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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M Digital Camera

17.2MP 1.34x MOS 4x May 2016
Megapixel 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 4,645 user and expert 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 within its compact cameras range.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other latest digital cameras. The average display diagonal of new cameras is 2.7".

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the IXUS 285 HS (£154.00), or the SX720 HS (£229.00) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£188.64) which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last year which do not support wi-Fi, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M supports wi-Fi.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that were launched in the last year. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPEG XR, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds EXIF, MPO and RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by latest digital cameras. 3840 x 2160 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic camera support a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all latest cameras.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Very High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 800 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. When compared to other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M, the Lumix DMC-GH4M's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is one of the highest.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

A 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

At 1,860 milliampere * hour, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The battery capacitys of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M range from 630mAh to 1,900mAh.

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Has Six White Balances

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s)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. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that have been on the market for the last year is 640 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is a camera that takes 500 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months take between 180 and 959 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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OLED Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a better display than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has an OLED display, whereas most new digital cameras have a TFT display. 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. The worst display of all digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M the best light exposure correction is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been around for the last year.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 1.34 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has a very small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M. The smallest optical zoom of recently released compact cameras is 1.3x and the biggest is 40x.

If this Panasonic camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix W100 (£108.99) (3x).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-GH4M does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not support Full HD video.

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Not Waterproof

Most recently released compact cameras are not waterproof. The Lumix DMC-GH4M is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Lumix DMC-GH4M is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other latest digital cameras are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might want to consider including the IXUS 285 HS (£154.00), or the SX720 HS (£229.00) both from Canon.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most new compact cameras do not support video capability. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other latest compact cameras, the Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£188.64) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 0.4s to 120s. When compared to other recently released comparable spec digital cameras, the slowest camera shutter speed of the Lumix DMC-GH4M of only 0.4 seconds is one of the shortest.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Heavy

Across all the compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months the weights range from 98g to 480g. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M that we have assessed, the weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M of 480 grams is one of the heaviest.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£188.64) (223g), or the Canon SX720 HS (£229.00) (270g) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Three Wi-Fi Standardss

The number of wireless LAN types supported by the Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most recently released compact cameras. This Panasonic camera supports an IEEE 802.11b wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently supported wi-Fi standards supported by recently released compact cameras. The wi-Fi standardss "IEEE 802.11g" and "IEEE 802.11n" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M is 4.9 and the smallest is 7. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 5.6) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months is 80 and the biggest is 160. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 3.8.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M

Released Nine Months Ago

This compact camera camera was released nine months ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£188.64), and the Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£188.64) both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 285 HS (£154.00) is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a relatively average megapixel (17.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth looking at include the S3700 (20.1MP), or the L340 (20.2MP) both from Nikon or the Canon 185 (£119.00) (20MP).

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Average Digital Zoom

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

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the IXUS 175 (£79.99), and the IXUS 285 HS (£154.00) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£188.64) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Kodak Pixpro FZ152 (£87.79) (6x).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a MOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57 (£188.64) which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Auto Focus

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Product Identifiers

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