GH4 video quality makes the Canon 5DmarkIII look very very old.

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Well, it may be that many of you don’t care about 4K yet but the GH4 will may let you change your mind about it. The image on top shows you how mind-blowing good the quality of the Gh4 video is. The Blackmagic Cinema Pocket and the Canon 5DmarkIII are nowhere near to the GH4. The Gh4 has astonishing resolution and zero moiree. The test has been made by Camera Zone and you can see their full review here below:

GH4 4K Shootout vs BMPCC vs 5D MarkIII from Camera Zone on Vimeo.

You know it well, I wasn’t a fan of the “3D hype”. But the “4K hype” makes much more sense to me! And the early owner reviews on Amazon’s GH4 site (Click here) are also all very positive!

North American preorders, shipping date and price:
GH4 camera at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Ritz Camera and Panasonic. Price: $1,698. In Canada at Vistek.
GH4 camera with interface unit at Adorama and BHphoto. Price: $3,298
Interface unit only at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic. Price: $1,998

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras, Marcotec-shop.de.
UK at Wexphotographic, CameraWorld, UKdigital, CVP, TipTop.
Holland at Fotohanskeuzekamp.
Belgium at Fotokonijnenberg.
Norway at Fotovideo.
Sweden at Cyberphoto, Skandinavianphoto.
Finland at Telefoto, Topshot, Verkkoauppa.
France at Photocineshop.
Spain: Fotoboom.

Asian preorders, shipping date and price:
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a little bit of everything…

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Introducing 4K Video Advantages – A Revolution in Videography (Panasonic)

GH4 test at Fotopolis.
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 Waterproof Review (ePhotozine).
Cheap focal reducer test with gh2 also compared to full frame D600 at Stronzvanderploeg.
Documentary filmed with Panasonic 4K (in low light) on Youtube.
Nocticron comparison at Tomnguyenstudio.
Olympus SH-1 review at DC.watch.

David:Hey, I found a way to make smooth, super-slow, sharp, slow-motion video cheaply! A video test sample is here:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkb0JtrN0n0&feature=youtu.be   (To view it properly, select “1080P” and “full-screen”.  It takes a few seconds to switch to the higher resolution and larger size, and you may need to pause the playing to let the streaming get a bit ahead to prevent “stops” in the playing of this video.) I put a half-sizedfull-speed version of the video at the beginning and end for comparison with the 1/8th play speed of the full-sized version between them. The slow-motion version on YouTube still retains much of the original file’s sharpness, even with streaming, but both sharpness and smoothness do suffer a bit compared with the original slow-motion file. The “music” was a quick “cobbling together” of some of my MIDI and bird sound recordings. The camera used was a Panasonic G5, which shoots very sharp 1080-60p video. The lens is a very sharp selected sample of the Rokinon 180-degree 7.5mm fisheye. This was only a test – and it “ain’t purdy”…;-) To find out how I did it, click on “About” on YouTube, and you will know “the secrets”!;-) “

Tamino:some work done with GH3 we did for Coach https://vimeo.com/91715204

Jan:I made a comparioson review of a noname Four Thirds to Micro Four Thirds Adapter from china and the original MMF-1 Adapter from Olympus. I thought this might be interesting for your readers. The comparison is on Youtube in English (http://youtu.be/dG9IG9j33Vg) and German (http://youtu.be/YzvRuIvVL10). I posted the full article (in German) on my blog: www.janundseinekamera.de/olympus-mmf-1-vs-noname-ft-mft-adapter-vergleichstest/

Brian:This is a sports video shot entirely with the Panasonic GX7 and GM1. The lenses used were the Panasonic 12-35mm and 35-100mm f2.8 zoom lenses. Drake Relays 2014 https://vimeo.com/93013966

Anonymous:Not bad at all! “NOTE: Testing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 continues. Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät -photo set was shot entirely with Olympus and FM2000 shots are taken with EOS 5D Mark III. By looking at the pictures you can hardly see any difference (if at all). This guy has three sets of E-m1 images here: http://petrivilenphotography.blogspot.fi/search/label/OM-D%20E-M1

Paulo:Here’s a video of a Panasonic rep going over the GH4 and the A500 action camera that also shoots 4K videos. Feel free to embed it on your site if you like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gybBZ_oUJwo

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Atomos Shogun available for preorder. Blackmagic Studio in Stock.

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If you plan to buy (or already own) the new Panasonic GH4 you may consider to take out the best from the camera by recording 10bit 4:2:2 4K videos on the now for preorder available Atomos Shogun (here at BHphoto). These are the Product Highlights:

  • 1920×1200 IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Records UHD 4K (3840×2160) up to 30 fps
  • Records 1080p up to 120 fps
  • ProRes and DNxHD 10-Bit, 4:2:2 Encoding
  • Uncompressed Cinema DNG Raw 4K Support
  • UHD 4K-Capable HDMI Input
  • 12G-SDI Input and Loop-Output
  • Stores to Single or Raided HDDs or SDDs
  • Rec. 709 Calibrated with 3D LUT Support
  • XLR Audio LEMO Breakout Cable Included

And this is the most “different” MFT camera ever made: The new Blackmagic Studio HD Camera with MFT mount is in Stock at Adorama (Click here).

UPDATE: Adobe Lightroom 5 now sells for $90 only at Amazon US (Click here).

More US deals:
Black Panasonic GM1 body for $583 on eBay US (Click here).
All current Olympus US deals can be seen on that GetOlympus page (Click here).

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