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Panasonic DMC-GH4 + Base Unit

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Panasonic DMC-GH4 16 Megapixel 4K Micro Four Thirds Compact System Camera Body with Video Base Unit (p/n DMCGH4UE)
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Overview
GH4 Camera
The world’s first compact system camera to feature 4K video recording, the Panasonic GH4 has an impressive 16.05 Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor built for high sensitivity and fast response. The 50% faster signal readout suppresses the undesirable “rolling shutter” effect even when using the electronic shutter. Focusing is fast and efficient, thanks to high precision Contrast AF combined with DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology, giving focus speeds as quick as 0.07 seconds. The Lumix GH4 uses a 49-point array for superb accuracy, and has Face/ Eye Detection AF and focus peaking.
The newly developed generation of Venus Engine processor for this camera has a Quad Core CPU for high speed signal processing that is needed for 4K recording. In addition this makes the camera  capable of Full HD recording with a bit rate of 200 Mbps (all Intra-frame) or 100Mbps (IPB). Choose video formats...
Summary
Format: Micro Four Thirds
Memory Card Type: SD
Resolution: 16 Megapixels
Sensor Type: CMOS
Type: Video
Video Resolution: 4K
Included in box
  • 1 x GH4 Camera Body 
  • 1 x DMC-YAGHE Video/ Audio interface unit
  • 1 x Battery Charger (AC Cable included),
  • 1 x Battery Pack, Body Cap,
  • 1 x Hot Shoe Cover,
  • 1 x USB Connection Cable,
  • 1 x Shoulder Strap,
  • 1 x SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 4.1 SE (Windows & Mac),
  • 1 x PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5 PE (Windows)

About the Panasonic DMC-GH4 + Base Unit

GH4 Camera
The world’s first compact system camera to feature 4K video recording, the Panasonic GH4 has an impressive 16.05 Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor built for high sensitivity and fast response. The 50% faster signal readout suppresses the undesirable “rolling shutter” effect even when using the electronic shutter. Focusing is fast and efficient, thanks to high precision Contrast AF combined with DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology, giving focus speeds as quick as 0.07 seconds. The Lumix GH4 uses a 49-point array for superb accuracy, and has Face/ Eye Detection AF and focus peaking.

The newly developed generation of Venus Engine processor for this camera has a Quad Core CPU for high speed signal processing that is needed for 4K recording. In addition this makes the camera  capable of Full HD recording with a bit rate of 200 Mbps (all Intra-frame) or 100Mbps (IPB). Choose video formats from MOV, MP4, AVCHD and AVCHD Progressive - at a variety of frame rates, plus there is easy frequency switching between 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz for international use. The high speed processor also allows the on-camera retouching of images in RAW format and a burst frame rate of 12fps.

For professional video monitoring applications, the image output from the GH4 can be exported to an external device such as an external monitor, using an optional micro HDMI cable, and monitored at the same time as footage being recorded on the camera. Image output is 4:2:2 / 8bit or 4:2:2 / 10bit.

Video features are many, including VFR (Variable Frame Rate) and Time Lapse / Stop Animation without post production so you can be creative before you transfer your content to other media. Other professional video functions include Zebra, Master Pedestal (black-based contrast control), Cinelike Gamma, Synchro Scan (anti-fluorescent flicker), Centre Marker, Colour Bars, 1k test tone and SMPTE-compliant Time Code. For capturing crucial moments on still photos out of video footage 4K Photo Mode creates 8-megapixel snapshots with a choice of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratios, each image having EXIF information attached

The GH4 has twin image displays, both high speed OLED  - a 2359K-dot (LVF Live View Finder) and a 1036K-dot monitor. The contrast ratio of the LVF is 10,000:1 for super-accurate colour reproduction and true blacks.

Construction of the DMC-GH4 consists of a magnesium alloy die cast front and rear frame, with sealed joints, dials and buttons for protection against the weather and dust. The shutter is also designed for longevity, for up to 200,000 operations.

Includes IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) Technology.

DMC-YAGHE
Interface Unit with SDI Outputs and XLR Inputs for an external 4K recorder and multi-camera recording use. 

The Interface Unit is offered exclusively for professional / industrial workflow enabling more powerful video transmission. It complies with Full HD (4:2:2 / 10 bit) four parallel output or 4k line or condenser microphone. Microphone volume can be controlled  L / R separately. It compies wit 12V DC IN.

*When using 4:2:2/10-bit outpu, simultaneous video recording on SDXC/SDHC Memory Card in the DMC-GH4 camera is not possible.

Resolution 16.05 Effective Megapixels
Sensor Format Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0mm
Sensor Type CMOS (Live MOS)
Crop Factor 2.0x approx
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Bit-Depth Not Listed
Aspect Ratio 4:3
ISO Range 100-25,600
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000th - 60 sec plus Bulb
Image Size 4608x3456 pixels
Movie Resolution 3840x2160 pixels
Frame Rates 59.94p 59.94i, 50p, 50i (Full HD and smaller res) 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p,
Audio Recording Yes, Stereo mic built on, external microphone (Stereo mini jack)
Audio Capture Linear PCM
File Formats Stills JPEG, RAW
File Formats Video MOV, MP4, AVCHD
Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
Integrated Cleaning Yes, Supersonic Wave Filter
OLED Screen size 7.62cm (3.0")
OLED Screen Resolution 1,036,000 dots
Viewfinder Type OLED (2,359,000 dots)
Viewfinder Coverage Approx 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx 1.34x (0.67x 35mm equivalent) with 50mm lens at infinity
AF System Contrast AF with DFD
AF Points 49 Points
Frames Per Second 12fps
Exposure Compensation Range +/- 5 EV
Metering System 1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Metering Modes Multiple, Centre Weighted, Spot
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Metering TTL
Flash Sync 1/250 sec
Flash Guide Number 12m at ISO 100
Swivel Screen Yes
Depth of Field Preview No
Focusing Screen Fixed
Remote Control DMW-RSL1 (optional)
Battery Type DMW-BLF19
Battery Grip DMW-BGGH3E (optional)
Battery Life Approx 500 frames SAMPLE
Power Supply DMW-AC10E (optional)
Connectivity USB 2.0, HDMI Micro, Video Output (PAL/NTSC), Headphone Stereo Mini Jack, External Microphone (Stereo Mini Jack), 2.5mm Remote jack
Operating Environment 0 – 40°C, 10% to 80% less humidity
Dimensions (W x H x D) 132.9 x 93.4 x 83.9mm
Weight Approx. 560g

DMC-GH4
Superb Picture Quality for Lifelike Textures
The image processor Venus Engine is newly developed with new quad-core CPU that enables high speed signal processing. Combination of new Digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine dramatically improves sensitivity (max. ISO 25600), gradation performance resolution and colour reproduction to achieve even higher picture quality. Yet its image description is natural - that is what Lumix aspires for  

4K Video Creation to Meet Pro Quality
The new DMC-GH4 further evolves to meet professional quality and standard with the capability of 4K (Cinema 4K: 4096 x 2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / up to 30 fps) video recording in MOV / MP4 or ultra high bitrate video recording at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB) without recording time limit. *1 *2 In addition, a variety of practical functions required for professional video recording are newly integrated.

*1 Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera's sales are.

*2 Use SDXC / SDHC Memory Card compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) when using high bitrate video recording mode over 100 Mbps.

Superb Mobility & High Speed Response
Superb mobility and high speed response come equipped with DMC-GH4. The high-precision Contrast AF now integrates DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology to achieve ultra high speed AF of approx. 0.07 sec*. The burst shooting power is also boosted to 12 fps (AFS). Both 2,359K-dot LVF (Live View Finder) and 1,036K-dot rear monitor adopt OLED to minimise time lag while enhancing the resolution.

*In AFS, wot H-FS14140 or H-HS12035

Reliable Durability
To be tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the main structure of the DMC-GH4 is composed of magnesium alloy full diecast front / rear frame. It also features splash / dustproof construction thanks to the sealing on every joint, dial, and button. The shutter unit is also redesigned to be even more durable for approx 200,000 times release.

Expandability for Flexible Usage
To offer more flexible usage, the DMC-GH4 even incorporates Wi-Fi with NFC Technology or in-camera RAW development capability. It also complies with External Flash (DMW-FL580L), Stereo/Shotgun Microphone (DMW-MS2) or Battery Grip (DMW-BGGH3) to support professional photography / videography . The expansive flexibility of DMC-GH4 goes far beyond the limit of conventional Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera.

Capture High-resolution Photos from 4k Video
Cut out magical moments in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution from 4K video footage. Once selecting the 4K Photo Mode*, recording format / picture quality setting / brightness level are automatically set to the optimum parameter for photo shooting. You can also choose either 4:3 or 3:2 in addition to 16:9. Each JPEG image cropped out of the video footage complies with EXIF information. Marking function and Loop Rec function are also available.

*Firmware must be updated to the latest version 2.0

New 16.05MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
The new 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor achieves high quality, high sensitivity image recording with its quick response. Approx. 50% higher speed signal readout suppresses rolling shutter effect when using electronic shutter or recording video. Taking full advantage of the Live MOS Sensor, gradation range is expanded by max. 1/3 step at low ISO end. Plus, superior noise reduction allows max.60 min long exposure.

Advanced Image Processor Venus Engine
The image processor Venus Engine is also newly developed dramatically boosting its performance with quad-core CPU that enables high speed signal processing required for rich video recording such as 4K. Integrating superior noise reduction systems, DMC-GH4 enables shooting at max. ISO 25600. Sensititvity, gradation performance, resolution and colour reproduction are dramatically improved to achieve even higher picture quality.

Focus Peaking
Focus Peaking function shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. Users can see the peaking of focus while monitoring the subject in live view. It is also available in remote photo / video shootng with smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi.

Highlight / Shadow Control
Highlight and shadow can be separately adjusted with the front / rear dial. 3 patterns of settings can be customised in addition to 3 preset patterns.

RAW Data Development in Camera
The DMC-GH4 is capab;e of developing RAW image in camera. In addition to the colour space setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), the parameter of white balacne, exposure compensation, contrast, highlight / shadow, saturation, noise reduction, sharpness or hue can be flexibly adjusted while LUMIX's Photo Style, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Resolution can also be applied.

Photo Style
You can choose colour / texture type for photo / video from Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monchrome / Scenery / Portrait. Contrast, sharpness, noise reduction, saturation and hue parameter for each mode can be adjusted and memorised in camera.

Electronic Shutter & Silent Mode
The DMC-GH4 offers pratical electronic shutter. The high-speed signal readout archived by Live MOS Sensor minimises rolling shutter effect. The Silent mode switches shutter from the mechanical to electronic and turns all sound (AF, operation) off while suppressing emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.

Wolrd's First*1 4K Video Recording
One of the most prominent features of GH4 is unlimited*2 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096 x 2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV / MP4*3.

*1 For a DSLM as of Feb 7 2014

*2 Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera's sales area. 

*3 Use SDXC / SDHC Memory Card compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) when using high bitrate video recording mode over 100 Mbps.

Versatile Video Recording Formats
The DMC-GH4 is also capable of ultra high bitrate video recording at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) of 100 Mbps (IPB), which has no recording time limit *1 *2. You can freely choose the format from MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates according to the usage. In MP4 / MOV, high quality sound in LPCM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation) is recordable.

*1 Motion image can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera's sales area.

*2 Use SDXC / SDHC Memory Card compatible with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) when using high bitrate video recording mode over 100 Mbps.

Selectable System Frequency
For the global business of professional users, the system frequency can be flexibly selected from 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz.

Real-time Output via HDMI
The DMC-GH4 is also capable of real-time image output (4:2:2 / 8 bit or 4:2:2 / 10 bit) to the external monitor via an optional micro HDMI cable*. It is suitable for the professional video making that requires serious monitoring of the imageries. Users can choose to output only the recording content or the content with the setting menus individually depeding on a display.

When using 4:2:2 / 10-bit output, simultaneous video recording on SDXC / SDHC Memory Card in the camera is not possible.

When using 4:2:2 / 8-bit output, video is recorded in 4:2:0 / 8-bit on SDXC / SDHC Memory Card in camera.

VFR (Variable Frame Rate)
The VFR (Variabe Frame Rate) enables recording video with slow / fast motion such as 96 fps / 4x*, all in Full-HD.

*In 24p playback

Tim Lapse Shot / Stop Motion Animation
Time Lapse Shot and Stop Motion Animation are available for stationary observation for subjects or for producing a stop motion (stop frame) video with sequential pictures. Both can be produced in camera without needing postproduction process.  

Contrast AF with DFD
The Contast AF system is advanced with the DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology which even shortens the time to focus. It calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating 2 images with different sharpenss level while consulting the data of optical characteristics of the current lens in a moment. As a result, ultra high speed AF of approx. 0.07 sec* is achieved. This improvement benefits more as focal length increases.

*In AFS, with H-FS14140 or H-HS12035

High-Speed Burst Shooting
The DMC-GH4 boasts high speed burst shooting at 12 fps (AFS) with the maximum recordable images of up to approx. 40 (including RAW) / approx. 100 (excluding RAW) and 7 fps (AFC) to capture fast moving subject just in-focus. Together with the quick start-up and short release time lag, the DMC-GH4 never lets you miss fleeting shooting opportunites.

49-Ares AF
Focus point is increased from 23 (DMC-GH3) to 49 points for more flexible composition.

Custom Multi AF
Custom Multi mode in which you can freely select the blocks to focus out of the 49 focusing area.

New Face / Eye Detection AF
In addition to the conventional Face Recognition AF, the DMC-GH4 newly incorporates Face / Eye Detection AF which automatically sets focus right on the face or eye in face.

Seamless Magnification of 1-Area Focus Point
Now the 1-area AF area can be seamlessly magnified not only in manual focus but also in auto focus mode.  

Dual OLED Displays - LVF & Monitor 
The DMC-GH4 boasts newly developed high-precision, high-speed dual OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays for 2,359K-dot LVF (Live View Finder) of approx. 1.34x / 0.67x*  and 3.0-inch 1,040K-dot free-angle rear monitor. They achieve high speed response with minimum time lag while enhancing the resolution. Notably, the OLED for the LVF boasts 10,000:! high contrast for superior colour reproduction.

*35mm camera equiv.

Documentation
1 MB- 18-03-2014

Frequently Asked Questions

1 question(s) | 1 answers(s)

What is the continuous recording limit for gh4?

Stefan 05-06-2014

EU models are restricted to 30 minutes

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