Panasonic has today unveiled their latest mirrorless camera, dubbed the Panasonic Lumix GH4 it features 4K video capturing, and claims to be the best Micro Four Thirds sensor for still images.
In terms of specs, the GH4 can capture 4K at 30/25/24 frames per second at a 100Mbps data rate, or capture 1080p at 60/50/30/25/24fps at 200Mbps ALL-Intra compression, which is way ahead of the current availability in terms of broadcast quality.
And if you do wish to broadcast with the camera, there’s also a new DMW-YAGH accessory that will allow for uncompressed 4K video output with fill 10-bit colour, as well as featuring time code sync via five SDI ports, and two channel XLR audio ports.
Sticking to the camera however, on the back there’s a 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder, with a 1m-dot 3 inch vari-angle OLED screen, as well as a weather-sealed body, new autofocus system called Depth From Defocus that has a 49-point focus.
There’s also a 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor, with the Venus Engine IX that enables 12fps burst shooting and up to 7.5fps with continuous autofocus.
No pricing or release dates have been revealed yet, but you can probably expect to be available for £2,000+.