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Panasonic Lumix GH4 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body

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Panasonic Lumix GH4 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body


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Product Highlights

  • 16.05 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor

  • DCI 4K 4096x2160 at 24p

  • UHD 4K 3840x2160 at 30p/24p

  • Full HD up to 60p

  • 3.0" 1,036k-Dot OLED Touchscreen 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

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The Panasonic LUMIX GH4 Body Only provides the ultimate platform for video, when combined with one of the many LUMIX G Lenses or used with an adpator for PL mount cine lenses. Cinematographers will enjoy the controls and image quality expected of a professional grade system camera, while enjoying the durability and lightweight portability that a modern, mirrorless digital camera offers over legacy DSLR systems.



Professional 4K Video Recording

The 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.


Flexible Frame Rate Options

Standout video capabilities offered by the camera include ultra-high-bitrate 4K (100 Mbps) and Full HD recording (200 Mbps); global frame rates, allowing professionals to shoot for overseas markets; and Variable Frame Rate for slow and fast motion shooting at up to 96 frames per second in Full HD. A new optional interface unit ensures high performance when connecting to professional external monitors and recorders.



Pro Video Camera Features

The DMC-GH4 offers unlimited 4K video recording (Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps) and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4v. The DMC-GH4 is also capable of recording Full- HD video with an ultra high bitrate at 200 Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 100 Mbps (IPB), which does not have a recording time limit. Video formats available include MOV, MP4 (LPCM), AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates according to usage. For global use, the system frequency is selectable between 59.94Hz (23.98Hz) / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz.

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
Type  Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels  17.20 megapixels
Camera effective pixels  16.05 megapixels
Colour 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 picture  MOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch)
System fequency  59.94Hz, 50.00Hz, 24.00Hz
Aspect ratio  4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Still image quality  RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard / MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)
Still image colour space  sRGB, AdobeRGB
File Size (Pixels)   
 Still image  [4:3] 4608x3456(L) / 3264x2448(M) / 2336x1752(S) / 1824x1368 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard) / [3:2] 4608x3072(L) / 3264x2176(M) / 2336x1560(S) / 1824x1216 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard) / [16:9] 4608x2592(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard) / [1:1] 3456x3456(L) / 2448x2448(M) / 1744x1744(S) / 1712x1712 (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)
Motion picture (MOV 50Hz) 

 [4K] 3840x2160:25.00p, 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM)

[Full HD] 1920x1080:50.00p, 200Mbps (ALL-Intra) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM) / 50Mbps (IPB) (LPCM)

[Full HD] 1920x1080:25.00p, 200Mbps (ALL-Intra) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM) / 50Mbps (IPB) (LPCM)

Motion picture (MOV 24Hz) 

 [C4K] 4096x2160:24.00p, 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM)

[UHD] 3840x2160:24.00p, 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM)

[Full HD] 1920x1080:24.00p, 200Mbps (ALL-Intra) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM) / 50Mbps (IPB) (LPCM)

Motion picture (MP4 50Hz) 

 [4K] 3840x2160:25.00p, 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (IPB) (AAC) 

[UHD] 1920x1080:50.00p, 200Mbps (ALL-Intra) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM)  50Mbps (IPB) (LPCM)

[Full HD] 1920x1080:25.00p, 200Mbps (ALL-Intra) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM) / 50Mbps (IPB) (LPCM)

[Full HD] 1920x1080:50.00p, 28Mbps (IPB) (AAC)

[Full HD] 1920x1080:25.00p, 20Mbps (IPB) (AAC)

[HD] 1280x720:25.00p, 10Mbps (IPB) (AAC)

[VGA] 640x480:25.00p, 4Mbps (IPB) (AAC)

 Motion picture (MP4 24Hz)

 [C4K] 4096x2160:24.00p, 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM) 

[UHD] 3840x2160:24.00p, 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM) 

[Full HD] 1920x1080:24.00p, 200Mbps (ALL-Intra) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (IPB) (LPCM) / 50Mbps (IPB) (LPCM)

Motion picture (AVCHD Progressive 50Hz)   [Full HD] 1920x1080:50.00p, 28Mbps (IPB) (Dolby)
Motion picture (AVCHD 50Hz)   [Full HD] 1920x1080:50.00i, 24Mbps (IPB) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 25.00fps) /[Full HD] 1920x1080:50.00i, 17Mbps (IPB) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 50.00fps)
 Continuous record time  AVCHD: Approx. 220 min with H-HS12035 / AVCHD: Approx. 220 min with H-FS14140
 Wifi  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
 Type  OLED Live View Finder (2,359K dots)
Field of view   Approx. 100%
Magnification   Approx. 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1 (TBD)
Eye point   Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter  range -4.0 - +4.0 (dpt)
Eye sensor   HIgh / Low
 Type Contrast AF system 
DFD technology   Yes
Focus mode   AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode   Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint / (Full area touch is available)
AF detect range   EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
Af assist lamp   Yes
AF lock   Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Other   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 Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
 Light meter system  1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system (TBD)
Light meter mode   Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range   EV0-18 (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 ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
AE lock   Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
AE bracket   3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. ±3 EV, 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
Colour temp range   2500-10000°K in 100°K steps
 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)
 Type  OLED monitor with static touch control
Monitor size   Free-angle 3.0-inch / 3:2 aspect / Wide viewing angle
Pixels   Approx. 1036K dots
Field of view   Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment   Brightness (7 levels), Contrast and Saturation (7 levels), Red-Green (11 levels), Blue-Yellow (11 levels)
 Still image  Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome / Silky Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Fantasy / Star Filter / One Point Color / Sunshine
Motion picture   Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Fantasy / One Point Color
 Exposure mode  Program AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure
Variable frame rate   
50Hz  MOV/FHD/100Mbps/25.00p, MP4(LPCM)/FHD/100Mbps/25.00p:1250% Quick, 208% Quick, 119% Quick, 109% Quick, 100%, 108% Slow, 120% Slow, 148% Slow, 200% Slow, 248% Slow, 300% Slow, 384% Slow / AVCHD/FHD/24Mbps/25.00p:1250% Quick, 208% Quick, 119% Quick, 109% Quick, 100%, 108% Slow, 120% Slow, 148% Slow, 200% Slow
24Hz  MOV/FHD/100Mbps/24.00p, MP4(LPCM)/FHD/100Mbps/24.00p:1200% Quick, 120% Quick, 109% Quick, 100%, 108% Slow, 108% Slow, 117% Slow, 150% Slow, 200% Slow, 250% Slow, 300% Slow, 350% Slow, 400% Slow
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   Shutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB
Colour bars / 1KHz tone  Yes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes
Cinelike gamma  Cinelike D / Cinelike V
Playback mode  
USB  USB 2.0 High Speed Multi
HDMI Monitor  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  microHDMI 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  φ2.5mm for remote
External microphone  φ3.5mm for external microphone
Headphone output  φ3.5mm for headphone
Microphone  Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Low / Standard / High / AUTO
Speaker  Monaural
 Battery  Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh) (Included) / Battery Charger
Battery life   Approx. 500 images with H-HS12035 / Approx. 500 images with H-FS14140
Dimensions  132.9 x 93.4 x 83.9mm / 5.23 x 3.68 x 3.30 in (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)
Operating temp range   0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)
 Operating humidity range  10% to 80%
Optional accessories

 DMW-FL580L , Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch



DMW-MS2  Stereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual selectable)


Battery Charger (AC Cable included)

Battery Pack

Body Cap

Hot Shoe Cover

USB Connection Cable

Shoulder Strap


  • What SD card does the Panasonic Lumix GH4 need to record 4K?

    The GH4 requires a new class of SD card to record 4K reliably, as indicated on the chart below. The card needs to have a speed rating of UHS3, which is different from the UHS-1 class 10 and 6 cards typically used to record HD. Panasonic released three new UHS3 cards at the launch of the GH4.Click Here For More Info


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