Panasonic GH4 Shooter’s Report Part I: High Performance, High Resolution, High Functionality


posted Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM EST


Despite 4K video recording as the hallmark feature of the new Panasonic GH4, Panasonic's new flagship mirrorless camera is still a top-notch camera for still photography as well. I had a couple of weeks to spend some quality time shooting with the GH4 -- out on the streets of New Orleans and along South Carolina's coast -- and right off the bat, I was very impressed with both the image quality and performance of this new mirrorless camera.

In the first, and quite extensive, installment of my Panasonic GH4 Shooter's Report, I dive in with my take on the handling of this DSLR-esque mirrorless camera, as well as discuss its performance and image quality after shooting a variety of subjects, from tourist-y street photos around the French Quarter of New Orleans to some landscapes and wildlife shots down in South Carolina. Needless to say, overall, the GH4 is impressive on basically all counts thus far. 

I've also touched on the camera's stunning 4K video recording performance with a few sample videos and crisp framegrabs, although I'll go further in-depth with video recording in my next Shooter's Report. I also investigate the built-in Wi-Fi features, which allow for full remote control shooting, quick transfer / sharing and geo-tagging. 

Below are a few sample images from my time so far with the Panasonic GH4, or if you're ready to get into the thick of things, head on over to the Panasonic GH4 review for my first Shooter's Report for all the details. As always, feel free to comment over on the review page if you have any questions about the camera or would like me to test something for my next shooter's report.

GH4 + Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8: 12mm, f/4, 1/3200s, ISO 200
GH4 + Olympus 75-300mm II: 300mm, f/6.7, 1/640s, ISO 640
GH4 + Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8: 12mm, f/2.8, 1/1000s, ISO 200