Panasonic Thu, 24 Apr 14 18:14:59 -0600 Panasonic en-CA GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, User reviews and opinions Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10202@/talks/discussions Dedicated only to personal reviews, opinions and tests.

GH4 4K Panasonic video camera, official topic Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:05:26 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9542@/talks/discussions image


  • High speed 16Mp sensor
  • 2.36Mp OLED EVF
  • 1,036Mp OLED screem
  • 4K: 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160 / up to 30 fps, up to 100Mbps
  • 1080p modes up to 96fps (in variable frame rate), up to 200Mbps I, or 100Mbps IBP modes (see below)
  • peaking with adjustments
  • 422 recording (external)
  • Stills - 12fps constant focus, 7.5fps - with focusing
  • Interface Unit with two XLR, 4 SDI
  • PAL/NTSC switchable
  • Weight with batteries - 560g
  • Dimensions - 133 mm x 93 mm x 84 mm
  • Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Price - unknown yet

Jump to post after official announcement -

Useful links

Available at:

Recording modes:

  • NTSC
    • MOV
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 29.97p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 23.98p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM,
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 29.97p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM/AAC
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 23.98p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 28Mbps(IPB), AAC [FHD] 1920×1080, 29.97p, 20Mbps(IPB), AAC
      • [HD] 1280×720, 29.97p, 10Mbps(IPB), AAC
    • AVCHD
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94p, 28Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94i, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 29.97fps)
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 59.94i, 17Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 59.94fps)
  • PAL
    • MOV
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 25.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 25.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM/AAC
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 28Mbps(IPB), AAC
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 25.00p, 20Mbps(IPB), AAC [HD]
      • 1280×720, 25.00p, 10Mbps(IPB), AAC
    • AVCHD
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00p, 28Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00i, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 25.00fps)
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 50.00i, 17Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital (sensor output: 50.00fps)
  • Cinema
    • MOV
      • [C4K] 4096×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 24.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • MP4
      • [C4K] 4096×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [4K] 3840×2160, 24.00p, 100Mbps(IPB), LPCM
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 24.00p, 200Mbps(ALL-Intra)/100Mbps(IPB)/50Mbps(IPB), LPCM
    • AVCHD -
      • [FHD] 1920×1080, 23.98p, 24Mbps(IPB), Dolby Digital


Samples and videos

4K crop calculations:

Stills horizontal resolution - 4608
Cinema 4K horizontal resolution - 4096
4K horizontal resolution - 3840

This makes crop:

  • Cinema 4K - 1,125x
  • 4K - 1,2x

of course, it is additional crop (to 2x typical for m43), so you must multiple two if you need to know relative FF crop.

Previous related topics:

Official Panasonic GH3 topic, series 3 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 12:24:44 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5344@/talks/discussions This is continue of topics


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Direct manuals links


Short Specifications

  • Effective Megapixels - 16.05 Megapixels (17.20 total)
  • Live MOS/17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio), not multi aspect
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 3.0" 640k OLED Monitor with static touch control
  • 1.74Mp OLED EVF
  • Video - AVCHD 2.0 1080p50 (PAL), 1080p60 (NTSC), 1080p24 (with slow and fast variations, like 12fps and 50fps).
  • Three containers (AVCHD, MOV and MP4) and large bitrate modes, bot intraframe and interframe.
  • Shutter Speeds - 60-1/4000
  • Flash modes - Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
  • Battery - Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh), old or new?
  • Continuous Shooting Speed - 6 fps
  • Weather Proof
  • WB - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, 2, Color temperature setting
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC cards compatible
  • Dimensions - 132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0mm / 5.23 x 3.68 x 3.23 in
  • USB 2.0
  • Weight - 550g
  • Price - $1299 (body only!)

Available at:

Check other topic below for other countries and other US options:

Leica T Camera Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:53:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10243@/talks/discussions

Panasonic G6 Issues Fri, 05 Jul 2013 03:24:56 -0600 oscillian 7434@/talks/discussions Starting this topic to gather issues that could lead to firmware update for the G6 :)

Panasonic G6 topic, GH2 replacement camera Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:47:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6788@/talks/discussions image


  • 16.05 megapixels sensor
  • 3" 1Mpix screen In-Cell Touch Monitor, Touch Pad function for EVF
  • 240 fps readout for fast focus
  • 1,440,000 OLED viewfinder, eye sensor
  • 1080/24p, 1920 x 1080p60, 1280 x 720p60 (for PAl cameras it is 50p)
  • Manual video controls
  • Time lapse video
  • Stop motion mode
  • 28Mbps for 60p.
  • 3.5mm mike input
  • Build in WI-Fi with NFC
  • 1000mAh battery, 7.2Wh
  • 390 g
  • Kit price - $749
  • 122 x 85 x 71 mm

DMC-G6 incorporates Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode.

The Clear Retouch makes it is possible to erase unwanted objects or figures in an image by just tracing over them on monitor with a fingertip. They naturally disappear without destroying the image.

Adjustable HDR mode While the Panasonic G5 had an in-camera HDR mode, there was only an On or Off setting with no scope to tone down the effect. The new Lumix G6 addresses this problem by offering a range of options from Low to High.

Product page -


Where to order?:

Panasonic GX7 aka GX2, with IBIS topic Thu, 23 May 2013 07:22:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7051@/talks/discussions image



Official specifications

  • 16MP Digital Live MOS sensor
  • Tilting 1.04MP screen
  • 90 degrees tiltable EVF with 2.76 million dots (cov - 100%, mag - 1.39x) *1920×1080/60p full HD video
  • Fastest shutter is 1/8000 second
  • Maximum sensitivity is ISO25600
  • Flash sync - 1/320s
  • Highlight and shadow curve adjustments
  • Three level focus peaking
  • Silent mode
  • in body image stabilization
  • Focus peaking
  • NFC and Wi-Fi
  • 80 degrees titltable LCD with 3.0 in. 1.04 million dots
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • 402g
  • 123x71x55 mm

Available at:

Previews and videos

Will be added soon, check from 4rd page for now.

Panasonic GM1 official topic Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:28:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8254@/talks/discussions image


Ultra compact m43 camera.

Official specs:

  • 16Mp CMOS sensor
  • 1/16000 minimum shutter speed
  • Very small
  • Light metal body
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.0", 1036K dot touch screen
  • 1080i60/p30 (sic!)
  • 1080/24p 24Mbit
  • Built-in pop-up flash
  • Focus peaking
  • PIP magnification for manual focus
  • silent mode
  • 204 g
  • 99mm x 55mm x 30 mm

Previews and samples

Available at:

Remote triggering flash and shutter on GH2 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:39:20 -0600 Riker 10155@/talks/discussions I want to shoot couple of shots using off camera flash multiple times on different locations, so I need both wireless triggers for flash and shutter.

Can anyone confirm these things will work on GH2: RW-221 wireless shutter remote and Yongnuo RF-602 for triggering my Nissin 466 flash?

Battery Error msg is actually from camera impact! Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:40:39 -0700 tycho 9798@/talks/discussions I dropped my GH2 and got a "this battery cannot be used" message (on both good BLC-12 batteries), and then ordered a new battery to confirm it was not a power issue, so now I am in a quandry as to how to proceed; is it worth attempting repairing at this point, should I upgrade to the GH4 since I do as much photo's as video and it is the 'latest greatest', should I look at another camera like a Fuji, Sony, BMCC, etc. now?

I have a couple Nikon lenses (50mm f1.2, 70-300 f.4 and Metabones Speedbooster N m43) and an Oly Pen F 25mm with m43 adapter as well as the kit Panny lens, nothing I couldn't sell or transition with.

Portability, quality, and ease of use are primary considerations for photo HDR brackets for panoramic's mostly, shooting a video of an interview with a WWII vet w natural lighting, but nothing professionally, $1000 to $2000 range. If camera isn't worth fixing, is it worth anything?

Any recommendations?

Ask developers of the Panasonic Lumix GH4, plus, answers about the m43 format Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:35:57 -0600 driftwood 10019@/talks/discussions Still toying with the idea of your next camera purchase - the GH4, GH3, GM1 - or other? Are you worried about the future of micro four thirds? Want to know why Panasonic have chosen the GH4 as their next model in the GHx Lumix series? Why the YAGH? Have a concern? Have a recommendation? Want to know more about the future path of the GH series? Then this is your chance.

We're giving all our personal-view members the opportunity to put their questions regarding m43, the new Lumix GH4 plus more to a certain Mr Koyama - the man in charge of the whole GH4 project and product concept, product planning and support.

We will then collate all your questions and the best of them will be put to Koyama this week in which he has promised to answer as best he can. Deadline for your questions is this Friday, 4th April.

Write them below. Please stick to questions only - no comments off-hand or discussions. Don't be shy. Ask away!

Questions only - no stupid stuff - it will simply be ignored.

Is it time to sale the GH2 & upgrade to GH4 ? Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:32:28 -0600 EliCross 10035@/talks/discussions Fellas im thinking about selling my GH2 to get the GH4 is it worth it? Or should i keep GH2 because of the cult status?

GH3 HDMI Progressive possible? Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:19:39 -0600 kupchenpo 10125@/talks/discussions So I've read and read and I still can't find a solid, up-to-date answer to this question. Can the GH3 output true 24p out of the HDMI to send to a mixer or recorder? @driftwood @kavadni

It seems that some people say that it's possible with Viera Link turned off and resolution set to AUTO, but other say that doesn't work. I have some live shoots coming up where I'll need to feed a mixer 24p, and need to decide if something like an Atomos Connect is necessary for pulldown removal. I don't need SDI for run length, so I'd only be using these (in a practical sense) for pulldown removal.

Can anyone tell me if this is necessary with the most up to date firmware?

GH3 hdmi not outputting 1080p despite viera link=off & hdmi mode=auto Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:59:56 -0600 andrevanberlo 9915@/talks/discussions Hey Everyone,

Just got the ultrastudio mini recorder and started testing with the GH3 hdmi out. It sends 1080i50 when it is in auto mode despite the fact that I have rec quality in 1080p/25. 720p/50 is also possible but no 1080p.

I checked the FAQ for GH3 and there it says:

"How to make the Lumix GH3 camera deliver proper, recordable 1080p over HDMI: Deactivate VIERRA Link and Set HDMI Output to AUTO"

With me it doesn't work. Does anyone have an idea how I can do this or are 720p and 1080i the only possibilities?



PS I have installed latest firmware on my GH3

GH3 Best Video Settings Tue, 28 May 2013 18:13:57 -0600 maddog15 7091@/talks/discussions Bought a GH3 just over a week ago. So far extremely happy with it on many levels. Have an interview job coming up so I did a multi cam test with my GH2 (Moon T5 loaded) and my new GH3 (Highest setting - MOV 1080p 24, @ 72Mb/s, All Intra). GH3 as camera A - front, GH2 as camera B - profile. When I synced the two vids in Premiere Pro for a multi cam edit... things were...different. Long and short of it.... the GH2 with Moon T5 kicked the GH3's butt hands down in low light.

In a nutshell the GH3 produced much more noise than I expected. And an overall lower quality image vs the GH2 under the same shooting conditions. (Both cameras shooting with the same f-stop, S-speed and ISO)

It was recommende3d by @robbin that I try the 50Mb/s IPB setting. I did so but still don't see much improvement or change in the noise with lower light. Was shooting at ISO 400 so I should be fairly safe right? Per many other professional shooters I have Sharpness at -5, Contrast -5, Saturation -2. Noise Reduction at 0 as -5 allows too much noise and +5 seems to muddy or soften the image as a whole to me.

Any feedback is welcome on best video settings for GH3

Extended Tele Converter (TEC) Mode wont activate on GH3. Any advices? Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:40:16 -0700 pedrinho 9801@/talks/discussions Hi there!

I went to film racing event last weekend with my GH3. I've remembered playing with this option on my GH2 but then never require it really. I wanted to give it a go on this event.. and it dosen't activate. I mean it's available and goes to "ON" mode in menu but does not affect picture at all (it's still same focal distance being displayed.)

I have being played it with different manual recording modes and while in preveiw and actuall recording mode. Tried different codecs and resolutions. I've swaped and tried 3 different lenses (20mm lumix, 35-100 lumix and 45olympus). I went to menu and used "Reset" option to bring camera to factory settings. No result

Is there something I'm missing any advices before getting myself introduce to Panasonic customer service :) ?


what needs to be replaced when GH2 is bricked Sun, 12 Aug 2012 17:55:37 -0600 blues 4223@/talks/discussions 3 months wait and $200 dollars so beware with 3rd party batteries when updating firmwares comrades!!!!

Panasonic G6 Spring promotion - help please... Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:38:26 -0600 Spinsterboy 10018@/talks/discussions Hi,

long time PV user - first time poster.

I'd like to ask some opinions - Here in the UK Panasonic are about to launch a spring promotion (it's a bit hush hush) the deal is, you buy a GH3, and get the battery grip and a 22mm 1.4 Panny lens thrown in for good measure. (could be a 24mm though) anyway, I currently shot with a G6 making music videos and youtube stuff, but I do occasionally shoot higher end stuff. Do i trade in the G6 (and pray it then doesn't get hacked the week after) and trade up to the GH3, or stick with the G6?

I like the weather sealing feature, and the higher bitrates, but i'll miss peaking...

I read somewhere that the GH3 has a smaller sensor - is this right?

Will i see a big jump in quality? And if not is this deal too good to miss?

Thanks in advance,


GF2 prefered shutter speed for video Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:49:30 -0600 ephtrackx 10007@/talks/discussions Just to clear things up - I've read that in spite of 60\50 fps recording the sensor output in GF2 is only capable of 30\25 fps. So the "ideal" or so-called "cinematic" shutter speed for video would be 1\60 or 1\50 but not 1\120 or 1\100? Thanks in advance for your answers. It's just so confusing - why have they made 60\50 fps recording while in fact it's just doubling the initial framerate without actually having an option for 1\2 slow motion?

Hacked GH2 Dynamic Range Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:12:36 -0700 T1000 9440@/talks/discussions Does anyone know how many stops of dynamic range the hacked GH2 has? I've read many conflicting articles online. Some say 7.5, 10, 11.5. Any help would be great! Thanks!

Panasonic G6 Hack Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:40:53 -0600 sebastala 9978@/talks/discussions It's possible to hack the Panasonic G6 using the existing GH2 hack?

gh2 flickering Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:28:07 -0600 howardst 9994@/talks/discussions I run a gh2 with cake 2.3 in720 and edit in vegas 12. Whenever i film tree leaves especially in the wind or vertical stripes in shirts etc and especially grass the footage has like a flicker in it. Ive read about moire and aliasing i suppose thats what it is. Im wondering how i can elininate it. I find it very distracting. Any insight is most appreciated

Official Panasonic GF5 topic Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:07:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2769@/talks/discussions image





  • New high-sensitivity Micro Four Thirds 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • ISO setting: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800
  • Burst Speed: 4fps
  • Video: AVCHD/MP4 (FullHD)
  • Microphone: Stereo
  • Bright and responsive 3.0-inch 920k dot LCD touchscreen
  • Light Speed Auto Focus of just 0.09 seconds
  • Ports: TV/Digital Out and Mini HDMI*
  • 1280 x 720p (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
  • Full AVCHD 1080/60i video (from 30fps sensor output) with MP4 recording option
  • Built-in orientation sensor
  • Venus Engine VII HD2 with Multi-process Noise Reduction
  • Creative filters: 14
  • Size: 107.7 x 66.6 x 36.8 mm mm (excluding protrusions)
  • Weight: Approx. 267g(including SD card, Battery, Body)
  • Built-in Flash: TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.3 equivalent. Built-in Pop-up
  • Interface: HDMI, Digital AV output, stereo microphone, speaker





GH2 Exposure lock? Mon, 04 Jul 2011 05:07:13 -0600 fatpig 324@/talks/discussions
I was wondering, if there is any way to stop GH2 from constantly changing exposure when lighting changes?
It is indicated by a little bar on the bottom which goes from -3 to +3 if i correctly remember

GH3 Issues Topic Sat, 15 Dec 2012 02:45:24 -0700 vaitor 5488@/talks/discussions Hi,

I just received my GH3 from Samys and my FN4 button does not work. I'm think it might be a rare case but since I live abroad and it took two weeks to get it from the US it is pretty annoying. I can still go back in the menu by using the touch screen but it is quit inconvenient.

My question: Did anyone ever came across such an issue with any other DSLR? Is it possible to repair it locally (cheap?) I am not a technician but I am guessing it is either the wiring or a lose contact. So I would like to avoid sending it back/or sending it in to Panasonic for repair. Also: If there is no other solution and I have to send it to panasonic, what are the usual repair times? any experience?

Any advise? Thanks in advance!


GH3 user reviews and opinions Mon, 26 Nov 2012 01:29:01 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5304@/talks/discussions Topic dedicated ONLY to post review/opinion if you have camera on hand.

Also for discussions about such opinions.

For all other discussions use other topics or general GH3 official topic

Taking Pictures with GH2.. need some advice shooting properly Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:46:49 -0600 WRLEO 4731@/talks/discussions I have been taking pictures for a long time but with Nikon's.. I have never had so much problems with taking pictures with a camera as i have with the Gh2.. 99% of my photos are blurry in some aspect and action or slow moving objects are always a problem.. i am using the 14-140 lens by panasonic and can never get a clean picture without a tripod. Is there any kind of setting for actions shots and not blurry? Can anyone help me? Thanks guys.. My Videos are perfect, i love my GH2 for this... But my pics are crapola..

GH3 Wi-Fi Questions and Apps discussions Wed, 05 Dec 2012 23:28:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5389@/talks/discussions Intended to discuss all the wi-fi related things only.

Plus AppStore and Android apps.

RAW Image Corruption on GH2 Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:42:55 -0600 sam_stickland 9883@/talks/discussions Any idea what causes this sort of corruption in a RAW image off a GH2? It's not every image (maybe one in thirty) and the line isn't always in the same place. I only noticed these after they were copied onto an external hard drive (which I've since scanned for errors). The images were copied off a Transcend 32GB card via a Lightroom import using the inbuilt memory card reader on my laptop.

Options: - Memory card problem - Memory card copy problem - Memory card reader problem - Hard disk corruption

I'm currently in Peru and I don't have other cards and readers here to test :(

I've attached a resized JPG export of the problem, but I can post the RW2 file too if it's helpful

GX1: Official topic Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:14:39 -0600 amateur 1283@/talks/discussions in Europe and USA for about one month later. 43rumors just said that one of their top source had the chance to play with
this amazing toy and they are saying that ''this is the camera with the best image quality to date.'' IN HIS OPINION

It has the G3 sensor. By previous tests the G3 has a better HIGH ISO than the GH2. But also a new much improved processing engine ;) so just imagine...

What you guys think about it is a Great low light camera ?