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Panasonic G5 vs GH5

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in July 2012 and January 2017. Both the G5 and the GH5 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with a Four Thirds sensor. The G5 has a resolution of 15.9 megapixels, whereas the GH5 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
Panasonic G5
versus
Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G5 Panasonic GH5
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Micro Four Thirds lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
15.9 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 20.2 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
1080/60p Video 4K/60p Video
ISO 160-12,800 ISO 200-25,600
Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots) Electronic viewfinder (3680k dots)
3.0 LCD, 920k dots 3.2 LCD, 1620k dots
Swivel touchscreen Swivel touchscreen
6 shutter flaps per second 12 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
320 shots per battery charge410 shots per battery charge
120 x 83 x 71 mm, 396 g 139 x 98 x 87 mm, 725 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5? 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 G5 and the Panasonic GH5 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The G5 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the GH5 is only available in black.

Size Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic GH5
Compare G5 versus GH5 top
Comparison G5 or GH5 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic GH5 is notably larger (37 percent) than the Panasonic G5. Moreover, the GH5 is substantially heavier (83 percent) than the G5. It is noteworthy in this context that the GH5 is splash and dust-proof, while the G5 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

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. In this particular case, both cameras feature the same lens mount, so that they can use the same lenses. You can compare the optics available in the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog. Mirrorless cameras, such as the two under consideration, have the additional advantage of having a short flange to focal plane distance, which makes it possible to mount many lenses from other systems onto the camera via adapters.

Concerning battery life, the G5 gets 320 shots out of its DMW-BLC12 battery, while the GH5 can take 410 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLF19 power pack.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. 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 G5 120 mm 83 mm 71 mm 396 g 320 n Jul 2012 599 i
2.
 
Panasonic GH5 139 mm 98 mm 87 mm 725 g 410 Y Jan 2017 1,999 i
3.
 
Canon 100D 117 mm 91 mm 69 mm 407 g 380 n Mar 2013 549 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-M1 117 mm 67 mm 39 mm 330 g 350 n Jun 2013 699 i
5.
 
Nikon D500 147 mm 115 mm 81 mm 860 g 1240 Y Jan 2016 1,999 i
6.
 
Olympus E-M1 II 134 mm 91 mm 67 mm 574 g 440 Y Sep 2016 1,999 i
7.
 
Panasonic G9 137 mm 97 mm 92 mm 658 g 400 Y Nov 2017 1,699 i
8.
 
Panasonic GX800 107 mm 65 mm 33 mm 269 g 210 n Jan 2017 549 i
9.
 
Panasonic G7 125 mm 86 mm 77 mm 410 g 350 n May 2015 649 i
10.
 
Panasonic GX8 133 mm 78 mm 63 mm 487 g 330 Y Jul 2015 1,199 i
11.
 
Panasonic GH4 133 mm 93 mm 84 mm 560 g 500 Y Feb 2014 1,499 i
12.
 
Panasonic G6 122 mm 85 mm 71 mm 390 g 340 n Apr 2013 599 i
13.
 
Panasonic GF6 111 mm 65 mm 38 mm 323 g 340 n Apr 2013 499 i
14.
 
Panasonic GM1 99 mm 55 mm 30 mm 204 g 230 n Oct 2013 749 i
15.
 
Panasonic GX7 123 mm 71 mm 55 mm 402 g 350 n Aug 2013 999 i
16.
 
Panasonic G3 115 mm 84 mm 47 mm 336 g 270 n May 2011 599 i
17.
 
Panasonic GX1 116 mm 68 mm 39 mm 318 g 320 n Nov 2011 699 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 manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The G5 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 70 percent) than the GH5, 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. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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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 tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature a Four Thirds sensor and have a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 2.0. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the review cameras among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Panasonic G5 and Panasonic GH5 sensor measures

While the two cameras under review share the same sensor size, the GH5 offers a higher resolution of 20.2 megapixels, compared with 15.9 MP of the G5. This megapixels advantage translates into a 13 percent gain in linear resolution. On the other hand, these sensor specs imply that the GH5 has a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 3.34μm versus 3.76μm for the G5). However, it should be noted that the GH5 is much more recent (by 4 years and 5 months) than the G5, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that compensate for the smaller pixel size. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the GH5 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Panasonic GH5 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the GH5 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 Panasonic G5 are 23 x 17.3 inches or 58.5 x 43.9 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.8 x 35.1 cm for very good quality, and 15.4 x 11.5 inches or 39 x 29.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 160 to ISO 12800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

G5 versus GH5 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). 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 G5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p...... ..
2.
 
Panasonic GH5 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/60p23.913.0807 77
3.
 
Canon 100D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p21.811.3843 63
4.
 
Fujifilm X-M1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/30p...... ..
5.
 
Nikon D500 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p24.014.01324 83
6.
 
Olympus E-M1 II Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.712.81312 80
7.
 
Panasonic G9 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/60p...... ..
8.
 
Panasonic GX800 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p23.213.3586 73
9.
 
Panasonic G7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p...... ..
10.
 
Panasonic GX8 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.512.6806 75
11.
 
Panasonic GH4 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34564K/30p23.212.8791 74
12.
 
Panasonic G6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p21.311.5639 61
13.
 
Panasonic GF6 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60i20.710.6622 54
14.
 
Panasonic GM1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60i22.311.7660 66
15.
 
Panasonic GX7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.612.2718 70
16.
 
Panasonic G3 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60i21.010.6667 56
17.
 
Panasonic GX1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p20.810.6703 55

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 GH5 provides a better video resolution than the G5. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/60p, while the G5 is limited to 1080/60p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the GH5 offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the G5 (3680k vs 1440k dots). The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Panasonic G5 and Panasonic GH5 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.
 
Panasonic G51440 n 3.0 920 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
2.
 
Panasonic GH53680 n 3.2 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon 100Doptical n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.9 Y n
4.
 
Fujifilm X-M1none n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.6 Y n
5.
 
Nikon D500optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n n
6.
 
Olympus E-M1 II2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 18.0 n Y
7.
 
Panasonic G93680 Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 20.0 n Y
8.
 
Panasonic GX800none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/500s 10.0 Y n
9.
 
Panasonic G72360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
10.
 
Panasonic GX82360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
11.
 
Panasonic GH42359 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 Y n
12.
 
Panasonic G61440 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
13.
 
Panasonic GF6none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n
14.
 
Panasonic GM1none n 3.0 1036 fixed Y 1/500s 5.0 Y n
15.
 
Panasonic GX72760 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
16.
 
Panasonic G31440 n 3.0 460 swivel Y 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
17.
 
Panasonic GX1optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The G5 has one, while the GH5 does not. While the built-in flash of the G5 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

Both cameras have an articulated rear screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This feature will be particularly appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies.

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 GH5 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 GH5 has 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 G5 and the GH5 write their files to SDXC cards. The GH5 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the G5 only has one slot. The GH5 supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the G5 can use UHS-I 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 DMC-G5 and Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 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 G5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
2.
 
Panasonic GH5YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
3.
 
Canon 100DYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
4.
 
Fujifilm X-M1Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--
5.
 
Nikon D500YstereomonoYYmini3.0YYY
6.
 
Olympus E-M1 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.0Y--
7.
 
Panasonic G9YstereomonoYYfull3.0Y-Y
8.
 
Panasonic GX800-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Panasonic G7YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Panasonic GX8YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
11.
 
Panasonic GH4YstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-
12.
 
Panasonic G6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
13.
 
Panasonic GF6-stereomono--mini2.0YY-
14.
 
Panasonic GM1-stereomono--micro2.0Y--
15.
 
Panasonic GX7Ystereomono--mini2.0YY-
16.
 
Panasonic G3Ystereomono--mini2.0---
17.
 
Panasonic GX1Ystereomono--mini2.0---

It is notable that the GH5 offers wifi support, which can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location. In contrast, the G5 does not provide wifi capability.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Panasonic GH5 (unlike the G5) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The GH5 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the G5 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the G5 was succeeded by the Panasonic G6. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Panasonic website.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Which of the two cameras – the Panasonic G5 or the Panasonic GH5 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.


Reasons to prefer the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More compact: Is smaller (120x83mm vs 139x98mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 329g or 45 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (70 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in July 2012).


Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (20.2 vs 15.9MP), which boosts linear resolution by 13%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/60p vs 1080/60p).
  • 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 detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3680k vs 1440k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.70x).
  • 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 (1620k vs 920k dots).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (410 versus 320) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • 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.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • 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 4 years and 5 months of technical progress since the G5 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the GH5 is the clear winner of the contest (24 : 6 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 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.

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How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Panasonic G5 and the Panasonic GH5 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 G5 or the GH5 perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular 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 G53/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Jul 2012 599 i
2.
 
Panasonic GH54.5/5+ +85/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2017 1,999 i
3.
 
Canon 100D4/5+78/1004/54/5 Mar 2013 549 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-M13/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 699 i
5.
 
Nikon D5005/5+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 1,999 i
6.
 
Olympus E-M1 II5/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2016 1,999 i
7.
 
Panasonic G9..+ +85/1005/55/5 Nov 2017 1,699 i
8.
 
Panasonic GX800..+76/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 549 i
9.
 
Panasonic G74/5+ +80/1005/54.5/5 May 2015 649 i
10.
 
Panasonic GX85/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2015 1,199 i
11.
 
Panasonic GH45/5+ +85/1005/55/5 Feb 2014 1,499 i
12.
 
Panasonic G64/5+ +..5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 599 i
13.
 
Panasonic GF6..+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 499 i
14.
 
Panasonic GM13/5+78/1005/54.5/5 Oct 2013 749 i
15.
 
Panasonic GX74/5+79/1005/55/5 Aug 2013 999 i
16.
 
Panasonic G33/5+ +75/1004.5/55/5 May 2011 599 i
17.
 
Panasonic GX13/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Nov 2011 699 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated 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 rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic GH5

    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 G5 Panasonic GH5
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date July 2012 January 2017
    Launch Price USD 599 USD 1,999
    Sensor Specs Panasonic G5 Panasonic GH5
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 15.9 Megapixels 20.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4608 x 3456 pixels 5184 x 3888 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm 3.34 μm
    Pixel Density 7.08 MP/cm2 8.96 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 4K/60p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 12,800 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor Venus VII FHD Venus 10
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 77
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 23.9
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 13.0
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 807
    Screen Specs Panasonic G5 Panasonic GH5
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x 0.76x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1440k dots 3680k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.2inch
    LCD Resolution 920k dots 1620k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Panasonic G5 Panasonic GH5
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 6 shutter flaps/s 12 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I Dual UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Panasonic G5 Panasonic GH5
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.1
    HDMI Port mini HDMI full HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support no Bluetooth Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Panasonic G5 Panasonic GH5
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type DMW-BLC12 DMW-BLF19
    Battery Life (CIPA)320 shots per charge410 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 120 x 83 x 71 mm
    (4.7 x 3.3 x 2.8 in)
    139 x 98 x 87 mm
    (5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4 in)
    Camera Weight 396 g (14.0 oz) 725 g (25.6 oz)

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