Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4

Canon EOS R100 front
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 front

Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4 Key Specs

Canon R100
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Bump to 25600)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 356g - 116 x 86 x 69mm
  • Released May 2023
Panasonic GH4
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 560g - 133 x 93 x 84mm
  • Announced February 2014
  • Succeeded the Panasonic GH3
  • Later Model is Panasonic GH5
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Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4 Overview

Here is a thorough review of the Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4, one being a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Pro Mirrorless by brands Canon and Panasonic. There is a crucial difference between the sensor resolutions of the R100 (24MP) and GH4 (16MP) and the R100 (APS-C) and GH4 (Four Thirds) feature totally different sensor size.

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The R100 was released 9 years later than the GH4 and that is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before diving through a thorough comparison, below is a quick summation of how the R100 grades against the GH4 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon R100 over the Panasonic GH4

 R100 GH4 
AnnouncedMay 2023February 2014Fresher by 114 months
Display resolution1040k1036kCrisper display (+4k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic GH4 over the Canon R100

 GH4 R100 
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon R100 and Panasonic GH4

 R100 GH4 
Focus manually Dial precise focusing
Display sizing3.00"3"Equivalent display size

Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry your camera often, you will need to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon R100 enjoys exterior dimensions of 116mm x 86mm x 69mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.7") with a weight of 356 grams (0.78 lbs) and the Panasonic GH4 has dimensions of 133mm x 93mm x 84mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3") with a weight of 560 grams (1.23 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are using at the time. Here is the front view sizing comparison of the R100 compared to the GH4.

Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the R100 and GH4 is 76 and 66 respectively.

Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4 top view buttons comparison

Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be tough to envision the gap between sensor sizing only by looking at specs. The graphic here may give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the R100 and GH4.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor sizing. The R100 featuring a larger sensor will make getting shallow DOF less difficult and the Canon R100 will give you extra detail as a result of its extra 8 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop images far more aggressively. The more modern R100 is going to have an edge when it comes to sensor innovation.

Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4 sensor size comparison

Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon R100
Portrait photography with Panasonic GH4
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (24MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
has face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon R100 Street photography features
Panasonic GH4 Street photography features
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
supports touch focus
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
screen articulates fully
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
boasts focus by touch
weather sealing
lighter than competition (560g)
great ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon R100 Sports photography highlights
Panasonic GH4 Sports photography highlights
silent shutter (1/4,000 seconds)
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking focus
max shutter speed is low (1/ seconds)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports tracking autofocus
weather sealing
no image stabilization
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon R100 Travel photography features
Panasonic GH4 Travel photography features
connects via bluetooth
supports touch focus
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
has built in flash
screen is not selfie friendly
lighter than competition (560 grams)
weather sealing
boasts focus by touch
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Canon R100 Landscape photography information
Panasonic GH4 Landscape photography information
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Canon RF mount)
decent sized screen (3.00 inches)
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sized screen (3")
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
great ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW files
weather sealing
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon R100 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic GH4 as a Vlogging camera
has face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with microphone support
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
selfie friendly display
screen is touchscreen
supports face detection focusing
high video quality (4096 x 2160 pxls)
includes external mic support
lighter than competition (560g)
no image stabilization
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Canon R100 vs Panasonic GH4 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon R100 and Panasonic GH4
 Canon EOS R100Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
General Information
Brand Name Canon Panasonic
Model Canon EOS R100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Released 2023-05-24 2014-02-07
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine IX
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 22.3 x 14.9mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 332.3mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6000 x 4000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 12800 25600
Max enhanced ISO 25600 -
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW files
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 3975 49
Lens mounting type Canon RF Micro Four Thirds
Number of lenses 39 107
Crop factor 1.6 2.1
Screen type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3.00" 3"
Resolution of screen 1,040 thousand dots 1,036 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch display
Screen technology - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots 2,359 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.59x 0.67x
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed - 1/8000 seconds
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/4000 seconds -
Continuous shutter rate 6.5 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 6m at ISO 100 17.00 m (at ISO 200)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, auto/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync/redeye reduction, forced off
External flash
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/250 seconds 1/250 seconds
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC 4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 25p, 30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p), 1280 x 720 (24p, 25p, 30p), 640 x 480 (25p, 30p)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 4096x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Wireless Built-In Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 356g (0.78 lbs) 560g (1.23 lbs)
Dimensions 116 x 86 x 69mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.7") 133 x 93 x 84mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 74
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.2
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.8
DXO Low light score not tested 791
Battery life 370 photographs 500 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E17 DMW-BLF19
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs (single or three-shot))
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC slot (UHS-I compatible) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $479 $1,500