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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M Digital Camera

17.2MP 1.34x MOS 4x May 2016
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
To offer more flexible usage, the DMC-GH4 even incorporates Wi-Fi with NFC technology or in-camera RAW development capability. It also complies with External Flash (DMW-FL580L), Stereo/Shotgun... More
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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 7,426 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

Only Released Seven Months Ago

This camera is one of the most recent digital cameras to be released. This means it is likely to use more advanced technology than some of the older digital cameras.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-GH4M supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other new cameras do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most latest comparable spec digital cameras. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Panasonic camera. The image formats EXIF, MPO and RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-GH4M is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's 7% more video resolution than a 3840 x 2160 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M. 3840 x 2160 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. This Panasonic camera also support a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 4096 x 2160 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M's maximum ISO speed of 25,600 is one of the highest. The maximum ISO speeds of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M range from 800 to 26,000.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

Recently released cameras have battery capacities of between 630mAh and 1,900mAh. The battery capacity of the Lumix DMC-GH4M of 1,860 milliampere * hour is one of the biggest amongst newly released compact camera digital cameras.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-GH4M is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's 7% more video resolution than a 3840 x 2160 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on new compact camera digital cameras. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a higher still image resolution than most new compact camera digital cameras. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2336 x 1752, 1824 x 1368, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2336 x 1560, 1824 x 1216, 4608 x 2592, 3840 x 2160, 1920x1080, 1824 x 1024, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448 and 1744 x 1744 and 1712 x 1712. The still image resolution of all latest compact camera digital cameras ranges from 640 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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500 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Lumix DMC-GH4M is a camera that takes 500 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last year take between 180 and 959 shots per battery charge.

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OLED Display

This digital camera has an OLED display, which is typical of many new comparable spec cameras. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Panasonic camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and 25600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across comparable types of camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 1.34 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M. The optical zooms of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M range from 1.3x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price] (4x), or the Pixpro FZ42[pl_3745486_price] (4x) both from Kodak or the Nikon Coolpix W100[plb_3759604_price] (3x).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other new cameras have an image stabiliser, however the Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year, the Lumix DMC-GH4M does not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price], the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the PowerShot SX540 HS[pl_3191137_price] all from Canon which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other latest cameras, the Lumix DMC-GH4M is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most latest comparable spec digital cameras are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months do not have a built-in flash. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Recently released comparable spec digital cameras have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.4s and 120s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 13s. The Lumix DMC-GH4M has one of the shortest maximum camera shutter speeds (only 0.4 seconds) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most new compact camera digital cameras. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the Lumix DMC-GH4M of 480 grams is one of the heaviest amongst new compact camera digital cameras. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M the weights range from 98g to 480g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price] (270g and higher rated).

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Only Supports Three Wireless LAN Types

The number of wireless LAN types supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. This camera supports an IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN type, which is the most commonly supported wireless LAN type supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M. The wireless LAN types "IEEE 802.11g" and "IEEE 802.11n" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of only 5.6, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has one of the bigger maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The maximum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M range from 2.7 to 7, and the average maximum aperture is 6.3.

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Very Tall

Across all the recently released compact camera digital cameras the heights range from 52mm to 94mm, and the average height is 62mm. The Lumix DMC-GH4M is very tall (93.4 millimeters) compared to most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Very Thick

The average depth of new compact camera digital cameras is 33mm. At 83.9 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is very thick compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

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Very Wide

When compared to other recently released compact camera digital cameras, the width of the Lumix DMC-GH4M of 132.9 millimeters is one of the widest. The narrowest camera that was released in the last year is 62mm wide and the widest is 140mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last year is 3.2, and the minimum apertures range from 1.8 to 3.8. With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price], or the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on new compact camera digital cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Coolpix S6900[pl_2513006_price], or the Coolpix S6900[pl_2513006_price] both from Nikon or the Canon SX610 HS[plb_3300906_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a relatively average megapixel count (17.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon S3700[plb_3851399_price] (20.1MP).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Pixpro FZ152[pl_3584864_price] (6x), the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price] (6x), or the Pixpro FZ42[pl_3745486_price] (6x) all from Kodak.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a MOS sensor and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80[plb_3206055_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Polaroid iE090[plb_3052887_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Battery Charger
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Wireless LAN Type
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Auto Focus

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