Sony A6400 VS Panasonic Lumix G95! THE Dishonest Comparison!

by birtanpublished on May 3, 2021

The sony a sixty-four hundred and the panasonic g 95 the two cameras that are at the cutting edge of their respective brands for their individual price points really quickly though the sky is red gravity is a myth and surely Pepsi is the better tasting soda now that we've got the dishonest part of the video out of the way let's compare these two tiny Titans of video what's up everyone I'm the everyday dad if I can figure it out you can figure it out yes absolutely that was a little bit of fun with the title I guess I just get worn out by all the honest video review titles like thank goodness I can finally trust this

One single video that says they're honest back to the a 6400 and the Lumix G 95 now both of these cameras are very new and very exciting when you compare them to the cameras that they are replacing both the a 6300 and the Lumix G 85 respectively so let's figuratively smash these two together and get some comparisons going if you spent any time around this channel you'll know that I break these comparisons down into four major categories because let's be frank frankness time each of these cameras has features and specs and buttons galore and we could sit here all day talking

About each and every feature each and every speck but instead of that I want to share with you what I think are the most important aspects especially if you are like me and you you know you want to be or are an online video content creator really quickly let's check the recording capabilities of both cameras first the Sony a 64 hundred is a range finder style mirrorless camera that comes equipped with a 24 megapixel aps-c sensor this compact camera can record in up to 4k 30 frames per second indefinitely so long as you are able to give it power and recording media first

In these small Sony cameras that can do this by the way this is the a 6400 in addition it has without a doubt the absolute best continuous video auto focusing system I've ever come across not only keep I know you hear me say that every time I talk about the a 6400 but I only say that because darn it is true the Lumix g95 on the other hand is a more traditional DSLR style mirrorless camera that comes equipped with a 20 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor it can also record an up to 4k 30 frames per second indefinitely Wow

It's like the Battle of the forever cameras today while the G 95s autofocus isn't as good I will say that it has some class and price point leading stabilization that is out of this world good you'll see more about it later but it's fantastic but enough of the specs let's get into these two cameras first up video quality like I mentioned in specs both cameras have very very similar recording capabilities I mean 4k 35 s per second is a pretty standard feature these days for a mid-range camera but even now it's rare to find hybrid cameras like these that are not

Constrained by the dreaded 29:59 recording cap but even more exciting is both cameras actually have pretty good image quality chops neither can do therefore recording capability would be full width of their sensors which is pretty disappointing the sony has a 1.1 ish crop on top of their 4k 30 with no crop on there 24 frames per second while the G 95 has a total 2.4 compared to full frame crop on 4k images so it has an additional point for crop in addition to its 2 x micro four-thirds crops but really both cameras do a great job both have plenty

Dynamic range and if you want to squeeze a little more range out of both they each have access to their company's consumer level log profiles s log in the a 6400 + V log L on the Panasonic now I don't ever really use those for my recording as I'm not a big fan of grating footage I just I've got a quick well I've got a quick turnaround time and grading does not grading does not equate in there but I will say the quick v log L test I did on Monday I'm incredibly impressed by just how easy it is to pop a LUT over the footage and have very usable outside footage where

The standard picture profile is just unusable because the shadows are just absolutely destroyed but image quality itself will barely get you halfway there and by the way this is the G 95 this is the H 6400 if you hadn't noticed the more important and heavily weighted area is audio because don't no one want to listen or watch the videos that have terrible audio and again here very similar these are really the two only camera brands that I just I just don't even worry about the audio I mean currently recording the audio through the g95 and a powered rode videomic pro

Plus it works perfectly well sounds totally usable head-to-head though I think I prefer recording audio internal to the Sony cameras for a couple of reasons first up the internal gain on the camera can be turned down lower on the a 6400 as opposed to the G 95 so you can have your microphones carry more of the audio weight which is these consumer level cameras never really have the best internal preamps you definitely want your audio device whether that be an external recorder or a microphone or something else you want that to do as much of the work as possible but so that

You can see all of this combined together really quickly let's hop outside to show all of this put together into one concisely packaged vlogging test see out there welcome to the vlogging test of the Lumix G 95 and the Sony a 64 hundred we're currently recording in 4k 24 frames per second we've got their kit lenses on and we've got the ISO set to auto because why not now I do have the Sony zoomed in a little bit more you can't actually get wider than this on the kit lens but because the Lumix g95 has that additional crop on top of 4k which is

Super lame it's a new technology you shouldn't be cropping it anymore yeah but because of that we're just trying to make it match a little bit more and yeah you can see the stabilization on the G 95 is currently in dual is mode where the stabilization the H 6400 is non-existent because it doesn't spoiler alert weird we might have already talked about it it doesn't have stabilization so the stabilization that it does have is what's built into the lens because there doesn't even have electronic image stabilization built into it which is kind of said so you can see that the G

95 should be perfectly well I think the G 95 is the better vlogging camera actually because of its flip out screen it's better stabilization and it just I don't know I do wish it didn't have that crop in 4k but yeah this has been the vlogging test where you can see all of the aspects of image quality and a tight concise vlogging package see you back inside because I'm being eaten alive by mosquitoes yay summer see you there we'll talk more about some of the differences that make the image quality easier harder to get in a second oh yeah

Both cameras I mean they just look great totally usable it's just good stuff I mean online content is never about the technical image quality because most platforms from Instagram to YouTube to Twitter they all when you upload a file to them they all have compression algorithms that will Maul your footage into black people terrible form anyway so what matters most is how can you get good enough image quality as easy and consistent as possible or long story long how easy are these two cameras to use boiler alert both are pretty easy to use so long as you understand their

Particular quirks in their menu system now if you follow cameras pretty regularly you know that I added that little caveat here for the the Sony menus but as I've been using Sony cameras for almost two years now the menus don't bother me that much but I know there's a lot of you out there that and they can be a tad frustrating if I'm being totally objectively honest here and I do like how much easier the Panasonic menus are to sort through and plus it has a fully articulating touchscreen that allows you to tap to change settings now honestly I don't

Ever really use the touchscreen to change the settings if I'm behind the camera I do all of that when I'm in front of the camera which is insanely useful we'll talk more about that here in a second it's just insanely useful to do that in front man when I'm behind the camera I generally just use the actual physical dials but it's nice to have the ability to tap if I need it when it comes to the physical construction of the cameras again it's gonna come down to your personal preference do you prefer the rangefinder style of camera or the DSLR style of camera I mean

That's a totally a personal choice now I definitely like how the g95 feels way more than I like the a 6400 main the g 95 just feels like a high quality camera and like I mentioned on Monday it feels more like a mini G we don't know how much I love my GH five and it feels like a mini G H five and another unique feature for the price point yes the sideloading SD card slot is so much more useful than a bottom loading one even though the Sony's body is perfectly easy to use I do absolutely prefer the customization and just the overall ease of setting up that the Panasonic g95

Presents like it's a good camera body however the story of easy-to-use camera isn't told by how easy it is to set up its how easy it is to get usable footage after hit record and this is a little thing I've dubbed fifth leanness I know you all said it I was waiting for you to say it internally honestly neither of these cameras scores perfectly in this category they both stumbled in different ways the Sony a sixty-four hundred has absolutely the best autofocus I've ever used we're using it right now and it's crazy how I never ever have to worry about whether

Or not I'm going to be in focus when I use it because seriously with the flip up monitor you can continue to use the Sony face tracking autofocus so all you need to do is see that the white boxes around your face which it is right now and you are good there's no wobbles no anything it is just autofocus that just darn it it works but it's not perfect there is no in body image stabilization or heck even electronic image stabilization so your biggest problem in getting usable footage out of the Sony isn't gonna be about focusing or monitoring framing or audio because you

Can do all that from in front of the camera it's gonna be using the camera pretty much locked off like on a tripod or something at all times because otherwise if you're a caffeine addict like me you'll never get rid of the Sony shaky footage I mean that just is stinky even using a lens with stabilization built into it's just not gonna take it all out the Lumix g95 though has the opposite problem it has fantastic in body image stabilization that can combine with Panasonic lenses to create dual is which d'arnot is I mean it's just about one of the most stable video

Platforms out there today you can easily keep out unnecessary shake no matter how much Diet Coke is coursing through your veins mine has a lot coursing through it right now plus with the is lock setting you'll never have a problem getting tripod levels of stabilized footage even at long zoom ranges straight up handheld like the shot that you're seeing now is just me holding the camera like this and it works perfectly but again it's not perfect the continuous video autofocus in my opinion continues to be unusable now there are plenty of ways to work around this via you know the app support

That we're using right now personally or you can touch the focus from the screen but if you really want to let the camera decide where to focus this isn't the camera for you Panasonic cameras in general are not the cameras for you but you've been persuaded by the everyday dad to buy one of these cameras like so many before you I knew I wasn't gonna be able to say that with a straight face as we as we finish that often what does the ecosystem slash upgrade path look like well for the micro four-thirds Lumix g95 the ecosystem and upgrade paths are

Bright you've got access to a huge line of lenses battery grips and other accessories that will fully round out any video system plus you can take those lenses and move towards the ultimate video hybrid camera released right now the g h5 or GH 5s if you're into that sort of thing afterwards if you really want that 10 bit in 4k 60 goodness man I like the gh 5 the sony on the other hand is kind of a mixed bag the aps-c lenses for the e mount are pretty anemic but you do get a line of prime lenses from sigma that are absolutely amazing in fact we've been using the 30 millimeter

1.4 for this entire video I mean that line of lenses is great but if you want actual Sony lenses or a zoom lens I mean there just aren't that many I mean you could use the full-frame lenses and that's a totally viable option because that then opens up a whole other upgrade path to the bigger Sony cameras but in my opinion I choose aps-c and Micro Four Thirds for smaller systems and using huge full-frame lenses I mean that just doesn't work for me I've tried it so many times I just can't get into it Plus this is the pinnacle of the Sony hybrid aps-c cameras so there really isn't any

Room for you to grow here unless you go straight up to the FS 5 FS 7 line of cameras but at the end of the day so what right so which of these cameras works best for a content creation camera honestly I probably give overall usability for more situations like studio talking-head b-roll vlogging handheld stuff I'd give all of that to the G 95 it's got some fantastic features that are very impressive but the big problem is you could get the G 85 the version before it for about half the cost and almost all of the functionality so I'd absolutely

Recommend that over the 95 unless you really need that v-log l now if you are looking for a single camera to make videos though it's gonna come down to use and I think the a 6400 is the best camera released so far this year it's got great colors great autofocus it's got a great monitor that you can so that footage just died I just wanted to wrap this video up by saying I think the a 6400 for a single use just like using locked off shots for a video is the best camera released right now and I would absolutely recommend it over the G 85 if you want to be more out and about

You need better stabilization than the G 95 is a pretty good option thanks for watching

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