Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 offers a tremendous amount of appeal to enthusiasts, offering numerous upgrades to the previous DMC-GH3. While the body remains much the same, improvements include the ability to take 4K video, a new autofocus system, and improved continuous shooting performance. The 16-megapixel image sensor was developed specifically for this camera, while the Venus Engine image processing offers a wider dynamic range and less rolling shutter. Fast autofocus and overall faster responses and read-out times than the DMC-GH3 are paired with an impressive ISO range, making the DMC-GH4 overall an impressive upgrade to the series.

While the photo-taking abilities of this camera are excellent, the DMC-GH4 stands out for its video capabilities in particular, offering one of the most full-featured interchangeable video lens cameras available. As one of the earlier compact system cameras to incorporate 4K video, this versatile camera is an excellent option for someone looking for a portable camera with a full feature set, excellent image quality, and outstanding video quality. While many cameras ignore audio input, the DMC-GH4 includes stereo microphones capable of Dolby-quality stereo sound, as well as an external mic input; good audio controls are also included.

Design-wise, the DMC-GH4 is nearly identical to its predecessor with only small adjustments to make controls easier to use. This means a weather-proof body and a large grip that makes the camera easy to hold. The OLED touchscreen offers 100 percent field of view, and can be flipped and twisted. WiFi and NFC are included for quickly pairing the camera with devices. Overall, if you’re looking for a Micro Four Thirds camera primarily for its image capabilities, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 might not be the best choice; this isn’t because performance isn’t excellent, but rather because you’ll pay a premium for video performance you may not use. However, if video is your focus, this compact system camera is currently one of the best options available.Rating: 4.25/5

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