Sony a7 III vs. Panasonic GH5

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Feb 27, 2018
Jan 4, 2017
 
$2000
$1999 (body only)
 
SLR-style mirrorless
SLR-style mirrorless
Magnesium alloy
Magnesium alloy
 
6000 x 4000
5184 x 3888
6000 x 3376, 3936 x 2624, 3936 x 2216, 3008 x 1688, 3008 x 2000
 
3:2, 16:9
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
24 megapixels
20 megapixels
25 megapixels
22 megapixels
Full frame (35.8 x 23.8 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
Bionz X
Venus Engine 10
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100-51200
Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)
50
100
204800
 
11
5
Yes
Yes (4 slots)
Sensor-shift
Sensor-shift
 
5-axis; Supports Dual IS 2
5 stop(s)
 
RAW
RAW
Extra fine, fine, standard
Fine, standard
  • JPEG (DCF 2.0, EXIF 2.3)
  • RAW (ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.31)
  • Raw (Panasonic RW2)
  • Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box (1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes (4)
Yes (2x, 4x)
Yes
Yes
693
225
Sony E
Micro Four Thirds
1×
2×
 
Tilting
Fully articulated
3
3.2
921,600
1,620,000
Yes
Yes
 
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Electronic
Electronic
100%
100%
0.78×
1.52× (0.76× 35mm equiv.)
2,359,296
3,680,000
 
30 sec
60 sec
1/8000 sec
1/8000 sec
 
1/16000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Selection
  • Slow & Quick Motion
  • Movie
  • Auto
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene
 
No
No
Yes (via Multi Interface shoe)
Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
 
Auto, Auto/Redeye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Redeye Reduction, Forced Off
1/250 sec
1/250 sec
  • Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
 
10.0 fps
12.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Yes (2 or 10 secs; 10 secs w/3 shots)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes
Yes
 
3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Supports XAVC S codec (100Mbps), S-Log2 and S-Log3, and HLG
 
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 25 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 72 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 72 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 72 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 24 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
Stereo
Stereo
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
 
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Yes (micro-HDMI port with 4K still, uncompressed video output)
Yes (4:2:2 10-bit output up to 30p. (4:2:2 10-bit w/o internal recording, 4:2:2 8-bit with internal recording, at >30p 4K))
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-In
Built-In
with NFC and wireless control via PlayMemories Mobile app
802.11b/g/n/ac with Bluetooth 4.2 LE
Yes (wired)
Yes (via cable release or smartphone)
 
Yes
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery and charger
DMW-BLF19 lithium-ion battery & charger
710
410
650 g (1.43 lb / 22.93 oz)
725 g (1.60 lb / 25.57 oz)
127 x 96 x 74 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.91)
139 x 98 x 87 mm (5.47 x 3.86 x 3.43)
 
Yes
Yes
No
 
None
None