- 16MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor
- ISO range of 200-25600
- 3” fully articulated screen
- 4K video capabilities
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- 1.23 lbs
- Weather sealed
- Magnesium alloy body
The Panasonic GH4 dropped 5 years ago, so why are we writing a review on it now?
Because the Panasonic GH4 features almost all of the state-of-the-art specs that many cameras dropping in 2019 feature.
The Panasonic GH4 comes with 4K video capabilities, 12fps burst shooting, and a 2.36m dots electronic viewfinder.
This Panasonic GH4 review will show you exactly why you should consider it for your next compact camera purchase.
Panasonic GH4 Specs
The Panasonic GH4 features 4K video capabilities, 12fps burst shooting, and a very durable build. The Panasonic GH4 should last for 200,000 shots.
Other Panasonic GH4 specs include:
The Everyday Dad did a video earlier this year that showcases just how many new features this old camera has.
Panasonic GH4 Body & Design
As aforementioned, the Panasonic GH4 features a weather sealed magnesium alloy body that is built to last.
The Panasonic GH4 also has a built-in, pop up flash as well as a hot shoe to connect external flashes.
The fully articulated 3” screen, which is also a touchscreen, doubles as a selfie-friendly screen or a good screen for vloggers since it flips out and upside down.
The Panasonic GH4 and the Panasonic GH3 are almost identical in their button design. The front of the camera doesn’t feature very many buttons, except for the lens mount release button and the flash sync terminal.
However, whereas the Panasonic GH3 didn’t have a locking mechanism on its model dial, the GH4 does.
Helpfully, the Panasonic GH4 has a few buttons on the top of the handgrip, like White Balance, ISO and Exposure Compensation buttons.
Just in front of those buttons there is another dial that allows you to make adjustments to your exposure settings.
Finally, there is a Wi-Fi indicator light located closest to you.
The Panasonic GH4 also comes with an external headphone port, a flash sync port, and an external microphone port, which are pictured above.
Panasonic GH4 Build & Handling
The Panasonic GH4 is quite heavy at 1.23 lbs. It also measures larger than other similar cameras at 5.24 in x 3.6 in x 3.31 in.
This is to be expected of a camera with this many features that is half a decade old.
The Panasonic GH4 rubberized grip is the exact same one featured on the GH3.
The ergonomics of this camera could be considered less than ideal for photographers with smaller hands since the Panasonic GH4 is extra thick.
The eye-cup on the Panasonic GH4 is improved over that on the GH3 so you can better shoot in inclement weather. It’s larger as well.
The body is both dust and splash proof too.
Panasonic GH4 Video Performance
The Buff Nerds completed this beautiful video test on the Big Island of Hawaii with just the Panasonic Lumix GH4.
The Panasonic GH4 features Cinema 4K video, at 4,096 x 2,160, and 4K Ultra HD video, at 3,840 x 2,160. You can shoot in both of these 4K video options at 100Mbps with IPB compression, or if you’re in the market for a faster bitrate you can shoot in Full HD video at 200Mbps.
You can also use the Panasonic GH4 in 4K with unlimited continuous video recording.
Additionally, for serious videographers, Panasonic created an attachable interface unit, the DMW-YAGH, that allows you to integrate professional cinema technology with the camera.
Check out this video by DSLR Video Shooter to further examine the Panasonic GH4 specs for video.
Panasonic GH4 Price
The Panasonic Lumix GH4 is a shocking 60% off on Amazon right now, making it $600 new.
However, if you don’t have $600 right this second and you end up missing the sale, you can buy a Panasonic GH4 used on MPB starting at $500.
Plus, MPB goes through hundreds of products everyday as one of the leading camera resale sites, so there could be a great deal on the Panasonic Lumix GH4 by the time this article gets published.
Finally, MPB features thousands of different cameras at any given time, from antique to rare to brand new cameras. If, after reading this review, you’ve determined the Panasonic Lumix GH4 isn’t for you, there’s probably something that is for you over at MPB.