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Panasonic GH-4K out in February for under £1500

Posted by Phil On January - 8 - 2014

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.

I’ve shot these  on GH2 and GH3   John Lennon’s Turd  & Love

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

1/8000 shutter
1mil dot OLED screen
21mm OLED viewfinder, 3,000+ dot.
Time code
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)



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