The new Panasonic GH 4K video camera will feature a new 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor sporting numerous movie recording enhancements, but without any image quality improvements.
There are really good signs for mirrorless camera sales, when compared to the rest of the digital imaging industry. The battle for becoming the best-selling MILC company is about to get even tougher as Panasonic is planning to revolutionize this market by adding 4K videos to one of its Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The Japan-based company has revealed the so-called GH 4K at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, confirming weeks of speculation and rumor. Unfortunately, the unit displayed at the CES 2014 has been just a dummy and no true specs have been confirmed.
Either way, the rumor mill is tirelessly working to provide these details before the announcement event of the new Panasonic GH 4K video camera. Allegedly, this date has been set for February 7 therefore you should stick with us until the end of this week to find out the truth.
Panasonic GH 4K video camera getting new 16-megapixel sensor optimized for movie recording
According to inside sources, the truth includes a bunch of interesting specs, such as a brand new 16-megapixel image sensor. It is said that the sensor will not boast any image quality improvements. However, its internal circuits have been redesigned to remain as cool as possible during video recording.
People familiar with the matter are reporting that the circuits are now better at dissipating heat, which could cause problems when recording movies at 4K quality. Unfortunately, this means that it is not possible to accommodate on-sensor image stabilization technology.
Panasonic is aiming to deliver the best-possible experience for video recording aficionados, so the GH 4K camera will sport a 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, 200Mbps bit rate, and ALL-I mode support.
On the back of the camera, an OLED screen will be added, though it remains to be seen whether it is a touch-based one or not. The MFT camera also supports 10-bit 4:2:2 codec, so it should be enticing enough for videographers.
Panasonic to sell new GH 4K video camera for less than $2,000 this spring
The Japanese manufacturer has not set the Panasonic GH 4K price. Nevertheless, it has confirmed that it will stand somewhere below $2,000.
The release date has not been determined either, but the camera should become available across the world by the end of spring 2014. All details will be revealed on February 7, so remember to tune in on that date!