As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is also often compared to boutiques, pro DSLRs and digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS R and the EOS RP) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GH5 and the Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9))

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), significantly larger viewfinder (0.81x vs 0.37x), much higher maximum light sensitivity (204,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (10.2 MP vs 42.2 MP), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), has slightly fewer focus points (225 vs 425), is slightly larger (professional size (139×98×87 mm) vs prosumer size (133×93×59 mm)) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
1 year older
$1,498 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,198 12-60mm lens

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

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20.2 MP vs 10.2 MP

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

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

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

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

Leica M10-P

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7 months newer
$7,777 - $7,995 (body only)

Significant advantages of the M10-P (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Much higher true resolution: 23.8 MP vs 10.2 MP
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (139×39×80 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the M10-P (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the M10-P and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • None found

Fujifilm X-H1

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

Significant advantages of the X-H1 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10.2 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the X-H1 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 204,800 ISO

common strengths of the X-H1 and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7R III

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similar age
$2,685 - $2,798 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,596 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7R III (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Much higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 10.2 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Longer battery life: 650 shots vs 440 shots

Significant disadvantages of the a7R III (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 204,800 ISO
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the a7R III and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,440k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.81x
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 204,800 ISO

Fujifilm X-T3

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

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Much higher true resolution: 26 MP vs 10.2 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • More focus points: 425 vs 225

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 204,800 ISO

common strengths of the X-T3 and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7 III

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similar age
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Many more focus points: 693 vs 225
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10.2 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 204,800 ISO

common strengths of the a7 III and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.81x
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (204,800 ISO vs 50,000 ISO), has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 9 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (139×98×87 mm) vs prosumer size (133×85×70 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (10.2 MP vs 30.1 MP), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), has slightly fewer focus points (225 vs 4,779) and is older (january 2018 vs august 2018).

Canon EOS R

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8 months newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 225
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 10.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 204,800 ISO
  • Shoots slower: 8 fps vs 12 fps

common strengths of the EOS R and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 440 shots

Nikon Z7

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7 months newer
$3,397 - $3,547

Significant advantages of the Z7 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Much higher true resolution: 45.4 MP vs 10.2 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Z7 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 204,800 ISO
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the Z7 and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS RP

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1 year newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 225
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 26 MP vs 10.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 440 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the EOS RP and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Z6

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7 months newer
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24.3 MP vs 10.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 440 shots

common strengths of the Z6 and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 204,800 ISO
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 12 fps

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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7 months newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 392 g vs 660 g
  • Thinner: 2.5" vs 3.4"

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 204,800 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • None found

Leica SL (Typ 601)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
2 years older
$5,995

Significant advantages of the SL (Typ 601) (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (147×104×39 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the SL (Typ 601) (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 50,000 ISO vs 204,800 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SL (Typ 601) and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 440 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.80x vs 0.81x

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
1 year 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-GH5S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • None found

Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 5DS R
2 years older
$2,146 - $3,699 (body only)
$2,237 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5DS R (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5DS R (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5DS R and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

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

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • None found

Canon EOS 5DS

Canon EOS 5DS
2 years older
$1,995 - $3,499 (body only)
$2,111 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5DS (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5DS (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5DS and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • None found

Nikon D750

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

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 922k dots), much higher maximum light sensitivity (204,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is slightly larger (professional size (139×98×87 mm) vs mid size (102×58×43 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10.2 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (12 fps vs 24 fps) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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9 months older
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Built-in flash
  • Smaller: Mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs Professional size (139×98×87 mm)
  • Lighter: 300 g vs 660 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 204,800 ISO
  • Much lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • Flip-out screens
  • 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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4 months newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Built-in flash
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 10.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the Lumix DC-GH5S)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 204,800 ISO
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.22x vs 0.81x
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Lumix DC-GH5S

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens