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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 761 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. Comments about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the connectivity. Views about the storage and image stabilizer are different.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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. Comments about the design and low light performance are on the whole positive. The durability and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments 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)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (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. Comments about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about 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)

Oct, 2017

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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 and performance.

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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

Oct, 2017

hcc best buy

Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Panasonic DMC-GH4 review

 

With commercial 4K content still conspicuous by its absence, a solution for UHD TV owners is to make their own. Photographers have long been capturing images in excess of eight megapixels, but the Panasonic GH4 is the first Micro Four Thirds system...

Sep, 2014

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by: Angela Nicholson (techradar.com)

Panasonic GH4 review

 

Panasonic has given its top-end CSC a 4K revamp

4k video recording ; Focus peaking ; Durable build with 200,000-cycle shutter life

Smaller than APS-C sensor ; 'Just' 16Mp

The GH4 has some of our most sought-after features; a high-resolution EVF, a vari-angle screen that's touch-sensitive and Wi-Fi connectivity. It's also weather- and dust-proof and takes great-looking images.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH4 review

 

We've often thought of the Panasonic GH series as the best consumer interchangeable lens system for video capture on the market. It's not hard to see why: the Panasonic Lumix GH4 offers 4K video capture at usable frame rates. On paper that's...

Fast in all conditions, 12fps burst mode, silent electronic shutter option, movie mode as good as it gets and will sell the camera alone, fully featured screen and electronic viewfinder, pinpoint and customisable autofocus options

Lacks smooth gradation in images, needs better battery life, some button placement cramped, would like a larger viewfinder, price may seem a lot if you're not here for 4K video, autofocus generalisation in low-light conditions

Throughout our week of using the GH4 we've been very impressed with what it can do. We've found using the vari-angle LCD screen great to shoot over the heads of tourist crowds in sunny Washington, have seen New York non-stop downpours soak the camera...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GH4 review - Pocket-lint

 

Ahead of the curve - that's the phrase that first sprang to mind when we saw an early version of the Panasonic Lumix GH4. This consumer compact system

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Panasonic GH4 review

 

The Panasonic GH4 is the first compact system camera with 4K video

4K video shooting ; Eye-level viewfinder ; Fast and responsive

Pricey if you don't need 4K ; Smaller sensor than rivals ; No body integral anti shake

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K camera review

 

Its 4K recording might grab the headlines, but the GH4 is more than that - it's Panasonic's finest all-round camera yet

Good high ISO performance ; Superb 4K video capture ; Quick, accurate autofocus ; Great viewfinder and screen ; Tough, weatherproof body

Large by mirrorless standards ; Pricey

Fantastic video performance and tank-like build quality make this the go-to high-end CSC for amateur movie makers

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH4

 

Panasonic's latest is the first CSC to shoot 4K video

4K video facility is unique, Tough and weatherprood design, Impressive AF speed

Control layout a touch over-complicated, Tracking AF performance a let-down

May, 2014

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review

 

A quantum leap for amateur video production, and a superb stills camera to boot

May, 2014

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2014-2015

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4

 

EUROPEAN PHOTO & VIDEO CAMERA 2014-2015 - Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4: The Panasonic LUMIX GH4 is one of the most feature-heavy cameras on the market. The 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor captures high-quality still images and provides professional 4K...

Aug, 2014

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM / LPCM
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1860
Battery life (CIPA standard):500 / 530
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 / Yes
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:2.1
GPS (satellite): No
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Languages support:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR
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 / Sepia
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
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Daylight, Halogen, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:OLED
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):1036000 / 1037000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen:No / Yes
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 / auto, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Shoe mounting point: Yes
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, Face detection, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, One Shot Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / 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:0.3
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter Size:5.8
Focal length range (f-f):12 - 35 / 12 - 60 / 14 - 140
Lens mount interface:Four Thirds / Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure (elements/groups):14/12 / 14/9
Maximum aperture number:22 / 5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):28 / 7
Minimum aperture number:2.8 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4 / 2.8
Number of aspheric elements:3
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Optical Zoom:1.34

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 / 100, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):10 / 100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step) / ± 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 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Built-in Flash: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
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: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact Camera / MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:EXIF, MPO, RAW / JPG, MPO, RAW
Image Sensor Size:1/3
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.05 / 17.2
Sensor Type:Live MOS / 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:No / 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 / 0.4 / 60

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): 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:1280x720@25fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@30fps, 4096x2160@24fps / 640x480@25fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@24fps, 3840x2160@30fps, 4096x2160@24fps
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MOV, MP4 / AVCHD, MP4 / MOV, MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160 / 1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160 / 1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.25 / 1.34
Viewfinder screen size:0.5
Viewfinder Type:Electrical / Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.39
Height :9.34
Lens diameter:6.7 / 6.76
Lens length:7.38 / 7.5
Lens weight:265 / 305
Weight:480 / 560
Weight (including battery):560
Width:13.3