Panasonic have released pricing and availability of it’s new flagship, the GH4
The GH3 was the last Panasonic flagship which was loved by videographers the world over for it’s incredible detail and sharpness with high bitrate recording ability. The GH4 takes this to whole new level with the inclusion of 4K.
It’s designed as a ‘hybrid camera’ that can shoot both stills and videos, it’s revised 16MP Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine IX processor allow for 4K video, 12 fps continuous shooting and 1080p shooting at bitrates as high as 200Mbps.
The GH4 uses a new ‘Depth from Defocus’ autofocus system which offers focus times as quick as 0.07 sec and less hunting, according to the company. You can compose photos and videos on either a 3″ 1.04M dot fully articulating OLED display or an OLED EVF with over 2 million dots. Other highlights include Wi-Fi with NFC, as PC sync port, highlight and shadow control, and a ‘silent mode’ which uses the electronic shutter only.
The real story here is the GH4’s video recording capabilities, which include 4K and 1080p, with support for the IPB and ALL-Intra codecs. Shooting aids include focus peaking, zebra pattern, luminance level adjustment, and cinema gamma presets. An optional ‘interface unit’ adds five SDI and two XLR terminals, and permits 10-bit 4:2:2 output with time code.
Panasonic has announced pricing and availability for its flagship 4K video-recording mirrorless camera, the Lumix DMC-GH4. It’ll go on sale in the UK on 5th May for £1299.99 body only, £1749.99 with 14-140mm zoom, or £2499.99 with the specialist DMW-YAGHE video interface unit