• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 51,200

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Differences

Panasonic GH5 advantages over Panasonic GH5S

  • Less expensive
    $1698 vs $2298*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 10.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Panasonic GH5S advantages over Panasonic GH5

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 180 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.51 vs 3.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Newer
    7 months vs 18 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    120 vs 65 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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 Panasonic GH4

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic GH4
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic GH4
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

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
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic G85
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

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
Panasonic GH5S
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic G9

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G9
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic G9
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Panasonic GH5
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $1698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Panasonic GH5S
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $2298
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
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