GoPro Hero 7 Black vs Panasonic DMC FT5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Outdoor & Action cameras.

Hero 7 Black vs DMC FT5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

GoPro Hero 7 Black vs Panasonic DMC FT5 Specs

Hero 7 Black

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 30 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 52.00mm (2.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 62 x 44.9 x 33mm³ (2.4" x 1.8" x 1.3")
  • 116g (3.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Hero 7 Black

DMC FT5

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: 1/2.33"
  • 16 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-128mm (5x), f3.3-5.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.2 x 67.4 x 28.9mm³ (4.3" x 2.7" x 1.1")
  • 188g (6.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FT5

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme is fast enough for 30fps image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for Hero 7 Black and DMC FT5

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high res 4K video. For Full HD video consider the SanDisk Ultra.

GoPro Hero 7 Black VS Panasonic DMC FT5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is GoPro Hero 7 Black a better choice

Hero 7 Black

DMC FT5

Higher speed (4, frames/second)3010
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)1000370
Weighs less (2)116g
(3.7 oz.)
188g
(6.1 oz.)
More portable (2)92cm³
(6 cu.in.)
213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero 7 Black are that the camera is faster, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the Hero 7 Black is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the DMC FT5. Another advantage over the DMC FT5: the more compact size and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The Hero 7 Black scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FT5

Hero 7 Black

DMC FT5

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)12.0016.00
Auto Focus points (4)01
Better sensibility (4)100 - 1600 ISO100 - 3200 ISO
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.240.46

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FT5 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the built-in flash and that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 17 points for the DMC FT5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Hero 7 Black

DMC FT5

Image stabilizer
WiFi
GPS
Environmental sealing
GoPro Hero 7 Black VS Panasonic DMC FT5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Hero 7 Black and DMC FT5

Hero 7 Black und DMC FT5, front viewHero 7 Black und DMC FT5, front view

Top view of cameras

Hero 7 Black und DMC FT5, view from aboveHero 7 Black und DMC FT5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

GoPro Hero 7 Black

Panasonic DMC FT5

19
17

We advise to choose the newest model: GoPro Hero 7 Black.

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