Panasonic GH4 Versatile Hybrid Camera

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I consider the Panasonic Lumix GH4 to be the most versatile and practical multimedia camera on the market today. The features that most influence my opinion of this camera as the precedent setting example of a Hybrid Camera suited for internet based multimedia distribution are as follows:

  • 16Megapixel RAW and JPEG Still Photography
  • 4K and 1080P HD internally recorded video
  • Micro Four Thirds Consortium and 3rd party products
  • Large selection of native Micro Four Thirds lenses some with OIS
  • Use of Legacy 35mm lenses and variety of lens mounts using adapters
  • Competitive price for camera body, lenses and accessories
  • Wifi connectivity and wireless remote control with Lumix Link app
  • SDHC and SDXC memory card use lowers the cost of storage
  • File sizes are practical for storage demands for long duration recording
  • EVF and articulating LED screen WYSIWYG electronic displays
  • Advantages of Touch screen LED, Focus Peaking and Magnified Viewing
  • Weather proof body and selection of weather sealed zoom/prime lenses
  • TTL and Manual Flash capability
  • Relative small size and low weight as compared to HDSLR cameras and lenses
  • Using Handheld Rigs, Cages and 3 Axis gimbal stabilizers is easier
  • Smaller and lighter support equipment such as Tripods, Dollies and Sliders
  • Facilitates MultiCam Shoots with ease of transport and setup
  • Fast switching between shooting stills and video via assigned Custom settings
  • Timelapse and Variable Frame rates in camera and playback in camera
  • High resolution HDMI recording in and monitoring up to 4K
  • Manually control volume with  Internal and External microphones
  • Headphone Connection with 3.5mm stereo input
  • Customization of settings and shooting configurations via Menu settings
  • YAGH external unit adds SDI/10bit color recording in 4K and 1080 resolutions
  • YAGH unit adds two XLR microphone inputs with manual controls
  • 4K Photo Mode to easily extract 8MP photos with EXIF data from 4K video

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