Sony A7R III with Panasonic GH5 II Comparison

Sony A7R III and Panasonic GH5 II Main Features

  • October, 2017
  • May, 2021
  • 42 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 32000 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
  • 3686k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 3680k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 10.0 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 74 mm, 657g.
  • 139 x 98 x 87 mm, 727g.
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Sony A7R III Scores


Imaging score
87
Features score
88
Value for money score
99
Portability score
77
Overall score
92

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 Sony Alpha A7R III Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A7R III with Panasonic GH5 II. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A7R III was released in 2017, and Panasonic GH5 II in 2021. GH5 II is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A7R III 4 years older.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A7R III is greater than that of GH5 II. 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 (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. At Sony A7R III, the maximum ISO is greater by 6400. Both cameras have 5-axis Sensor-shift image stabilization. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder Alpha A7R III has a higher resolution of 3686k 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. Sony Alpha A7R III has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A7R III has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A7R III GH5 II
Brand Sony Panasonic
Model Alpha A7R III GH5 II
Announced October, 2017 May, 2021
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1 2x
Number of Lenses 116 107
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Fully Articulated
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels 1,840kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3686
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 425 225
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 10.0 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 Off, Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync 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 24 mm mm
Sensor Area 861.6 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 42 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 32000 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, 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 USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec) USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 650 shots 400 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100 DMW-BLK22
Physical
Weight 657 g 727 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 74 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Two SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II support on one) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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