• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
  • Canon EOS M5
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Predecessor: Panasonic GH1
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Successor: Panasonic GH3
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General
Model Number: GH2 EOS M5
Alternate Model Number(s):   M5
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1499.95 $1099.00
Street Price:   $679.50
Date Available: 2010-12-15 2016-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 33.2 oz (942 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
19.6 oz (557 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.9 x 3.5 x 3.0 in.
(124 x 90 x 76 mm)
4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4 in.
(116 x 89 x 61 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic Canon
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 24.2
Sensor Format: 4/3 APS-C
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.48 microns 3.72 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, Other 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 60 77
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.2 23.4
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.3 12.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 655 1,262
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4752 x 3168 (15.1 MP, 3:2),
4976 x 2800 (13.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3360 x 2240 (7.5 MP, 3:2),
3520 x 1980 (7.0 MP, 16:9),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
2336 x 1752 (4.1 MP, 4:3),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1744 x 1744 (3.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1440 (2.8 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
1792 x 1792 (3.2 MP, 1:1)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3368 (20.2 MP, 16:9),
3984 x 2240 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
2976 x 1824 (5.4 MP, Other),
2400 x 1344 (3.2 MP, Other),
5328 x 4000 (21.3 MP, 4:3),
3552 x 2664 (9.5 MP, 4:3),
2656 x 1992 (5.3 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
4000 x 4000 (16.0 MP, 1:1),
2656 x 2656 (7.1 MP, 1:1),
1984 x 1984 (3.9 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.7 9.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60/​50/​24)
1280x720 (60/​50)
848x480 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
1920x1080 (60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD (H.264), MotionJPEG MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Canon EF-M
Lens: Panasonic 14-140mm f/4-5.8 ASPH Lumix G VARIO HD MEGA O.I.S Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 280mm 24 - 72mm
Focal Length (actual): 14 - 140mm 15 - 45mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/4.0 - 22 (wide) / f/5.8 - 22 (tele) f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/6.3 - f/40 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 62.0mm 49.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x or 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face Detect, AF Tracking, 23-area, 1 area, Touch AF Hybrid PDAF/CDAF: Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Maximum 49 AF points (Fixed location on 7x7 grid) via camera automatic selection; Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone (9 points, 3x3 grid) via manual selection; Face+Tracking AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF; 1,534K dots eq., 1.42x mag., 17.5mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, eye sensor 0.39"-type 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, diopter correction, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution:   2,360,000 dots (786,666 pixels)
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.71x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.42x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 1,620,000 dots (540,000 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 160 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 160-12800, Intelligent ISO Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, White Set 1/2/3/4, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps) Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Light Bulb, White Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 144-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait (Normal/Soft Skin/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative) / Scenery (Normal/Nature/Architecture/Creative) / Close-up (Flower/Food/Objects/Creative) / SCN (Peripheral Defocus/Night Portrait/Night Scenery/Sunset/Party/Sports/Baby 1,2/Pet) Creative Assist, Scene (Self-Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control), Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Art bold effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect (Stills and Movie), High Dynamic Range), 2 Custom User Settings
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 (3 images) seconds 10, 2 or custom seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto (E-TTL II), Manual Flash On/Off (3 flash power output settings); Slow Synchro; FE Lock, Red-eye Reduction
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 11.4 m / 37.4 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent GN= 5m (16.4 ft.) at ISO 100; range depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG .CR2 14-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD (H.264), MotionJPEG MP4 (Video: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional DMW-RSL1 cable remote Optional wired (RS-60E3), IR (RC-6) or Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type-C), 2.5mm stereo mic/remote socket, combined AV/USB connector Micro USB, Micro (Type-D) HDMI, 3.5mm external mic jack, wired remote jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.78 0.53
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.59  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 8  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.58
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.7 9.2
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 9 27
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   9.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   18
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   9.4
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   17
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.27 seconds 0.14 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.24 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.077 seconds 0.132 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.51 seconds 0.43 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.068 seconds 0.056 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Multi-area AF mode, Wide Angle = 0.276s  
Startup Time: 1.1 seconds 1.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.6 seconds 1.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.6 seconds 2.5 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 330 shots 295 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   295 shots
Battery Life, Video:   85 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E17 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 BD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial), USB Driver No disc is included; Canon software can be downloaded from their website.
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Multi-aspect 18-megapixel Sensor, 1920x1080 HD Movies, Touch-screen Articulating LCD, 2.5mm Stereo Mic/Remote Socket, Mini HDMI Type-C Connector. Available in black or silver.