FZ1000 vs GH4, which is the better value?

Started Jul 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
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FZ1000 vs GH4, which is the better value?

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY: $1,698 and Panasonic 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8: $538

Total: $2,236

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K with F2.8-4.0 25-400mm (included!)

Total: $898

I’m thinking the FZ1000 would be a MUCH better value. Does anyone think the GH4 can take much better stills or video IQ that would make it worth the extra $1,338? To me, I think the lens on the FZ1000 is much better than the 14-140mm and the added reach would really come in handy.

If anyone thinks the GH4 with the 14-140mm lens combination is a better buy, please explain why you would feel that way. If you mainly shoot from base to ISO 1600 >90% of the time, could you really see that much of a difference in IQ on a computer monitor, HDTV or printing at say 11x14" or less?

 snapa's gear list:snapa's gear list
Olympus XZ-2 iHS NEX-5T Sony a6300 Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN +3 more
Panasonic FZ1000 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
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