The Newly Developed 16.05-Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus: Engine Achieving High Speed, High Sensitivity Image Recording
4K 24p cinematic video (4096x2160), plus 4K 3840x2160 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 exchange at 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 (Organic Light-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.
16.05 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus
4K 24p cinematic vid (4096x2160) + 4K 3840x2160 30p/24p
Easy wireless transfer to your smartphone
Focus Peaking function in MF and AF+MF mode
High speed response for professional AF options
Luminance Level Adjustment
RAW data development in Camera
Micro Four Thirds Format
Adorama's First Look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Panasonic Lumix GH4 is the first Four Thirds still camera to capture 4K-resolution video. While it looks similar to the G3 and other cameras in the Panasonic EVF Micro Four Thirds camera lineup, it is more of a cinema camera while delivering high-quality stills. Built on a newly designed 16MP sensor that’s optimized for 4K video capture of footage at up to 4096×2160 pixels, the camera has a 2.36 Million Dot OLED EVF, focus peaking, and an attachable XLR adapter.
4K Video with Simultaneous 8.8 MP Photo Capture
One of the most prominent features of Panasonic LUMIX GH4 is unlimited*2 4K video recording in both Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps, and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps in MOV/MP4*3. Print ready high resolution 8.8 megapixel still frames can be recorded during video capture, making future proofed Hybrid Photography a reality for any photographer. [4096x2160 - 8.847MP during Cine 4K].
The 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor achieves high quality, high sensitivity image recording with its quick response. Superior noise reduction allows for exposures up to 60 minutes long.
*1 For a DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) as of Feb 7, 2014
*2 Videos can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera's sales area.
*3 Use SDXC/SDHC Memory Cards compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) when using high bitrate video recording mode over 100 Mbps.
Pro Quality Video Creation
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 continues to evolve delivering professional quality video. Take advantage of 4K (Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps) video recording in MOV/MP4, or ultra high bitrate video recording at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB) without a recording time limit.*1 *2 Discover a variety of high-end functions for professional video recording.
*1 Videos can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera's sales area.
*2 Use SDXC/SDHC Memory Cards compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) when using high bitrate video recording mode over 100 Mbps.
Rugged Magnesium Alloy Body
Tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 is composed of a magnesium alloy full die cast front / rear frame. It also features splash* / dustproof construction with sealing on every joint, dial, and button.
Dual OLED Displays - LVF & Monitor
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 boasts high-precision, high-speed dual OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays for 2,359K-dot LVF (Live View Finder) of approximately 1.34x / 0.67x*, and 3.0-inch 1,036K-dot free-angle rear monitor. These superior displays achieve high-speed response with minimum time lag while enhancing resolution. The OLED for the LVF boasts 10,000:1 high contrast for superior color reproduction.
*35mm camera equivalent
Real-Time Output with HDMI
Capable of real-time image output (4:2:2 / 8 bit or 4:2:2 / 10 bit) to the external monitor via an optional micro HDMI cable*. Choose to output only the recording content, or the content with the setting menus individually, depending on the display.
*When using 4:2:2 / 8-bit output, video is recorded in 4:2:0 / 8-bit on SDXC/SDHC Memory Card in the camera.
Terminals for Expanded Connectivity
Includes 3.5mm microphone and 3.5mm headphone jacks. Use real-time image output on the external monitor via an optional HDMI micro cable while recording video. AV outputs, flash sync terminal, and 2.5mm jack for remote controller are also available.
49-Area AF/ Custom Multi AF
Focus point is increased from 23 points in the LUMIX GH3 to 49 points in the LUMIX GH4 for more flexibility in your composition. Custom Multi mode extends that flexibility even more with the ability to freely select the blocks to focus out of the 49 focusing areas.
Wi-Fi with NFC Technology
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC. With the Panasonic Image App, remote photo and video shooting is available with a compatible smartphone or tablet. Even if a smartphone / tablet is incompatible with NFC, you can still be easily connect to the camera by scanning the QR code displayed on the GH4's monitor from your mobile device.
Contrast AF with DFD Technology
The advanced Contrast AF system with DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology shortens the time to focus. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 determines the distance to the subject by evaluating 2 images with different depth of field, while consulting the data of optical characteristics by using the lens, all within a moment. As a result, ultra high-speed AF of approximately 0.07 sec* is achieved.
*In AFS, with H-FS14140 or H-HS12035
Versatile Video Recording Formats
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 is capable of ultra high bitrate video recording at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB), with no recording time limit*1 *2. Freely choose the format from MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive, and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates. In MP4 / MOV, high quality sound in LPCM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) is recordable.
*1 Video can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera's sales area.
*2 Use SDXC/SDHC Memory Card compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) when using high bitrate video recording mode over 100 Mbps.
Professional 4K Video Interface Unit*
The Interface Unit is offered exclusively for professional / industrial workflows enabling more powerful video transmission. It complies with Full HD (4:2:2 / 10 bit) four parallel output, or 4K (4:2:2 / 10bit) output, both with time code**. The 2ch XLR input terminals are equipped for a line or condenser microphone.
**When using 4:2:2/10-bit output, simultaneous video recording on SDXC/SDHC Memory Card in-camera is not possible.