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
9.
 
Panasonic GX1optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n
10.
 
Panasonic G21440 n 3.0 460 swivel Y 1/4000s 2.6 Y n
11.
 
Panasonic GF2optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 2.6 Y n
12.
 
Panasonic GF1optional n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
13.
 
Panasonic G11440 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
14.
 
Pentax K-S1optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 5.4 Y Y
15.
 
Pentax K-50optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
16.
 
Pentax K-30optical n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/6000s 6.0 Y Y
17.
 
Pentax K-5 IIoptical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y Y

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The G100 has a touchscreen, while the K-500 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The G100 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the K-500 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, the G100 is one of those camera that have an additional 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 Panasonic G100 and the Pentax K-500 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.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the G100 and the K-500 write their files to SDXC cards. The G100 supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the K-500 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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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 Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 and Pentax K-500 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.
 
Panasonic G100YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
2.
 
Pentax K-500Ymonomono---2.0---
3.
 
Olympus E-PM2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
4.
 
Panasonic G95YstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Panasonic G7YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
6.
 
Panasonic G6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
7.
 
Panasonic G5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
8.
 
Panasonic G3Ystereomono--mini2.0---
9.
 
Panasonic GX1Ystereomono--mini2.0---
10.
 
Panasonic G2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
11.
 
Panasonic GF2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
12.
 
Panasonic GF1Ymonomono--mini2.0---
13.
 
Panasonic G1Y----mini2.0---
14.
 
Pentax K-S1Ystereomono--micro2.0---
15.
 
Pentax K-50Ymonomono--micro2.0---
16.
 
Pentax K-30Ymonomono---2.0---
17.
 
Pentax K-5 IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the G100 has a microphone port, which is missing on the K-500. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

The G100 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the K-500 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the K-500 from Pentax. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Panasonic and Pentax websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Panasonic G100 or the Pentax K-500 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Panasonic Lumix DC-G100:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (20.2 vs 16.1MP) with a 10% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/30p).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.73x vs 0.61x).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1840k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (116x83mm vs 130x97mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 294g or 46 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More modern: Reflects 7 years of technical progress since the K-500 launch.

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Advantages of the Pentax K-500:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/6000s vs 1/500s) to freeze action.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (710 versus 270) out of a single battery charge.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • More affordable: Was released into a lower priced segment (15 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in June 2013).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the G100 is the clear winner of the match-up (21 : 7 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

G100 21:07 K-500

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Panasonic G100 and the Pentax K-500 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the G100 or the K-500 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 where reviews by experts come in. 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.
 
Panasonic G100......4/54/5 Jun 2020 649 i
2.
 
Pentax K-500......4.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 549i
3.
 
Olympus E-PM23/5..77/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 499i
4.
 
Panasonic G954.5/5+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Apr 2019 999 i
5.
 
Panasonic G74/5+ +80/1005/54.5/5 May 2015 649i
6.
 
Panasonic G64/5+ +..5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 599i
7.
 
Panasonic G53/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Jul 2012 599i
8.
 
Panasonic G33/5+ +75/1004.5/55/5 May 2011 599i
9.
 
Panasonic GX13/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Nov 2011 699i
10.
 
Panasonic G2....72/1004/54.5/5 Mar 2010 599i
11.
 
Panasonic GF23/582/10070/1004.5/54.5/5 Nov 2010 549i
12.
 
Panasonic GF1..85/10069/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2009 749i
13.
 
Panasonic G1..+ +70/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2008 599i
14.
 
Pentax K-S14/5....4.5/54/5 Aug 2014 749i
15.
 
Pentax K-505/5....5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 599i
16.
 
Pentax K-304/5..78/1004.5/54.5/5 May 2012 849i
17.
 
Pentax K-5 II5/5..80/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 1,099i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Panasonic G100 vs Pentax K-500

    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 Panasonic G100 Pentax K-500
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses Pentax K mount lenses
    Launch Date June 2020 June 2013
    Launch Price USD 649 USD 549
    Sensor Specs Panasonic G100 Pentax K-500
    Sensor Technology Live MOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 20.2 Megapixels 16.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 pixels 4928 x 3264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.34 μm 4.77 μm
    Pixel Density 8.96 MP/cm2 4.39 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 51,200 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25,600 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor Venus PRIME M
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 79
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 23.7
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 13.1
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 1087
    Screen Specs Panasonic G100 Pentax K-500
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.73x 0.61x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3680k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1840k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Panasonic G100 Pentax K-500
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/500s 1/6000s
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 6 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I no
    Connectivity Specs Panasonic G100 Pentax K-500
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI no HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Panasonic G100 Pentax K-500
    Battery Type DMW-BLG10 4xAA
    Battery Life (CIPA)270 shots per charge710 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 116 x 83 x 54 mm
    (4.6 x 3.3 x 2.1 in)
    130 x 97 x 71 mm
    (5.1 x 3.8 x 2.8 in)
    Camera Weight 352 g (12.4 oz) 646 g (22.8 oz)

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