• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Panasonic G6 advantages over Nikon Z5

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $1597
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon Z5 advantages over Panasonic G6

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    2 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.80x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G5
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $700
  • 4/3
Nikon Z5
Panasonic G5
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic G6
Olympus E-M1
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
Nikon Z5
Olympus E-M1
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Panasonic G7

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G7
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Nikon Z5
Panasonic G7
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon R6

Panasonic G6
Canon R6
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z5
Canon R6
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Panasonic G6
Nikon Z6 II
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z5
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
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