Panasonic GH4 summary
Panasonic GH4 is Panasonic's Pro Mirrorless digital camera first launched on February of 2014. The camera includes a 16MP, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The GH4 is ranked #48 out of 60 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and over-all #183 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. You should look at our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your custom requirements.
Below is a chart of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Panasonic GH4 history
The Panasonic GH4 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the full list underneath.
Panasonic GH4 Gallery
You can view the GH4 from various angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic GH4 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Panasonic GH4 based on factors which are oftentimes considered crucial in a digital camera.
Panasonic GH4 Sensor features
The Panasonic GH4 is run by the Venus Engine IX chip. The sensor specification on the Panasonic GH4 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 200 to 25600. RAW photos are saved which means that you have more margin for error.
The image underneath displays the GH4's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The GH4 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is shown in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic GH4 dimensions
Panasonic GH4 weighs 1.23 lb (560g or 19.75 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 133mm x 93mm x 84mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3"). The weight of typical Pro Mirrorless camera is 722g and the Panasonic GH4 is less heavy than various rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Underneath is a image of the Panasonic GH4 beside a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the GH4.
Panasonic GH4 Lens features
The GH4 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses to pick from. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the GH4.
Panasonic GH4 Connectivity
The GH4 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy images and usually adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Many apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Panasonic GH4 Video features
The max video quality on the Panasonic GH4 is 4096 x 2160 and it can save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 2160p delivers a great quality for video recording. You can easily downsample to 1080p to get improved results. Be mindful of the large file sizes and ensure you own good SD cards with good write speeds. The body does feature both headphone and mic jack making it really valuable while capturing audio.
Panasonic GH4 Weather Sealing
Panasonic GH4 features weather proofing making it a fantastic candidate to use in tricky conditions. This can be especially handy any time you are unsure about the conditions you might face in outdoor photography.
Panasonic GH4 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GH4 includes a 3" fully articulated display screen with a resolution of 1,036k dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group shots if needed. Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you can easily switch focus points and change settings with your fingers.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The ViewFinder specs regarding Panasonic GH4 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,359k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.67x
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to view, viewfinders can be quite valuable.
Panasonic GH4 Shutter features
Panasonic GH4 continuous shooting rate is 12.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Panasonic GH4 Flash and Hot shoe features
Panasonic GH4 has got both inbuilt flash and external flash support. The max flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Panasonic GH4 Autofocus features
Panasonic GH4 has got only Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier and precise than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detection which can be useful for people photography.
The Sensor includes 49 focus points to choose from. Panasonic GH4 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to change where you focus. It also boasts Tracking AF for moving things. Panasonic GH4 can use manual focus in case it is needed in low light or you need more exact focus control.
Panasonic GH4 Battery life
The battery pack (DMW-BLF19) on the Panasonic GH4 is fashioned to last for 500 images according to the CIPA specifications which is similar to its competitors. The usual Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 457. Olympus E-M1X comes with the maximum (870) battery life in this class of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Pro Mirrorless cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Panasonic GH4 for specific forms of photography
The following diagram displays a outline of the Panasonic GH4 for specific forms of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Panasonic GH4
The Panasonic GH4 has a points tally of 72 which is above average, and means the camera is a fine option for portrait photos. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos and ability to use external lighting.
Panasonic GH4 Street photography details
Getting a above average points tally of 71, the Panasonic GH4 is a respectable choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Panasonic GH4
A above average sports photography score of 62 means the Panasonic GH4 is a respectable pick for taking photos of sports. A camera must have good focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic GH4 as a Travel photography camera
Size is very important in picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Panasonic GH4 gets a exceptional 77 for a travelling camera which makes it a wonderful pick for your vacations.
Panasonic GH4 Landscape photography highlights
If you're looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most important factor is going to be image quality. The Panasonic GH4 with it's above average grade of 72 as a landscape camera is a respectable choice among its competitors.
Panasonic GH4 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should offer a articulating display, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Panasonic GH4 is a fine option as a vlog camera as it gets a very good score of 71.
Panasonic GH4 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the GH4, below is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The line graph just below shows you a bird's eye view of the GH4 versus it's top scored competitors shown above.
These are various other cameras you may look into as alternative options. To look at a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.