Sony A9 with Panasonic GH5S Comparison

Sony A9 and Panasonic GH5S Main Features

  • April, 2017
  • January, 2018
  • 24 MP Full frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 10 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 160 - 51200 ISO
  • 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
  • 127 x 96 x 63 mm, 673g.
  • 139 x 98 x 87 mm, 660g.
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Sony A9 Scores


Imaging score
78
Features score
92
Value for money score
92
Portability score
78
Overall score
90

Panasonic GH5S Scores


Imaging score
55
Features score
81
Value for money score
81
Portability score
74
Overall score
72

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S with Sony Alpha A9 Overview


Let's compare Sony Alpha A9 with Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S. These models are included in the Pro Mirrorless cameras. Sony A9 was released in 2017, and Panasonic GH5S in 2018. Lumix DC-GH5S is newer, which is a plus. Alpha A9 1 years older.
The sensor resolution of Alpha A9 is greater than that of Lumix DC-GH5S. The difference of 14 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 DC-GH5S), 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. Alpha A9 has image stabilization(5-axis Sensor-shift), Lumix DC-GH5S doesn’t, it is a big minus. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Both cameras have a electronic viewfinder. Viewfinder Alpha A9 has a higher resolution of 3686k dots, Lumix DC-GH5S 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 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha A9 has 12.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha A9 Lumix DC-GH5S
Brand Sony Panasonic
Model Alpha A9 Lumix DC-GH5S
Announced April, 2017 January, 2018
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/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
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 35.6 x 23.8 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 847.3 mm² 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 3680 x 2760
Max Native ISO 51200 51200
Min Native ISO 100 160
Max Boosted ISO 204800 204800
Min Boosted ISO 50 80
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, 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 USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.1
Battery
Battery Life 650 shots 440 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FZ100 DMW-BLF19
Physical
Weight 673 g 660 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 96 x 63 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 cards (UHS-II V60 cards supported)
Storage Slots 2 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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