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PanasonicLumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with Interface Unit
 
4.3

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      5.0

      GH4 w/ YAGH interface - Pretty Impressed

      By Jake the Filmmaker

      from Knoxville, TN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • 10 Bit 422 Hdmi Output
      • Durable
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Pro Outputs

      Cons

      • Yagh Awkward Size

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with Interface Unit:

      I'm a commercial videographer and filmmaker. I primarily use this project for situations when I want a more polish feel to the video. With the firmware update, the Variable Frame rate option is spectacular - 1/4 speed overcranking at Full HD for a camera of this class is pretty spectacular. Syncro-Scan was an awesome and impressive feature. The OLED monitor is a vast improvement of the previous systems. The build is sturdy and durable, and the dials feel much more significant than previous editions. I use this in tandem with the Atomos Ninja Blade recorder, and I'm super happy with the results. I wish the camera was designed with the YAGH unit in mind. It's awkwardly, yet sturdily attached, and it limits the positioning of the LED. The interfaces are a spectacular addition to the camera, but I wish it was self-powered. The unit will not work without it's own power-supply - a 12V 4-pin XLR. It would work with a variety of V-mount battery options and there are a few other choices, but it just adds to the trouble it takes to get this unit up and running.

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      4.0

      Surprisingly Great

      By LV Stark

      from Midwest

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with Interface Unit:

        The picture coming out of this camera is superb. A lot of power in a small package.

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        4.0

        GH4 - awesome, but...

        By danjams

        from New york

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good in Low Light
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with Interface Unit:

          PROS + CONS

          GH4
          - great image quality (8 bit is limit of in-camera cards)
          - 4K in-camera recording, awesome
          - works as smooth as GH3. Up and running in minutes
          - need new higher speed cards for storage

          INTERFACE UNIT
          - XLR-type power supply and cord not included in kit? Huge oversight

          - Sync problems when using SDI outs and in-camera down-convert when shooting 4K. AV sync is almost useless when camera attempts to down-convert for monitoring HD signal on 2K monitors over SDI. Have not tried HDMI output yet but hoping sync is better with that output.

          - SDI outputs apparently intended to be used more for sending 4K 10-bit image to external recorder. You will spend another $2K - $4k on external recorder + another few thousand on a 4K monitor. Think it over.

          RECOMMENDATION:
          - buy the GH4 and skip the interface unit. It doesn't offer that much value for the cost and will require additional purchases to even become functional. You can monitor HDMI out of the GH4 with mini-connector. However, if you absolutely must have 10-bit image quality, be prepared to drop some coin on an external recorder from AJA or similar. Your 10-bit DSLR rig will be much larger and more cumbersome than the stealthy GH4 which does a great job all by itself.

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