Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A6500

                         

Which one is better?

Bottom line: Panasonic GH5 is better.

Panasonic GH5 is better in this review of GH5 vs A6500 as it has headphone port, bigger screen size, higher screen resolution, faster max shutter speed, better continuous shooting, better battery life, higher viewfinder resolution and max video resolution.

Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A6500: DESIGN

Panasonic GH5 has smaller sensor as compared to Sony A6500 but has a larger body. It is heavy, weighing 725g as to 435g of the Sony A6500. Sony A6500 is flat, compact and sleek although it feels unbalanced as it has larger APS-C (full-frame lenses) offered for E-mount unlike Panasonic GH5 that has lighter lenses from the MFT mount that sits comfortably.

Panasonic GH5 has a larger grip and with existence of knobs, it becomes the winner even though it is heavier, it is still compact.

Bottom line: Panasonic GH5 is better.

Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A6500: EGORNOMICS

Panasonic GH5 and Sony A6500 are perfect suits if you are working with a smaller body which partly involves vlogging or working with different angles. The tilting LCD of Sony A6500 deals with low angle photography whereas Panasonic GH5 articulates fully enabling you to vlog or take selfies with ease. Both Panasonic GH5 and Sony A6500 have weather sealing features, making them resistant to water and dust.

Bottom line: both cameras are the same in terms of ergonomics.

Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A6500: IMAGE QUALITY

Sony A6500 has a larger APS-C sensor as compared to Panasonic GH5 meaning the noise is more acceptable at higher ISOs and image quality is higher when it comes to still photography as it has higher megapixel count and sensor. In addition, Sony A6500 can go up to 51 200 and remain clear at a desired level whereas Panasonic GH5 goes up to 25,000 which is fair. Panasonic GH5 has a 20MP Micro Four Thirds sensor that doesn’t have AA filter and in this case, the fast sensor readout that has image processor reduces rolling shutter when you are shooting with electronic shutter as well as recording movies.

Bottom line: Sony A6500 is better.

Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A6500: VIDEO QUALITY

Both Panasonic GH5 and Sony A6500 are able to shoot 4K footage with Panasonic GH5 preferred to do better than Sony A6500 as it can shoot at 60fps without recording limit. The GH5 is capable of shooting 10bit 4:2:2 video up to 4K @ 30fps internally onto the SD card.

On the other hand, Sony A6500 can shoot 4K at 30fps and can be preferred as an alternative camera as it works well for light videography. It doesn’t have headphone jack and overheats easily at 4K and has rolling shutter issues.

Bottom line: Panasonic GH5 is better.

Conclusion

The two cameras have slight price difference and Panasonic GH5 is a better camera in this review when we compare A6500 vs GH5 because it has headphone port, bigger screen size, higher screen resolution, faster max shutter speed, better continuous shooting, better battery life, higher viewfinder resolution and max video resolution.