Nikon Z7 with Panasonic GH5 II Comparison

Nikon Z7 and Panasonic GH5 II Main Features

  • August, 2018
  • May, 2021
  • 46 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3690k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 3680k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 9.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 12.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 134 x 101 x 68 mm, 675g.
  • 139 x 98 x 87 mm, 727g.
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Nikon Z7 Scores


Imaging score
86
Features score
97
Value for money score
99
Portability score
76
Overall score
98

Panasonic GH5 II Scores


Imaging score
56
Features score
97
Value for money score
88
Portability score
72
Overall score
80

Panasonic GH5 II with Nikon Z7 Overview


Let's compare Nikon Z7 with Panasonic GH5 II. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Nikon Z7 was released in 2018, and Panasonic GH5 II in 2021. GH5 II is newer, which is a plus. Z7 3 years older.
The sensor resolution of Z7 is greater than that of GH5 II. The difference of 26 MP is quite a lot. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (GH5 II), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder Z7 has a higher resolution of 3690k dots, GH5 II has a resolution of 3680k dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Nikon Z7 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Nikon Z7 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Z7 GH5 II
Brand Nikon Panasonic
Model Z7 GH5 II
Announced August, 2018 May, 2021
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon Z Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 2x
Number of Lenses 15 107
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Fully Articulated
Screen Resolution 2100k pixels 1,840kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3690
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 0.76
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 493 225
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 9.0 fps 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ±±5 EV EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm mm
Sensor Area 858.0 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 46 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 8256 x 5504 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 25600 25600
Min Native ISO 64 200
Max Boosted ISO 102400 0
Min Boosted ISO 32 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB Yes USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 330 shots 400 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model DMW-BLK22
Physical
Weight 675 g 727 g
Physical Dimensions 134 x 101 x 68 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type XQD card Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 1 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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