Panasonic has unveiled new details about their GH 4K camera at CES, and it’s likely to be the lowest price interchangeable lens 4K cam when it’s released in February Under $2000 – £1500. Though going on previous releases, more expensive in the UK
I shot my last film on a Panasonic GH3 and GH2 DSLRs and for me I really like working with Micro 4/3rds. I can use all my old lenses and the viewfinder options are great. OK ..not having inbuilt ND filters is a pain …and the 8 bit colour output is very limiting for colour grading, especially when you get the colour balance wrong ( …whoops. ) …but all in all they’re great cameras.
So a GH camera which will shoot 4 K and more particularly the rumoured 10 bit output …for under £1500 will be really useful.
Now Panasonic has shown a prototype GH4K at CES. Following up rumours about the GH 4K‘ spec which will fit into their mirrorless camera line. Engadget got a few photos of the new 4K cam at the Panasonic booth, and managed to get some new details from the representative there. Though the photos look suspiciously like a rebadged GH3
Here’s what he says..
UHD content can be recorded at 200 Mbps, and output in a full live feed via a mini-HDMI port (thanks to ALL-I Intra mode) to display on a computer or record to a hard drive. Of course, the Micro-Four Thirds shooter can save footage straight to an SDXC card — a UHS Class 3 prototype variant tuned for such a task was on display — though space will run out fairly quickly.
Previous rumoured specs ..thanks to No Film School
1mil dot OLED screen
21mm OLED viewfinder, 3,000+ dot.
200mbps mp4 All-i/100mbps IPB
4:2:2 10/8bit output
3G-SDI and XLR adaptor (An adaptor that the camera sits on with XLR x2, HD-SDI x4)