Panasonic Announces the First Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 4K Support

Panasonic  DMC-GH4

Panasonic has announced the world’s first interchangeable lens mirrorless camera that can record 4K videos. The DMC-GH4 comes with a 16.05 megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor with a new Venus Engine Image processor that promise great stills.

But it’s the video department which is the star of the show. The DMC-GH4 can shoot in Cinema 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels at 24 fps or QFHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30 fps and 100Mbps bitrate.

The camera also capture 40 RAW images in burst mode at 12 fps (or 100 at JPEG) at up to 25,600 ISO. 1080p videos and slow motion videos are also a possibility at up to 200 Mbps bitrate, white its water and dust-proof design, as well as a gripping design promise extra bit of reliability.

The DMC-GH4 further houses a pop-up flash, a 2360K dot OLED EVF and a 3 inch OLED display. Autofocus speeds are also faster than its predecessors at 0.07 seconds while the shutter longevity is will make it live for at least 200,000 shots.

Wi-Fi, NFC and HDMI transfers are supported. Battery life is quoted at 500 shots. For shooting some professional stuff, you’ll need at least a UH3 Class 3 SD card because anything lesser is a no-go.

Pricing and availability details are unavailable right now but the DMC-GH4 can play an important role in elevating 4K to the masses.