Panasonic GH5 vs Nikon D750
Panasonic GH5 is a camera that takes you where you want to be with its sturdy and uncommon specifications. On the other side, we picked Nikon D750 – one of the highly popular Full-Frame DSLR cameras that creates a huge buzz over the market since the it was announced. Well, Why Panasonic is superior? A lot of differences we can notice between these two cameras… for instance, 4K video, in which Panasonic has no possible competitor around then the image stabilization mechanism and AF etc. On the other side, Nikon D750 uses Full Frame sensor plus 24 MP resolution for sharp stills and better dynamic range.
Now let’s discuss both the two cameras in details…
Features / Models
|Megapixel||20 megapixels||24.3 Megapixel|
|Sensor size / type||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)||Full frame (36 x 24 mm)|
||Venus Engine||Expeed 4|
|Low pass filter||No||Yes|
|AF System||Contrast detect sensor||Contrast detect+Phase detect|
|AF points||225 points||51 AF|
|Shutter Min/Max||60sec 1/16000 sec||1/4000
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed||12fps||6.5fps|
|Video||4k @60fps||Full HD @ 60 fps|
|Display||3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen||3.2″ Rear Screen Tilting LCD (1,229,000)|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||410 shots||1230 shots|
|Dimensions||139 x 98 x 87 mm||141 x 113 x 78 mm|
|Weight||725 g||750 g|
No doubt, both the two cameras are for advanced shooter, but Nikon D750 features a high resolution 24.3-MP FX-format CMOS sensor to provide Pinpoint sharp and crystal-clear images are surely possible; with rich colors, beautiful gradation and a vast dynamic range. On the other side, Panasonic GH5 features M4/3 sensors, which is comparatively smaller than Full-Frame, plus also has lesser effective pixels that clearly indicates that the images capture by GH5 might not be as sharper as Nikon D750.
A must have mechanism that effectively corrects the issue arises due to camera shakes, and the biggest issue of camera shake is blurring. Yes! Blurring is the big issue when we shoot handheld, basically in the lowlight time or shooting with using one hand only. You can see Panasonic GH5 implements the 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer), Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), which effectively suppresses blurring issue in advanced ways for both photo and video recording, including 4K video. On the other side, Nikon D750 doesn’t incorporate image stabilization mechanism, which means the users need to use the lens with better I.S mechanism to over the blurring issues.
A lot of photographers may take the AF system of Panasonic GH5 as little downside since the camera has only contrast detect sensor. But you should know that Panasonic incorporated Depth From Focus Hardware (DFD technology) that works together with contrast detect sensor and escalate the AF speed that lock down the subjects in 0.05sec only. Moreover, the image sensor inside the core of GH5 features distinctive 225 AF points, allowing the users to choose focus areas as per the specific composition required and with the help of joystick located on the thumb position, they can control it easily.
On the other side, you can see from the table that Nikon D750 utilizes Multi-Cam 3500-FX II AF focus system that also easily tracks fast moving wildlife or sports, but D750 features 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors only, for enhanced accuracy, with 11 cross-type sensors that are fully functional up to f/8. However, the locking down speed of Nikon D750 is lesser than GH5.
Furthermore, other big advantage we can take from GH5 is that it offers Post Focus function (If focus is not exactly as the user intended when the shutter is pressed) enables users to select the specific focus point even after shooting — effectively helps the users during macro shooting.
Additional AF feature in GH5 is a Focus Stacking function enables users to take multiple images of the same frame with different focus points then you can combine them into one image with the defocus as you like.
We know we can get better images at lowlight if we have the camera with maximum ISO range. We can see that Nikon D750 offers you expandable ISO of 51200 might provide you images with minimum noise at lowlight. On the other hand, GH5 offers 25600 expandable ISO range.
To freeze the action of the rapid moving subjects faster shutter speed is very handy. You can see that Panasonic GH5 offers faster shutter speed of 1/16000 sec that not freezing the subjects comfortably, but also allow the users to use wide aperture while shooting at the bright light conditions. On the other hand, Nikon D750 avails the faster shutter speed of 1/4000 sec only.
Continuous shooting speed
Sometimes it is difficult to capture the action that happens so quickly that getting perfect shot is impossible. But you can see GH5 offers continuous shooting speed of 12fps that allows you to capture 12 different numbers of shots at a time through which you can pick the best one. On the other hand, Nikon D750 allows the faster shutter speed of 6.5fps only.
Video comparison of Nikon D750 with Panasonic GH5 is looking unfair (!) since Panasonic allows you to record 3840 x 2160p @ 60fps, which is much more than any mirrorless or DSLR cameras in the current time, plus GH5 also offers you recording 4096 x 2160p at 24fps. Moreover, GH5 allows you 4K video recording with no time limit. On the other side, Nikon D750 allows only full HD video.
Here, Panasonic GH5 is unable to give you the maximum number of shots as of Nikon D750. Nikon D750 offers 1230 shots at a time, whereas the users of GH5 have to be happy with 410 shots only at a time.
Panasonic GH5 is just outstanding camera that can show you groundbreaking performance with its extraordinary specifications. And we must recommend you this camera to the photographers who have been desperately searching a camera for cinema purposes. Its AF system, shutter speed, the camera has built in I.S and more are simply the best. On the other side, Nikon D750 is still the great camera for the photographers whose basic preference is image quality.