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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4

Portability
81
Imaging
62
Features
76
Overall
67
Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 front
Portability
66
Imaging
53
Features
88
Overall
67

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4 Key Specs

Panasonic G100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 352g - 116 x 83 x 54mm
  • Revealed June 2020
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
  • Released February 2014
  • Replaced the Panasonic GH3
  • Updated by Panasonic GH5
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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4 Overview

Here is a complete overview of the Panasonic G100 versus Panasonic GH4, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Pro Mirrorless and they are both created by Panasonic. There is a considerable difference among the resolutions of the G100 (20MP) and GH4 (16MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor sizing (Four Thirds).

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The G100 was introduced 6 years later than the GH4 and that is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras have the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before we go into a in depth comparison, here is a short view of how the G100 matches up against the GH4 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G100 over the Panasonic GH4

 G100 GH4 
ReleasedJune 2020February 2014Fresher by 78 months
Display resolution1840k1036kSharper display (+804k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic GH4 over the Panasonic G100

 GH4 G100 

Common features in the Panasonic G100 and Panasonic GH4

 G100 GH4 
Focus manually Dial exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display measurement
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to carry your camera, you need to factor its weight and measurements. The Panasonic G100 features physical measurements of 116mm x 83mm x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1") with a weight of 352 grams (0.78 lbs) whilst the Panasonic GH4 has proportions of 133mm x 93mm x 84mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3") and a weight of 560 grams (1.23 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have at the time. The following is a front view overall size comparison of the G100 versus the GH4.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the G100 and GH4 is 81 and 66 respectively.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's tough to imagine the gap in sensor sizing just by looking through technical specs. The visual below should give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the G100 and GH4.

As you can tell, both of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different resolution. You can expect to see the Panasonic G100 to result in greater detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop images more aggressively. The fresher G100 should have an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4 sensor size comparison

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G100 Portrait photography features
Panasonic GH4 Portrait photography features
77
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
features face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
71
focusing manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic G100 Street photography features
Panasonic GH4 Street photography features
78
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
boasts touch focus
great high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
71
screen articulates
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
provides touch to focus
environment proof
lighter than competitors (560 grams)
good ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic G100 Sports photography factors
Panasonic GH4 Sports photography factors
56
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
features tracking focus
low maximum shutter speed (1/500 seconds)
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery life (270 per charge)
lacks phase detect AF
62
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has tracking autofocus
environment proof
no image stabilization
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic G100 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic GH4 Travel photography highlights
78
connects via bluetooth
boasts touch focus
megapixel count decent (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
not so great battery life (270 shots)
77
lighter than competitors (560 grams)
environment proof
provides touch to focus
MP count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic G100
Landscape photography with Panasonic GH4
71
focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
great high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery life (270 CIPA)
72
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
MP count decent (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
good ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic G100 as a Vlogging camera
Panasonic GH4 as a Vlogging camera
78
selfie friendly screen
touchscreen functionality
features face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 1920 resolution)
includes mic support
does not have image stabilization
71
selfie friendly screen
built-in touchscreen
has face detection focusing
high res video (4096 x 2160 pixels)
does have external mic jack
lighter than competitors (560g)
no image stabilization
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Panasonic G100 vs Panasonic GH4 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G100 and Panasonic GH4
 Panasonic Lumix DC-G100Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
General Information
Make Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Revealed 2020-06-24 2014-02-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine IX
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 5184 x 3888 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 25600 25600
Minimum native ISO 200 200
RAW format
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 107 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 1,840 thousand dot 1,036 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,680 thousand dot 2,359 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x 0.67x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/500s 1/8000s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames per second 12.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.60 m (at ISO 100) 17.00 m (at ISO 200)
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye redduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off Auto, auto/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync/redeye reduction, forced off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync - 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC3840 x 1920 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 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)
Max video resolution 3840x1920 4096x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 352g (0.78 lb) 560g (1.23 lb)
Physical dimensions 116 x 83 x 54mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 2.1") 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 270 photographs 500 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - DMW-BLF19
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs (single or three-shot))
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Launch cost $698 $1,500