The Panasonic GH4 is a Micro Four Thirds powerhouse that is more than capable of holding its own in a photo or video shoot-out against its larger, heavier DSLR rivals. Embodying the ultimate in performance and portability, the GH4 is a worthy consideration for seasoned photographers and videographers looking for a dependable tool to take their body of work to the next level.
At its heart is a 16.05 megapixel Digital Live MOS image sensor and a powerful quad-core Venus Engine image processor which work in unison to produce some amazing figures – 12 fps continuous burst mode shooting up to a maximum 100 shots (JPEG mode). A maximum ISO 25600 for exceptional low light performance. 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) video at 30p/24p and DCI 4K 4096x2160 video at 24p for breathtaking video footage. Additionally, the GH4 delivers real-time 8 and 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output for accurate monitoring, external recording and much more.
Packed with video features, the GH4 caters to a broad range of users from aspiring YouTube filmmakers to seasoned documentary shooters. Features such as focus peaking, time code support, multiple file formats and special effects such as in-camera time lapse and stop motion animation modes will provide you with the enhanced creative versatility to allow you to create something truly special.
Photographers will find the GH4 equally capable for producing striking, detail rich still images. Its high speed, precision autofocus system utilises a combination of Contrast AF and DDF (Depth from Defocus) technology to provide near instant focus lock. An extensive 49-point AF area results in more accurate composition and better creative control.
Silent mode switches the operation of the shutter from mechanical to electronic, disables the focusing lamp and pop-up flash. Shooting in Silent mode can be enabled in one step and is ideal for situations such as wildlife or event photography where light or sound from your camera may spook or serve as a distraction to your subject or the surrounding audience.
In-camera RAW processing can help save valuable time when working to a deadline. It allows you to shoot RAW images and adjust the colour space, white balance, sharpness, hue, noise reduction and more without having to copy the files onto your laptop or desktop computer. Once you are happy with the final result, you can export directly to the memory card in JPEG format for easy distribution or publishing.
Two high-speed OLED displays are used for image composition and review. Housed in the rear of the camera is a 3-inch 1036K-dot flip-out LCD Touch Screen which delivers an approximate 100% coverage. In difficult lighting situations or when critical focus is required an ultra-sharp 2356k-dot Electronic viewfinder can be utilised for pixel perfect framing.
Built-in WiFi with NFC connectivity enables fast, stress-free connection with your compatible smartphone or tablet. Utilising the free Panasonic Image App enables instant sharing to your friends, family and favourite social networks. The app also delivers wireless camera control and transforms your smart device into remote viewfinder and remote control, allowing you to shoot from a distance.
Encompassing its feature packed internals is a robust yet lightweight magnesium alloy frame which, combined with sealing on all switches, buttons and dials ensures a rugged splash proof and dust proof exterior. Ideal for use as an everyday workhorse, the ability of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 to deliver outstanding results in a diverse range of shooting conditions makes it a worthy contender for any photo or video professional.
Product Code:1PanasonicGH4 Body
Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image sensor size
17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Micro Four Thirds mount
Live MOS Sensor
Camera effective pixels
Primary colour filter
Dust reduction system
Supersonic wave filter
Recording file format
JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)
MOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch)
59.94Hz, 50.00Hz, 24.00Hz
4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard/MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)
[4:3] 4608x3456(L) / 3264x2448(M) / 2336x1752(S) / 1824x1368 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)/[3:2] 4608x3072(L) / 3264x2176(M) / 2336x1560(S) / 1824x1216 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)/[16:9] 4608x2592(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)/[1:1] 3456x3456(L) / 2448x2448(M) / 1744x1744(S) / 1712x1712 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)
Approx. 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1 (TBD)
Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
-4.0 - +4.0 (dpt)
Eye sensor adjustment
High / Low
Contrast AF system
AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint/(Full area touch is available)
AF detective range
EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lamp
Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
Light metering system
1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system (TBD)
Light metering mode
Multiple / Centre Weighted / Spot
EV0-18 （F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)/(Up to ISO6400 in motion picture recording) (ISO Auto in M mode)
1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. ±3 EV, single/burst
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Colour temperature setting
White balance adjustment
Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Colour temperature setting
2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket
3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Approx. 40 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed)/Approx. 100 images (when there are no RAW files)/Approx. 120 images (when using electronic shutter)/(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome / Silky Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Fantasy / Star Filter / One Point Colour / Sunshine
Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Fantasy / One Point Colour
Extra Tele Conversion
Still image: Max. 2x (Aspect ratio sets at 4:3. Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)/Motion picture: 2.4x (FHD), 3.6x (HD), 4.8x (VGA)
Count Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)
IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
Single / Multi or Cancel
Single / Multi / All / Except Favourite
USB 2.0 High Speed Multi
miniHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link, Audio: Stereo/59.94Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p/50.00Hz: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p/24.00Hz: Auto / C4K / 4K / 1080p/(4:2:2 10-bit or 4:2:2 8-bit is selectable.)
4:2:2 8-bit / 4:2:2 10-bit (When 4:2:2 10-bit mode is selected, it is not possible to record motion picture or still picture on the SD memory card in the camera unit.)/information display ON/OFF (selectable)/Automatic down-conversion (4K → 1080p only)
Audio video output
Monaural Type/*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
φ2.5mm for remote
External microphone input
φ3.5mm for external microphone
φ3.5mm for headphone
Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Low / Standard / High / AUTO
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 version) (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)
Battery Charger (AC Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, DVD/Lens Cap*, Lens Hood*, Lens Rear Cap* *Included with DMC-GH4A kit and DMC-GH4H kit.