Sony A7R II with Panasonic GH5 Comparison

Sony A7R II and Panasonic GH5 Main Features

  • June, 2015
  • January, 2017
  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 3680k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 5.0 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
  • 127 x 96 x 60 mm, 625g.
  • 139 x 98 x 87 mm, 725g.
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Sony A7R II Scores


Imaging score
87
Features score
82
Value for money score
95
Portability score
79
Overall score
89

Panasonic GH5 Scores


Imaging score
55
Features score
90
Value for money score
87
Portability score
72
Overall score
78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 with Sony Alpha A7R II Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A7R II with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A7R II was released in 2015, and Panasonic GH5 in 2017. Lumix DMC-GH5 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A7R II 2 years older.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A7R II is greater than that of Lumix DMC-GH5. The difference of 22 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 (Lumix DMC-GH5), 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 Lumix DMC-GH5 has a higher resolution of 3680k dots, Alpha A7R II has a resolution of 2359k dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha A7R II has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A7R II has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A7R II Lumix DMC-GH5
Brand Sony Panasonic
Model Alpha A7R II Lumix DMC-GH5
Announced June, 2015 January, 2017
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 2
Number of Lenses 116 103
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Articulated
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels 1620k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.78 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 399 225
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 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 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 no built-in flash Auto, Auto/Redeye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Redeye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions mm mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 42 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 7974 x 5316 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 25600 25600
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 102400 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
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 USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 290 shots 410 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 625 g 725 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 60 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 1 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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