Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Comparison

Let’s compare the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 II.

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 Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. Both cameras have 4/3 sensors but Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II has a 20.3 MP and Olympus OM-D E-M5 II has a 16.1 MP resolution.

  Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
  Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II Front Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Panasonic Olympus
Megapixels 20.3 16.1
Sensor Type Live MOS Live MOS
Sensor Format 4/3 4/3
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 2.0x 2.0x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3) 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 200 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Startup Time 0.8 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 High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 81-area multiple AF / All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (Normal/Small) / Eye Detection (Nearer, Left, Right) / Magnified (up to 14x, over 800 AF points)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Shutter Speed Range 1/16000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 108 18
AW Buffer Size 13
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,840,000 dots 1,037,000 dots (345,667 px)
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes Yes
Selfie Screen Yes Yes
Top Deck Display No No
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD EVF / 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 EVF; 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.30x - 1.48x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4992x3744 (30p/​25p/​24p) 1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV, MP4 MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes No
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 Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No No
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 410 shots 310 shots
Battery Types 7.2v, 2200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 25.6 oz (727 g) includes batteries 16.5 oz (469 g) includes batteries
Size 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4 in. (139 x 98 x 87 mm) 4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8 in. (124 x 85 x 45 mm)
Price
Price Buy starting from $1,497.99
Buy starting from $799.00
Release Date 2021-06-25 2015-02-21