Canon EOS R vs Panasonic DC GH5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs DC GH5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Panasonic DC GH5 Specs

EOS R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

DC GH5

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4mm³ (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4")
  • 725g (23.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC GH5

EOS R vs DC GH5 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: EOS R and DC GH5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs DC GH5: Viewfinder

EOS R has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.76x.

DC GH5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.76x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS R (0.76x)

DC GH5 (0.76x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the DC GH5

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras.

Canon EOS R VS Panasonic DC GH5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

DC GH5

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3020.30
Auto Focus points (4)5955225
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.62

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution.

The EOS R scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC GH5

EOS R

DC GH5

Higher speed (4, frames/second)512
Larger lens selection (3)480
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370410

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC GH5 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 13 points for the DC GH5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

DC GH5

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
Similar weight660g725g
Similar size1127cm³1187cm³
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Canon EOS R VS Panasonic DC GH5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and DC GH5

EOS R und DC GH5, front viewEOS R und DC GH5, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und DC GH5, view from aboveEOS R und DC GH5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Panasonic DC GH5

20
13

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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