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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

£725.00
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 number 153 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 67?

It has brilliant expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 18 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus two other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good video capture, great product quality and design.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution
Heavy
Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Panasonic digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 111 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 101 in sports photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 127 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is 132.9mm wide and 93.4mm tall. It is 83.9mm deep and weighs 480g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 front dimensions

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 size in context

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

18 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this camera is one of the most awarded.

This digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites Lydogbillede.dk, Ljudochbild.se and Camera Labs all of whom concluded that this camera was great.

The writers at review sites Reviewed.com, Photoreview.com.au and Ephotozine all said that this camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at review sites DP Review and Onfoto.ru both said that this Panasonic digital camera was superb and gave it their "Gold" award.

The editors of review sites M3.idg.se and Techradar both endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This digital camera was given a "Best Buy" award by website Homecinemachoice.com who said that this camera would make a great purchase.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on 35 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 94 out of 100. That puts this digital camera in the top 1% of all the cameras.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 50 user reviews this camera has a marvellous average user rating. 39 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Video Capture

Seven customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Panasonic Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 11,275 owner and expert reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Three people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was good looking.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 was well made and two people who reviewed it considered that it was reliable.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 considered that it had a good autofocus.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who bought the product considered that it was compact.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three people considered that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images and two owners reckoned that it had a good image sensor.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is under 2 years old, however at £725.00 it is more expensive than 79% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 and the United Kingdom price of £725.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $973.00 (£1,267.53).

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Lumix DMC-GH4's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-GH4 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as "UHD-1".

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 of 25,600 is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 14% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavy

The weight of the Lumix DMC-GH4 of 480g is quite heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GH4 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GH4 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-GH4 has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Lumix DMC-GH4 has a tripod mount. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The Lumix DMC-GH4's playback zoom (max) of 16x is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 3% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The playback zoom (max) of digital cameras range from 1x to 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-GH4 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Lumix DMC-GH4 has a wrist strap, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-GH4 supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not support direct printing.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-GH4 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has an anti-dust function, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-GH4 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This digital camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3456 x 3456|3840 x 2160|3840 x 2160|3264 x 2448|3264 x 2176|2448 x 2448|2448 x 2448|1712 x 1712|1712 x 1712|1824 x 1368|1824 x 1216|1920 x 1080|1920 x 1080|1824 x 1024|1824 x 1024 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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530 Battery Life

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is a digital camera that takes 530 shots battery life.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GH4 features contrast adjustment. 83% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 of only 4x is quite small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 18% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 0.72x and the biggest being 810x.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GH4's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 17% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Lumix DMC-GH4 has a microphone in. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Supports Video Capability

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The Lumix DMC-GH4 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has a Headphone Output

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 has a headphone output, which is unusual. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The viewfinder screen size of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 of 0.5" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 9% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest viewfinder screen size of digital cameras is 0.17", the largest is 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41".

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GH4 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lumix DMC-GH4 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Lumix DMC-GH4 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Lumix DMC-GH4 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This Panasonic digital camera has been on the market since November 2015.


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