• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T2 advantages over Panasonic GH5

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.93 vs 3.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    49 mm vs 87 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic GH5 advantages over Fujifilm X-T2

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.9 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 55 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.9 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality from both JPEGs and RAW files; Superb high ISO performance; Very fast hybrid AF; Robust weather sealing; Dual UHS-II card slots; 4K video.

  • Precise manual focus is tricky with fly-by-wire focusing; Battery life is only decent; Video quality still not on par with competing cameras.

  • 20MP sensor; Better per-pixel sharpness; Very good, slightly improved dynamic range and high ISOs; Stellar 4K video up to 60p with no crop; 6K Photo; Dual UHS-II SD slots; Good battery life for its class.

  • Buffer is deep, but slow to clear; Expensive; Menus still confusing; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Fujifilm X-T2
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1799
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GH5
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1799
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
Panasonic GH5
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Fujifilm X-T2
Canon EOS M5
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $979
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GH5
Canon EOS M5
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $979
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GH5
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic G9

Fujifilm X-T2
Panasonic G9
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G9
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
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