• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GM5 advantages over Canon EOS M6 Mark II

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 3.23 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    36 mm vs 49 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    294g vs 538g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon EOS M6 Mark II advantages over Panasonic GM5

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 305 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/50 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    8 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.22 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 5.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.0 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    26 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality for a tiny camera; Excellent high ISO for its class; Built-in EVF; Built-in hot-shoe; Improved ergonomics; Improved image quality for long exposures; Improved burst rate with hybrid shutter; 1080/60p video.

  • Slightly bigger than GM1 (but not by much); No built-in flash; Shallow buffers with RAW files; Dynamic range not quite as good as some competing models; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GM1

Panasonic GM5
Panasonic GM1
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Internal flash
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Panasonic GM1
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Panasonic GM5
Panasonic GF7
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Panasonic GF7
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic GX850

Panasonic GM5
Panasonic GX850
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Panasonic GX850
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $449
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6400

Panasonic GM5
Sony A6400
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6400
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A6100

Panasonic GM5
Sony A6100
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Thinner
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6100
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
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