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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M Digital Camera

Compact Camera 17.2MP 1.34x MOS May 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Good brand
Supports video recording
Supports Wi-Fi
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 9,075 owner and expert reviews (including 790 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Twelve Months Ago

It was May 2016 when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-GH4M.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Fujifilm X-T1 (£577), the Nikon Coolpix S6900, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£203.97) are also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Leica Leica TL (£1,299) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over one hundred and fifteen times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. This camera also support video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels and 3840 x 2160 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that were released in the last year.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many latest cameras.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Olympus AIR A01, or the Panasonic Lumix GX85 which both of have better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-GH4M supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 1.34 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 17x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 65x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Pixpro FZ43 (£61.22) (4x), or the Pixpro FZ51 (£83.98) (5x) both from Kodak.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other latest medium megapixel cameras.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Coolpix S6900, and the Coolpix B500 (£189.99) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£203.97) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Pixpro FZ152 (£89) (6x), or the Pixpro FZ43 (£61.22) (6x) both from Kodak.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year is 11, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 5.5 to 22. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 5.6) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out in the last 12 months which have an HDMI.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a battery charger included. Most of the other recently released medium megapixel cameras also have a battery charger included.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a self-timer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for the last year also have a self-timer.

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Battery

500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera take between 190 and 529 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M which takes 500 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 480 grams, the Lumix DMC-GH4M is one of the heavier medium megapixel cameras that have been around for the last year amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the recently released cameras the weights range from 100g to 610g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4R (£990.95) (480g).

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Light Exposure

Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and 25600 are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most medium megapixel cameras that came out in the last year. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) 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.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is actually the best still image resolution across all medium megapixel cameras that were released in the last 12 months.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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17.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 17.2 megapixels digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgh4kbodyk, panasonic dmwsfu1vlog
Barcodes 00840014165063, 05025232851652

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M Review Sources

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