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Panasonic GH5s vs Panasonic G9 – Comparison

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Let’s compare the Panasonic GH5s vs Panasonic G9. Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. We specifically talk about the new improvements, advantages and which model is better suited for your needs.

Both cameras feature a Four Thirds sensor and have a crop factor of 2.0. The G9 is intended for stills and offers a higher resolution of 20.2 megapixel, compared with 10.2 MP of the GH5s which is a hybrid/video camera.

Before jumping to the specifications comparison of Panasonic GH5s and the G9, we have to say that the Lumix G9 has been designed for action and wildlife photographers in mind while the GH5s is targeting professional video makers.

Differences Between the Panasonic GH5s vs Panasonic G9 Cameras

Panasonic GH5s vs Panasonic G9 - Comparison

The Panasonic GH5s vs Panasonic G9 comparison covers all the important specifications of each camera. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Panasonic GH5s Panasonic G9
Megapixel New 10.2Mp High Sensitivity MOS with Multi-Aspect 20.3Mp MOS without optical low-pass filter
Sensor size / type Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
IBIS No 6.5 stops
AF System 5-axis – Contrast Detect (sensor) DfD (Depth from Defocus) system
6K Photo/4K Photo 4K Photo: 8Mp 60fps (H.264 recording) 6K Photo : 18MP 30fps
ISO ISO 160-51200, Extended ISO 80/102400/204800, Dual Native ISO ISO 200-25600, Extended ISO 100
Shutter Min/Max 1/8000-60 sec, Bulb to 30min, X=1/250 60sec 1/32000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 14 bit: AFS 11fps, AFC 7fps. 12 bit: AFS 12fps, AFC 8fps 20fps
Video C4K: 60p/50p (4:2:0 8bit), 30p/25p/24p (4:2:2 10 bit). 4K: 60p/50p (4:2:0 8bit), 30p/25p/24p (4:2:2 10bit) 4K Ultra HD up to 60fps and 150Mbps, In 1080p, the maximum frame rate is 180fps.
Display 3.2-inch 3:2 1,620,000-dot RGBW LCD, vari-angle, touch-screen 3.0″ TFT- LCD Rear Screen, Fully Articulated (1037K pixels)
Viewfinder 3,680,000-dot OLED, 21mm, 0.76x (35mm equivalent) Electronic Viewfinder (100%) 3,680k dots
Card Slots 2x UHS-II U3 2x UHS-II U3
Wireless 802.11a/n/ac (5GHz) / Bluetooth4.2 (Low Energy) 5GHz, Wi-Fi is not available in some countries 802.11a/n/ac (5GHz) / Bluetooth4.2 (Low Energy) 5GHz, Wi-Fi is not available in some countries
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots 410 shots
Dimensions  138.5 x 98.1 x 84.4mm (excluding protrusions) 137 x 97 x 92mm
Weight 660g 658g
Price $2,499 $1,699 

Panasonic GH5s Advantages:

  • Slower Slow-Motion –Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger Pixels – ~ 4.51 vs 3.34 MICRONS means better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Bigger JPEG Buffer – 600 vs 50, Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW Buffer – Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode).
  • Higher Extended ISO –204800 vs 25600 ISO, Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic G9 Advantages:

  • Less Expensive – The Panasonic GH5 has no AA filter.
  • Body Image Stabilization – Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • High-Resolution Mode – Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Top Display – Check settings with a screen on top of the camera.
  • More Pixels – Higher resolution photos
  • Faster RAW & JPEG Shooting – 60.0 FPS vs 12.0 FPSFaster RAW & JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster Shutter – Shoot wide open in bright light

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