Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review – The GH4 the first mirrorless camera to shoot 4K video, while offering a wide range of stills shooting features

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Panasonic Lumix GH4

Overall score:89%
Image Quality:85%


  • Impressive 4K video; Durable weather-sealed body; Very fast autofocus; DSLR styled design is a pleasure to use


  • Weak Tracking AF; Higher resolution sensor would have been welcome; Intimidating, overcomplicated controls


Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review


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Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review – Verdict

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The Lumix GH4 probably could have turned up just with 4K video and still gotten people talking, so it’s to Panasonic’s credit that a clear and conscious effort has been made to create a camera with more to it than that.

This camera is a solid attempt at a jack of all trades, with not only pro-level video but also stunning, rich images delivered with snappy autofocus. There’s enough to tempt photographers, videographers, and especially those who may have a foot in both those camps.

This isn’t to say that it does everything right. A higher resolution sensor than 16.05MP would have been welcome, and the control scheme could definitely have done with being streamlined and simplified. It feels like a victim of Panasonic’s obvious desire to do make the GH4 a camera for all purposes.

It’s mostly good news though. The GH4 is an audacious and versatile camera, and the shrewd addition of 4K video – a technology still arguably yet to have its day in the sun – could make it a sharp investment for the future.

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review - Design
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review - Performance
  4. 4. Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review - Image Quality
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review - Verdict
  6. 6. Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review - Sample Image Gallery
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix GH4 Review - First Look
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