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Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5

Portability
62
Imaging
75
Features
88
Overall
80
Nikon Z6 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 front
Portability
59
Imaging
60
Features
89
Overall
71

Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 Key Specs

Nikon Z6
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Push to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 675g - 134 x 101 x 68mm
  • Launched August 2018
  • Newer Model is Nikon Z6 II
Panasonic GH5
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 725g - 139 x 98 x 87mm
  • Launched January 2017
  • Older Model is Panasonic GH4
  • Successor is Panasonic GH5 II
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Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 Overview

Here is a detailed comparison of the Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras by competitors Nikon and Panasonic. There is a substantial difference between the sensor resolutions of the Z6 (25MP) and GH5 (20MP) and the Z6 (Full frame) and GH5 (Four Thirds) feature different sensor size.

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The Z6 was introduced 20 months later than the GH5 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. The two cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before diving straight into a detailed comparison, below is a brief view of how the Z6 grades against the GH5 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon Z6 over the Panasonic GH5

 Z6 GH5 
LaunchedAugust 2018January 2017Fresher by 20 months
Screen resolution2100k1620kCrisper screen (+480k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic GH5 over the Nikon Z6

 GH5 Z6 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Nikon Z6 and Panasonic GH5

 Z6 GH5 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Screen dimension3.2"3.2"Identical screen size
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry your camera often, you need to consider its weight and measurements. The Nikon Z6 has outer dimensions of 134mm x 101mm x 68mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7") accompanied by a weight of 675 grams (1.49 lbs) and the Panasonic GH5 has proportions of 139mm x 98mm x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4") and a weight of 725 grams (1.60 lbs).

Look at the Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have chosen at that time. Here is the front view measurements comparison of the Z6 against the GH5.

Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the Z6 and GH5 is 62 and 59 respectively.

Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 top view buttons comparison

Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its hard to visualize the difference between sensor sizing only by checking specifications. The graphic below may provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Z6 and GH5.

Plainly, both cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizing. The Z6 having a bigger sensor is going to make shooting bokeh easier and the Nikon Z6 will give greater detail using its extra 5 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop shots much more aggressively. The younger Z6 provides an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 sensor size comparison

Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon Z6 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic GH5 Portrait photography highlights
85
has manual focus
megapixel count excellent (25MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
features face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
76
has manual focus
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
offers face detect focus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon Z6 Street photography highlights
Panasonic GH5 Street photography highlights
78
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
boasts touch to focus
environment proofing
very good ISO range (51,200)
74
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
supports focus via touch
environment sealing
above average ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon Z6 Sports photography advice
Panasonic GH5 Sports photography advice
81
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count excellent (25 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
features tracking focus
environment proofing
sensor has phase detect autofocus
bad battery power (330 CIPA)
68
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
offers tracking focus
environment sealing
low battery power (410 CIPA)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon Z6 as a Travel photography camera
Panasonic GH5 as a Travel photography camera
66
environment proofing
connects via bluetooth
boasts touch to focus
megapixel count excellent (25MP)
bad battery power (330 per charge)
screen isn't selfie friendly
68
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
supports focus via touch
decent sensor resolution (20 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
low battery power (410 per charge)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon Z6 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic GH5 as a Landscape photography camera
81
has manual focus
change lenses (Nikon Z mount)
decent sized screen (3.2")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count excellent (25MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
very good ISO range (51,200)
exports RAW files
environment proofing
bad battery power (330 shots)
75
has manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor resolution (20MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
does not have low pass filter
above average ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
environment sealing
two card slots
low battery power (410 per charge)
Photography Glossary

Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon Z6
Vlogging with Panasonic GH5
36
touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detect autofocus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
includes microphone port
screen isn't selfie friendly
75
selfie friendly display
touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detect focus
video resolution high (4096 x 2160 resolution)
comes with microphone socket
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Nikon Z6 vs Panasonic GH5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon Z6 and Panasonic GH5
 Nikon Z6Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5
General Information
Make Nikon Panasonic
Model Nikon Z6 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5
Category Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Launched 2018-08-23 2017-01-04
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Expeed 6 Venus Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 23.9mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 858.0mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 25 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 6048 x 4024 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 51200 25600
Highest boosted ISO 204800 -
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW data
Min boosted ISO 50 100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 273 225
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon Z Micro Four Thirds
Total lenses 15 107
Focal length multiplier 1 2.1
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fully Articulated
Screen size 3.2 inch 3.2 inch
Resolution of screen 2,100 thousand dots 1,620 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690 thousand dots 3,680 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.8x 0.76x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/8000 secs
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 12.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off Auto, Auto/Redeye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Redeye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/200 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 4096x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 675g (1.49 lb) 725g (1.60 lb)
Dimensions 134 x 101 x 68mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7") 139 x 98 x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 95 77
DXO Color Depth score 25.3 23.9
DXO Dynamic range score 14.3 13.0
DXO Low light score 3299 807
Other
Battery life 330 images 410 images
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs) Yes (2 or 10 secs; 10 secs w/3 shots)
Time lapse recording
Storage type XQD card Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Card slots Single Dual
Pricing at launch $1,997 $1,298