Panasonic GH4 Review

The Panasonic GH4 is an amazing camera. I haven’t been this excited about shooting since I bought my 7D. Not because its a nice toy, but because I can spend more time and energy on my projects, talent and cinematography and stop dealing with silly DSLR issues. Watch my review for the full lowdown.

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REVIEW INDEX:
3:24 – Shooting 4K
10:20 – Camera Features
11:06 – Audio
12:04 – Lenses
19:18 – Moire Test
22:09 – Field of View
23:15 – Depth of Field
26:06 – Low Light and ISO Test
27:50 – Slow Motion
29:49 – Why I’m Leaving Canon


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Specifications

  • 6.05 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • DCI 4K 4096×2160 at 24p
  • UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p
  • Full HD up to 60p
  • 3.0″ 1,036k-Dot OLED Monitor
  • 2,359K-Dot OLED Live View Finder
  • Support for 59.94p, 23.98p, 50p, & 24p
  • 4:2:2 8-Bit or 10-Bit HDMI Output
  • High-Speed 49-Point Autofocus
  • Magnesium Alloy, Weather-Sealed Body

Low Light

The GH4 isn’t the best low light performer when it comes to video. You’re going to want to stay as low as you can with your ISO. Low light performance is much better at 4K when compared to 1080. I probably wouldn’t shoot higher than 3200 in 4K or 1600 at 1080.

Moire

MUCH better than most DSLR cameras at 4K. Pretty much a non issue on the GH4. You will see some moire when shooting at 1080, but I think you should always shoot at 4K and downscale in post.

4K

4K files are not much bigger than Canon DSLR files, so I would recommend you ALWAYS shoot at 4K and downscale to 1080 in post when shooting with the GH4.

Slow Motion / 96FPS

Slow motion is amazing on the GH4. You can’t shoot at 96FPS at 4K but you can get Canon DSLR quality footage at 96FPS… That says it all.

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