Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body Only, Black - with 4K Video Recording
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- Battery Charger (AC Cable included)
- Battery Pack
- Body Cap
- Hot Shoe Cover
- USB Connection Cable
- Shoulder Strap
PANASONIC GH4 BLK CAMERA BODY
What can the PANASONIC GH4 BLK CAMERA BODY do? As a low light compact camera, the better question might be: what can’t it do? When you’re talking about a camera body with a premier viewfinder, Wi-Fi® connectivity, plenty of luminance adjustment, focus peaking—you’re talking about a camera body with “the works.”
The Panasonic GH4 camera body is a camera body for someone who wants it all—and believes that they can have it in one single product and one single purchase at Adorama.
Learn about the PANASONIC GH4 BLK CAMERA BODY
Between the words you see thrown about when describing cameras—durability, compatibility, versatility—is another, more underrated word: reasonability. The PANASONIC GH4 BLK CAMERA BODY is the quintessential reasonable camera body. What do we here at Adorama mean by reasonable? We mean that it knows what photographers like you want, and it responds in kind by providing exactly that, offering all of the technical specifications that make a camera body attractive in the first place. It’s reasonable by giving you exactly what you need to take high-quality pictures: no muss, no fuss. And in many areas, it goes above and beyond reasonability into pure, raw photographic ability.
So how do we define reasonability at Adorama? Let’s explore the many features of the Panasonic GH4 camera body:
Calling the PANASONIC GH4 BLK CAMERA BODY a “reasonable” camera might strike you as a back-handed compliment: until you read the specs and find out that in Adorama-speak, “reasonable” translates to “durable, versatile, and capable.” This camera body is capable in just about every area it serves, offering you a plethora of options for your intermediate and advanced photography. The only question is: are you reasonable enough to procure one for yourself?
From the Manufacturer
The panasonic LUMIX GH4 builds on the legacy of the renowned LUMIX GH3s image quality and world class video capabilities. Now supporting 4K quality video, the Panasonic LUMIX GH4 allows photographers and cinematographers to explore above and beyond with in camera creative options and astonishing focus control that sets the new standard for mirrorless hybrid photography.
When combined with one of the many LUMIX G Lenses or movie industry PL mount cine lenses, the LUMIX GH4 provides the ultimate platform for video. Photographers will enjoy the controls and image quality expected of a professional grade main system camera for still and hybrid photography. Both will enjoy the durability and lightweight portability that a modern mirrorless DSLM digital camera offers over legacy DSLR systems.
16.05 Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor
The 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor achieves high quality, high sensitivity image recording with its quick response. An approximately 50% higher speed signal readout suppresses the effect of a rolling shutter when using electronic shutter or recording video. The Live MOS Sensor delivers an expanded gradation range by a maximum1/3 step at low ISOs. Superior noise reduction allows for exposures up to 60 minutes long.
Wi-Fi with NFC Technology
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. With the Panasonic Image App, remote photo and video shooting is available with a compatible smartphone or tablet, and can easily add embed geotag data in an image after shooting. Even if a smartphone / tablet is incompatible with NFC, you can still be easily connect to the camera by scanning the QR code displayed on the GH4's monitor from your mobile device..
VFR (Variable Frame Rate) Time Lapse Shot / Stop Motion Animation
The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) enables Full-HD video recording with slow/fast motion such as 96 fps / 4x. Time Lapse Shot and Stop Motion Animation produce a stop motion (stop frame) video with sequential pictures. Both are created in-camera without any postproduction process.
Selectable System Frequency
For the global business and professional user, the system frequency is flexible from 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz.
Superb Mobility & High-Speed Response
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 delivers superb mobility and high-speed response. The high-precision Contrast AF integrates DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology to achieve ultra high speed AF of approximately 0.07 sec*. The burst shooting power is boosted to 12 fps (AFS), and both 2,359K-dot LVF (Live View Finder) and 1,036K-dot rear monitor adopt OLED to minimize time lag while enhancing the resolution.
Superb Picture Quality for Lifelike Textures
The Panasonic LUMIX GH4's Venus Engine image processor is equipped with a quad-core CPU that delivers high speed signal processing. Combined with the Digital Live MOS Sensor, you'll enjoy dramatically improved sensitivity (maximumISO 25600), gradation performance, resolution, and color reproduction while achieving exceptional picture quality with a natural look and feel that LUMIX isfamous for.
Electronic Shutter & Silent Mode
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 boasts an electronic shutter. The high-speed signal readout from the Live MOS Sensor minimizes rolling shutter effect. The Silent mode switches the shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns off sounds, while suppressing the AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.
High Performance Professional Shutter
The shutter unit boasts professional graded added durability delivering approximately 200,000 release times*. You'll be empowered with a maximum shutterspeed of 1/8000 second, not only for capturing spur-of-the-moment fast moving subjects, but also using a high-speed lens with an open aperture even in outdoors to achieve the desired defocus effect. Both the built-in and external flash can be synchronized with a maximum 1/250 second shutter speed.
Tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 is composed of a magnesium alloy full die cast front / rear frame. It also features splash** / dustproof construction with sealing on every joint, dial, and button. The shutter unit is designed for durability and delivers approximately 200,000 release times*.
49-Area AF/ Custom Multi AF
Focus point is increased from 23 points in the LUMIX GH3 to 49 points in the LUMIX GH4 for more flexibility in your composition. Custom Multi mode extends that flexibility even more with the ability to freely select the blocks to focus out of the 49 focusing areas.
Real-Time Output with HDMI
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 is 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*. This is perfect for professional video making that requires serious monitoring. Choose to output only the recording content, or the content with the setting menus individually, depending on the display.
In-Camera RAW Data Development
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 delivers RAW images in-camera. The color space setting (sRGB / AdobeRGB), white balance, exposure compensation, contrast, highlight / shadow, saturation, noise reduction, and sharpness or hue can be flexibly adjusted while LUMIX' s Photo Style, Intelligent D-Range Control, and Intelligent Resolution can also be applied.
You can choose color or texture type for photos and videos from Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait. Contrast, sharpness, noise reduction, saturation, and hue parameter for each mode can be adjusted and even set into the camera's memory.
Professional Video Functions • Time Code
SMPTE-compliant Time Code in Rec Run or Free Run makes it easy to synchronize multiple videos or sound sources in the postproduction process. • Color Bars & 1KHz Test Tone
Color Bars (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB Standard) are used as a benchmark for fixing color or brightness. 1KHz Test Tone is used as a benchmark for fixing sound or volume. • Center Marker
Center Marker works as a guide mark for video image composition. Simply display it at the center of the viewing angle. • Synchro Scan
Use Synchro Scan to suppress flicker over the TV / PC monitor, or when shooting under fluorescent lights. • Cinelike Gamma
"CINELIKE D" and "CINELIKE V" create a cinema-like tone to expand your creativity. • Master Pedestal
Use Master Pedestal to adjust the brightness balance ±15 steps based on the color black. • Zebra Pattern
Determine overexposed areas with the Zebra Pattern before or during shooting. This pattern can even be output to the external monitor too.
Pro Quality Video Creation
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 continues to evolve delivering professional quality video. Take advantage of 4K (Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / 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 a recording time limit.*1 *2 Discover a variety of high-end functions for professional video recording.
Focus Peaking shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. Users can see the peak of focus while monitoring the subject in live view. Focus Peaking is also available in remote photo / video shooting with a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi.
Highlight / Shadow Control
Highlight and shadow can be separately adjusted with the front or rear dial. Three patterns of settings can be customized in addition to 3 preset patterns.
Dual OLED Displays - LVF & Monitor
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 boasts high-precision, high-speed dual OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays for 2,359K-dot LVF (Live View Finder) of approximately 1.34x / 0.67x*, and 3.0-inch 1,036K-dot free-angle rear monitor. These superior displays achieve high-speed response with minimum time lag while enhancing resolution. The OLED for the LVF boasts 10,000:1 high contrast for superior color reproduction
Venus Engine Advanced Image Processor
The Venus Engine image processor dramatically boosts performance with a quad-core CPU, enabling high-speed signal processing required for rich video recording such as 4K. Integrating superior noise reduction systems, DMC-GH4 successfully shoots at a maximum ISO 25600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution, and color reproduction are dramatically improved to achieve even higher picture quality.
Magnesium Alloy Body & Rugged Design
Tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 is composed of a magnesium alloy full die cast front / rear frame. It also features splash* / dustproof construction with sealing on every joint, dial, and button.
4K Video Recording with Simultaneous 8.8 MP Photo Capture
One of the most prominent features of Panasonic LUMIX GH4 is unlimited*2 4K video recording in both Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps, and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps in MOV/MP4*3. Print ready high resolution 8.8 megapixel still frames can be recorded during video capture, making future proofed Hybrid Photography a reality for any photographer. [4096x2160 - 8.847MP during Cine 4K].
The Panasonic DMC-GH4 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Panasonic DMC-GH4 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Panasonic DMC-GH4 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic DMC-GH4: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD and Short lag time.
|Camera Type||Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera|
|Recording Media||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)|
|Lens Mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|Image Sensor||Type: Live MOS Sensor
Total Pixels: 17.20 Megapixels
Camera Effective Pixels: 16.05 Megapixels
Color Filter: Primary color filter
Dust Reduction System: Supersonic wave filter
|Recording File Format||Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image: AVCHD Ver 2.0 compliant (AVCHD Progressive), MPEG4-AVC (H.264). (MOV, MP4)
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1|
|Image Quality||RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)|
|Color Space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Still Image Resolution||[4:3] 4,608 x 3,456 (L), 3,264 x 2,448 (M), 2,336 x 1,752 (S), 1,824 x 1,368 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
[3:2] 4,608 x 3,072 (L), 3,264 x 2,176 (M), 2,336 x 1,560 (S), 1,824 x 1,216 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
[16:9] 4,608 x 2,592 (L), 3,264 x 1,840 (M), 1,920 x 1,080 (S), 1,824 x 1,024 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
|Still Image Resolution cont.||[1:1] 3,456 x 3,456 (L), 2,448 x 2,448 (M), 1,744 x 1,744 (S), 1,712 x 1,712 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)|
|Motion Image||MOV: [4K] 3840x2160 - [Full HD] 1920x1080 - [C4K] 4096x2160
MP4: [4K] 3840x2160 - [Full HD] 1920x1080 - [HD] 1280x720 - [VGA] 640x480 - [C4K] 4096x2160
|Continuous Record Time (Motion Image)||AVCHD: Approx. 220 min with H-HS12035
AVCHD: Approx. 220 min with H-FS14140
|Actual Record Time (Motion Image)||TBD|
|Wi-Fi||IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode, WPS, Wi-Fi Direct|
|NFC||ISO/IEC 18092, NFC-F (Passive Mode)|
|QR Code Connection||Yes|
|Viewfinder||Type: OLED Live View Finder (2,359K dots equivalent)
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Magnification: Approx. 1.34x / 0.67x (35 mm camera equivalent)
Eye Point: Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 - +4.0 (dpt)
Auto Eye Sensor: Yes
|Focus||Type: Contrast AF system
Focus Mode: AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF Mode: Face detection / AF Tracking / 49-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint (Full area touch is available)
AF Assist Lamp: Yes
AF Lock: 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
|Light Metering System||1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system (TBD)|
|Light Metering Mode||Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|Metering Range||EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)|
|Exposure Mode||Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual|
|ISO 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)|
|Exposure Compensation||1/3 EV Step, ±5 EV (±3 EV for motion image)|
|AE Lock||AF/AE LOCK button|
|AE Bracket||3, 5, 7 frames, in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, single / burst|
|White Balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting|
|White Balance Adjustment||Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias|
|Color Temperature Setting||2500-10000K in 100K|
|White Balance Bracket||3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis|
|Shutter Type||Focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter Speed||Still image: Bulb (Max. 60 minutes), 1/8,000 - 60
Motion picture: 59.94Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/25, 24.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/24 (24.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/24 (When using Synchro Scan)
|Shutter Life||Approx. 200,000 images|
|Self Timer||10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec|
|Remote Control||Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)|
|Burst Speed||Mechanical shutter: H: 12.0 frames/sec (with AFS), 7.5 frames/sec (with AFC) (TBD), M: 7.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)
Electronic shutter: SH: 40.0 frames/sec, H: 20.0 frames/sec, M: 7.5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)"
|Number of Recordable Images||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)"
|Flash||Built-in Flash: TTL Built-in-Flash, GN12.0 equivalent (ISO100 · m), GN17.0 (ISO200 · m), Built-in Pop-up (Reference)
Flash Mode: Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced ON, Forced ON / Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction
Sync Speed: Less than 1/160 second
Flash Output Adjust: 1/3 EV Step ±3 EV
Flash Sync: 1st Curtain Sync., 2nd Curtain Sync
Sync for Flash Dimming and Exposure Compensation: Yes (ON / OFF)
Flash Sync Socket: Yes
|Monitor||Type: OLED monitor with static touch control
Monitor Size: Free-angle 3.0 inch (7.5 cm) / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels: 1036K dots
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Brightness (7 levels), Color (7 levels), Red-Green (11 levels), Blue-Yellow (11 levels)
|Live View||Digital Zoom: 2x, 4x
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)
Other functions: Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture)
|Photo Style||Still Image and Motion Image: Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom|
|Creative Control Still Image||Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Star Filter / One Point Color|
|Creative Control Motion Image||Expressive / Retro / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Miniature Effect / One Point Color|
|Creative Video Mode Exposure Mode||Program AE / Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure|
|Motion Picture Function||Master pedestal level: 31 steps
luminance level: 0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255
Synchro scan: Yes
Time code: Count Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)
SS/Gain operation: Shutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB
Color bars / 1K Hz test tone: Yes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes
Cinelike gamma: Cinelike D / Cinelike V
|Playback Mode||Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / Category Selection / Favorite, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture / Video / 3D Play / Category / Favorite), Location Logging, RAW Processing, Clear Retouch, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Rotation Display, Favorite, DPOF Print Set|
|Image Protection / Erase||Protection: Single / Multi, Cancel
Erase: Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
|Direct Print: PictBridge compatible|
|USB||USB 2.0 High Speed|
|HDMI Monitor-through||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)
|HDMI Playback||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.)
|Audio Video Output||Monaural Type|
|Remote Input||2.5mm for remote|
|External Microphone Input||3.5mm for external microphone|
|Headphone Output||3.5mm for headphone|
|Microphone||Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Low / Standard / High / Auto|
|OSD Language||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese|
|Battery||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1,860mAh) (Included)
|Battery Life||Approx. 500 images with H-HS12035
Approx. 500 images with H-FS14140"
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)|
|Software||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)"
|Dimensions||5.23 x 3.68 x 3.23" (132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0mm) excluding protrusions|
|Weight||Approx. 560g / 19.75 oz (SD card, Battery, Body)
Approx. 480g / 16.93 oz (Body only)
Approx. 865g / 30.51 oz (SD card, Battery, H-HS12035 lens included)
Approx. 825g / 29.10 oz (SD card, Battery, H-FS14140 lens included)
|Optional Accessories||External flash: DMW-FL580L (optional), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
Interface unit: DMW-YAGH
AC adaptor: DMW-AC10
External microphone: DMW-MS2 Stereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual
Battery grip: DMW-BGGH3