Nikon D750 vs Panasonic GH5: A Complete Comparison

Nikon D750 vs Panasonic GH5: Here we take a look at the Nikon D750 and the Panasonic GH5. These are cameras with different body types. The D750 is a semi-pro Nikon full frame camera and the GH5 is a professional mirrorless camera. However, before we go any further, let’s have a brief look at the main features of Panasonic GH5 and Nikon D750.

Panasonic GH5 vs Nikon D750 Specs

The Panasonic GH5 is a Pro Mirrorless camera whereas Nikon D750 is a Semi-Pro DSLR camera. The difference here lies in the body type. Mirrorless cameras are much more lightweight than their DSLR counterparts. However, DSLRs have been known to perform better than most mirrorless cameras. Although, with recent advancements in focus speeds and design, mirrorless cameras serve as good alternatives to DSLRs. Take a look at the specifications before a detailed overview.

Nikon D750 vs Panasonic GH5

Nikon D750 & Panasonic GH5



Nikon D750

Panasonic GH5

Megapixels 24.3 20.3
Sensor Type CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Format Full Frame (FX) Micro Four Thirds
Crop Factor None 2.0x
AA Filter Yes None
Image Resolution 6016 x 4016 5184 x 3888
Body Image Stabilization No Yes
Lens Mount Nikon FX Micro Four Thirds
ISO 100 – 12,800 200 – 25,600
Expanded ISO 50 – 51,200 100
AF Points 51 225 Contrast
Cross-type AF Points 15 0 phase
Continuous Mode 6.5fps 12fps
LCD 3.2″ – Articulating 3.2″ – Fully Articulated
LCD Resolution 1,229,000 dots 1,620,000 dots
Touchscreen No Yes
Focus Peaking No Yes
Top LCD Display Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical EVF (3.68M)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x 1.52x
Video Resolution 1920×1080 (60/50/30/25/24p) 4096×2160 (24p)
1280×720 (60/50p) 3840×2160 (60/50/30/25/24p)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes Yes
Memory Card Type SD + SD SD + SD
Dual Card Slots Yes Yes
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 1/16000
Slowest Shutter Speed 30″ 60″
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size 40 600
RAW Buffer Size 10 60
Time Lapse Yes Yes
Built-in Flash Yes No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/250 1/250
Startup Time 0.5s
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Built-in GPS No No
Built-in NFC No No
Bluetooth No Yes
USB Type USB 2.0 USB 3.0
Environmentally Sealed Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 1230 shots 410 shots
Battery Included Yes (EN-EL15) Yes
Weight 26.5 oz (750g) 25.6 oz (725g)
Size 5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1″ 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4″
Price Amazon Amazon
Release Date 2014 2017

Panasonic GH5 – Nikon D750 Common Features

Wireless Connection Yes vs Yes
 Articulating Screen Yes vs Yes
 External Flash Shoe Yes vs Yes
 Viewfinder Yes (Electronic) vs Yes (Optical)
 RAW Support Yes vs Yes
 Face Detection Focus Yes vs Yes
 Max Resolution 20 MP vs 24 MP
LCD Screen Size 3.2″ vs 3.2″
 Continuous Shooting 12.0fps vs 6.5fps
 Microphone Port Yes vs Yes
 Headphone Port Yes vs Yes
 Environmental Sealing Yes vs Yes
 Timelapse Recording Yes vs Yes
 AE Bracketing Yes vs Yes
 Storage Slot vs 2
 Smartphone Remote Control Yes vs Yes

Nikon D750 vs Panasonic GH5: Size Comparison

The Panasonic GH5 is 2mm narrower and 15mm shorter than Nikon D750 however it is also 9mm thicker. So, they roughly are close in size.

Nikon D750 vs Panasonic GH5

Nikon D750 & Panasonic GH5

The same is true for the weight of both cameras. The Panasonic GH5 is 115g lighter than the Nikon D750. Again, this is not a significant difference.

Nikon D750 vs Panasonic GH5: Sensor Comparison

The Panasonic GH5 has a 20.0MP Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm ) sized CMOS sensor and features Venus Engine processor. In comparison, the Nikon D750 has a 24.0MP Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm ) sized CMOS sensor and features Expeed 4 processor.

Another key difference between these two cameras is that the Panasonic GH5’s sensor lacks an anti-alias (Low-Pass) filter. Removing the anti-alias filter increases the sharpness and level of detail but, at the same time, it increases the chance of watery overlays occurring in certain pictures.

Panasonic Lumix DMC GH5 vs Nikon D750 Sensor Comparison

Panasonic Lumix DMC GH5 vs Nikon D750 Sensor Comparison

The Nikon D750 has a 3.8x larger sensor area than Panasonic GH5. Larger sensors provide more control of the depth of field and blurry background compared to the smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture.

Nikon D750 Advantages Over Panasonic GH5

Built-in Image Stabilization Sensor-shift vs None
 Touch Screen Yes vs No
 Max ISO 25.600 vs 12.800
 Number of Focus Points 225 vs 51
 LCD Screen Resolution 1.620k dots vs 1.229k dots
 Max Shutter Speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
 Continuous Shooting 12.0fps vs 6.5fps
 Weight 725 g vs 840 g
 Price $1,998 vs $2,000
 Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160 vs 1920 x 1080
 Flash Sync Port Yes vs No
 4K Photo Mode Yes vs No
 6K Photo Mode Yes vs No
 Bluetooth Yes vs No
 Focus Stacking Yes vs No
 Post Focus Mode Yes vs No
 Support for UHS Memory Cards UHS-IIvsnone

Here are the key points to note from the above table:

  • Megapixels – 4.0 more megapixels. For printing big and cropping, the Nikon D750 is a much better choice.
  • Sensor Format – Full Frame is bigger than MFT. When shooting above ISO 3,200, the difference in image quality is significantly bigger.
  • ISO – 51,200 vs 25,600. Higher maximum ISO sensitivity.
  • Top LCD Display – When shooting in semi-auto/manual modes, you can quickly preview all of your settings.
  • Built-in Flash
  • Battery Life – 1230 shots vs 410 shots.

Video: Nikon D750 Hands-on Review

Panasonic GH5 Advantages Over Nikon D750

Built-in Flash YesvsNo
 Max Sensor Resolution 24 MP vs 20 MP
 Battery Life 1230 shots vs 410 shots
 Sensor Pixel Area 35.66µmvs 11.16µm2
 Top LCD Yes vs No
 Autofocus at f/8 aperture 11 points vs none

Here are the key points to take away from the chart:

  • AA Filter – The Panasonic GH5 has no AA filter.
  • Body Image Stabilization – The Panasonic GH5 has built-in body stabilization for photos and videos, which is an excellent feature for traveling and shooting in low light.
  • AF Points – 255 Contrast vs 51.
  • Continuous mode – 12fps vs 6.5fps. More is better for sports and wildlife since you have more chances of getting a tack sharp shot.
  • LCD – It’s fully articulated.
  • LCD Resolution – Higher resolution.
  • Touchscreen Support
  • Focus Peaking – Very useful for seeing if your subject is in focus (both photo and video).
  • Viewfinder Magnification – Higher magnification.
  • Video Resolution – 4K video available.
  • UHS-II – Faster writing speeds than UHS-I, but you need a memory card that can handle such speeds.
  • Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/16000 vs 1/4000.
  • Slower Max Shutter Speed – 60” vs 30”.
  • JPEG Buffer Size – 600 vs 40.
  • RAW Buffer Size – 60 vs 10.
  • Bluetooth Support
  • USB 3.0 – Faster file transferring out the camera.

Video: Panasonic GH5 Hands-On Review

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