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Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic G95

Portability
74
Imaging
53
Features
66
Overall
58
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 front
Portability
67
Imaging
64
Features
85
Overall
72

Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic G95 Key Specs

Panasonic G5
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 160 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 396g - 120 x 83 x 71mm
  • Launched July 2012
  • Superseded the Panasonic G3
  • Renewed by Panasonic G6
Panasonic G95
(Full Review)
  • 20.3MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 536g - 130 x 94 x 77mm
  • Launched April 2019
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-G90
  • Replaced the Panasonic G85
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Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic G95 Overview

Below, we are reviewing the Panasonic G5 versus Panasonic G95, one is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Advanced Mirrorless and both are created by Panasonic. There exists a significant gap between the sensor resolutions of the G5 (16MP) and G95 (20.3MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizing (Four Thirds).

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The G5 was introduced 7 years prior to the G95 which is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before diving straight into a more detailed comparison, below is a brief summary of how the G5 scores against the G95 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G5 over the Panasonic G95

 G5 G95 

Reasons to pick Panasonic G95 over the Panasonic G5

 G95 G5 
LaunchedApril 2019July 2012Newer by 81 months
Display resolution1240k920kCrisper display (+320k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic G5 and Panasonic G95

 G5 G95 
Manual focus More exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic G95 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is aiming to travel with your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and size. The Panasonic G5 has physical measurements of 120mm x 83mm x 71mm (4.7" x 3.3" x 2.8") accompanied by a weight of 396 grams (0.87 lbs) whilst the Panasonic G95 has specifications of 130mm x 94mm x 77mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 3.0") and a weight of 536 grams (1.18 lbs).

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Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic G95 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability score of the G5 and G95 is 74 and 67 respectively.

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Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic G95 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is difficult to visualize the difference between sensor dimensions purely by going over specs. The picture underneath will give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the G5 and G95.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You should expect to see the Panasonic G95 to offer more detail using its extra 4.3MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos much more aggressively. The more aged G5 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic G95 sensor size comparison

Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic G95 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic G95 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G5 Portrait photography details
Panasonic G95 Portrait photography details
71
you can focus manually
MP count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
has face detect autofocus
exports RAW formats
78
manual focus
good MP (20.3MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has face detection focusing
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic G5 Street photography features
Panasonic G95 Street photography features
67
fully articulated screen
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
provides focus via touch
no image stabilization
more heavy than average (396g)
73
screen articulates
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
supports touch to focus
environment sealing
very good high ISO (25,600)
more heavy than competition in class (536g)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic G5 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic G95 as a Sports photography camera
51
MP count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
has tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus
69
quiet mode (1/16,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (20.3MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has tracking autofocus
environment sealing
bad battery pack (290 per charge)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic G5
Travel photography with Panasonic G95
66
provides focus via touch
MP count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
doesn't have Timelapse mode
more heavy than average (396g)
69
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
supports touch to focus
good MP (20.3MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
bad battery pack (290 CIPA)
more heavy than competition in class (536g)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic G5 Landscape photography features
Panasonic G95 Landscape photography features
66
you can focus manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
MP count decent (16MP)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
exports RAW formats
no image stabilization
doesn't have Timelapse mode
77
manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (20.3 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
doesnt have low pass filter
very good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
environment sealing
bad battery pack (290 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic G5 Vlogging information
Panasonic G95 Vlogging information
63
screen is selfie friendly
has touchscreen
has face detect autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
no image stabilization
doesn't have microphone jack
more heavy than average (396g)
73
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detection focusing
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with external microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (536g)
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Panasonic G5 vs Panasonic G95 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G5 and Panasonic G95
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95
Other name - Lumix DMC-G90
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Launched 2012-07-17 2019-04-05
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by Venus Engine VII FHD Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 20.3MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 12800 25600
Min native ISO 160 200
RAW support
Min enhanced ISO - 100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 23 49
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Number of lenses 107 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 920k dot 1,240k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display tech TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dot 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.74x
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Max quiet shutter speed - 1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 6.0 frames per sec 9.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 10.50 m 6.40 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync 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 sync 1/160 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None 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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 396 gr (0.87 lb) 536 gr (1.18 lb)
Dimensions 120 x 83 x 71mm (4.7" x 3.3" x 2.8") 130 x 94 x 77mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 61 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.6 not tested
DXO Low light score 618 not tested
Other
Battery life 320 photos 290 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images)) Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs x 3 shots)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots 1 1
Retail price $699 $998