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Panasonic GH5 vs. Sony A6500

 

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Panasonic GH5 vs. Sony A6500 – Specification comparison between the two flagship camera will tell you the exact difference of both.

Features / Models

Panasonic GH5

Sony A6500

Megapixel 20 megapixels 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor size / type Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Image processor
Venus Engine Bionz X
Low pass filter No Yes
Image stabilization 5-Axis 5-axis
AF System Contrast detect sensor Contrast detect+Phase detect
AF points 225 points Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
ISO 100-25600 100-51200
Shutter Min/Max 60sec 1/16000 sec 60 sec 1/32000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 12fps 11fps
Video 4k @60fps 4K @ 30 fps
Display 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot-shoe Yes yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots 350 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In, Built-In + NFC
Dimensions 139 x 98 x 87 mm 120 x 67 x 53 mm
Weight 725 g 453g

Sony A6500 camera features a APS-C CMOS sensor whereas the Panasonic GH5 features a 20 MP 43 sensor.

Sensor Comparison

The first difference between these two camera we notice is sensor size. The Sony A6500 camera features APS-C size sensor and hence bigger sensors are intend to capture more light and deliver better image quality. I do admire the wonderfulness of Panasonic GH5 core specification before the beginning of this article but at the same time if you are a still shooter you have to think twice before buying 4/3 sensor based camera instead of APS-C. Before we move to further discussion let’s take a deep look inside the sensor and other core specifications.

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The Sony A6500 camera sensor approx measurement in pink color and the Panasonic GH5 sensor is shown in yellow color.

ISO Difference

We can’t ignore the ISO difference of both the camera. The Sony A6500 camera features more ISO range (1 stop more than GH5) which will sure help you to get cleaner images in low-light environment. Not only that the 24 MP sensor will help you to drag out more details in your images compared to a file of 20MP created by GH5. Above all the one big and noticeable advantage Panasonic GH5 have is absence of low-pass filter.

Pixel Area

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As we know that the Sony features 24MP resolution but despite of that each sensor pixel area of Sony A6500 is 15.28µm2 Compared to the sensor pixel area of Panasonic GH5 which remains limited to 11.16µm2.

So the pixel area of Sony A6500 is more, we have bigger sensor and A6500 is also giving out options for more ISO range. Hence we recommend Sony A6500 i your prefer image quality

AF System

Panasonic GH5 main board

Panasonic GH5 Main Chip set Board

The Sony 6500 features 425 phase AF points and 169 contrast detection areas for precise focusing whereas the Panasonic GH5 features 225 focus areas. Now, if we compare only the Phase AF points of A6500 with GH5 then we have 200 more focus points in A6500. More AF points helps you to cover the entire frame of the screen and won’t let your subject go away from the tracking AF.

DFD AF System of Panasonic GH5

Now let’s see that type of AF system with camera uses the Sony 6500 camera uses hybrid autofocusing system where is the Panasonic GH5 uses contrast detect sensor and dedicated DFD AF system. The DFD system uses a dedicated piece of hardware that help to boost the auto focusing speed of a contrast detect sensor to a next level. The DFD AF system engine is a specially designed and developed by Panasonic engineers. And hence with the help of DFD AF the GH5 can track and AF even while shooting at 12 frames per second.

4D AF System in Sony A6500

4D system

Sony 6500 uses 4D autofocus in system. The 4D AF system enables to captures moving subjects even in 11fps. The 4D autofocusing system is world fastest among interchangeable lens digital cameras equipped with APS-C image sensor, now what actually happens in 4D auto focusing system the camera calculates the subject Movement and predict the and pre-focus the subject next position in time resulting secure AF on subject.

If you look at the auto-focusing is speed of both the camera then according to the claims made by both companies the auto focusing speed of both the camera is as low as 0.05 second.

It is very interesting that a with a contrast detector sensor and DFD the GH5 will support AF in 12fps Burst frame rate whereas Sony A6500 is not behind GH5 and captures 11 FPS Burst with AF.

Video

I am not video guy but the basic difference I noticed between the Panasonic GH5 and Sony a6500 is that Panasonic GH5 and shoot 4K videos @ 60 frames per second where is the Sony 6500 remains limited to 4K Mode @ 30 frames per second.

The Panasonic GH5 offers a direct HDMI port for high-quality output at 4:2:2 10-bit in all settings for use with external monitors and recorders. The Panasonic also offers 2.5x slower in 4K (60 fps) and 7.5x slower in Full HD (180 fps).

Post Focus

Yes, The Panasonic GH5 Camera can focus later in Post Focus Mode. You can grab still images and later you can select your AF points like a light field camera. Sony A6500 doesn’t have Post AF Mode.

Other Features

That A6500 Doesn’t Have

The Panasonic GH5 features longer battery life (410 shots vs 350 shots), The GH5 also carry a dedicated Headphone port that A6500 isn’t have. The Panasonic GH5 also features 6K and 4K Photo modes, that means you can grab out continuous 8MP stills at a 60 or 30 fps shooting rate or 18MP stills at a 30 fps shooting rate.

Features that Panasonic GH5 Doesn’t Have

Panasonic GH5 is missing NFC, whereas the Sony A6500 features NFC and ones you install the play memories APP in your smartphone all our images will get transferred in no time and you can fully control the A6500 with your smart device by using the APP. Physically the Sony A6500 is more compact, light weight and easy to handle.

Price

Sony A6500 ( $1398) is Affordable Compared to GH5 ($1997)

Verdict:

Panasonic GH5 is undoubtedly one of the best consumer cinema Mirrorless camera available right now. And not only video the GH5 also have very attractive specification for those who shoot still images, However Sony A6500 Camera features bigger sensor with more resolution and and better ISO range. The density of AF points is also more dense compared to GH5 and above all you save $600 if you buy A6500.

Our recommendation, if you are a still shooter the go with Sony A6500 camera and if you want best 4K mirrorless camera then your should pick Panasonic GH5.

Also see – Best Lenses for Sony A6500

Panasonic GH5 available at Amazon | B&H

Buy Sony A6500 from B&H Store | Amazon

Panasonic GH5 Sample Videos

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We have added some sample Videos as well as High ISO test of recently announced Panasonic GH5 camera. BTW, we have also added sample images of the camera with the high resolution versions. Before we begin to post the sample videos you must know that the Panasonic GH5 have very high-end core specification and it directly competes with the Sony FS7 camera with regard to it’s video specification. I do know that the FS7 do have some extra features and controls, but the video specification 4K 60p is similar to a $2K camera.

Currently there is no consumer camera in the industry to compete against the video core specifications of the recently announced Panasonic GH 5, not even Canon 1dx Mark II or Nikon D5. Even the recently announced Olympus EM1 Mark 2 camera is also pointed towards the still shooters the video section of the camera is inferior compared to the recently announced Panasonic GH5

Without a doubt out Panasonic is setting up New standards in photography industry with its high-end Core specification and very affordable price tags.

Panasonic GH5 Sample Video and High ISO Test

The high ISO Test of the camera starts from 13:00

Panasonic Lumix GH5: ISO Tests

Panasonic GH5 10 Bit 4K vs GH4 8 Bit

Panasonic GH5 Sample Images

Panasonic GH5 is now officially announced and available for pre order in major retail stores including B&H store. sample images of the Panasonic GH5 is now available, the images are captured by professional photographers Daniel Berehulak and Ross Grieve. We will update this page with more images Sir don’t forget to check back again

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Panasonic GH5 is now Official - Features 4K at 60fps, Advance AF and Dual IS II

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Panasonic GH5 available at | B&H

Panasonic finally announced the GH 5 camera today for filmmakers and consumers. The video centered mirrorless camera features newly developed 20 Megapixel 43 sensor. And built in 5 axis in body image stabilization system with DUAL IS (second genration) support that means the camera image stabilization system will synchronize with the optical lens image stabilization systems in a more advance way compared to the previous generation of Dual IS cameras.

Panasonic GH5 Major Features

  • 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • UHD 4K 60p Video with No Crop
  • Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit 4K Video at 24/30p
  • 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2
  • 0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • Advanced DFD AF System; 6K & 4K PHOTO
  • ISO 25600 and 12 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

Panasonic GH4 will Remains Alive, Future Firmware Updates Promised

By announcing the Panasonic GH5 for the company also added that Panasonic GH4 will remain in the lineup as a option for budget photographers.  While announcing the Panasonic GH5, panasonic also told us that they have plans for 2 future firmware updates that will unleash the full potential of the marvelous GH5 consumer cinema camera. They are planned to announce to firmware updates for the camera in near future possibly in the April month of 2017 This update will bring 10-bit 4:2:2 full HD capture to the camera.  The firware update coming on June of 2017 will bring some major improvements to the camera as described below.

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In Panasonic GH5 is 4k Mode is also available at 60fps. Sadly the internal recording of the camera come comes with some limitation, the GH5 while using internal memory cards remains limited to 8-bit 4:2:0 IPB encoding at up to 150Mbps.

Advance DFD Algorithm

Panasonic promises that they have bring the New DFD algorithm inside the camera the. The newly developed DFD algorithm helps to achieve blazing fast autofocus speed while calculating the depth map of the scene in very less time compared to its predecessor  That CS5 is pre loaded with very advanced auto focusing algorithm that can interpret at the moment out the scene.

GH5 is also a very good tool for a still shooters scenes the camera analyses every pixel of the sensor and which enables photographer to extract the maximum details possible from the scene available the Panasonic GH 5 camera will be available from March 2017 with the asking price $1999.

Panasonic FZ80 and 12-60mm Images Leaked

Panasonic FZ80 leaked image

Finally we also got the images of the upcoming Panasonic FZ80 and 12 – 60 mm F 2.8 – 4 Power OIS lens. Now nothing left in official announcement since all upcoming products images are almost out

We have already published

  • The Leaked Images of the Panasonic GH5 camera
  • Also got confirmation that GH5 features 20MP sensor and 4K Mode with 60fps
  • Panasonic GH5 vs GH4 initial specification and image comparison
  • Leaked Images of Panasonic GF9 camera is also surfaced over the web a while ago.

As we have told you the announcement is expected within few hours. Also Take a look at the images of the Leica 12 – 60 mm F 2.8 – 4 Power OIS lens

 

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The new Panasonic 12-60mm lens images is also available to us now and

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Confirmed: Panasonic GH5 have 20MP Sensor and more...

panasonic-gh5-imageNow only few hours left in official announcement of Panasonic GH5 camera. And finally we got confirmation that the upcoming Panasonic GH5 camera will have a 20MP sensor and a high resolution EVF with a touch panel . More details below

Panasonic GH5 Specification

LUMIX DC-GH 5 Major Features Leaked

  • Number of effective pixels 20.3 million pixels (total number of pixels: 21.77 million pixels)
  • 3.68 million dot Organic EL EVF (0.76 times)
  • 1.62 million dots free angle monitor (touch panel)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac), Bluetooth (v4.2) installed
  • USB type-C (USB 3.1 GEN 1)
  • Dual SD card slot
  • 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm
  • 645 g (main body only), 725 g (SD card, including battery)

Leica 12 – 60 mm F 2.8 – 4 Power OIS Lens

Take a look at the details of 12 – 60 mm F 2.8 – 4 Power OIS coming along with the Panasonic GH5

  • Lens construction: 12 groups 14 pieces (4 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses)
  • Shortest shooting distance: 20 cm (wide angle), 24 cm (telephoto)
  • Maximum photographing magnification: 0.3 times (converted to 35 mm 0.6 times)
  • Shake correction: POWER OIS
  • Filter diameter: 62 mm
  • Size (maximum diameter × length): 68.4 mm × 86 mm
  • Weight: 320 g

We have already published the leaked images of the Panasonic GH5 camera here and we have also done a image comparison between Panasonic GH4 vs. GH5 here.

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Panasonic GH5 vs. Panasonic GH4

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This is the first Panasonic GH5 vs. Panasonic GH4 comparison preview, initially while looking at the images (side by side comparison) its look like Panasonic does made some design tweaks with the camera, but over all the look and feel of the camera remains same from the front side of the camera.

Panasonic GH5 vs. Panasonic GH4

Specification / Features Panasonic GH5 Panasonic GH4
Megapixel 20MP 16MP
Image stabilization Dual I.S None
AF System DFD AF System DFD AF System
Video UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 60p/30p/24p UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p

At the moment we have don’t have confirmed specification of the camera, but from the rumored specification we can say you that Panasonic GH5 is coming with 4K @ 60fps and Dual IS system.

 

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Take a look at the comparison of both camera from the rear side.

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