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  • The Panasonic GH3 is already an excellent camera and one of the best Micro Four Thirds models out there, yet Panasonic has somehow managed to make it even better with the GH4. From the exterior, the Panasonic GH4 might not look all that much different than just a GH3 with a new badge, but the interior has undergone some serious revamping. The sensor, while keeping the same 16 megapixel resolution, has slightly improved dynamic range, and a new extended ISO of 100 is available. But above ISO 200, it's pretty much neck-and-neck compared to its predecessor, with only minor improvements seen in JPEGs at some higher ISOs. The sensor readout has also been given a boost, which, as we found, also helps reduce rolling shutter.

    The Panasonic GH3 is already an excellent camera and one of the best Micro Four Thirds models out there, yet Panasonic has somehow managed to make it even better with the GH4. From the exterior, the Panasonic GH4 might not look all that much different than just a GH3 with a new badge, but the interior has undergone some serious revamping. The sensor, while keeping the same 16 megapixel resolution, has slightly improved dynamic range, and a new extended ISO of 100 is available. But above ISO 200, it's pretty much neck-and-neck compared to its predecessor, with only minor improvements seen in JPEGs at some higher ISOs. The sensor readout has also been given a boost, which, as we found, also helps reduce rolling shutter.

  • The Panasonic GH4 body has been available since April 2014 for a list price of US$1,699.99. The DMW-YAGH interface unit is listed at US$1,999.99. When purchased together, the body plus interface unit go for about US$3,300. In September 2015, Panasonic also released a paid firmware upgrade priced at around US$100, enabling new V-Log and V-Log L picture styles for the GH4. Simultaneously, a variant of the GH4 was released in some European markets, known as the Panasonic GH4R. This version comes with the firmware update preinstalled, and also removes the artificial limit on movie clip length which is imposed in European GH4 bodies for tax reasons. The Panasonic GH4R is identical in hardware terms, right down to the screen-printed model number. It carries a list price of around GBP1200 in the UK market, a premium of GBP150 over standard pricing of the GH4.

    The Panasonic GH4 camera body is a camera body for someone who wants it all—and believes that they can have it in one single product and one single purchase at Adorama.

    Panasonic Lumix GH4 with 25mm sample video: Cinema 4k / 24p / 200 ISO

  •   4K video recording
    Very good noise performance
    Excellent image quality
    Videographers dream camera
    ...
      14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 may not give the best results
    Does not feature in-camera image stabilisation
    No automatic panoramic stitching
      Fazit: "The Panasonic Lumix GH4 introduces a completely new, cutting edge technology, namely 4K video recording. This is at a price point less than the RRP of the previous model, and is priced without it seeming like it's been marked up at all, despite being one of the first cameras to offer 4K as well as stills photography. As part of the Micro Four Thirds system, the GH4 is perfectly suited ..."
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    The Panasonic GH4 body has been available since April 2014 for a list price of US$1,699.99. The DMW-YAGH interface unit is listed at US$1,999.99. When purchased together, the body plus interface unit go for about US$3,300. In September 2015, Panasonic also released a paid firmware upgrade priced at around US$100, enabling new V-Log and V-Log L picture styles for the GH4. Simultaneously, a variant of the GH4 was released in some European markets, known as the Panasonic GH4R. This version comes with the firmware update preinstalled, and also removes the artificial limit on movie clip length which is imposed in European GH4 bodies for tax reasons. The Panasonic GH4R is identical in hardware terms, right down to the screen-printed model number. It carries a list price of around GBP1200 in the UK market, a premium of GBP150 over standard pricing of the GH4.

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