The successor to the LUMIX GH3, the new Panasonic LUMIX GH4 is Panasonic’s big upgrade to the camera line, particularly due to its 4K capabilities. At Cinegear 2014, we stopped to talk to Thomas Curley of Panasonic to find out more.
The GH4 has a micro 4/3, 16 megapixel sensor, allowing for stunning still photos and its 4K video capture. The GH4 also has clean HDMI out, allowing you to record 4K to external recorders such as the Atomos line of recorders. Curley also makes sure to note that, given Panasonic’s history of manufacturing larger camcorders, they’ve been able to circumvent any issues when it comes to recording 4K and battery or heat overload.
Panasonic has also made the Panasonic LUMIX YAGH Interface Unit for enhanced audio recording. The Unit converts the HDMI out signal to an SDI signal, and has audio level displays, time code and more. The Interface Unit itself simply attaches to the bottom of the GH4’s 1/4-20 mount.
The Panasonic GH4 is currently available for about $1,699, and the Interface Unit separately for about $1,999.
For more information you can visit Shop.Panasonic.com