Sony A7S vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Winner
Sony A7S

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony A7S

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
High ISO
Light sensitivity
409,600 ISO
Really small
Size
Standard size (127×94×48 mm)
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Movie format
Shoots UHD movies
UHD @ 30fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

competitors

Sony A7S Competitors

Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 body only

$800 - $998 with 28-70mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,142 - $1,398 body only

$1,370 - $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Sony A7R

Sony A7R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,809 - $2,998 body only

$3,297 - $3,398 with 24-70mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,798 body only

$1,925 - $2,398 with 12-60mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$614 body only

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,198 body only

$1,174 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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