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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5

Portability
67
Imaging
71
Features
92
Overall
79
Fujifilm X-T4 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 front
Portability
60
Imaging
77
Features
92
Overall
83

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T4
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • 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
  • Superseded the Fujifilm X-T3
  • New Model is Fujifilm X-T5
Panasonic S5
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.0" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Boost to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 714g - 133 x 97 x 82mm
  • Launched August 2020
  • New Model is Panasonic S5 II
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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5 Overview

Below, we will be contrasting the Fujifilm X-T4 and Panasonic S5, former being a Advanced Mirrorless while the latter is a Pro Mirrorless by competitors FujiFilm and Panasonic. The resolution of the Fujifilm X-T4 (26MP) and the S5 (24MP) is pretty comparable but the Fujifilm X-T4 (APS-C) and S5 (Full frame) feature totally different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm X-T4 was introduced 5 months prior to the S5 and they are both of a similar age. Both the cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before delving through a thorough comparison, below is a brief summary of how the Fujifilm X-T4 scores against the S5 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T4 over the Panasonic S5

 Fujifilm X-T4 S5 

Reasons to pick Panasonic S5 over the Fujifilm X-T4

 S5 Fujifilm X-T4 
Screen resolution1840k1620kClearer screen (+220k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T4 and Panasonic S5

 Fujifilm X-T4 S5 
LaunchedFebruary 2020August 2020Same age
Manual focus More accurate focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Screen dimension3"3.0"Identical screen measurements
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to lug around your camera regularly, you are going to need to think about its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X-T4 provides physical measurements of 135mm x 93mm x 64mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 2.5") having a weight of 607 grams (1.34 lbs) whilst the Panasonic S5 has measurements of 133mm x 97mm x 82mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 714 grams (1.57 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm X-T4 and Panasonic S5 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. Here is the front view measurement comparison of the Fujifilm X-T4 against the S5.

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X-T4 and S5 is 67 and 60 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to visualise the difference in sensor measurements merely by going through specifications. The photograph below should give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm X-T4 and S5.

To sum up, both of those cameras posses different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm X-T4 with its smaller sensor will make getting shallow DOF more difficult and the Fujifilm X-T4 will produce extra detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop pictures somewhat more aggressively.

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 Portrait photography advice
Panasonic S5 Portrait photography advice
82
has manual focus
fantastic MP (26 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
provides face detection focus
exports RAW formats
86
you can focus manually
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
includes face detect focus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic S5 as a Street photography camera
74
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
boasts touch to focus
weather sealing
more heavy than competition in class (607 grams)
78
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
features touch to focus
environment proof
good high ISO (51,200)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-T4
Sports photography with Panasonic S5
85
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
fantastic MP (26 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
provides tracking autofocus
weather sealing
great battery power (500 CIPA)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
82
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
quiet shooting (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
includes tracking focus
environment proof
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic S5 as a Travel photography camera
75
great battery power (500 per charge)
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
fantastic MP (26 megapixels)
display is selfie friendly
more heavy than competition in class (607 grams)
79
environment proof
supports bluetooth
features touch to focus
good megapixels (24MP)
screen is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 Landscape photography info
Panasonic S5 Landscape photography info
85
has manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is decent (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
fantastic MP (26 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
does not have anti-alias filter
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
great battery power (500 shots)
two card slots
86
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Leica L mount)
good sized screen (3.0")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
no low pass filter
good high ISO (51,200)
exports RAW formats
environment proof
has dual storage slots
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 Vlogging info
Panasonic S5 Vlogging info
75
display is selfie friendly
touch screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
provides face detection focus
video resolution high (4096 x 2160 resolution)
includes external microphone socket
more heavy than competition in class (607 grams)
79
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detect focus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with microphone jack
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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Panasonic S5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T4 and Panasonic S5
 Fujifilm X-T4Panasonic Lumix DC-S5
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Panasonic
Model type Fujifilm X-T4 Panasonic Lumix DC-S5
Category Advanced Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Announced 2020-02-24 2020-08-14
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type X-Trans CMOS 4 CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor surface area 366.6mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 26MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 6240 x 4160 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 12800 51200
Maximum boosted ISO 51200 204800
Lowest native ISO 160 100
RAW support
Lowest boosted ISO 80 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points 425 225
Lens
Lens mount type Fujifilm X Leica L
Total lenses 54 31
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3 inch 3.0 inch
Resolution of display 1,620k dot 1,840k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dot 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.75x 0.74x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/32000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed 15.0fps 7.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash modes no built-in flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/250s 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 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) Yes (can be charged with high-power laptop/tablet chargers or portable power banks)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 607g (1.34 pounds) 714g (1.57 pounds)
Dimensions 135 x 93 x 64mm (5.3" x 3.7" x 2.5") 133 x 97 x 82mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 photos 440 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots (UHS-II supported) SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Storage slots Two Two
Retail pricing $1,700 $1,999