Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review

Overall Score

75

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 133 x 93 x 84 mm, 560g.
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  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-GH3
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-GH5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Overview


First introduced in February, 2014, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic GH3 with Lumix DMC-GH4. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GH4 with Panasonic GH3

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-GH4 with Panasonic GH5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GH4 with Panasonic GH5


Panasonic GH4 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Sensor resolution of Panasonic GH4 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic GH4 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic GH4 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Panasonic GH5S 2018 10MP 160 - 51200 660g 139 x 98 x 87mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Panasonic GH5 2017 20MP 200 - 25600 725g 139 x 98 x 87mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Panasonic GH4 2014 16MP 200 - 25600 560g 133 x 93 x 84mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Panasonic GH3 2012 16MP 200 - 12800 550g 133 x 93 x 82mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Panasonic GH2 2011 16MP 160 - 12800 442g 124 x 90 x 76mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GH4


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
1036k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Articulating Screen
4096 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
560g Light Body
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
49 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 500 shots
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 560g
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an Overall Score of 75/100 and ranked #64 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #115 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic GH4 Scores
Imaging score
53
Features score
89
Value for money score
87
Portability score
78
Overall score
75
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
71
Features Score
78
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
74
Overall score
79

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic GH4


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 weighs 560g and has external dimensions of 133 x 93 x 84mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 691g, Panasonic GH4 is 131 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic GH4 is less by 4mm more than the average length in Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GH4
560g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GH4
84mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-GH4 Dimensions Lumix DMC-GH4
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Panasonic G85 505 g 560 g 128 x 89 x 74 mm 133 x 93 x 84 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 410 g 560 g 125 x 86 x 77 mm 133 x 93 x 84 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Panasonic GH5 725 g 560 g 139 x 98 x 87 mm 133 x 93 x 84 mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 404 g 560 g 120 x 67 x 49 mm 133 x 93 x 84 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 487 g 560 g 133 x 78 x 63 mm 133 x 93 x 84 mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 560 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 133 x 93 x 84 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Panasonic GH3 550 g 560 g 133 x 93 x 82 mm 133 x 93 x 84 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Olympus E-M5 II 469 g 560 g 124 x 85 x 45 mm 133 x 93 x 84 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-GH4
Announced February, 2014
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1036k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.67
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 17.00
Flash Modes Auto, auto/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync/redeye reduction, forced off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 500 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model DMW-BLF19
Physical
Weight 560 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 93 x 84 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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