Canon EOS R vs Panasonic DMC GH4 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs DMC GH4 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Panasonic DMC GH4 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

DMC GH4

  • Introduced in September 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 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
  • 132.9 x 93.4 x 83.9mm³ (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3")
  • 600g (19.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GH4

EOS R vs DMC GH4 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 DMC GH4 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs DMC GH4: Viewfinder

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

DMC GH4 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.67x.

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)

DMC GH4 (0.67x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the DMC GH4

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 DMC GH4 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

DMC GH4

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3016.05
Auto Focus points (4)595549
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.04
USB 3.0 (2)

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, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GH4

EOS R

DMC GH4

Higher speed (4, frames/second)512
Larger lens selection (3)480
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370500

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GH4 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 12 points for the DMC GH4.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

DMC GH4

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
Similar weight660g600g
Similar size1127cm³1041cm³
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Canon EOS R VS Panasonic DMC GH4 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and DMC GH4

EOS R und DMC GH4, front viewEOS R und DMC GH4, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und DMC GH4, view from aboveEOS R und DMC GH4, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Panasonic DMC GH4

26
12

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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