• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic GH5 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000 II

  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.34 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    87 mm vs 131 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1240k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    65 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Panasonic FZ1000 II advantages over Panasonic GH5

  • Less expensive
    $898* vs $1498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

User reviews

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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 Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Panasonic GH5
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $1162
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1162
  • 1 inch

Compared to Panasonic G85

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G85
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic G85
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic GH5
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic G9

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G9
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic G9
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
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