Panasonic Lumix GH4 Price in USA

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Price in US

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a design that is quite similar to that of its predecessor, the GH3, but you shouldn’t allow that similarity distract you from the fact that this is one of the most competent still and video cameras that we have ever seen. Even if Panasonic’s message about listening to professional videographers is one that has been heard before, the level to which this camera caters to professional videographers is unprecedented for a camera aimed at the mass market.

The GH4, much like its before, encases a 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor inside of a magnesium alloy body that is hermetically sealed. However, this does not imply that the GH4 is a superficial upgrade to the previous model. The fact that the GH4 can record video in 4K quality (both in the DCI 4K and the UHD 4K standards) is the most obvious distinction between the two cameras; but, the degree to which the GH4 supports a professional workflow is, perhaps, just as important.

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Price in USA

The stills photographer who uses the GH4 is able to take advantage of a number of enhancements in both performance and usability. The most noticeable improvement is a more powerful shutter that can fire at a speed of up to 1/8000 of a second and can sync with flashes at a maximum of 1/250 of a second. The rate of continuous shooting has been increased to 12 frames per second, while the rate of continuous focus has been maintained at 7.5 fps. Focus tracking should also improve as a result of Panasonic’s “depth-from-defocus” (DFD) technology. This technology makes an attempt to evaluate how out-of-focus the lens is by using profiles of how the company’s lenses render out-of-focus regions. Based on these profiles, the technology determines how much the lens is out-of-focus.

However, as was stated earlier, what truly sets the GH4 apart as a remarkable camera are its video capabilities as well as the functions that support them. Focus peaking, two zebra settings (to emphasize overexposed sections), control over Master Pedestal (black level), and luminance scale are all features that come standard on the GH4, in addition to 4K video recording and playback (16-255, 16-235 or 0-255). In addition, the camera has the capability of producing color bars (for the purpose of calibration), as well as the capacity to represent shutter speed and ISO in terms of shutter angle and gain. Although not all of these new features will be helpful to everyone (in fact, I’d wager that nobody will make use of all of the new features), the GH4 is likely to offer a large number of tools that can assist you in making videos, regardless of whether your background is in still photography or videography.

Both the electronic viewfinder and the back screen of the GH4 have been improved, with the latter now providing an output of 720 by 480 pixels from 1.04 million dots. The screen is still a touchscreen, although it makes far more use of this functionality than before. The back screen’s ability to act as a focus point controller was one among the features that made the GH3 become such a pleasure to use when taking photos.

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Specifications

Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3456 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 2448 x 2448, 2336 x 1752, 2356 x 1560, 1920 x 1080, 1744 x 1744, 1824 x 1368, 1824 x 1216, 1824 x 1024, 1712 x 1712
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeFour Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorVenus Engine IX
Color spacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 200-25600
Boosted ISO (minimum)100
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes (4 spots)
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, standard
File formatJPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3)RAW (RW2)MPO
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Digital zoomYes (2x, 4x)
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points49
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,036,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeOLED
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification1.34× (0.67× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution2,359,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed60 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Built-in flashYes
Flash range17.00 m (at ISO 200)
External flashYes (via hotshoe or PC sync)
Flash modesAuto, auto/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync/redeye reduction, forced off
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Drive modesSingle-shot, continuous, bracketing, self-timer, interval
Continuous drive12.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs (single or three-shot))
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingYes (3 exposures in blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 25p, 30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p), 1280 x 720 (24p, 25p, 30p), 640 x 480 (25p, 30p)
FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD
Videography notesSupports IBP and ALL-Intra codecs; 1080p data rates up to 200 Mbps
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n, WPA/WPA2, WPS, Wi-Fi Direct
Remote controlYes (via DMW-RSL1 wired remote)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionDMW-BLF19 lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)500
Weight (inc. batteries)560 g (1.23 lb / 19.75 oz)
Dimensions133 x 93 x 84 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone
9Expert Score
Awesome

Even if there are now more options available, the Panasonic GH4 is still the most comprehensive still and video camera on the market. It is a competitive stills camera in its own right, but the attention to detail that has been given to the availability of tools and capabilities for making movies makes it a camera that stands out from the crowd.

Build quality
9
Ergonomics & handling
9
Features
9
Image quality
8.5
Performance
7
Connectivity
7
Value
7.5
Pros
  • DFD technology is only available for use with Panasonic lenses
  • In manual exposure mode for video shooting, there is no auto ISO.
  • No possibility to cqpture 1080 video from 4K crop region to reduce aliasing
  • Poor focus tracking, making it difficult to identify the subject
  • Peaking in focus is frequently too slight to accurately judge focal point.
  • Setting up Wi-Fi might be a cumbersome process.
Cons
  • A camera body that is both sturdy and easy to use
  • Outstanding video capabilities that top the industry Excellent image quality for stills
  • Touchscreen interface that has been given careful consideration.
  • Connectors that are standard in the industry can be added using an accessory that is optional.
  • Conversion to Raw format in-camera as well as Wi-Fi
  • Excellent viewfinder as well as back screen
  • Long life of the battery
  • Extensive assistance capabilities like as focus peaking, synchro scan, and zebra… The 'DFD' mechanism increases the ability to maintain continuous focus
  • Recording of videos with a very high level of detail

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