• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
  • Samsung NX Mini
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Predecessor: Panasonic GH3
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Successor: Panasonic GH5
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General
Model Number: GH4 NX Mini
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes No
Retail Price: $1500.00 $549.00
Street Price: $697.99 $549.95
Date Available: 2014-04-30 2014-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 20.1 oz (569 g)
includes batteries
9.5 oz (269 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.2 x 3.7 x 3.3 in.
(133 x 93 x 84 mm)
4.3 x 2.4 x 0.9 in.
(110 x 62 x 23 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 20.5
Sensor Format: 4/3 1 inch
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 74  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.2  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.8  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 791  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, Other),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
2336 x 1720 (4.0 MP, Other),
2336 x 1560 (3.6 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1744 x 1744 (3.0 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), .SRW 12-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 12.8 6.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 4096x2160 (24p)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (96p)
1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) MP4 (H.264) with AAC monaural audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Samsung NX-M
Lens: n/a Samsung 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 ED OIS NX-M; 9 elements in 8 groups including 1 Extra-low Dispersion and 2 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 73mm
Focal Length (actual):   9 - 27mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.00x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/11; 7-blade circular aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   14 cm to Infinity
5.5 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 39.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x; Magnification ratio depends on recording pixels and aspect ratio Up to 2x i-Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face/Eye detection, AF Tracking, 49-area-focusing, Custom Multi, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint (Full area touch is available) Contrast Detection: 21 points (normal), has single-point and 35-point closeup modes; Face Detection: Max. 10 faces; Object Tracking AF; Single AF, Continuous AF, MF, Touch AF & Shutter
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / OLED No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: EVF: 2,359K-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 1.34x / 0.67x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +4 diopter, adjustable eye sensor  
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: 2,359,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.67x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.34x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 200 160
ISO Settings: Auto, Intelligent ISO, 200-25600; in 1/3 or 1 EV steps; expandable to ISO 100 Auto (up to 3200), 160-12800 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps; extendable to 100 and 25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2/3/4, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps) Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, White Fluorescent, Neutral Fluorescent, Daylight Fluorescent, Tungsten, Flash, Custom, Kelvin Color Temp., 7-step A/B + G/M adjust
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1728-zone Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot 221-segment Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: No scene modes. Creative Control (Stills): Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine; Creative Control (Movies): Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Fantasy, One Point Color Smart Mode: Beauty Face, Best Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Firework, Light Trace, Continuous Shot, Kids Shot, Food, Parties and Indoors; Smart Filter: Miniature, Vignetting, Sketch, Fish Eye; Smart Range+; HDR
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 shots after 10 seconds 2-30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction (when iA, iA+), Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Off; Built-in flash supports wireless mode (4 channels, 3 groups) Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 12.0 m / 39.4 ft. 4.0 m / 13.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN = 17m (ISO 200) Lens dependant; GN=4.9m (at ISO 160, 24mm), 4m (at ISO 100, 24mm)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync Socket Proprietary Flash Port
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG .SRW 12-bit RAW, RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) MP4 (H.264) with AAC monaural audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: Yes No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired DMW-RSL1 Yes, via USB or Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), 2.5mm Remote Jack, 3.5mm Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, DMW-YAGH IU Connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI 1.3a, Micro USB
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.35 0.96
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.40 1.76
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.35 1.70
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 12.8 6.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 11
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.8 6.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 21 5
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.9 5.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 21 5
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.19 seconds 0.35 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.057 seconds 0.168 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.35 seconds 0.48 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.050 seconds 0.164 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF, wide-area AF mode = 0.186s  
Startup Time: 0.8 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.7 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.2 seconds 4.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 530 shots 530 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 500 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary B740A
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary B740A lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5 PE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8); SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.1 SE (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Mac OS X v10.5-10.8); LoiLoScope (trial version) (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8) Adobe Lightroom 5, iLauncher
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS X Windows 7 / 8, Mac OS 10.5+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Up to 4Kp30 Ultra HD video, higher-res EVF and OLED monitor, 12fps full-res burst mode, 1/8000s top shutter speed, 1/250 x-sync, 200K shutter, optional DMW-YAGH Interface Unit. World's slimmest and lightest ILC features 1-inch 20MP BSI sensor, new NX-M lens mount, tilting 3-inch touchscreen, 6fps full-res burst mode, built-in WiFi with NFC. Available in white, pink, mint green, brown or black, in two kits (with 9mm f/3.5 lens or with 9-27mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens plus external SEF7A flash).