while most smaller movie makers are content with using DSLR as substitute to video camera for capturing Full HD movies, Panasonic has another idea: how about going 4K with a mirrorless rig? yup. mirrorless. 4K. that’s exactly what the new flagship Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera is. though born as a hybrid camera that does both stills and videos, the obvious star feature would be the cinema 4K videoing capability, packing an eye-watering 4,096 x 2,160 pixels at 24 fps with 100 Mbps bit rate. apart from that, it can also record in “Quad HD” 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, and of course, in the more regular Full HD resolution.
on the spec sheet, the GH4 is equipped with an all new 16MP Live MOS sensor, paired to Panasonic’s Venus Engine IX processor which enables the glorious, eye-popping resolutions which most of us still can’t view at home, but nevertheless drool over every now and then. other features expected include a new “Depth from Defocus” autofocus system that afford lightning fast focus time and less “hunting”, a quad-core CPU, a 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, a 3-inch 1.04M-dot OLED tilt-able monitor, ISO range of 200-25,600 and SDXC UHS Class 3 capability.
the Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K-capable Mirrorless Camera will be available as body-only, camera plus interface, or just interface when it finally hits the shelves. speaking of which, availability, along with the pricing are not immediately available. have a few more look at the camera in the image gallery below.