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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4

Portability
55
Imaging
95
Features
85
Overall
91
Fujifilm GFX 100S front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 front
Portability
66
Imaging
53
Features
88
Overall
67

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4 Key Specs

Fujifilm GFX 100S
(Full Review)
  • 102MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Boost to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 900g - 150 x 104 x 87mm
  • Released January 2021
Panasonic GH4
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 560g - 133 x 93 x 84mm
  • Announced February 2014
  • Earlier Model is Panasonic GH3
  • Replacement is Panasonic GH5
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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4 Overview

Its time to look a little more closely at the Fujifilm GFX 100S versus Panasonic GH4, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Panasonic. There is a noticeable difference between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm GFX 100S (102MP) and GH4 (16MP) and the Fujifilm GFX 100S (Medium format) and GH4 (Four Thirds) boast totally different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm GFX 100S was revealed 7 years later than the GH4 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before diving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a concise view of how the Fujifilm GFX 100S scores vs the GH4 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm GFX 100S over the Panasonic GH4

 Fujifilm GFX 100S GH4 
AnnouncedJanuary 2021February 2014More recent by 85 months
Display size3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2360k1036kCrisper display (+1324k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic GH4 over the Fujifilm GFX 100S

 GH4 Fujifilm GFX 100S 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm GFX 100S and Panasonic GH4

 Fujifilm GFX 100S GH4 
Manual focus Very precise focus
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm GFX 100S provides external dimensions of 150mm x 104mm x 87mm (5.9" x 4.1" x 3.4") having a weight of 900 grams (1.98 lbs) while the Panasonic GH4 has proportions of 133mm x 93mm x 84mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3") along with a weight of 560 grams (1.23 lbs).

Look at the Fujifilm GFX 100S versus Panasonic GH4 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have chosen at that time. Below is a front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm GFX 100S vs the GH4.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm GFX 100S and GH4 is 55 and 66 respectively.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be hard to visualise the gap between sensor measurements simply by going over specs. The visual here might provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm GFX 100S and GH4.

All in all, each of these cameras come with different megapixel count and different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm GFX 100S using its larger sensor will make getting shallower DOF easier and the Fujifilm GFX 100S will offer more detail because of its extra 86 Megapixels. Greater resolution will enable you to crop pics a good deal more aggressively. The younger Fujifilm GFX 100S will have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Portrait photography advice
Panasonic GH4 Portrait photography advice
97
manual focus
MP count great (102MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
supports face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
71
focusing manually
MP count good (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
provides face detect focus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Street photography factors
Panasonic GH4 Street photography factors
74
screen tilts
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW formats
provides focus via touch
environment sealing
heavier than competitors (900g)
71
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
comes with focus via touch
weather proofing
lighter than competition in class (560g)
above average ISO range (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic GH4 as a Sports photography camera
91
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count great (102 megapixels)
great sensor size (Medium format)
supports tracking focus
environment sealing
comes with phase detect AF
low fps (5.0 frames per second)
62
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
MP count good (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
provides tracking focus
weather proofing
does not have image stabilization
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Travel photography factors
Panasonic GH4 Travel photography factors
67
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
provides focus via touch
MP count great (102 megapixels)
heavier than competitors (900 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
77
lighter than competition in class (560 grams)
weather proofing
comes with focus via touch
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm GFX 100S
Landscape photography with Panasonic GH4
93
manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count great (102MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
has dual storage slots
72
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
good sized screen (3")
MP count good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
weather proofing
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Vlogging details
Panasonic GH4 Vlogging details
34
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
supports face detect focusing
high res video (4096 x 2160 resolution)
does have mic jack
screen is not selfie friendly
heavier than competitors (900 grams)
71
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen enabled
provides face detect focus
video res high (4096 x 2160 pixels)
does have microphone socket
lighter than competition in class (560g)
does not have image stabilization
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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH4 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm GFX 100S and Panasonic GH4
 Fujifilm GFX 100SPanasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
General Information
Company FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm GFX 100S Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Type Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Released 2021-01-27 2014-02-07
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine IX
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Medium format Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 44 x 33mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 1,452.0mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 102 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 11648 x 8736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 12800 25600
Highest enhanced ISO 102400 -
Lowest native ISO 100 200
RAW pictures
Lowest enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points 425 49
Lens
Lens support Fujifilm G Micro Four Thirds
Available lenses 13 107
Crop factor 0.8 2.1
Screen
Display type Tilting Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3.2" 3"
Resolution of display 2,360 thousand dots 1,036 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690 thousand dots 2,359 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.77x 0.67x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/8000 secs
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames per second 12.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 17.00 m (at ISO 200)
Flash modes no built-in flash Auto, auto/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync/redeye reduction, forced off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/125 secs 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 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)
Highest video resolution 4096x2160 4096x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 900 grams (1.98 lbs) 560 grams (1.23 lbs)
Physical dimensions 150 x 104 x 87mm (5.9" x 4.1" x 3.4") 133 x 93 x 84mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 74
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 23.2
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.8
DXO Low light rating not tested 791
Other
Battery life 460 photos 500 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W235 DMW-BLF19
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs (single or three-shot))
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Two One
Pricing at release $5,999 $1,500