Summary: The Panasonic GH4 performs exceptionally well as a flagship Micro Four Thirds camera. It brings 4K video to the masses, yet still offers the ability to extend the video recording capabilities for professional when combined with the DMW-YAGH interface unit. The GH4 has plenty to offer enthusiasts and pros who need a dual threat camera.
Excerpt: Panasonic takes their flagship GH camera to the next level with the new Panasonic GH4. As one might expect, given the sneak-peek of its prototype shown at CES this year , the "4" in the name will surely come to represent "4K." The Panasonic GH4 is the world's first mirrorless camera with 4K video recording capabilities.
Summary: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GHC-GH is a new bar in terms of the video capability available in camera that is a significant number of people can afford. This is said since the camera can shoot essentially broadcast-quality footage and is remarkable accessibility. The handling is marvelous and the user interface is superb providing every essential requirement for the easy handling of the camera.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Solid, comfortable-to-use camera body, Excellent still image quality, Industry-leading video capabilities, Highly detailed video capture, Extensive support tools - focus peaking, synchro scan, zebra..., 'DFD' system improves continuous focus ability, Good viewfinder and rear screen, Well thought-out touchscreen interface, Good battery life, In-camera Raw conversion and Wi-Fi, Optional accessory adds industry-standard connections
Cons: DFD system limited to Panasonic lenses, Focus tracking poor at subject identification, Focus peaking often too subtle to assess focus point, No Auto ISO in manual exposure video shooting mode, No option to cqpture 1080 video from 4K crop region to minimize aliasing, Wi-Fi can be awkward to set up
Summary: Panasonic GH4 review: the GH4 offers some incredible features, like 4k video recording, focus peaking, a hi-res EVF and a vari-angle touchscreen. Find out how it performs in our review video. Panasonic has clearly invested a lot of time and effort in improving on the GH3 for the GH4, and the new range-topping camera has an extensive list of new or enhanced features.
Summary: The Lumix GH4 probably could have turned up just with 4K video and still gotten people talking, so it’s to Panasonic’s credit that a clear and conscious effort has been made to create a camera with more to it than that.
Pros: Impressive 4K video; Durable weather-sealed body; Very fast autofocus; DSLR styled design is a pleasure to use
Cons: Weak Tracking AF; Higher resolution sensor would have been welcome; Intimidating, overcomplicated controls
Summary: Over previous generations Panasonic learned what video professionals really want from feedback and firmware hacks, and it's pulled out all the stops for the GH4. For comfortably less than $2000 USD here's a small, light and discreet camera which can record both Cinema 4k and UHD 4k internally to a sufficiently quick SD memory card. No external recorder is required, although if you connect one you can exploit the GH4's 10 bit output.
Pros: 4k (C4k and UHD) video, recorded internally., 1080p at up to 200Mbit/s or 96fps for slow motion., Pro-level video options, controls and displays., Weatherproof body with broad customization., Very fast single AF speed. Works in very low light., Silent electronic shutter option., Good quality stills and chance to grab from 4k video., Decent battery life for a mirrorless camera., High resolution electronic viewfinder., Fully-articulated touch-screen., 12fps continuous s...
Cons: 4k footage looks noisy at 800 ISO and above., 1080p footage uses non-integer crop., Rolling shutter artefacts in some conditions., Still photo quality no better than other MFT cameras., Burst speed can slow to 5-6fps with CAF & focus priority., No phase-detect / hybrid AF., No built-in stabilization, unlike Olympus MFT models., No in-camera panorama mode.
Conclusion: Because the sensor is smaller than full-frame, there's a 2x focal length multiplication factor. As a result, the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Asph lens, for example, has a focal length range equivalent to a 24-70mm optic on a 35mm camera when shooting stills. Meanwhile the 14-140mm lens, which is available as a kit with the GH4, gives an angle of view similar to a 28-280mm optic.
Pros: 4k video recording, Focus peaking, Durable build with 200,000-cycle shutter life