Panasonic GH4 features M4/3 format sensor and on the other hand the X-E2 features APS-C X-Trans sensor with Phase detect AF system, the X-E2 doesn’t have low-pass filter so you get super sharp images / full details even when viewed at 100%..take a look at the detailed specification comparison review below.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Major Features
- 16.05 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
- DCI 4K 4096×2160 at 24p
- UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p
- Full HD up to 60p
- 3.0″ 1,036k-Dot OLED Monitor
- 2,359K-Dot OLED Live View Finder
- Support for 59.94p, 23.98p, 50p, & 24p
- 4:2:2 8-Bit or 10-Bit HDMI Output
- High-Speed 49-Point Autofocus
- Magnesium Alloy, Weather-Sealed Body
Fujifilm X-E2 Major Features
- 16.3MP, APS-C, X-Trans II CMOS Sensor
- EXR Processor II
- 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot LCD Monitor
- 0.5″ 2,360k-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
- Continuous Shooting up to 7 fps
- Intelligent Hybrid AF System
- Digital Split Image and Focus Peaking
- Fujinon XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 vs. Fujifilm X-E2 Specification Comparison Table.
Bigger Sensor Size: Fujifilm X-E2 have bit bigger sensor size compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, the bigger sensor area gives you more dynamic range in your images, more color depth and better low light performance aka less amount of noise visible during HIGH ISO mode.
Low pass filter: Fujifilm X-E2 have no Optional (user selectable ) low pass filter, so you get super Sharpe images while reducing moiré and aliasing, on the other Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 does have built-in low pass filter, hence Pentax K-3 better compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
The NO-OLPF benefit – Since the Fujifilm X-E2 model doesn’t have low-pass filter and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 have, we will sure see improvement in noise performance due to the absence of Optical Low pass filter.
AF System: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 feature contrast based AF system but due to integration of DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology, you get AF speeds of approximately 0.07 sec in AFS mode. On the other hand Fujifilm X-E2 feature Contrast Detect +Phase Detect (Hybrid) AF System with 49 AF Points and features AF speed of 0.08 Sec..
Electronic Front & Rear Shutter – Panasonic Gh4 uses electronic shutter for optional noise free operation. On the other Fujifilm X-E2 feature mechanical shutter only.
Top Continuous shooting speed: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features fast shooting speed compared to Fujifilm X-E2.
The Panasonic GH3 can record 4K videos – GH4 can record 4K video at 23.98p, 24p or 29.97p, and 17:9 DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) 4K 4096×2160 videos at 24p. 4K resolutions can be recorded as MOV or MP4 files in high bitrate 100 Mbps IPB codec. On the other hand Fujifilm X-E2 is limited to Full HD video recording. The Fujifilm X-E2 is limited to Full HD Video Recording – With Fujifilm X-E2, you can record Full HD videos upto 60 fps frame rate.
Display: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Fujifilm X-E2.
Or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features Touch Screen display on the other hand Fujifilm X-E2 have fixed display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Battery Life (CIPA): Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features longer battery life (According to CIPA) compared to Fujifilm X-E2.
Dimensions: Fujifilm X-E2 is smaller than Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
Weight: Fujifilm X-E2 light-weight than Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.
In-Camera RAW Data Development – The Panasonic DMC-GH4 offers in-camera RAW conversion tool where you can customize the color space setting (SRGB / Adobe RGB) white balance, noise reduction, sharpness, and hue. Pre-Styles such as Lumix’s Photo Style, Intelligent D-Range Control, and Intelligent Resolution can also be applied.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features weather sealed body, no such feature available in Fujifilm X-E2.
High ISO Test Between Panasonic GH4 vs. Fujifilm X-E2
Verdict: The Panasonic GH4 is recommended for video shooters on the other hand the Fujifilm X-E2 is recommended for still shooters since you get bigger sensor, no optical low-pass based architecture and Hybrid AF system.