Friday, February 7, 2014

Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4

Finally, a beastly camera video officially announces. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 designed as a 'hybrid camera' that can shoot both stills and videos with its revised 16MP Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine IX processor which allow for 4K video, 12 fps continuous shooting and 1080p shooting at bitrates as high as 200Mbps. The GH4 uses a new 'Depth from Defocus' autofocus system which offers focus times as quick as 0.07 sec and less hunting. The real story here is the GH4's video recording capabilities, which include 4K and 1080p, with support for the IPB and ALL-Intra codecs. Shooting aids include focus peaking, zebra pattern, luminance level adjustment, and cinema gamma presets. An optional 'interface unit' adds five SDI and two XLR terminals, and permits 10-bit 4:2:2 output with time code.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Key Specification :

  • 16 megapixels
  • Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) CMOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine IX imaging processor
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 49 Number of focus points
  • 3″ Fully articulated OLED screen with 1,036,000 dots
  • Electronic Viewfinder with 2,359,000 resolution
  • 12 fps Continuous drive
  • 4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 25p, 30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p), 1280 x 720 (24p, 25p, 30p), 640 x 480 (25p, 30p) video recording
  • Supports IBP and ALL-Intra codecs; 1080p data rates up to 200 Mbps
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC
  • DMW-BLF19 lithium-ion battery
  • 133 x 93 x 84 mm
  • 560 grams

Pricing and availability will be announced at a future date.