Benchmarks Real world tests of Sony A7S vs Lumix DC-GH5

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Sony A7S
5 fps
Lumix DC-GH5
12 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Sony A7S
320 photos
Lumix DC-GH5
410 photos

Features Key features of the Sony A7S  vs Lumix DC-GH5 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Sony A7S
12.4 MP
Lumix DC-GH5
20.2 MP

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Sony A7S
0.71x
Lumix DC-GH5
0.37x

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Sony A7S
69.1 microns
Lumix DC-GH5
11.2 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Sony A7S  vs
Lumix DC-GH5 
Type Exmor R CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 12.4 MP 20.2 MP
Resolution 4064 x 3048 5184 x 3888
Size Full frame Four Thirds
Area 35.8 x 23.9 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 2.1x
Pixel size 69.1 microns 11.2 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 409,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO

focus system

Type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points 25 225
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.71x 0.76x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.37x

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps 12 fps
Battery life 320 410
Continuous shooting
12 fps
5 fps

video

Sony A7S  vs
Lumix DC-GH5 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 4096 x 2160 @ 24 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,620 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 60 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Thickness 48.2 mm 87 mm
Weight 489 g 725 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
WiFi None 802.11n
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Sony A7S
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