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

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Differences

Panasonic GH5 advantages over Fujifilm X-H1

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Longer video battery life
    55 vs 35 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 310 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
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    600 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    65 vs 27 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-H1 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
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    7 months vs 18 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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 JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 11.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.0 fps vs 11.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • 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

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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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

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Review Excerpt

  • 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 Sigma sd Quattro H

Panasonic GH5
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-H1
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic G85

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G85
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-H1
Panasonic G85
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic GH5
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-H1
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Panasonic G9

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G9
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
Fujifilm X-H1
Panasonic G9
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T3

Panasonic GH5
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-H1
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Top deck display
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
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