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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M Digital Camera

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17.2MP 1.34x MOS 4x May 2016
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
To offer more flexible usage, the DMC-GH4 even incorporates Wi-Fi with NFC technology or in-camera RAW development capability. It also complies with External Flash (DMW-FL580L), Stereo/Shotgun... More
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Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 7,428 owner and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

Only Released Seven Months Ago

This camera was released just seven months ago.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-GH4M supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out in the last year also support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_3870782_price], or the Canon G5 X[plb_3826275_price].

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Supports Three Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats EXIF, MPO and RAW are also supported by this camera.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GH4M supports a maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's 7% more video resolution than a 3840 x 2160 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M. 3840 x 2160 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera support a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

At 25,600, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a very high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M. Similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M have maximum ISO speeds of between 800 and 26,000.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

At 1,860 milliampere * hour, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has a very big battery capacity compared to most of the other latest comparable spec cameras. The smallest battery capacity of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M is 630mAh, the biggest is 1,900mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,000mAh.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-GH4M is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's 7% more video resolution than a 3840 x 2160 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on latest similar spec digital cameras. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months. Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2336 x 1752, 1824 x 1368, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2336 x 1560, 1824 x 1216, 4608 x 2592, 3840 x 2160, 1920x1080, 1824 x 1024, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448 and 1744 x 1744 and 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras that were released in the last year the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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500 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M take between 180 and 959 shots per battery charge, including the Lumix DMC-GH4M which takes 500 shots per battery charge.

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OLED Display

This camera has an OLED display, which is the most commonly found display on cameras that were released in the last 12 months. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across similar types of camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and 25600 are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M that we have checked, the optical zoom of the Lumix DMC-GH4M of only 1.34 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Across all the newly released cameras the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 50x.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price] (4x), or the Pixpro FZ42[pl_3745486_price] (4x) both from Kodak or the Nikon Coolpix W100[plb_3759604_price] (3x).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for the last year have an image stabiliser, however the Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have an image stabiliser.

Alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_3870782_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M do not support Full HD video. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider including the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price], the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the PowerShot SX420 IS[pl_3191138_price] all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M, the Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to look at including the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is not waterproof. Most of the other recently released compact camera digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M are not 3D compatible. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M does not support video recording. Most of the other new compact camera digital cameras also do not support video recording.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price], the Nikon Coolpix S6900[plb_2513006_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 0.4 seconds, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has one of the shortest maximum camera shutter speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The maximum camera shutter speeds of latest similar spec digital cameras range from 0.4s to 250s.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most latest similar spec digital cameras. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M is 180g. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M that we have checked, the Lumix DMC-GH4M's weight of 480 grams is one of the heaviest.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot G16[plb_1602829_price] (356g) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Three Wireless LAN Types

The number of wireless LAN types supported by the Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera supports an IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN type, which is the most frequently supported wireless LAN type supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M. The wireless LAN types "IEEE 802.11g" and "IEEE 802.11n" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

Comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 7. At only 5.6, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

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Very Tall

The average height of recently released similar spec digital cameras is 62mm, and the heights range from 38mm to 94mm. When compared to other new compact camera digital cameras that we have assessed, the height of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M of 93.4 millimeters is one of the tallest.

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Very Thick

At 83.9 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GH4M is fairly thick compared to most of the other cameras that came out in the last year. The thinnest camera that has been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M is 18mm deep, the thickest is 92mm, and the average depth is 35mm.

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Very Wide

The widths of recently released digital cameras range from 62mm to 140mm, and the average width is 100mm. When compared to other latest similar spec digital cameras, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M's width of 132.9 millimeters is one of the widest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price], or the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price] both from Canon or the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price], or the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price] both from Canon or the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a pretty typical megapixel count (17.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other new cameras.

If this Panasonic camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon G5 X[plb_3826275_price] (20.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other new digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot S120[pl_1602828_price], or the PowerShot G16[pl_1602829_price] both from Canon.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Pixpro FZ152[pl_3584864_price] (6x), the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price] (6x), or the Pixpro FZ42[pl_3745486_price] (6x) all from Kodak.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Technical Details
Auto Focus

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232851652

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