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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S

Portability
67
Imaging
71
Features
92
Overall
79
Fujifilm X-T4 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S front
Portability
62
Imaging
50
Features
82
Overall
62

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T4
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 160 - 12800 (Expand to 51200)
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 607g - 135 x 93 x 64mm
  • Announced February 2020
  • Succeeded the Fujifilm X-T3
  • Successor is Fujifilm X-T5
Panasonic GH5S
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 160 - 51200 (Increase to 204800)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 660g - 139 x 98 x 87mm
  • Launched January 2018
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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S Overview

In this write-up, we are comparing the Fujifilm X-T4 and Panasonic GH5S, one being a Advanced Mirrorless and the other is a Pro Mirrorless by rivals FujiFilm and Panasonic. There is a huge difference between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm X-T4 (26MP) and GH5S (10MP) and the Fujifilm X-T4 (APS-C) and GH5S (Four Thirds) enjoy totally different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm X-T4 was launched 2 years later than the GH5S and that is quite a significant gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before delving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a quick view of how the Fujifilm X-T4 grades against the GH5S in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T4 over the Panasonic GH5S

 Fujifilm X-T4 GH5S 
LaunchedFebruary 2020January 2018Fresher by 26 months

Reasons to pick Panasonic GH5S over the Fujifilm X-T4

 GH5S Fujifilm X-T4 
Display sizing3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T4 and Panasonic GH5S

 Fujifilm X-T4 GH5S 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display resolution1620k1620kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry your camera frequently, you have to factor in its weight and size. The Fujifilm X-T4 enjoys outer dimensions of 135mm x 93mm x 64mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 2.5") with a weight of 607 grams (1.34 lbs) whilst the Panasonic GH5S has specifications of 139mm x 98mm x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4") with a weight of 660 grams (1.46 lbs).

See the Fujifilm X-T4 and Panasonic GH5S in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are employing during that time. Below is the front view measurement comparison of the Fujifilm X-T4 compared to the GH5S.

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X-T4 and GH5S is 67 and 62 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to envision the gap between sensor sizing merely by checking specs. The graphic below may give you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm X-T4 and GH5S.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm X-T4 due to its larger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field simpler and the Fujifilm X-T4 will give extra detail utilizing its extra 16MP. Greater resolution will also enable you to crop pics far more aggressively. The newer Fujifilm X-T4 is going to have a benefit in sensor tech.

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic GH5S as a Portrait photography camera
82
manual focus
megapixel count excellent (26 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports face detection focusing
supports RAW files
62
you can focus manually
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with face detect focus
supports RAW formats
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm X-T4
Street photography with Panasonic GH5S
74
screen articulates
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
offers focus via touch
environment sealing
more heavy than competitors in class (607g)
68
screen articulates fully
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
offers focus by touch
environment proof
above average ISO range (51,200)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 Sports photography features
Panasonic GH5S Sports photography features
85
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
silent mode (1/32,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count excellent (26MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
environment sealing
better than average battery pack (500 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect AF
56
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
comes with tracking focus
environment proof
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic GH5S as a Travel photography camera
75
better than average battery pack (500 CIPA)
environment sealing
has bluetooth
offers focus via touch
megapixel count excellent (26 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
more heavy than competitors in class (607 grams)
61
environment proof
has bluetooth
offers focus by touch
selfie friendly display
doesn't have Timelapse recording
sensor resolution not great (10MP)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic GH5S as a Landscape photography camera
85
manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
megapixel count excellent (26MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
supports RAW files
environment sealing
better than average battery pack (500 per charge)
has dual storage slots
63
you can focus manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inch)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
doesnt have low pass filter
above average ISO range (51,200)
supports RAW formats
environment proof
two card slots
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (10 megapixels)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 Vlogging advice
Panasonic GH5S Vlogging advice
75
selfie friendly display
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
supports face detection focusing
video resolution high (4096 x 2160 pxls)
includes external microphone jack
more heavy than competitors in class (607 grams)
68
selfie friendly display
touchscreen enabled
comes with face detect focus
good video quality (4096 x 2160 pxls)
includes microphone socket
does not have image stabilization
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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic GH5S Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T4 and Panasonic GH5S
 Fujifilm X-T4Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S
General Information
Company FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm X-T4 Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S
Category Advanced Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Announced 2020-02-24 2018-01-08
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine 10
Sensor type X-Trans CMOS 4 CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 366.6mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 26 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 6240 x 4160 3680 x 2760
Max native ISO 12800 51200
Max enhanced ISO 51200 204800
Min native ISO 160 160
RAW support
Min enhanced ISO 80 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 425 225
Lens
Lens mount type Fujifilm X Micro Four Thirds
Available lenses 54 107
Focal length multiplier 1.5 2.1
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3 inch 3.2 inch
Screen resolution 1,620k dots 1,620k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dots 3,680k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.75x 0.76x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Max silent shutter speed 1/32000s 1/16000s
Continuous shutter rate 15.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings no built-in flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/250s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 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 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 240p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 200 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 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution 4096x2160 4096x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.1
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 607g (1.34 lbs) 660g (1.46 lbs)
Dimensions 135 x 93 x 64mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 2.5") 139 x 98 x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 500 shots 440 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - DMW-BLF19
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs w/3 images)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots (UHS-II supported) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II V60 cards supported)
Card slots Two Two
Launch cost $1,700 $2,498