Continuous shooting is boosted to 12 frames per second, 7.5fps with continuous focus. There are cheaper options for the still shooter. English is the world standard, so that must be the reason for many of us overhere being reasonably good at them. I've been shooting for years now and have several thousand dollars worth of glass, but I've become more interested in video lately, which is why I'm paying attention to this camera. The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH is a 10x zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system of interchangeable lens cameras. GH4 is so complicated that there should be a menu driven option for many presets. Marques Brownlee published his third annual 'Blind Smartphone Camera Test' video and the results are surprising. Audio Buzz Problem.Can anyone at DPReview test this issue thoroughly? I've never had such a high keeper rate from any camera I've owned ever, and that includes several Canon DSLR's and the occassional Leica. regardless of high ISO, Sony just cant recover detail in shadows, the dinamic range is not in range I consider important. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic GH3 with this model and later GH4 was replaced with Panasonic GH5. Makes me stop and pay attention. You do realise that motion pictures are filmed at 24fps don't you? I hate their cameras, their TVs, everything.I have never owned a good Panasonic anything. But a great feature nonetheless. There is not noise at low ISO. Together with Sony they 'drive' the HiEnd camera tech. And just as important as having a good camera, you have to put in the time and effort to learn how to use it. This is reason why i sold gh3. Especially for video (with nd filters). Panasonic's new GH5 flagship will be hitting the streets soon, joining the GH4 in the company's line of video-centric cameras. Think I will go for the Nikon D7200 for a much better working experience. Reviews / By FenchelJanisch. Also the Manual Focus assist in the GX7 is nice and I'm hoping the GH4 has the same. As I mentioned above, there are a few benefits to shooting 4K even if you will still only output to 1080p. I'm currently using Pentax (K5 + many lenses) so buying the GH4 would also be an outlay in lenses. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review – Features The GH4 eclipses the Lumix DMC-GX7 as the most comprehensive and feature-packed CSC in Panasonic’s range. Take a closer look. Just like Canon and Nikon with their APS-C cameras. This is a panasonic one.Tweaked from the gx7. Offering an effective focal range of 28-280mm in 35mm terms, the Panasonic 14-140mm lens is ideally suited for life as an all-in-one walk-around lens. I've found the custom focus zone setting really helps with this. I guess that was a reason why in rumours we saw Oly EM1 firmware update with 4K, but later it was released without it. Any thoughts? heard of 'fool me once, shame on u'?fooled at least 6 times,.. Your post was just ignorant and insulting. It's nice you're doing research, but you absolutely do not need to spend $1,700 on a camera to take pictures of your children. So low light performance is really important to me. E-M5 - no clicking. That's what prevented me from buying gx7, otherwise my ideal camera. Can you provide detail on which important items can't be included on Fn buttons? @Edgar, yes it is in the original specs of the LX100. It's about the lenses. I'm perpetually drawn to the system, and I used to use an Olympus E-P1 as my "small" camera before I got my Sony RX100 II, so I'm always keeping an eye on the advances in m43 sensor technology. If only Olympus or Panasonic would make different cameras, so people could have choice in size... BarnET - yes whichever resolution is needed for 4K in 16:9 mode - that is the one I meant. In short, we've been able to use the full standard ISO range without flinching. They distribute many pro video products in the UK including Panasonic and Blackmagic cameras. Of course size, weight / utility ratio is quite important and m43 wins here hands down. So for your shooting it is very nice to have such a good cam! Both cameras have Four Thirds sensors but Panasonic GH5 has a 20.0 MP and Panasonic GH4 has a … Yes, 24 fps, no matter what the Mbit rate, sucks for fluid movement. Nothing wrong with that other than you keeping to stick short focal length phones in their face. mhmm...i prefer picture quality from the old e-510.more details and sharpnes or somthing wrong here.ok isnt mft. The Canon R5 has many noteworthy features, not the least of which is 8K video recording. It's available in Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony E mounts and the first units are expected to ship in January 2021. DPR, would you please include info about the aspect ratio of EVFs? I just wondered if anyone else is really tired of references to 'drinking the kool aid'? If the organic sensor does appear and delivers on its promise, then going m43 would be an obvious choice for me. GH4 cameras that came with 1.1 firmware already have thd hardware fix. It sucks for slow-motion but normal motion is not a problem. Integendeel. There's no denying that it is a very useful feature. It's wider and quite close to aov of 70-200mm on FF + extra reach. The GX7 has similar noise performance to the a6000 and nikon d5200. Panasonic GH4 Underwater Camera Review - Big 4K Resolution, Small Price . Now I have videos in 4K format for future. So the linguistical connection with Brazil is rather strong. They demand more space, but maybe not much more than FullHD? Though the low light is terrible indeed, this camera worth any single cent I spent buying it. @left eyeThanks for addressing this apparent problem. While the GH4 remains an impressive still image shooter, the real USP of the camera is the model’s video capture capabilities. Which is probably just as awful in that regard. However the AF performance section in the review is surprisingly short. of my pictures are for my daughter, I still think a good equipment is required for that task. Especially for those who shoot BIF and sports, that is a big up. @prossi today...best cam for video..my opinion is that picture quality still not better like the old e-510.samsung nx1 will be better.the nx300 picture qualitiy is better too.but ok like i say thats no mft cams.wish olympus/panasonic bring a mirrorless e-FT system.im no profi but i had eyes.watch the mans beard..thats all but no detail.there some other pictures that had no details/sharpnes.but ok for video 84%....wow. Is much MUCH more better than the normal HD movie.. You could leave the level of brightness the same and just use faster shutter speeds or change the lighting but its something that has to be shown. Great comment quailoaksphoto. Still at one point you get into territory where technical limits can ruin things. Vesku,I think the 14-140mm lens is the problem, not the GH4. So need to have both good buffer and nice burst mode thats important! Yes, How about wireless connection to multizone flash? Never say never, but heat is definitely something the engineers have to account for. So even if all m4/3 bodies were the same size as FF and APS-C mirrorless bodies, I think that would be perfectly fine. I think this is a bug.It would be an easy task for FW update to ignore AFC position and change it to work like AFS in video mode. I'll take the old car and the nice camera! The still image IQ is definitely down a couple of notches from a much cheaper Sony A6000 (which DPReview rated 5% lower), especially for JPEGs, and the price-competitive A7 blows it away. Could this cut it with a f1:8 lens fixed? And in the future, you should only be allowed supervised visitation with your children, and there must be a professional photographer present during the visit. really? http://youtu.be/tbr7HxI6vWg?list=UUbdwnsZdvzcRVfhba-LYOMw, And here is FE 70-200 f4 with A6000. Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review complete … If you're looking for a cinema effect, which Panasonic is shooting for here obviously, it may be fine. In real life i use 35 mm and 70-200. 85% is a respectable score! Sounds like 2015 maybe will usher the real next gen products. There is an error in review about video AF. If my math is right, that's the exact same as the LX100's UHD crop. It's an imaging marvel. Thanks to holdan.co.uk for help getting this review started! The picture quality is mostly determined by photographer, not the camera. It doesn't have any moiré and alliassing. It matters more who is behind the camera, not the camera. My D800 has better detail than the a6000. It's clear thet Canon despite the best lenses, cannot keep trach in camera technology. I'm sure I'm not the only one who first picked up a DSLR to capture pictures of their young children. 5-axis IBIS and OSPDAF working with all AF lenses and not just some Panasonic m43s and it would be almost perfect. Since its release in late 2019, users have been unable to recalibrate or fine-tune their Apple Pro Display XDR. It's a niche (and pricey) product to be sure, but so far we find it to be well-designed and capable of outstanding results. I can alter settings on the Panasonic cameras without a second's thought, yet Oly bury things under layers of not necessarily obvious menus. It's not the expected higher frame rate smoothness of 29.97, but that the occasional judders (every second or so) are totally gone. It is true most base settings are too neutral for a lot of ppl. Yes, How about connection to grip battery? There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 looks an awful lot like its predecessor, the GH3, but don't let that familiarity cloud the fact that this is one of the most capable stills/video cameras we've ever seen. Does that refer to wifi? Another Panasonic getting another amazing review. But the photo in question, though nice enough, would not require a $1000+ camera. Or you simply underexpose out of principle? All those items cost $$$. "Gh2 is good for video, but gh3 not, because it cannot shoot in shutter priority mode and auto iso. As an owner of both the FZ200 and the FZ1000 I can say with some authority that the IQ of the FZ200 is very good and at lower ISO levels very much on par with the FZ1000, For most people, the FZ200 is all they need. Thx. It may be 'ok' but I'd like to know I can use an external mic of my choice.I've just spent 1/2hr trying to find support on this issue on the Panasonic website; when clicking on support specifically for the GH4, I am sent to a general product support page, on entering various GH4 audio buzz searches, I find nothing.Are you sure this problem has been resolved?I am reading buyers of this camera even from a few weeks ago are finding the buzz is still evident.I'm not sure there is definite clarity on this issue. Connectivity score I don't understand. Yongnuo, makers of lenses, cameras and other photo accessories, has filed a patent for a modular mirrorless camera system. I've tried the equivalent Olympus cameras, and they just fall down on usability. Panasonic G80 vs GH4. I'm not holding my breath. For 50/60p it would be nice to see some comparisons...and for stills, they are different class cameras. If you owned a GH4, which is what this review is about, you would know that. All other lenses was been without oss and unusable for video shooting handheld. It uses a different sensor and new processor.The gh3 had a sony sensor. Sony is making the same size cameras or smaller, with APS-C or full-frame sensors. And, yeah, A6000 autofocus ir usable for video, while Pana very often shows "focus jumping". |Today I took the Gh4 to a football match. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up8K_xd_iwU. The customer should contact Maria Alonzo whose contact info is provided below. I have GH4 and I like it very muchI still want to add some things to CONS conclusion: -Many important menu items can not set to Fn-buttons-Exposure values are not shown in video mode-Badly behaving lenses in video. the GM-1. That depends on your family values, .... Obviously, Children are not worthy enough in your small self-centered mind! Result: ISO 3200-6400. We’ll always tell you what we find. But there are other reasons for getting it, a lot of them in fact, already discussed to death here on forums. Even if there was an issue with noise from the IS system during video, there's no reason the sensor IS could be turned off for video. I would prefer to not maintain two systems, which is why I'm also interested in the photo capabilities of the GH4. And if so, it would be wise to split the G-series in a G and Gh. In NL we have to learn English from age 12 onwards and nowadays it is age 6-7. Pretty nice. You have to purchase Sony app to due time lapse. IBIS of course is another one. That lens did not work well on my GH3 or my GX7, so I sent it back. good sir, perhaps you would like to familiarize yourself with sensor sizes, CA in wide and long zoom lenses, and image quality with small versus large photosites. Even w/o getting into details you can see quality diffs from the lcd itself when doing a sidebyside with an a6000. (And I know it's not a DLSR, but I didn't really say that it was). Read more, The Panasonic Center in Osaka has installed a photo booth that uses 120 Lumix DMC-GH4 cameras to create a three-dimensional impression of the occupants, which can then be turned into a plaster figurine. "$500 plus" modern cameras are general good and capable. All shots apart from the ones of the camera itself shot on the GH4. The complexity of the FZ1000 makes it unsuitable for a lot of people regardless of how good the IQ is. Anyway if you are seeing odd 1/3rd 2/3rd 1/3rd 2/3rd frame judder it may be your 60Hz displays and the GH4's output is rock solid (-except for its 60Hz LCD monitor!). The key differential in AF performance is the ability to track and focus on moving objects. People jump on 4K cams but they are just so many problem with them. More contrast, lower NR, raise a little Sharpening...always the same with Pana ;)To me, Panasonic and Olympus are among the best JPEG engines.Even if, stock, i prefer Olympus : less "realistic", but more "gorgeous". You can search the net for some guidelines. m43 has fast, rather small weather sealed zooms with really good performance across the frame wide open. Someone who would be shocked at the thought of a $1700 camera may not bat an eye at paying $400-$500 a month for a car that is way nicer than they really need. Here you can get 40 inch 4k smart tv for 600-650 USD. Even if many (most?) If you can't get the subject in focus, who care about DR and noise? Does it really help to track a person? If you cared about your kids you'd put the money towards their hobbies and interests, or perhaps their future. Auto iso always locks at high values and stay overexposed". In this buying guide we've rounded-up several great cameras for travel and recommended the best. But, as mentioned before, it's the video capabilities and the supporting features that make the GH4 such a striking camera. It's the episode you've been waiting for all year! It's nice to read that Richard believes the GH4 is right on par with the EM-1 in stills quality. Gh4 is not the king. Probably I am very used to of it .. My fingers moves without me looking at the camera and press the right buttons. If DPReview miss this thread how would I ask them directly to look into the GH4 audio buzz? In my experience with GH3 and E-PL5, I found face detection works better with E-PL5 because it always manages to focus on the head of the person even when the face is no longer detectable. Too small for the big lenses. Read more, PocketWizard is bringing its FlexTT5 TTL radio flash control system to Panasonic. Although the A7s is really tempting, it really would just fill the 5D3 spot but with no magic lantern and fewer lens options (and the A7s is fiddly, and apparently has bizzare color artifiacts in highlights). And not just camera-phone snapshots, but more carefully crafted portraits like this image. Please include a copy of the proof of purchase. So yes, it does cover more useful range. No amount of review data or online images can prepare you for the joy of using this camera. There is the possibility Panasonic have resolved this issue with the latest batches of GH4's, can DPReview please get to the bottom of this, I'm sure many low-budget professional film-maker / photographers, such as I, would appreciate their detailed testing of this issue. The Panasonic GH4 dropped 5 years ago, so why are we writing a review on it now? When it comes to image composition and review, Panasonic has equipped the GH4 with a pair of well-specced options. The update will be available at the end of March, free of charge. Depending on which system you're in and what your needs are, they might just be the compact, well-priced and impressively sharp little primes you've been looking for. Videos look great. For stills, I much prefer the A7.....and I would prefer the a6000 too at the price. The Lumix GH5's electronic viewfinder sees a big jump in quality from the GH4… Just that Oly or others cannot just up Panny on 4K video. 10MP is more than enough for most things - and noise is the problem right now with 1". You can change the Fn 2 (Q Menu) button to have loads of different options of modes and setting that you want by dragging and dropping the icons on to the menu screen.to do this, press the menu button and choose the 3rd option the spanner and a C. then on page 7 you have an option called Q.MENU - change this to custom and then you can choose what you want in there. I will certainly keep an eye on Sony for the next generation product. 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