Panasonic GH4

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A very high-end update, especially to the video side, of the favorite m4/3 video+stills camera, including 4K video and much better video performance even in 1080P.

  • Sensor: 16mp MOS sensor, 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop), electronic shutter
  • Mount: Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images: 4608 x 3456 pixel JPEG or 12-bit raw maximum, 7.5 fps max (12 fps without focus) 
  • Video:  2160P/24/25/30 (4K)1080P/24/25/30/50/60, 720P/25/30, 480P/25/30, MOV, MP4, or AVCHD depending upon setting and user selection, audio is either LPCM or AAC depending upon setting; bit rate ranges from 17Mbps to 200Mpbs, also depending upon setting
  • Shutter: mechanical 60 sec to 1/8,000 sec, bulb (tested to 200k activations), with silent electronic mode available
  • Exposure: multi, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 5 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 200-25600, AUTO ISO
  • Focus: 49 point contrast detect (240 fps), single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override, focus peaking
  • Display: 3" 1.04m dot OLED swivel touch-sensitive LCD, built-in EVF (2.36m dot, 1.34x magnification, 21mm eyepoint)
  • Flash: built in flash (GN 17m at ISO 200), hot shoe, 1/250 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: optional DMW-RSL1
  • Other Notable Features: WiFi with NFC, weather sealed (splash proof/dust proof), WiFi, interval shooting, Variable frame rate slow/fast motion in 1080P (2 to 96 fps depending upon setting), time-lapse, headphone monitoring, tone and bars, SMPTE time code, optional XLR/SDI/Time Interface Unit
  • Cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I support, USH-I Class III
  • Battery: DMW-BLF19 (590 images, CIPA)
  • Size: 5.2 x 3.7 x 3.3" (133 x 93 x 84mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 19.8 ounces (560g)
  • Colors: Black
  • Price: US$1700
  • Current Firmware: 1.1 (July 2014)
  • Announced: February 7, 2014, shipped end of April 2014
  • Production: originally 2500/month, upped to 5000/month in mid-2014

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