Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4


16MP Digital Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor | 4k video capture | 2,359k-dot OLED Live View finder


What we like:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent video features and quality
  • Solid viewfinder and screen

What we don't:

  • Wi-Fi can be awkward to set up
  • Focus peaking can be too subtle to assess focus point 

The Panasonic GH4 offers incredibly-high quality video features, in a reasonably small-sized and well-priced camera body. It features a 16MP Digital Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor with 4k video capture in 24p and full HD capture in up to 60p. 

The back of the camera sports a 3-inch1,036k-dot OLED touschreen as well as a 2,359k-dot OLED live viewfinder. It’s magnesium alloy, weather-sealed body make it a mean competitor to the also weather-sealed Olympus O-MD E-M1. 

"...we’ve found the Panasonic GH4 to balance itself nearly perfectly as a video/still hybrid camera."

The GH4 isn’t just a video machine, though. On the stills front it offers solid image quality with nice out-of-camera JPEGs and flexible Raw files. Color and tonality have improved over previous Panasonic models and in-camera Raw processing is a nice addition. Also, the GH4 handles itself reasonably well at higher ISOs. 

Ergonomically, it offers ample dedicated buttons for things like WB and and ISO, as well as a quick menu accessed via the touchscreen. And while competition is quite fierce at this price point, we’ve found the Panasonic GH4 to balance itself nearly perfectly as a video/still hybrid camera.


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