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Panasonic DMC-GH4EB-K Compact System Camera (Body Only)

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  • High Picture Quality - Far Exceeding APS-C -16.05M Live MOS, Venus Engine, Moire Suppression, Max. ISO 25600
  • The Highest Level of Video Shooting Performance- 4K 30p/25p/24p, 1080 60p/50p/24p, High Bitrate, 4:2:2 10-bit Output, VFR
  • Superb Mobility & Intuitive Response - Compact & Lightweight, Controllable, DFD Technology, 12fps Burst, Shutter 1/8000 sec
  • Durability to Meet Professional Needs - Magnesium Alloy Body, Splash/Dustproof, Max. 200,000 Shutter Life
  • Expandability That Sparks Creativity - Various Input/Output Terminals, External Accessories, Wi-Fi with NFC
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Review summary from DPReview

October 2014
Despite the increased competition, the GH4 remains the king of accessible stills/movie hybrids. The enhanced movie capabilities are well integrated such that both types of shooting work well, without impeding the other. The result is a remarkably capable all-in-one package
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Conclusion

Despite increased competition, the GH4 remains the most complete stills/video camera on the market. It's a competitive stills camera in its own right but the attention to detail when it comes to the provision of movie-shooting tools and capabilities makes it a stand-out camera.

Reasons to buy

  • Solid, comfortable-to-use camera body
  • Excellent still image quality
  • Industry-leading video capabilities
  • Highly detailed video capture
  • Good viewfinder and rear screen

Things to consider

  • Focus tracking is poor at subject identification
  • Focus peaking is often too subtle to assess focus point
  • No Auto ISO in manual exposure video shooting mode
  • Wi-Fi feature is a little awkward to set up

Suggested for

Enthusiast film makers and anyone who cares as much about their movie footage as their still images.

Not suggested for

Sports photographers or landscape shooters looking for the pinnacle of image quality.
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 8.4 x 9.4 cm ; 481 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: DMC-GH4EB-K
  • ASIN: B00K2XG1OE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 29 April 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,266 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Panasonic Lumix, Mirrorless System, 16 megapixel, Body Only, Crop Sensor, Pop-up Flash, Detachable Flash, 480 gram, Live MOS, - The GH4's Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine team up to reduce noise while raising resolution and improving color reproduction. Innovative DFD technology increases the speed of Contrast AF. As the world's first DSLM camera to record 4K videos, it truly meets the needs of professionals.

Box Contains

Battery Charger
AC Cable
Battery Pack
Body Cap
Hot Shoe Cover
USB Connection Cable
Shoulder Strap
Software


From the Manufacturer

Video Creation to Meet Pro Quality
LUMIX DMC-GH4

The GH4's new Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine team up to reduce noise while raising resolution and improving colour reproduction. Innovative DFD technology increases the speed of Contrast AF. As the world's first* DSLM camera to record 4K videos, it truly meets the needs of professionals.

Video Creation to Meet Pro Quality

The new DMC-GH4 further evolves to meet professional quality and standard with the capability of 4K(Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps) video recording in MOV/MP4 or ultra high bitrate video recording at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB) without recording time limit. *1 *2 In addition, a variety of practical functions required for professional video recording are newly integrated. *1 Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera’s sales area. *2 Use SDXC/SDHC Memory Card compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) when using high bitrate video recording mode over 100 Mbps

Electronic Shutter & Silent Mode

The DMC-GH4 offers practical electronic shutter. The high-speed signal readout achieved by Live MOS Sensor minimizes rolling shutter effect. The Silent mode switches shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sound (AF, operation) off while suppressing emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.

Contrast AF with DFD (Depth from Defocus)
Contrast AF with DFD (Depth from Defocus)

Superb mobility and high speed response come equipped with DMC-GH4. The high-precision Contrast AF now integrates DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology to achieve ultra high speed AF of approx. 0.07 sec*. The burst shooting power is also boosted to12 fps(AFS). Both 2,359K-dot LVF (Live View Finder) and 1,036K-dot rear monitor adopt OLED to minimize time lag while enhancing the resolution. *In AFS, with H-FS14140 or H-HS12035

Advanced Image Processor Venus Engine
Advanced Image Processor Venus Engine

The image processor Venus Engine is also newly developed dramatically boosting its performance with quad-core CPU that enables high speed signal processing required for rich video recording such as 4K. Integrating superior noise reduction systems, DMC-GH4 enables shooting at max. ISO25600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and colour reproduction are dramatically improved

Reliable Durability
Reliable Durability

To be tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the main structure of the DMC-GH4 is composed of magnesium alloy full diecast front / rear frame. It also features splash / dustproof construction thanks to the sealing on every joint, dial, and button. The shutter unit is also redesigned to be even more durable for approx. 200,000 times release*. *Panasonic in-house examination.

High-Speed Burst Shooting
High-Speed Burst Shooting

The DMC-GH4 boasts high speed burst shooting at 12 fps(AFS) with the maximum recordable images of up to approx. 40 (including RAW) / approx. 100 (excluding RAW) and 7 fps (AFC) to capture fast moving subject just in-focus. Together with the quick start-up and short release time lag, the DMC-GH4 never lets you miss fleeting shooting opportunities.

New 16.05MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
New 16.05MP Digital Live MOS Sensor

The new 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor achieves high quality, high sensitivity image recording with its quick response. Approx. 50% higher speed signal readout suppresses rolling shutter effect when using electronic shutter or recording video. Taking full advantage of the Live MOS Sensor, gradation range is expanded by max. 1/3 step at low ISO end. Plus, superior noise reduction allows max. 60 min long exposure.

Dual OLED Displays - LVF & Monitor
Dual OLED Displays - LVF & Monitor

The DMC-GH4 boasts newly developed high-precision, high-speed dual OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays for 2,359K-dot LVF (Live View Finder) of approx. 1.34x / 0.67x* and 3.0-inch 1,040K-dot free-angle rear monitor. They achieve high speed response with minimum time lag while enhancing the resolution. Notably, the OLED for the LVF boasts 10,000:1 high contrast for superior colour reproduction. *35mm camera equiv.


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I'm not sure how much I can add much to the reams which have already been written about this camera on top of all the video reviews and examples you'll find. Ever since this camera was announced in February 2014, it has taken the world of video production by storm; a compact, affordable camera with pro video (and stills) features, outstanding ergonomics, and the headline-grabbing feature - Internal 4K recording onto SD cards.

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You will often see people talking about the pro video features which make this camera more suited to video production than the likes of Canon and Nikon SLRs. The two most important of these are zebras (2 custom levels) and focus peaking which are standard features on any pro video camera. Zebras allow you to see at a glance whether any parts of your picture are over exposed, or exposed above a certain level which you can set. Focus peaking highlights the parts o your picture which are in focus by sprinkling brightly coloured dots over the relevant areas. You can choose the colout from a set pallette (I use bright orange). Very useful if you are doing documentary shooting on the move or so-called 'run and gun' shooting.
Some of the other video-focussed features include the ability to have a histogram on screen, a wide choice of shooting modes varying in the frame rate, the bit rate, and the resolution meaning you can pick a shoting mode to suit your particular scenario, although I'd recommend defaulting to 4K unless you have a specific reason not to. Even if you're outputting in 1080p or 720p, shooting in 4K and downscaling will give you sharper results, no moire, and give you the ability to frame a bit wider and crop in during an edit.
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I had heard great reviews about this camera so I arranged a loan of one as I am looking to get rid of all my DSLR cameras which are too big and heavy. I need a camera for my work and this seemed to fir the bill. I need to take stills and add video as a back up. I didn't want to carry a big camera and the current camera I use fir work a Canon D70 is a great camera, its too heavy and bulky.

The Panasonic is small about 2/3rd of the size of my Canon and its light and fits well in your hand when shooting. The menus are easy to follow and after a short while I had set the camera up to what I needed. To be frank since I am not the only person to use the camera I do need auto ISO, and programme modes. This camera delivered well on those settings and whilst I did need to boost the brightness on occasion it did a better job then the Canon.

I have tried the camera with a Panasonic/Leica 25mm Macro lens I use on my Olympus. I was knocked out at the images, but to be frank that lens is the cream of the crop but focusing on the Panasonic was quick and crisp. I also used the manual focus and controls and was very happy with the results.

Now on to the video! This camera can use 4K video. Problem here is I do not have a 4K video TV or monitor and have no urge to get one. However, surprisingly what the video is great for is to take single images off the video you have streamed. This is useful where I need to look at an area I missed when taking stills. It shoots at 30 images a second and some of the images I would say were as good as the jpegs I got when shooting the stills. Nice feature.

I am still using the camera but at the moment I am edging towards buying one for the business and demoting the Canon as a back up.
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I am selling my Canon 5D Mk III and L lenses as a result of buying this ! Why ? Well, I am not taking the same sort of photos I used to and concentrating on street photography and simple holiday stuff for fun. The GH4 with a 12-35 f2.8 (24-70 equivalent) weighs 860g. The 5D Mk III with a 24-70 f2.8 lens weighs 1.8kg !! The size difference between the cameras is significant and to be honest I am more likely to chuck the GH4 in a bag and carry it around London than the 5D. The 5D with the new 24-70 is a truly superb bit of kit, but I don't take it out due to weight and size.

In real world photography as opposed to pixel peeping the GH4 is as good. The lenses are as sharp but due to the sensor design the depth of field at f2.8 is not the same as a full frame sensor. The focus speed of the GH4 is brilliant and the viewfinder bright and no concern for me versus the 5D. The fact I can see exposure changes live is great.

I am very much used to Canon so still learning the set up of the GH4. I have a GX7 as well and the Panasonic menus are the same through the range so the 'change' is not too bad as I know roughly where to look for everything.

The video potential of the GH4 is well documented - 4K in a package like this at the price point is very good. I will have to practice. The wife is a professional photographer who is using a GH4 now and grabbing 8mp images from 4K video and the sharpness even when printed to A3 is such you would think the image was taken with a full frame camera.

Noise levels are OK but not as good as say a 5D. The thing I have found is that the GH4 images seem to respond better in Lightroom to noise reduction than I expected.

The build of the camera is solid but weighted just right.
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