• 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-T20

  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Fast startup
    ~1.00 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.62x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.9 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    600 vs 49 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.9 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    65 vs 29 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Fujifilm X-T20 advantages over Panasonic GH5

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $999 vs $1998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    41 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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  • 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 Sony A6300

Panasonic GH5
Sony A6300
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-T20
Sony A6300
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Newer
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic G85

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G85
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm X-T20
Panasonic G85
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic GH5
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1799
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-T20
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1799
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Panasonic GH5
Canon EOS M6
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T20
Canon EOS M6
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic G9

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G9
  • $1998
  • 4/3
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
Fujifilm X-T20
Panasonic G9
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
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