Panasonic GH5 vs Sony a6500 Camera Specs Comparison

Which camera is for you? Here is a quick overview and spec comparison of the Panasonic GH5 and the Sony a6500.

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@0:28 a6500 Body Type – Rangefinder Style mirrorless
@2:43 GH5 Video Resolution – C4K: 4,096 x 2160 (23.98p 400M)
@3:03 GH5 Slot 2 – SD memory card (UHS-I/II compliant)
@3.24 GH5 Battery Life – 55 min (viewfinder), 60 min (LCD monitor)

Panasonic GH5 vs Sony a6500 Camera Specs Comparison
Panasonic GH5Sony 6500
AnnouncedJan 4, 2017Oct 6, 2016
Price (Body Only)
* as of Jan 2019
$1,599 USD$1,199 USD
Body TypeSLR Style MirrorlessRangefinder Style Mirrorless
Sensor TypeFour Thirds Live MOS
(17.3 mm x 13.0 mm)
APS-C Type Exmor CMOS
(23.5 mm x 15.6 mm)
Image Size (Pixels)5,184 x 3,8886,000 x 4,000
Effective Pixels20.33 megapixels24.2 megapixels
Image Stabilization (Sensor Shift)5-Axis Image Stabilization5-Axis Image Stabilization
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds mountSony E mount
Focal Length Multiplierx 2.0x 1.5
ISO200 – 25,600100 – 25,600
File FormatJPEG
RAW (12-bit)
RAW (14-bit)
Number of Focus Points225425
Screen Type3.2″ TFT Vari-Angle Screen
3″ TFT Tilt Screen
(2.95″ Wide Type)
Touch ScreenYesYes
Monitor Resolution (Dot)1,620,000921,600
Viewfinder TypeElectricElectric
Viewfinder Resolution (Dot)3,680,0002,359,296
Shutter Speed1/8,000 to 60 sec1/4,000 to 30 sec
Continuous Shooting12 fps11 fps
Silent ShutterYesYes
Built-in FlashNoYes
Video Resolution
C4K: 4,096 x 2160 (23.98p 400M)
4K: 3,840 x 2,160 (59.94p 150M, 29.97 400M)
FHD: 1,920 x 1,080 (23.98/29.97/59.94p 200M)
4K: 3,840 x 2,160 (24/25/30p 100M)
FHD: 1,920 x 1,080 (100/120p 100M)
Audio In (Mic)YesYes
Audio Out (Headphone)YesNo
Media SlotSlot 1: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I/II Compliant)
Slot 2: SD Memory Card (UHS-I/II Compliant)
Memory Stick Duo / SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I Compliant)
Battery TypeDMW-BLF19NP-FW50
Battery Life (Still Images)380 shots (Viewfinder)
400 shots (LCD Monitor)
310 shots (Viewfinder)
350 shots (LCD Monitor)
Battery Life (Movies)55 min (Viewfinder)
60 min (LCD Monitor)
65 min (Viewfinder)
70 min (LCD Monitor)
USB Charging
DimensionsW = 138.5 mm
H = 98.1 mm
D = 87.4 mm
W = 120.0 mm
H = 66.9 mm
D = 53.3 mm
Weight645 g
(Body only)
725 g
(With battery &
memory card)
410 g
(Body only)
453 g
(With battery &
memory card)
Timelapse RecordingYes (Built-in Feature)
Yes (With PlayMemories Camera Apps)
Other FeaturesHigh-Resolution Anamorphic Mode (4:3)
Anamorphic 4K Mode (4:3)
PlayMemories Camera Apps
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