Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R vs Sony Alpha A6300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R
Sony Alpha A6300

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,036,000 pixels. That's 114,400 pixels higher than the Sony Alpha A6300 (921,600 pixels).
0.27x higher magnification Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R is a 1.34x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.27x higher than the Sony Alpha A6300 (1.07x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Bigger battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R has a battery capacity of 1,860mAh. That's 840mAh bigger than the Sony Alpha A6300 (1,020mAh).
530.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R takes 530.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony Alpha A6300 only takes 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £339
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R is £338.70 cheaper than the Sony Alpha A6300.
6 Reasons For
34% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 24.2MP digital camera. That's 8.15MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R (24.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

32% more total megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 is a 25MP digital camera. That's 7.8MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R (25MP).
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200. That's 25,600 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R (51,200).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 29.96s longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

A lot lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a weight of 361g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R is a 480g digital camera (119g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

5 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
51% lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R is a 16.05MP digital camera. That's 8.15MP lower than the Sony Alpha A6300 (24.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

46% less total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R is a 17.2MP digital camera. That's 7.8MP less than the Sony Alpha A6300 (25MP).
25,600 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 lower than the Sony Alpha A6300 (51,200).
29.96s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R has a slowest camera shutter speed of 0.04s. That's 29.96s shorter than the Sony Alpha A6300 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

25% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R has a weight of 480g, however the Sony Alpha A6300 is a 361g digital camera (119g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Fewer sellers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R is only stocked by 7 sellers, but the Sony Alpha A6300 is stocked by 12 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
6 Reasons Against
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is only 921,600 pixels display resolution. That's 114,400 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R (921,600 pixels).
Lower magnification Edit
The Sony Alpha A6300 has a magnification of 1.07x. That's 0.27x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R (1.07x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Smaller battery capacity Edit
Sony Alpha A6300 is only 1,020mAh battery. That's 840mAh smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R (1,020mAh).
Only 400.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony Alpha A6300 is 400.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R only takes 530.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £339
The Sony Alpha A6300 is £338.70 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R.
Older by one month
The Sony Alpha A6300 is one month older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16.05MP 24.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
17.2MP 25MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16 - 70
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 425
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
0.04s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash on
 Flash off
 High-speed synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash on
 Flash off
 High-speed synchronization
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
 3840x2160@24fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 4096x2160@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,036,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Magnification
1.34x
BEST
1.07x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Fluorescent H
 Fluorescent L
Photo Effects
 Art
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Art
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Negative film
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,5,10
Multi-Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Orientation sensor
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
1 1
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 -4 - 3
Eye Relief
21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Sports
 Twilight
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Sports
 Twilight
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
480g 361g
BEST
Height
93.4mm 66.9mm
Depth
83.9mm 48.8mm
Width
132.9mm 120mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 307.9g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 66.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
560g 404g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,860mAh
BEST
1,020mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
530 shots
BEST
400 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.3V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5 PE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)/SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.1 SE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Mac OS X v10.5 / v10.6 / v10.7 / v10.8)/LoiLoScope (trial) (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8) Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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