Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R II Comparison

Let’s compare the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II vs Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R 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 Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R II. While Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II has 4/3 sensor, Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R II has 35mm sensor and 20.3 has a 20.3 MP and Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R II has a 42.4 MP resolution.

  Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R II
  Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II Front Sony Alpha ILCE-A7R II Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Panasonic Sony
Megapixels 20.3 42.4
Sensor Type Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Format 4/3 35mm
SLR Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Crop Factor 2.0x 1.0x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3) 7952 x 5304 (42.2 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Native ISO Min 200 - Max 25600 Min 100 - Max 25600
Full ISO Settings Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400
Startup Time 1.5 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 Fast Hybrid AF with 399 focal plane phase detect points and 25 contrast detect AF points; Wide (399 points for phase-detection AF / 25 points for contrast-detection AF) / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Zone / Expand Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot)
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400
Shutter Speed Range 1/16000 - 60 sec 1/8000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 108 23
AW Buffer Size 23
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.0 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,840,000 dots 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes No
Selfie Screen Yes No
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: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter, eyepoint 23mm from the eyepiece lens/18.5mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (CIPA standard), eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 4992x3744 (30p/​25p/​24p) 3840x2160 (30p/25p/24p)
Video File Format MOV, MP4 XAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot Yes No
SD UHS Support
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 Multi-Terminal Micro USB (with remote support), Type-D Micro HDMI with BRAVIA Sync, PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback; Microphone and Headphone jacks
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No Yes
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 290 shots
Battery Types 7.2v, 2200mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 25.6 oz (727 g) includes batteries 22.6 oz (640 g) includes batteries
Size 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4 in. (139 x 98 x 87 mm) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4 in. (127 x 96 x 60 mm)
Price
Price Buy starting from $1,497.99
Buy starting from $1,598.00
Release Date 2021-06-25 2015-08-15