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Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S

Portability
85
Imaging
37
Features
67
Overall
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Olympus XZ-2 iHS front
 
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S front
Portability
62
Imaging
50
Features
82
Overall
62

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S Key Specs

Olympus XZ-2 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/1.7" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F1.8-2.5) lens
  • 346g - 113 x 65 x 48mm
  • Announced December 2012
Panasonic GH5S
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 160 - 51200 (Bump to 204800)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 660g - 139 x 98 x 87mm
  • Revealed January 2018
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Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Olympus XZ-2 iHS versus Panasonic GH5S, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Pro Mirrorless by companies Olympus and Panasonic. The resolution of the XZ-2 iHS (12MP) and the GH5S (10MP) is fairly close but the XZ-2 iHS (1/1.7") and GH5S (Four Thirds) offer totally different sensor measurements.

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The XZ-2 iHS was released 6 years before the GH5S which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Olympus XZ-2 iHS being a Compact camera and the Panasonic GH5S being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before delving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a quick view of how the XZ-2 iHS matches up vs the GH5S when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus XZ-2 iHS over the Panasonic GH5S

 XZ-2 iHS GH5S 

Reasons to pick Panasonic GH5S over the Olympus XZ-2 iHS

 GH5S XZ-2 iHS 
RevealedJanuary 2018December 2012Newer by 61 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Display size3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution1620k920kClearer display (+700k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Olympus XZ-2 iHS and Panasonic GH5S

 XZ-2 iHS GH5S 
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Touch display Easily navigate

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to travel with your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Olympus XZ-2 iHS has got external dimensions of 113mm x 65mm x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") having a weight of 346 grams (0.76 lbs) while the Panasonic GH5S has proportions of 139mm x 98mm x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4") having a weight of 660 grams (1.46 lbs).

Look at the Olympus XZ-2 iHS versus Panasonic GH5S in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the XZ-2 iHS versus the GH5S.

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the XZ-2 iHS and GH5S is 85 and 62 respectively.

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S top view buttons comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is hard to see the gap in sensor dimensions only by viewing specifications. The picture below will give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the XZ-2 iHS and GH5S.

To sum up, both the cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The XZ-2 iHS because of its smaller sensor will make getting shallower depth of field tougher and the Olympus XZ-2 iHS will provide you with greater detail as a result of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The more aged XZ-2 iHS will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S sensor size comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic GH5S as a Portrait photography camera
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focusing manually
features face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
62
has manual focus
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
includes face detection focus
exports RAW files
MP count low (10MP)
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Street Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS as a Street photography camera
Panasonic GH5S as a Street photography camera
66
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
sensor is small (1/1.7")
more heavy than others (346 grams)
68
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
supports touch focus
environment proof
great high ISO (51,200)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Sports photography advice
Panasonic GH5S Sports photography advice
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features tracking autofocus
great battery (340 CIPA)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
doesn't have phase detect AF
56
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
includes tracking autofocus
environment proof
no image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Travel photography details
Panasonic GH5S Travel photography details
61
great battery (340 per charge)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than others (346g)
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
61
environment proof
has bluetooth
supports touch focus
selfie friendly screen
no Time Lapse recording
MP count low (10 megapixels)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Olympus XZ-2 iHS
Landscape photography with Panasonic GH5S
55
focusing manually
really wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
great battery (340 per charge)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/1.7")
lack of Timelapse mode
63
has manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a decent size (3.2 inch)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
great high ISO (51,200)
exports RAW files
environment proof
2 card slots
no image stabilization
MP count low (10 megapixels)
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus XZ-2 iHS Vlogging features
Panasonic GH5S Vlogging features
36
really wide (28mm)
fast max aperture (f1.8)
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
includes external microphone socket
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
more heavy than others (346g)
68
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen capability
includes face detection focus
high quality video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
comes with external mic support
no image stabilization
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Olympus XZ-2 iHS vs Panasonic GH5S Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus XZ-2 iHS and Panasonic GH5S
 Olympus XZ-2 iHSPanasonic Lumix DC-GH5S
General Information
Brand Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus XZ-2 iHS Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S
Class Small Sensor Compact Pro Mirrorless
Announced 2012-12-18 2018-01-08
Physical type Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine 10
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/1.7" Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 7.44 x 5.58mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 41.5mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3968 x 2976 3680 x 2760
Maximum native ISO 12800 51200
Maximum boosted ISO - 204800
Min native ISO 100 160
RAW format
Min boosted ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 35 225
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens focal range 28-112mm (4.0x) -
Highest aperture f/1.8-2.5 -
Macro focus distance 1cm -
Amount of lenses - 107
Focal length multiplier 4.8 2.1
Screen
Type of screen Tilting Fully Articulated
Screen sizing 3" 3.2"
Screen resolution 920k dots 1,620k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 3,680k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.76x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/8000 secs
Highest silent shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shooting rate - 12.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 8.60 m (ISO 800) no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Wireless Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 4096x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.1
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 346g (0.76 lb) 660g (1.46 lb)
Physical dimensions 113 x 65 x 48mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9") 139 x 98 x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 49 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 20.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 216 not tested
Other
Battery life 340 pictures 440 pictures
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model Li-90B DMW-BLF19
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs w/3 images)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II V60 cards supported)
Card slots One Two
Pricing at launch $450 $2,498