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In additional DMC GH4 was introduced by Panasonic in September 2014. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.
Panasonic is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Panasonic.
Also DMC GH4 has a Four Thirds CMOS sensor with size of 17 x 13 mm² (0.68″ x 0.51″).
Picture of DMC GH4’s sensor compared to popular format.
The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.
The DMC GH4’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 16 megapixel. That’s roughly average and will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 or A2 size.
The Panasonic supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Panasonic’s RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.
The DMC GH4 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.
|Sensor area||17.30 x 13.00mm²
(0.68″ x 0.51″)
|Resolution (physical)||17.20 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||16.05 megapixel|
|Pixel size||14.10 µm²|
|Mount||Panasonic Micro Four Thirds (MFT)|
The DMC GH4 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.
The magnifcation is c. 0.67x, an above average value for an electronic viewfinder.
The DMC GH4’s shutter speed varies from 1/8000s to 60s.
|Max. shutter speed||1/8000s|
|Min. shutter speed||60s|
The DMC GH4’s sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 25600 ISO, a very useful and practical range.
|Min. sensitivity||100 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||25600 ISO|
The DMC GH4 supports all general exposure modes.
The Panasonic allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.
|Auto Focus Properties|
The DMC GH4’s auto focus processor uses 49 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).
Manual focus is also possible with the Panasonic, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.
The DMC GH4 has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 12m (40 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.
The DMC GH4 display has a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.
The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.
DMC GH4 video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.
Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.
Panasonic DMC GH4 Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||3840 x 2160 pixel|
|…with frame rates||24 frames/second
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
The DMC GH4 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.
Eventually, if the wifi connection is disabled the wired connection may be used.
Connect the Panasonic to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
The Panasonic supports USB 2.0.
The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.
Memory cards characteristics:
The Panasonic DMC GH4 has a BLF19E LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 500 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.
The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.
The DMC GH4’s battery battery parameters:
|Battery life||500 photos|
The Panasonic DMC GH4’s size is 132.9 x 93.4 x 83.9mm³. (5.2″ x 3.7″ x 3.3″). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 5.2″ x 3.7″ x 3.3″ grams (600 oz.) without lens weight.
Here is front and top view of the DMC GH4:
For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.
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