Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II vs Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

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thedimka New Member • Posts: 2
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II vs Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
  1. Both cost about $2000 for camera body, have about the same sensor size 17.3-4 x 13 mm), 20 Megapixels for photos (5184 x 3888). Environmentally sealed. 4K Video. Amazing optical image stabilization.
  2. Both have fully articulated screen, but Panasonic's is a bit larger (3.2" vs. 3.0") and has way more pixels (1,620,000 vs. 1,037,000)
    I think it will be useful to have a better screen.
  3. Both have built-in electronic viewfinder, that covers 100%, but Panasonic's again magnifies a bit more (0.76x vs. 0.74x) and has way more pixels 3,680,000 vs 2,360,000
    For me this is even more noticeable. In a way they both not nearly as good as viewfinders in real pro SLRs, but it's getting better.
  4. Both of them do not have GPS, this sucks, some of this can be done with phone pairing, but their apps usually are crappy and not easy to use
  5. Both have WiFi, it looks like in both cameras it works by creating its own AP only, this sucks too. I need an option to just join the same access point as my iPhone, most likely at home
  6. Both support dual SD Cards, that's awesome, except there is a trend that MacBooks do not have built-in readers any more, thus good WiFi is more important. I guess SD cards with WiFi like Eye-Fi and Transcend's will be helpful, but they are not as good as fastest SD cards
  7. Both don't have built-in Flash, though Olympus includes external on in the box. It's probably OK, yet I feel that it's not a big deal to add one and have hot shoe too. In a way I'd prefer a really strong assist light
  8. Panasonic offers USB-C Yeah!!! with 3.1 gen 1 (5, not 10 Mb/s) but it's a really good thing, Olympus is falling behind here.
  9. Olympus offers up to 60 frames per second continuos shooting, Panasonic only 12. Some people will find the difference crucial, I don't care that much, one can't do that for long anyway. More likely it will just will be flooding cards with tons of nearly identical pics. But sometimes it's an awesome feature. I think that Olympus offers auto recording with half-press, so you can wait for a good moment and not miss it. I think Panasonic will support it too, but I am not sure.
  10. Olympus is much lighter, about 150 grams lighter. 725g vs 574g, size is more similar
  11. Both camera's battery is not that good, it's OK, but Panasonic is somewhat better
  12. Panasonic's video capture looks better and has 4K with 60FPS, but both have great features

I like Panasonic better.

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