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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M Digital Camera

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17.2MP 1.34x MOS 4x May 2016
Megapixel 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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14 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 4,743 expert and user reviews for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras.

Just Released Eight Months Ago

Panasonic only released the Lumix DMC-GH4M eight months ago.

Supports Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M, the Lumix DMC-GH4M supports wi-Fi.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPEG XR, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Panasonic camera. The image formats supporteds EXIF, MPO and RAW are also supported by this digital camera.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080|3840 x 2160|4096 x 2160 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on latest cameras.

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Very High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 25,600, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a very high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M range from 800 to 26,000.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on recently released comparable spec digital cameras.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M is 1,100mAh. The battery capacity of the Lumix DMC-GH4M of 1,860 milliampere * hour is one of the biggest amongst new compact cameras.

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Has Six White Balances

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a greater number of white balance modes than most new digital cameras. This Panasonic digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most newly released cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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. Latest cameras still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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500 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Lumix DMC-GH4M is a camera that takes 500 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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OLED Display

This digital camera has an OLED display, which is typical of many recently released digital cameras. 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

This digital camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many new comparable spec cameras.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other compact cameras that were launched in the last year, the optical zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M of only 1.34 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The optical zooms of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M range from 1.3x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 13x.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix W100[plb_3759604_price] (3x), or the Kodak Pixpro FZ43[plb_3744606_price] (4x).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M do have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_3870782_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that are a similar age 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.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might also want to consider including the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-GH4M is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Lumix DMC-GH4M is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new compact cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price], the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M, the Lumix DMC-GH4M does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GH4M do not have a built-in flash. The Lumix DMC-GH4M is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has one of the shortest slowest camera shutter speeds (only 0.4 seconds) amongst compact cameras of this age. The slowest camera shutter speeds of recently released comparable spec digital cameras range from 0.4s to 120s.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Lumix DMC-GH4M has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for the last year. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of cameras that have been available for the last year is 170g. The Lumix DMC-GH4M is very heavy (480 grams) compared to most of the other latest compact cameras.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] (223g and higher rated), or the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price] (270g and higher rated).

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Only Supports Three Wi-Fi Standardss

The number of wireless LAN types supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an IEEE 802.11b wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently supported wi-Fi standards supported by compact cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The wi-Fi standardss "IEEE 802.11g" and "IEEE 802.11n" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other new compact cameras. New compact cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 4.9 and 7, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.5.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GH4M range from 1.8 to 3.8. At 3.5, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GH4M.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price], the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price], and the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out in 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 compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price], the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price], and the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC).

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 17.2 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-GH4M has a fairly typical megapixel compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released in the last year.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4M has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for the last year.

Alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the PowerShot SX540 HS[pl_3191137_price], or the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Pixpro FZ152[pl_3584864_price] (6x), or the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price] (6x) both from Kodak.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that were released in the last year.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a MOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price], and the Lumix DMC-FZ300[pl_2966575_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a better sensor type then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Battery Charger Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Auto Focus

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232851652

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