Panasonic GH4 Micro Four Thirds Camera Announced, Price, Specs, Release Date

Panasonic has announced the new Lumix GH4 micro four thirds system camera that can shoot both stills and videos.  The Panasonic GH4 is the world’s first compact system camera to feature 4K video shooting.

The Panasonic GH4 16MP Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine IX processor with an enhanced fast and accurate Auto Focus (AF) system (approximately 0.07 seconds). The new GH4 has a splashproof and dustproof magnesium alloy full die cast body, 12fps burst shooting, 1/8000th top shutter speed, and Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC technology.

The GH4 can record in multiple high quality video file outputs – including MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD – with 4K video recording in MOV/MP4, and Full HD video with ultra-high bitrate at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB).

Panasonic GH4 Micro Four Thirds Camera Announced, Price, Specs, Release Date


Panasonic GH4 Micro Four Thirds Camera Price

The new Panasonic GH4 body price is $1,698 in US. See the availability from the links below.

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Panasonic GH4 Micro Four Thirds Camera Features

  • The Newly Developed 16.05-Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus: Engine Achieving High Speed, High Sensitivity Image Recording
  • 4K 24p cinematic video (4096×2160), plus 4K 3840×2160 30p/24p:. The World’s First Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera Recording High Quality Video in 4K – To Meet Professional Quality and Standard
  • High Speed Response Required for Professionals and Practical AF Options: With the LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens capable of digital signal exchangeat max. 240 fps, the focusing is stunningly quick and smooth.
  • Stunning Mobility Supported by Mechanical Advancements: The DMC-GH4 boasts newly developed high-precision, high-speed dual OLED (OrganicLight-Emitting Diode) displays for LVF (Live View Finder) and rear monitor. Increasing the resolution of display area to 2,359K-dot, the new 16:9 Wide Screen LVF boasts approx.1.34x / 0.67x magnification
  • Easy Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi® / NFC with Smartphones: The DMC-GH4 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology camera to offer more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation
  • Luminance Level Adjustment: the DMC-GH4 supports smooth postproduction for photographers newly challenging videography. In addition to the standard luminance level of 16-235* and 16-255*,DMC-GH4 offers 0-255 which is equivalent to photo standard.
  • Focus Peaking: Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. Users can see the peaking of focus while monitoring the subject in live view. It can be set to HIGH / LOW / OFF and the color can also be changed to blue, white or orange
  • Highlight/Shadow Control: The Live View function is also advanced digitally making it possible to adjust highlight / shadow separately with the front/rear dial. 3 patterns of settings can be customized in addition to 3 patterns of preset.
  • RAW data development in Camera: The DMC-GH4 is capable of developing RAW image in camera.

Panasonic GH4 Micro Four Thirds Camera Specs

Camera Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Image Sensor Type: Live MOS Sensor
Total Pixels: 17.20 Megapixels
Camera Effective Pixels: 16.05 Megapixels
Color Filter: Primary color filter
Dust Reduction System: Supersonic wave filter
Recording File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image: AVCHD Ver 2.0 compliant (AVCHD Progressive), MPEG4-AVC (H.264). (MOV, MP4)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image Quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Still Image Resolution [4:3] 4,608 x 3,456 (L), 3,264 x 2,448 (M), 2,336 x 1,752 (S), 1,824 x 1,368 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)[3:2] 4,608 x 3,072 (L), 3,264 x 2,176 (M), 2,336 x 1,560 (S), 1,824 x 1,216 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)[16:9] 4,608 x 2,592 (L), 3,264 x 1,840 (M), 1,920 x 1,080 (S), 1,824 x 1,024 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Still Image Resolution cont. [1:1] 3,456 x 3,456 (L), 2,448 x 2,448 (M), 1,744 x 1,744 (S), 1,712 x 1,712 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image MOV: [4K] 3840×2160 – [Full HD] 1920×1080 – [C4K] 4096×2160
MP4: [4K] 3840×2160 – [Full HD] 1920×1080 – [HD] 1280×720 – [VGA] 640×480 – [C4K] 4096×2160
Continuous Record Time (Motion Image) AVCHD: Approx. 220 min with H-HS12035
AVCHD: Approx. 220 min with H-FS14140
Actual Record Time (Motion Image) TBD
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz – 2462 MHz (11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode, WPS, Wi-Fi Direct
NFC ISO/IEC 18092, NFC-F (Passive Mode)
QR Code Connection Yes
Viewfinder Type: OLED Live View Finder (2,359K dots equivalent)
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Magnification: Approx. 1.34x / 0.67x (35 mm camera equivalent)
Eye Point: Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 – +4.0 (dpt)
Auto Eye Sensor: Yes
Focus Type: Contrast AF system
Focus Mode: AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF Mode: Face detection / AF Tracking / 49-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint (Full area touch is available)
AF Assist Lamp: Yes
AF Lock: Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE
Light Metering System 1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system (TBD)
Light Metering Mode Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering Range EV 0 – 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure Mode Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual
ISO Sensitivity Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step) (Up to ISO6400 in motion picture recording) (ISO Auto in M mode)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ±5 EV (±3 EV for motion image)
AE Lock AF/AE LOCK button
AE Bracket 3, 5, 7 frames, in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, single / burst
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting
White Balance Adjustment Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color Temperature Setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White Balance Bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Shutter Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed Still image: Bulb (Max. 60 minutes), 1/8,000 – 60
Motion picture: 59.94Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/25, 24.00Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/24 (24.00Hz: 1/16,000 – 1/24 (When using Synchro Scan)
Shutter Life Approx. 200,000 images
Self Timer 10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Remote Control Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
Burst Speed Mechanical shutter: H: 12.0 frames/sec (with AFS), 7.5 frames/sec (with AFC) (TBD), M: 7.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)
Electronic shutter: SH: 40.0 frames/sec, H: 20.0 frames/sec, M: 7.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)”
Number of Recordable Images Approx. 40 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)
Approx. 100 images (when there are no RAW files)
Approx. 120 images (when using electronic shutter) (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)”
Flash Built-in Flash: TTL Built-in-Flash, GN12.0 equivalent (ISO100 · m), GN17.0 (ISO200 · m), Built-in Pop-up (Reference)
Flash Mode: Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced ON, Forced ON / Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction
Sync Speed: Less than 1/160 second
Flash Output Adjust: 1/3 EV Step ±3 EV
Flash Sync: 1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync
Sync for Flash Dimming and Exposure Compensation: Yes (ON / OFF)
Flash Sync Socket: Yes
Monitor Type: OLED monitor with static touch control
Monitor Size: Free-angle 3.0 inch (7.5 cm) / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels: 1036K dots
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Monitor Adjustment
Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels), Red-Green (11 levels), Blue-Yellow (11 levels)
Live View Digital Zoom: 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion: Still image: Max. 2x (Aspect ratio sets at 4:3. Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) Motion picture: 2.4x (FHD), 3.6x (HD), 4.8x (VGA)
Other functions: Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture)
Photo Style Still Image and Motion Image: Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
Creative Control Still Image Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Star Filter / One Point Color
Creative Control Motion Image Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / One Point Color
Creative Video Mode Exposure Mode Program AE / Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure
Motion Picture Function Master pedestal level: 31 steps
luminance level: 0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255
Synchro scan: Yes
Time code: Count Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)
SS/Gain operation: Shutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB
Color bars / 1K Hz test tone: Yes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes
Cinelike gamma: Cinelike D / Cinelike V
Playback Mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / Category Selection / Favorite, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture / Video / 3D Play / Category / Favorite), Location Logging, RAW Processing, Clear Retouch, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Rotation Display, Favorite, DPOF Print Set
Image Protection / Erase Protection: Single / Multi, Cancel
Erase: Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Print Direct Print: PictBridge compatible
USB USB 2.0 High Speed
HDMI Monitor-through 4:2:2 8-bit / 4:2:2 10-bit (When 4:2:2 10-bit mode is selected, it is not possible to record motion picture or still picture on the SD memory card in the camera unit.)
information display ON/OFF (selectable)
Automatic down-conversion (4K } 1080p only)
HDMI Playback miniHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link, Audio: Stereo
59.94Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p
50.00Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p
24.00Hz: Auto / C4K / 4K / 1080p
(4:2:2 10-bit or 4:2:2 8-bit is selectable.)
Audio Video Output Monaural Type
Remote Input 2.5mm for remote
External Microphone Input 3.5mm for external microphone
Headphone Output 3.5mm for headphone
Microphone Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Low / Standard / High / Auto
Speaker Monaural
OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese
Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1,860mAh) (Included)
Battery Charger
Battery Life Approx. 500 images with H-HS12035
Approx. 500 images with H-FS14140″
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5 PE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)
SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 4.1 SE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Mac
OS X v10.5 / v10.6 / v10.7 / v10.8)
LoiLoScope (trial version) (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)”
Dimensions 5.23 x 3.68 x 3.23″ (132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0mm) excluding protrusions
Weight Approx. 560g / 19.75 oz (SD card, Battery, Body)
Approx. 480g / 16.93 oz (Body only)
Approx. 865g / 30.51 oz (SD card, Battery, H-HS12035 lens included)
Approx. 825g / 29.10 oz (SD card, Battery, H-FS14140 lens included)
Optional Accessories External flash: DMW-FL580L (optional), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
Interface unit: DMW-YAGH
AC adaptor: DMW-AC10
External microphone: DMW-MS2 Stereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual
Battery grip: DMW-BGGH3

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