Sony A9 II with Panasonic GH5 Comparison

Sony A9 II and Panasonic GH5 Main Features

  • October, 2019
  • January, 2017
  • 24 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 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
  • 3686k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 3680k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 20.0 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
  • 129 x 96 x 76 mm, 678g.
  • 139 x 98 x 87 mm, 725g.
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Sony A9 II Scores


Imaging score
80
Features score
94
Value for money score
93
Portability score
76
Overall score
91

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 A9 Mark II Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A9 Mark II with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A9 II was released in 2019, and Panasonic GH5 in 2017. Alpha A9 Mark II is newer, which is a plus. Lumix DMC-GH5 2 years older. However 2 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A9 Mark II is greater than that of Lumix DMC-GH5. However, the difference of 4 MP is not very significant. 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. At Sony A9 II, the maximum ISO is greater by 25600. 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 A9 Mark II has a higher resolution of 3686k dots, Lumix DMC-GH5 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 A9 Mark II has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A9 Mark II has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A9 Mark II Lumix DMC-GH5
Brand Sony Panasonic
Model Alpha A9 Mark II Lumix DMC-GH5
Announced October, 2019 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 1440k pixels 1620k 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 693 225
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 20.0 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 Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction, Wireless, Hi-speed sync 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 24 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 51200 25600
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 204800 0
Min Boosted ISO 50 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264 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 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 690 shots 410 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100
Physical
Weight 678 g 725 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 96 x 76 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II compatible) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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