Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II vs Nikon D500 Comparison

Let’s compare the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II vs Nikon D500.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II and Nikon D500. While Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II has 4/3 sensor, Nikon D500 has APS-C sensor and 20.3 has a 20.3 MP and Nikon D500 has a 20.9 MP resolution.

  Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II Nikon D500
  Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II Front Nikon D500 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Panasonic Nikon
Megapixels 20.3 20.9
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 APS-C
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.5x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3) 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes No
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 51200
Full ISO Settings Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400
Startup Time 0.3 seconds
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye/Head/Body/Animal detection, Tracking, 225-area, Zone (Vertical/Horizontal) / Zone (Square) / Zone (Oval), Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter OVF: Nikon Advanced Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection; ; Contrast-detect AF in Live View mode
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to Lo-1 ISO 50 to Hi-5 ISO 1,638,400
Shutter Speed Range 1/16000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 108 200
AW Buffer Size 200
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.2
LCD Resolution 1,840,000 dots 2,359,000 dots (589,750 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes No
Viewfinder EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type 3680K-dot OLED, 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor, 60/120fps refresh rate SLR type: eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 1.0x magnification (~0.67x 35mm eq.), 16mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking Yes No
Video Features
Video Resolution 4992x3744 (30p/​25p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV, MP4 MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC XQD / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes Yes
SD UHS Support Dual slots, XQD+SD
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash No No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Internal connections USB 3.1 Type-C with Power Delivery, HDMI Type-A, 2.5mm Wired Remote, 3.5mm External Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack Type-C Mini HDMI with uncompressed video support, 10-pin Remote Terminal, PC Sync
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots 1240 shots
Battery Types 7.2v, 2200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 25.6 oz (727 g) includes batteries 30.2 oz (856 g) includes batteries
Size 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4 in. (139 x 98 x 87 mm) 5.8 x 4.5 x 3.2 in. (147 x 115 x 81 mm)
Price
Price Buy starting from $1,497.99
Buy starting from $1,796.95
Release Date 2021-06-25 2016-03-15