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Comparisons / Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II and Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II

Comparison of Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II and Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II [S]ave

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Sony Alpha ILCA-A99 II
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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II
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General
ModelSony Alpha ILCA-A99 IIPanasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II
BrandSonyPanasonic
Manufacturer urlhttps://www.sony.com/https://www.panasonic.com
Model numberA99 IIGH5 II
Alternate model number(s)
  • ilca-99m2
  • dc-gh5m2
Camera formatPro SLRCompact System Camera
Release year (year)2016-
Tripod mount++
Length (mm)143139
Width (mm)7687
Height (mm)10498
Weight (g)849727
Waterproof--
PredecessorSony A99Panasonic GH5
Image Sensor
Sensor typeCMOSLive MOS
Sensor manufacturerSonyPanasonic
Effective megapixels (MP)42.4020.30
Sensor format35mm4/3
Sensor area (mm²)861.60224.90
Sensor width (mm)35.9017.30
Sensor height (mm)24.0013.00
Approximate pixel pitch (micron)4.513.34
Focal Length Multiplier (x)1.002.00
Aspect ratio3:24:3
Color filter typeRGBGRGBG
Anti aliasing filterNoneNone
Self-cleaning++
Sensor shift image stabilization++
On-sensor phase detect+-
Dxo sensor score92-
Dxo color depth score (bit)25.40-
Dxo dynamic range score (evs)13.40-
Dxo maximum effective iso score (iso)2,317-
Image Capture
Image resolution
  • 12416 x 1856(23.0 mp other)
  • 2592 x 1456(3.8 mp 16:9)
  • 2592 x 1728(4.5 mp 3:2)
  • 3872 x 2160(8.4 mp other)
  • 3984 x 2240(8.9 mp 16:9)
  • 3984 x 2240(8.9 mp 16:9)
  • 3984 x 2656(10.6 mp 3:2)
  • 3984 x 2656(10.6 mp 3:2)
  • 5168 x 2912(15.0 mp other)
  • 5168 x 2912(15.0 mp other)
  • 5168 x 3448(17.8 mp 3:2)
  • 5168 x 3448(17.8 mp 3:2)
  • 5536 x 2160(12.0 mp other)
  • 7952 x 4472(35.6 mp 16:9)
  • 7952 x 5304(42.2 mp 3:2)
  • 8192 x 1856(15.2 mp other)
  • 1920 x 1080(2.1 mp 16:9)
  • 1968 x 1968(3.9 mp 1:1)
  • 2264 x 1968(4.5 mp other)
  • 2624 x 1752(4.6 mp 3:2)
  • 2784 x 2784(7.8 mp 1:1)
  • 2880 x 2880(8.3 mp 1:1)
  • 3328 x 2496(8.3 mp 4:3)
  • 3504 x 2336(8.2 mp 3:2)
  • 3712 x 2480(9.2 mp 3:2)
  • 3712 x 2784(10.3 mp 4:3)
  • 3840 x 2160(8.3 mp 16:9)
  • 3840 x 2160(8.3 mp 16:9)
  • 3888 x 3888(15.1 mp 1:1)
  • 4992 x 3744(18.7 mp 4:3)
  • 5184 x 2920(15.1 mp 16:9)
  • 5184 x 3456(17.9 mp 3:2)
  • 5184 x 3456(17.9 mp 3:2)
  • 5184 x 3888(20.2 mp 4:3)
Image file format
  • jpeg
  • raw (14-bit arw 2.3)
  • raw+jpeg
  • jpeg (exif 2.31)
  • raw
  • raw + jpeg
Continuous-mode (fps)10.5012.00
Video Capture
Can take movies++
Movie resolution
  • 1280x720
  • 1920x1080
  • 1920x1080
  • 3840x2160
  • 1920x1080
  • 1920x1080
  • 3328x2496
  • 3840x2160
  • 3840x2160
  • 4096x2160
  • 4096x2160
  • 4992x3744
Movie max framerate (fps)120120
Image Storage
Movie file formatXAVC S / AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: LPCM / Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereoMOV, MP4
Composite video out--
Hd video out++
Hd video connectionHDMIHDMI
Lens and Optics
Lens mountSony Alpha (Minolta A)Micro Four Thirds
Integrated nd filter--
Optical image stabilization--
Digital zoom++
Digital zoom values (x)
  • 2
  • 4
  • 1.4
  • 1.4
  • 1.5
  • 1.6
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2.7
  • 4
Auto Focus
Auto focus++
Auto focus typeTTL Phase-detection AF: Dedicated CCD line sensors: 79 points (15 cross-type points, F2.8- sensitive at the center point)Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye/Head/Body/Animal detection, Tracking, 225-area
Auto focus assist light++
Manual focus++
Viewfinder
ViewfinderEVF / LCDEVF / LCD
Viewfinder typeEVF: 1.3cm (0.5-inch) 2.4M-dot XGA color OLED, 100% coverage, 0.78x magnification, -4.0 to +3.0 diopter3680K-dot OLED, 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor, 60/120fps refresh rate
Focus peaking++
Evf resolution (dots)2,359,2963,680,000
Viewfinder magnification (35mm equivalent) (x)0.780.76
Viewfinder magnification (nominal/claimed) (x)0.78-
Display
Eye-level viewfinder++
Rear display++
Rear display size (inch)3.003.00
Rear display resolution (dots)1,228,8001,840,000
Touchscreen-+
Articulating screen++
Tilt swivel screen++
Selfie screen++
Max playback zoom (x)2416
Top deck display+-
Exposure
Maximum iso (native)25,60025,600
Minimum iso (native)100200
Iso settingsAUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to ISO 50 - 102400Auto, iISO, 100 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto iso mode++
White balance settings
  • auto
  • cloudy
  • color temp./ filter (2500-9900k with 57-step magenta/green compensation)
  • custom
  • daylight
  • flash
  • fluorescent (4 settings)
  • incandescent
  • shade
  • underwater
  • 000k in 100k steps)
  • 500-10
  • auto
  • awbc
  • awbw
  • cloudy
  • color temperature setting 1-4 (2
  • daylight
  • flash
  • incandescent
  • shade
  • white set 1-4
Shutter speed range (s)1/8000 - 301/16000 - 60
Bulb mode++
Exposure compensation+/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Explosure metering modes1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program auto exposure++
Aperture priority++
Shutter priority++
Full manual exposure++
Creative exposure modes3 Memory Recalls; Sweep Panorama; HDR: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step),Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome
Self timer (s)
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 10
  • 2
  • 3
  • 10
High resolution composite--
Flash
Built-in flash--
Flash modes
  • auto flash
  • fill-flash
  • flash off
  • hi-speed sync
  • rear sync.
  • red-eye reduction: on/off
  • slow sync.
  • wireless
  • 1st. curtain sync
  • 2nd curtain sync.
  • auto
  • auto/red-eye reduction
  • forced off
  • forced on
  • forced on/red-eye reduction
  • slow sync.
  • slow sync./red-eye reduction
Max flash sync (s)1/2501/250
Flash exposure compensation+/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps+/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External flash connectionMulti Interface Hot Shoe, PC-Sync TerminalHot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-in wireless flash control--
Usable memory types
  • ms pro duo
  • sd
  • sdhc
  • sdx
  • sd
  • sdhc
  • sdx
Uhs supportUHS-IUHS-II
Dual card slots++
Raw capture support++
Uncompressed format
  • raw (14-bit arw 2.3)
  • raw+jpeg
  • raw
  • raw + jpeg
Connectivity
Built-in wi-fi++
NFC+-
Bluetooth++
Built-in gps--
Microphone jack++
Headphone jack++
External connections
  • bluetooth
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • wifi
  • bluetooth
  • usb 2.0 high speed
  • usb 3.0 super speed
  • wifi
Pictbridge compliant-+
Dpof compliant++
Remote control++
Remote control type
  • infrared or via wi-fi
  • optional wired
  • wi-fi or optional wired
Connections (extended)
  • dc input terminal
  • microphone and headphone jacks
  • multi-terminal micro usb (with remote support)
  • type-d micro hdmi (can output up to 4k/30p 8-bit 4:2:2)
  • 2.5mm wired remote
  • 3.5mm external mic jack
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • hdmi type-a
  • usb 3.1 type-c with power delivery
Performance Timing
Max cycle time for jpeg shooting (s/frame)0.30-
Max cycle time for raw plus jpeg shooting (s/frame)0.30-
Camera penalizes early shutter press--
Jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (max resolution) (fps)10.5012.00
Buffer size for jpeg shooting in burst mode (max resolution) (frames)61108
Raw shooting speed in burst mode (fps)11.10-
Buffer size for raw shooting in burst mode (frames)25-
Raw plus jpeg shooting speed in burst mode (fps)10.60-
Buffer size for raw plus jpeg shooting in burst mode (frames)24-
Shutter lag (full af, wide/mid) (s)0.11-
Shutter lag (manual focus) (s)0.11-
Shutter lag (prefocused) (s)0.05-
Startup time (s)1.20-
Play -> record time (s)1.00-
Power
Battery life, stills (cipa rating monitor/live view) (shots)490410
Battery life, still (cipa rating ovf/evf) (shots)390410
Battery life, video (minutes)13560
Battery form factorProprietaryProprietary
Usable battery types
  • np-fm500h lithium-ion rechargeable
  • 2200mah lithium-ion rechargeable
  • 7.2v
Batteries included1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium-ion rechargeable1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery charger included (dedicated charger or ac/usb adapter)++
Dedicated battery charger included++
Internal charging supported--
Software
Included software
  • capture one express (for sony) free download
  • none; free downloads: photofunstudio 10.0xe
  • silkypix developer studio
Os compatibility-
  • photofunstudio (windows); silkypix developer studio (windows / mac)



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