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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,620k dots vs 921k dots
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Around 80% higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
4K @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution 4K (4096x2160) video but at a lower frame rate
Lens availability
More lenses available
108 lenses vs 92 lenses
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Around 20% more lenses available
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$1,624.39 vs $1,898.00
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The best price we've seen is $274 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Sony Alpha a7 III

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Viewfinder size
Much larger viewfinder
0.78x vs 0.37x
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More than 4.5x larger viewfinder
Focus points
Many more focus points
693 vs 225
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Set focus accurately within the frame
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Battery life
Much longer battery life
710 shots vs 410 shots
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More than 70% more shots per battery charge
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24 MP vs 20.2 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The Alpha a7 III's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Size
Smaller
127×96×74 mm vs 139×98×87 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
2.9" vs 3.4"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Lighter
650 g vs 725 g
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More than 10% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
Lumix DC-GH5108 lenses
Alpha a7 III92 lenses
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Professional
Weight Heavy Help
Lumix DC-GH5725 g
Alpha a7 III650 g
Thickness Quite thick Help
Lumix DC-GH53.4"
Alpha a7 III2.9"
Size Large Help
Lumix DC-GH5139×98×87 mm
Alpha a7 III127×96×74 mm

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