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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 759 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the connectivity. The storage and image stabilizer get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and low light performance. The durability and performance are also appreciated, but many are negative about the price.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-GH4EB-K Compact System Camera (Body Only)Panasonic DMC-GH4EB-K Compact System Camera (Body Only)

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the storage.

performance, usability, price, portability, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video (Body Only)Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video (Body Only)

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the size. The performance is also mentioned favorably.

price, performance, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only)-DMC-GH4KBODYPanasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Body Only)-DMC-GH4KBODY

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 looks an awful lot like its predecessor, the GH3, but don't let that familiarity cloud the fact that this is one of the most capable stills/video cameras we've ever seen. Panasonic's message about listening to professional...

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...

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...

The DMC-GH4 sets a new bar in terms of the video capability available in a camera that a significant number of people can afford. That's not to say it's cheap, but if you consider the fact it can shoot essentially broadcast-quality footage, it's...

Oct, 2014

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Sony Alpha 7S Comparative Review

 

As video cameras go, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 and Sony Alpha 7S are very DSLR-like in shape. A four-fold difference in sensor size, and a significant gulf in price suggests this may be the only similarity. However, in terms of intent, they're not as...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

 

The Panasonic Lumix GH4 is a powerful ILC that produces excellent quality still images and leads the way in video recording. Loaded with features and creative shooting modes, you will always be looking for new situations to shoot in. Read more in our...

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Outstanding image quality at all lower ISO settings ; Fun and Creative Art filters ; High Resolution EVF and OLED monitors make...

No built-in image stabilization ; Menus can be overwhelming and make it difficult to find a setting until you learn where they are

The Panasonic Lumix GH4 is a powerful ILC that produces excellent quality still images and leads the way in video recording. Loaded with features and creative shooting modes, you will always be looking for new situations to shoot in. Read more in our

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic 4K video solutions

 

In addition to offering a variety of business solutions, 4K promises to further advance the safe, secure lifestyles that Panasonic has pursued for people around the globe since its founding, and to bring life-changing improvements to the world's...

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 digital camera makes it easy to capture and use 4K images. And now, it's possible to extract single frames from the videos taken with this 4K camera, for use as high-definition photos. For example, you can capture a bird...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Stephen (4k.com)

Panasonic GH4 4K Hybrid Camera Review – Lumix DMC-GH4K

 

The Panasonic GH4 is the manufacturer's serious effort at improving the predominantly used for video GH3 and turning it into a truly powerful, respect worthy hybrid camera that can handle both 4K images and Video shooting needs. In this Panasonic has...

Fantastic 4K/UHD video recording ; Wonderful 49 point autofocus ; Excellent wireless connectivity features ; Tough, compact, weather resistant design ; Dual OLED displays in viewfinder and monitor ; Nicely sized Micro Four Thirds Sensor and lens mount...

16.05 megapixels might be too low ; Small MOS sensor

For professionals with both photo and video shooting needs, this is a superb compact hybrid camera. However, if your key focus is video, then you’re really getting your money’s worth with the GH4. Photographers will get plenty of value too but there...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix GH4

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC GH4 hybrid system camera : Panasonic is proud to announce the Lumix DMC-GH4, our most advanced and high specification interchangeable lens camera, featuring newly engineered technology - including 4K video recording - to meet the...

Ready for adventure, the lightweight and compact Panasonic Lumix GH4 is weather-sealed, and suitable for every kind of shooting challenge. With a high resolution and highly responsive display, as well as an ergonomic design to enable intuitive use of...

Apr, 2014

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is the world's first compact system camera to feature 4K video shooting. It can record video in the MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD formats, with 4K recording in MOV/MP4 and Full HD video with ultra-high bitrate at 200...

Designed to appeal to both photographers and videographers, the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a veritable tour-de-force, offering excellent stills and outstanding video quality in a small, compact package at a very attractive price. If you need one...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic GH4

 

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...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Hession (gizmodo.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review: 4K For the Rest of Us

 

While ultra high definition video—you know it better as 4K—has been making steady inroads among the pro ranks for years, it hasn't yet hit with the masses. The Panasonic Lumix GH4 wants to prove that the ability to capture 4K video is something every...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : jmeyer (digitalcameraworld.com)

Panasonic GH4 review

 

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.

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM / LPCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1860
Battery life (CIPA standard):500 / 530
Battery performance:1860
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, USB

Camera

Anti-dust function: Yes
Built-in processor:Venus Engine
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 4
Dioptre correction: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Eye Relief:0.827
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Image processor:Venus Engine
Live view: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR / CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR / DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN
Photo effects:Art, Black&White, Sepia / Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Neutral, Vivid
Playback zoom:16 / 4
Playback zoom (max):16 / 4
Scene modes:Portrait
Self-timer:2,10 / 2,3,10
Self-timer delay:2,10 / 2,3,10
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Daylight, Halogen, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:OLED
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1036000 / 1037000
Field of view:100
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto / Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Auto, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:11.8
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter size:2.28
Focal length range (f-f):0.472 - 1.38 / 0.551 - 5.51
Lens mount interface:Four Thirds / Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure:14/12 / 14/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):14/12 / 14/9
Maximum aperture number:22 / 5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11 / 2.76
Minimum aperture number:2.8 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945 / 1.1
Number of aspheric elements:3
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):10 / 100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Data network: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled 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) (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8) / PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.1 SE
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes
Wrist strap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.681 x 0.512
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.05
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):4608x3456, 3264x2448, 2336x1752, 1824x1368, 4608x3072, 3264x2176, 2336x1560, 1824x1216, 4608x2592, 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 1824x1024, 3456x3456, 2448x2448, 1744x1744, 1712x1712 / [4:3] 4608x3456(L) / 3264x2448(M) / 2336x1752(S) / 1824x1368\n\n[3:2] 4608x3072(L) / 3264x2176(M) / 2336x1560(S) / 1824x1216\n\n[16:9] 4608x2592(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024\n\n[1:1] 3456x3456(L) / 2448x2448(M) / 1744x1744(S) / 1712x1712
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:17.2 / 17.20

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:0.04 / 60

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Self-timer: Yes
Speakers:Mono

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160
Resolution at capture speed:640x480@25fps, 3840x2160@24fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@30fps, 4096x2160@24fps
Video compression format:AVCHD, MOV, MP4 / MOV, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MOV,MP4 / MOV,MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160 / 1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electrical / Electronic
Magnification:0.25 / 1.34
Viewfinder screen size:0.5
Viewfinder type:Electrical / Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.3
Height:3.68
Lens diameter:2.64 / 2.66
Lens length:2.91 / 2.95
Lens weight:10.8 / 9.35
Weight:16.9 / 19.8
Weight (including battery):19.8
Width:5.24