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Learn & Explore Series Episode 60

"What you Should Know About the Panasonic Lumix GH4 Camera"

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Did You Know?

The Panasonic GH4 has an AF grid with 49 areas, which is 26 more than its predecessor, the GH3. Plus, the photographer can manually select custom AF area groupings.

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Did You Know?

The GH4 has a new locking mechanism to ensure the mode dial selection isn’t accidentally changed. With a single press of the button, the mode dial is locked and unlocked.

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Did You Know?

The electronic viewfinder (EVF) of the Panasonic GH4 has been upgraded from the 1,744K dots of the GH3 to 2,360K dots, and includes a 100% field of view and 0.7x magnification.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: MATHEW L. FRAZER
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. How does a photographer decide whether to use the GH4 by itself, or with the addition of the Interface Unit?
  2. What are the advantages of the attachable interface unit?v
  3. Although the sensor in the GH4 is the same size as the GH3, what improvements were made to the GH4’s sensor?
  4. Does the GH4 have a new imaging processor and what are its feature/benefits?
  5. Does the GH4 have a faster continuous shooting speed than the GH3?
  6. What kind of autofocus system does the GH4 have and how has it been improved?
  7. What is “Depth from Defocus” and what does it mean for the GH4?
  8. Does the GH4 record 4K-video?
  9. What are some of the features of the new video-recording system?
  10. Why is the GH4 an excellent choice for serious videographers?
  11. What are the bitrates of the 4K-resolution video formats?
  12. Doesn’t 4K-video generate much more heat than standard HD recording? How has Panasonic designed the GH4 to dissipate that heat? What is the record time limit?
  13. Do all the new features and capabilities in the new GH4 require it to be bigger than the GH3?
  14. How much has the live view display and electronic viewfinder been changed in the GH4 compared to the GH3?
  15. How does the Panasonic GH4 compare to the new Sony A7S?