GH4 shipping in the US now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Just got off the phone with Samy's in California. They are picking up their first shipment today. They should be shipping to customers by next week. Their site lists it as in stock. Not sure if Amazon is filling orders yet or not.

http://www.samys.com/p/Panasonic/DMCGH4KBODY/LUMIX-DMC-GH4-Mirrorless-Micro-Four-Thirds-Digital-Camera-Body-Black/143526.html

I should have my GH4 early next week.

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I will look forward to a real user review!

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Look forward to hearing how it works for you.  Would like to see both some stills and video when you have time.   Not expecting any earthshaking improvements other then the 4K video, but even small incremental improvements are nice.  Would like to hear how the new viewfinder works for you.

Enjoy.  (while I suffer from a mild case of envy-itis.)

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Just got off the phone with Samy's in California. They are picking up their first shipment today. They should be shipping to customers by next week. Their site lists it as in stock. Not sure if Amazon is filling orders yet or not.

http://www.samys.com/p/Panasonic/DMCGH4KBODY/LUMIX-DMC-GH4-Mirrorless-Micro-Four-Thirds-Digital-Camera-Body-Black/143526.html

I should have my GH4 early next week.

Congrats!  Looking forward to your user feedback!

I'll be especially interested in any IQ improvements to 1080/ 24p and 60p (esp. rolling shutter), and for 4k/ 24p for rolling shutter (I'm not so interested in 4k for final output, but for cropping room for 1080p).

Also, for any improvement to the EVF.

Of course, still image improvements are icing on the cake, as a backup to my E-M1.

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-Dennis.

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mpgxsvcd wrote:

Just got off the phone with Samy's in California. They are picking up their first shipment today. They should be shipping to customers by next week. Their site lists it as in stock. Not sure if Amazon is filling orders yet or not.

http://www.samys.com/p/Panasonic/DMCGH4KBODY/LUMIX-DMC-GH4-Mirrorless-Micro-Four-Thirds-Digital-Camera-Body-Black/143526.html

I should have my GH4 early next week.

Congrats on getting a GH4! I'll be at Samy's in LA on May 22 & 23 giving two days on hands on workshops for GH4 photographers. Going to be a combo of setting up the GH4, hybrid photography techniques that work, wireless workflow and creating animated portraits.

Hope to see you there!

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I will look forward to a real user review!

I second that. Im most interested in the new AF system, i will be searching that out before anything else.

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I should have my GH4 early next week.

Me too!  [giggles like a school girl]

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This means one week from tomorrow I may be testing focus tracking on the GH4.  We will see how well the focus system really works.

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mpgxsvcd wrote:

Just got off the phone with Samy's in California. They are picking up their first shipment today. They should be shipping to customers by next week. Their site lists it as in stock. Not sure if Amazon is filling orders yet or not.

http://www.samys.com/p/Panasonic/DMCGH4KBODY/LUMIX-DMC-GH4-Mirrorless-Micro-Four-Thirds-Digital-Camera-Body-Black/143526.html

I should have my GH4 early next week.

Congrats on getting a GH4! I'll be at Samy's in LA on May 22 & 23 giving two days on hands on workshops for GH4 photographers. Going to be a combo of setting up the GH4, hybrid photography techniques that work, wireless workflow and creating animated portraits.

Hope to see you there!

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Unfortunately, I live on the East Coast so I can’t make it there. However, I do like your work so thank you for keeping everyone informed.

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great stuff, no sign yet in Australia, but hopefully we won't be far behind...:-)

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mpgxsvcd wrote:

Just got off the phone with Samy's in California. They are picking up their first shipment today. They should be shipping to customers by next week. Their site lists it as in stock. Not sure if Amazon is filling orders yet or not.

http://www.samys.com/p/Panasonic/DMCGH4KBODY/LUMIX-DMC-GH4-Mirrorless-Micro-Four-Thirds-Digital-Camera-Body-Black/143526.html

I should have my GH4 early next week.

Congrats on getting a GH4! I'll be at Samy's in LA on May 22 & 23 giving two days on hands on workshops for GH4 photographers. Going to be a combo of setting up the GH4, hybrid photography techniques that work, wireless workflow and creating animated portraits.

Hope to see you there!

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Hi giulo, be great if this or parts of this workshop (realising it would lack the hands-on elements) could be captured for you-tube consumption for those who can't be there. cheers, rob

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Here are the things I am planning on testing.

1. Focusing Speed, Accuracy, and abruptness. I got a new puppy this week for my daughter. It is a mostly black dog and I realized that contrast focusing does not work well on an all-black object. I hope the GH4 does better than the GH3.

2. Rolling shutter. I never have a problem with rolling shutter for movies. I don’t waive the camera around like some people do. I have a problem with using the electronic shutter for sports photography. My daughter rides horses so the shutter click is distracting. I need the electronic shutter to work without rolling shutter effects.

3. I want to see how much stabilization you can get from reducing 4k to 1080p in software post processing. I think that this could be the single biggest advantage of the GH4 over the GH3 for my needs.

4. I want to test what is the cheapest card that can record the 4K video. I have 6 different cards that all should be capable of doing 100 mb/sec. I want to know if they will work with the GH4.

5. I will test the field of view for the cropped 4K versus the uncropped GH3 field of view for videos. The GH4 is going to make wide angle lenses much more desirable.

6. I have a few other things I will test as well. However, I don’t want to disclose those at the moment.

Look for the reviews next week and let me know what else you want to see.

Get used to seeing these two. There will be a lot more of this to come.

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G Sciorio wrote:

mpgxsvcd wrote:

Just got off the phone with Samy's in California. They are picking up their first shipment today. They should be shipping to customers by next week. Their site lists it as in stock. Not sure if Amazon is filling orders yet or not.

http://www.samys.com/p/Panasonic/DMCGH4KBODY/LUMIX-DMC-GH4-Mirrorless-Micro-Four-Thirds-Digital-Camera-Body-Black/143526.html

I should have my GH4 early next week.

Congrats on getting a GH4! I'll be at Samy's in LA on May 22 & 23 giving two days on hands on workshops for GH4 photographers. Going to be a combo of setting up the GH4, hybrid photography techniques that work, wireless workflow and creating animated portraits.

Hope to see you there!

G

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Unfortunately, I live on the East Coast so I can’t make it there. However, I do like your work so thank you for keeping everyone informed.

There will be events at all major dealers nation wide. You up north?

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robonrome wrote:

G Sciorio wrote:

mpgxsvcd wrote:

Just got off the phone with Samy's in California. They are picking up their first shipment today. They should be shipping to customers by next week. Their site lists it as in stock. Not sure if Amazon is filling orders yet or not.

http://www.samys.com/p/Panasonic/DMCGH4KBODY/LUMIX-DMC-GH4-Mirrorless-Micro-Four-Thirds-Digital-Camera-Body-Black/143526.html

I should have my GH4 early next week.

Congrats on getting a GH4! I'll be at Samy's in LA on May 22 & 23 giving two days on hands on workshops for GH4 photographers. Going to be a combo of setting up the GH4, hybrid photography techniques that work, wireless workflow and creating animated portraits.

Hope to see you there!

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Hi giulo, be great if this or parts of this workshop (realising it would lack the hands-on elements) could be captured for you-tube consumption for those who can't be there. cheers, rob

Hi Rob,

we're working on that in house. Got four courses coming this summer to Small Camera Big Picture. In the mean time there's a short video I made for Flixel and I have an article coming to Resource Magazine this week -

http://youtu.be/mmpzuP0D9Fg

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There will be events at all major dealers nation wide. You up north?

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Mid Atlantic(North Carolina). Are you going to be anywhere near here?

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This means one week from tomorrow I may be testing focus tracking on the GH4. We will see how well the focus system really works.

I had a model walk quickly towards me at 7FPS and it worked very well. At 12FPS AF is locked to the first frame which works good for panning shots.

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I'd love to see some comparative tests for skin tone against the GH3, in both 1080p and 4k modes. And general comparisons of 1080p between the GH3 and GH4, please!
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Mid Atlantic(North Carolina). Are you going to be anywhere near here?

Prob won't be coming to North Carolina any time soon. If there's a Lumix Pro dealer then possibly.

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Here are the things I am planning on testing.

1. Focusing Speed, Accuracy, and abruptness. I got a new puppy this week for my daughter. It is a mostly black dog and I realized that contrast focusing does not work well on an all-black object. I hope the GH4 does better than the GH3.

2. Rolling shutter. I never have a problem with rolling shutter for movies. I don’t waive the camera around like some people do. I have a problem with using the electronic shutter for sports photography. My daughter rides horses so the shutter click is distracting. I need the electronic shutter to work without rolling shutter effects.

3. I want to see how much stabilization you can get from reducing 4k to 1080p in software post processing. I think that this could be the single biggest advantage of the GH4 over the GH3 for my needs.

4. I want to test what is the cheapest card that can record the 4K video. I have 6 different cards that all should be capable of doing 100 mb/sec. I want to know if they will work with the GH4.

5. I will test the field of view for the cropped 4K versus the uncropped GH3 field of view for videos. The GH4 is going to make wide angle lenses much more desirable.

6. I have a few other things I will test as well. However, I don’t want to disclose those at the moment.

Look for the reviews next week and let me know what else you want to see.

Get used to seeing these two. There will be a lot more of this to come.

great shot of your daughter and a very adorable dog!

I am also really interested in the new focusing system - in theory it is predictive.... this will be  great if it really works

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Our new dog is named "ISO" by the way. I wanted ISO because of cameras of course. My wife is a quality engineer who deals with ISO standards all the time.

Who can guess why my kids were so excited about the name ISO? Hint: they both are competitive climbers. How many of you have been to a climbing competition?

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