• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic GH5 advantages over Sony RX10 IV

  • Less expensive
    $1298 vs $1598*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.34 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~1.00 vs 1.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Thinner
    87 mm vs 127 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    725g vs 1095g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    600 vs 217 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Sony RX10 IV advantages over Panasonic GH5

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 180 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    75 vs 55 minutes
    Capture more video
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 11.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    24.2 fps vs 11.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    112 vs 65 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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 Sony RX10 III

Panasonic GH5
Sony RX10 III
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony RX10 IV
Sony RX10 III
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1398
  • 1 inch

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic GH5
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1399
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony RX10 IV
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $1399
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic G9

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G9
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic G9
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Panasonic G95

Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G95
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash
Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic G95
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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