The World’s First 4K Micro Four Thirds Camera Arrives in Malaysia!
Hands-on with Panasonic’s First 4K Mirrorless Camera
Last month, Panasonic Malaysia launched its longawaited and first 4K mirrorless camera, the LUMIX GH4, which primarily built for professional videographers and photographers. In conjunction with the launch, there was also an informational session with professionals who have familiarized themselves with the camera, one of them being Matt Siegel, a Hollywood-based director of photography who was invited as a guest speaker.
As the company’s first 4K mirrorless camera, the LUMIX GH4 comes with a new autofocus (AF) technology, which is one of its unique selling points. Siegel highlighted several of the LUMIX GH4 features that amazed him during the session, which include the flip-out OLED screen for flexibility during shooting, intelligent Electronic ViewFinder(EVF), Synchro Scan and the Highlight Shadow Function, which allows users to control the highlights and shadows directly from the display. That particular feature is rarely found on professional cinema cameras. Given the strong features and small form factor, he went on to claim that the LUMIX GH4 is closer to a full-featured video camera.
Siegel also shared his first-hand experience with the LUMIX GH4, and what really piqued his interest was its ability to shoot in slow motion, as well as footage in 4K resolution at 24fps, QFHD 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 96fps in MOV/ MP4 format. Videos recorded in 4K feature efficient compression, thus users do no need a powerful workstation to edit the 4K footage.
The LUMIX GH4 will retail for RM5,999 (body only) and RM8,999 (with 12-35mm f/2.8 lens).
(From left to right) Terry Ikeda, System & Communications Director, Panasonic Malaysia; Yosuke Matsunaga; Matt Siegel, a Hollywood-based director of photography; and Hidekazu Sasaki (Harry), Marketing Director, Panasonic Malaysia.
A closer look at the LUMIX GH4.
Creative professionals trying out the LUMIX GH4
Yosuke Matsunaga, Managing Director of Panasonic Malaysia.