LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GH4 has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,036k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Panasonic GH4 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
GH4 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,359kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic GH4 can shoot continuously at max speed of 12 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
GH4 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic GH4 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from.
Panasonic GH4 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Panasonic GH4 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
With Panasonic GH4, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 24p fps with bit rates up to 200 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. This means that Panasonic GH4 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor GH3 which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your GH3 and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of GH4.
GH4 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic GH4 also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Panasonic GH4 a very suitable camera high quality videography.
4K Photo Mode
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic GH4 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic GH4 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n, WPA/WPA2, WPS, Wi-Fi Direct) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our GH4. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect GH4 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic GH4 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 500 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 359 shots, Panasonic GH4 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Olympus E-M1X with its 870shots is the model with longest battery life among Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic GH4 vs Olympus E-M1X or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic GH4 Features Compared to Main Competitors