As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 is also often compared to boutiques, pro DSLRs, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-LX100 II and the Lumix DC-GH5S) and Canon (such as the EOS R and the PowerShot SX730 HS)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.37x vs 0.73x), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 204,800 ISO), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is slightly larger (professional size (139×98×87 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×60 mm)).

Fujifilm X-T3

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1 year newer
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.73x vs 0.37x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (133×93×59 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 108 lenses

common strengths of the X-T3 and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7 II

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2 years older
$1,698 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 II (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.37x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the a7 II (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the a7 II and Lumix DC-GH5

  • High resolution screens: 1,230k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm X-H1

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1 year newer
$1,299 (body only)
$2,100 - $2,198 16-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-H1 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.74x vs 0.37x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X-H1 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 108 lenses

common strengths of the X-H1 and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

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1 year newer
$1,938 - $2,298 (body only)
$3,017 - $5,567 12mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.81x vs 0.37x
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5S (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10.2 MP vs 20.2 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5S and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Very large screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,620k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Weather sealed

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
4 years older
$864 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.37x
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G5 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the DMC-G5 and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
2 years older
$749 - $998 (body only)
$1,524 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.64x vs 0.37x
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH4 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Lower resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the DMC-GH4 and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 8 fps), has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (139×98×87 mm) vs prosumer size (133×85×70 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.37x vs 0.70x) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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1 year newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly lighter: 392 g vs 725 g

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Inexpensive: $897.99 vs $1,401.69

Canon EOS R

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1 year newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 225
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.76x vs 0.37x

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Shoots slower: 8 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the EOS R and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 410 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS RP

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2 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 225
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.37x

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 410 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the EOS RP and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $1,299.00 vs $1,401.69

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a touch screen and shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 7 fps).

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.37x vs 0.76x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 24.2 MP), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), slightly fewer lenses available (108 lenses vs 171 lenses) and has a significantly shorter battery life (410 shots vs 1230 shots).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
4 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.37x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 225
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and Lumix DC-GH5

  • None found

Canon EOS-1D C

Canon EOS-1D C
4 years older

Significant advantages of the EOS-1D C (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.76x vs 0.37x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS-1D C (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 225
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much larger: Large (164×158×83 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)

common strengths of the EOS-1D C and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 14 fps vs 12 fps

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
4 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.37x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 225
  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the 6D and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $1,401.69
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 725 g

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
4 years older
$1,457 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.37x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 225
  • Shoots much slower: 5.5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the D600 and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Inexpensive: $1,434.69 vs $1,401.69

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
2 years older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.37x
  • Much longer battery life: 1230 shots vs 410 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 225
  • Shoots much slower: 6.5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the D750 and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $1,149.00 vs $1,401.69
  • Light weight: 750 g vs 725 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
4 months older
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.37x
  • Much higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 20.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 225
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and Lumix DC-GH5

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 922k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is significantly larger (professional size (139×98×87 mm) vs mid size (102×58×43 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has slightly fewer focus points (225 vs 315).

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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3 months newer
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Built-in flash
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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1 year newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Built-in flash
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (102×58×43 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 410 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Lumix DC-GH5

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (4K @ 24fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly larger screen (3.2" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 16.2 MP).

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.37x vs 0.59x), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), slightly fewer lenses available (108 lenses vs 220 lenses), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is much larger (professional size (139×98×87 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)).

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
10 months older
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.37x

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Many fewer focus points: 45 vs 225
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps

common strengths of the EOS 80D and Lumix DC-GH5

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Have touch screens

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
3 years older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.37x

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 225
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps

common strengths of the D5300 and Lumix DC-GH5

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Flip-out screens

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50
3 years older
$1,444 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-50 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.37x
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the K-50 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much lower true resolution: 16.2 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the K-50 and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Weather sealed
  • Above average viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 100%
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/6000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
5 years older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.37x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 4K @ 24fps

common strengths of the T3 and Lumix DC-GH5

  • None found

Pentax KP

Pentax KP
similar age
$797 (body only)
$914 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the KP (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.37x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the KP (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Many fewer focus points: 27 vs 225
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the KP and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Flip-out screens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), is slightly smaller (professional size (139×98×87 mm) vs large (138×102×135 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 12 MP) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Canon XC10

Canon XC10
1 year older
$2,006

Significant advantages of the XC10 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the XC10 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,030k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20.2 MP

common strengths of the XC10 and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Have touch screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
3 months older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 49 vs 225

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and Lumix DC-GH5

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Have touch screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
9 months older
$1,398

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the Lumix DC-GH5)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and Lumix DC-GH5

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP