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First Look at the Panasonic Lumix GH4 with Zacuto.


First Look at the Panasonic Lumix GH4 with Zacuto from Zacuto on Vimeo.

Zacuto posted that interesting GH4 chat with Panasonic manager Matt Frazer. A real must see if you want to learn more about the GH4! There are a couple of very “honest” answers from Matt about the real ISO improvement and native ISO of the sensor.

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

Europen preorders, shipping date and price:
Germany: Wexcameras,
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.


  • fuzzynormal

    I swear to god, Zacuto won’t use 1 word to say something when 10,000 could be used. Everything they do is like that. So. Damn. Annoying.

  • Plooi Fiets

    Three old men talking, talking, talking, oh great, they will say the same when the next camera comes . . .

    • Smells like Plooi

      What exactly does their age have to do with anything? Younger people also do a lot of “talking talking talking”.

      • Plooi Fiets

        I reread what I wrote, and I can’t find the part where I wrote only old men talk. Women, children even parrots do . . . I hope you understand that the link between age and talking just came from you.

        • One More Thought

          First, the guys are more middle aged…

          Second, the referrence to age is clearly rather dismissive.

          • Plooi Fiets

            Maybe the fact that you’re such a nitpicker has a direct link to the size of the sensor in m43 camera’s. LOL case cloased?

        • Smells Like Plooi

          You were intentionally dismissive referencing age. I’d be inclined to say being a non native English speaker had something to do with it. However, from reading your other posts, it appears you are arrogant in any language.

  • jkrumm

    That was the most geeky video talk I’ve ever seen, but it was very impressive how well the Panasonic rep did.

  • Jens

    I really appreciate the Panasonic guy’s candor. No bullshit, didn’t insult our intelligence or read off a spec sheet. Gave it to us (seemingly) straight. Good video.

  • Tim

    I’m hoping the GH4’s viewfinder optics are better than the GH3 where distortion was terrible.
    Chris and Jordan from “TheCameraStore” think there’s still an issue but at least the resolution and refresh rate is improved. Won’t pre-order until I can check it out for myself.

  • Mel

    I really appreciate the honesty from the Panasonic Rep. I enjoyed the video very much. Maybe I’m an old man too. LoL!!!

  • One More Thought

    The interviewer was correct when he noted the Panasonic booth at NAB will be mobbed…this GH4 is one hot camera.

  • OneQuarterSensor

    Another giant expensive toy, but what is that puny thing inside? Is it the AF sensor? Nope, it is the imaging sensor LOL

    • hhhals


  • Orange

    Just have to wait for a 4k hdmi recorder then. YAGH not needed once that happens.

    • Panamatt

      Hello Orange,

      I am the Matt Frazer from the video and yes you are correct that the YAGH is not neccessary for the output of 4K video in any flavor we offer. I would warn, however that there are real benefits to the conversion of HDMI to SDI, here are just 3.

      1. Length of cable runs, Once you get a chance to output 4K over HDMI you will see that it is very unstable with runs over 6 or 7 feet. SDI gives you far greater range (hundreds of feet)

      2. HDMI cables, paticularly micro HDMI, can easily come out of the camera and you can loose your recording or have a blip occur in the video.

      3. Timecode, per a conversation I had with the lead electrical engineer on the YAGH project, timecode is NOT in the HDMI steam, it comes to the YAGH through 1 of the 5 new pins on the bottom of the GH4. If you need timecode in your outboard recorder, you will need the YAGH to pass it along.

      By no means do I think everyone will need a YAGH, in-fact many on the lower budget of video production will not be able to afford one at the launch so I wanted them to know it is a nice to have item, not a need to have.


      • Orange

        Thank you so much!

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