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Stunning Sample 4K Footage from New Panasonic GH4 Released

By Anthony Thurston on February 7th 2014

Late last night Panasonic announced the long awaited GH4, a camera capable – among other things – of shooting 4K video. Saying you can shoot 4K, and actually shooting quality 4K are two very different things. So, how is the quality from the new 4k GH4? Take a look for yourself at the video below.

The video above was shot entirely in 4k by photographer Bryan Harvey, who was lucky enough to be one of the few selected to test this camera out. “The 4K image detail captured with the new Panasonic Lumix GH4 is impressive. If a project calls for a small form factor camera shooting in 4K, the GH4 would be a great choice.” Harvey said of the GH4. You can see more of Bryan’s thoughts via the video below:

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I am really impressed with this footage. It has incredible detail, and for being shot on such a small sensor it actually looks really good (I was skeptical of such a small sensor). This makes me even more curious about what the price on this new camera will be. Panasonic has publicly promised a price tag under $2,000, so if I had to guess I would say somewhere between $1500 and $2000. But, we shall see.

What are your thoughts on this sample footage? Share them below to join the discussion.

[via Lumix GH4 Special Gallery]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Joao

    Anyone knows what helicopter drone he’s using in the Bryan Harvey video? Appears towards the end.

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  2. Peter

    Can we see the difference if that 4k shown in a 1080p resolution

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    • Gogu

      I have a 2560 x 1600 screen and the diference from 1080p is VERY obvious. I wish I could have a go at the original file, I have a feeling YouTube is doing a lot of compressing.

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  3. Gogu

    How exactly are we to judge how a 4K movie looks like if the video is 1080p ?

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    • Gogu

      Cancel that – I only saw the 2nd video :P

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  4. David

    I wasn’t really impressed until the footage of the flamingo’s at high noon, the sensor’s dynamic range was pretty impressive. The sky still looked good and the shadows aren’t pure black.

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  5. Nick Mercer

    I’m putting my guess in for $1699.

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