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Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A6500 Comparison

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Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A6500 – comparison between these two high-end cameras will tell you the differences of both.

The first difference between these two cameras is the sensor size. The Panasonic GH5 has a smaller sensor than the Sony A6500, but a significantly larger body.  The a6500 has a larger APS-C sensor and hence bigger sensors are intend to capture more light and deliver better image quality.

Both cameras can shoot 4K footage. The Panasonic GH5 can shoot at 60fps with no recording time limit where the A6500 remains limited to 4K Mode @ 30 frames per second. The GH5 has the ability to shoot 10bit 4:2:2 video up to 4K @ 30fps internally to the SD card.

Differences between the Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A6500 cameras

Differences between the Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A6500 cameras

Below you can see the specs comparison table of Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A6500 mirrorless cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Features Panasonic GH5 Sony A6500
Megapixel 20 megapixels 24.2 Megapixel
Sensor size / type Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Image processor
Venus Engine Bionz X
Low pass filter No Yes
Image stabilization 5-Axis 5-axis
AF points 225 points Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
ISO 100-25600 100-51200
Shutter Min/Max 60sec 1/16000 sec 60 sec 1/32000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 12fps 11fps
Video 4k @60fps 4K @ 30 fps
Display 3.2″ Fully Articulated 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot-shoe Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes No
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots 350 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In
Dimensions 139 x 98 x 87 mm 120 x 67 x 53 mm
Weight 725 g 453 g
Price US$1,998 US$1,398