Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Sample Images

April 23, 2014 | Mark Goldstein | 6 Comments | |
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Sample Images Image

Ahead of our full review, here are 80 full-size sample images taken with a production version of the new Panasonic GH4 compact system camera and the 14-140mm kit lens, including the entire ISO range of 100-25600.

The Panasonic DMC-GH4 is a new compact system camera that features 4K video shooting. The GH4 also offers a 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor, fast and accurate Auto Focus (AF) system (0.07 seconds), splashproof and dustproof magnesium alloy full die cast body, 12fps burst shooting, 1/8000th top shutter speed, and Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.

UPDATE 23/04/2014: We've now added more sample images and a short 4K video clip to whet your appetite...

A gallery of 80 sample images taken with the Panasonic GH4 camera.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 JPEG Images

Sample Movie

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 3840x2160 pixels at 30fps, 100MBps MOV format. Please note that this 10 second movie is 103Mb in size.

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#1 Dave

Nice pictures, you said 14-140mm lens but you have pictures at 240 and 280mm?

6:22 pm - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#2 James

The focal length is given as 35mm equivalent. The GH4 uses a Micro Four Thirds sensor, and the crop factor of M43 is 2x, so 140mm x2 = 280mm.

8:28 pm - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#3 zenon (zen) billings

was very eager to see sample images of the new panasonic GH4 but very disappointed in the 14-140 mm lens quality. this lens is an extremely poor match for the quality of the camera its on. can’t really understand why you would put such an under performing lens on such a capable camera.

11:48 am - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

#4 Jay


It’s the kit lens that’s why “they” put that lens on the GH4 for samples.

Also, there are no raws, so why make image quality judgements about either a lens or a camera if the body shoots raw, but you’ve not seen raws.

Right, as of today April 23, ‘14: Adobe Camera Raw doesn’t extract these raws yet. (So that’s probably the reason there are none posted here.)

1:49 pm - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

#5 Lawrence Bredenkamp

Amazing how high the ISO are getting to be these days - one wonders where it will all end.
Some great photos there and truly amazing how good the depth of field is on compact cameras.
What are your thoughts regarding the “survival” of DSLRs in the ling run?
Will they become obsolete as compacts increase in popularity or will there always be a market/demand for them?

12:28 am - Thursday, April 24, 2014

#6 Arik


I appreciate your great work, thanks!

Can you please share some more 4K original MOVs/MP4s?

The 10s one you have here does not look very good. I suppose you chose this video to show the camera in worst case scenario, so I hope it does not represent what the camera can do.

I don’t have a 4k screen, but I enlarged the video in my media player, and could see a lot of compression artifacts. I assume It’s because most of the image is filled with random water drops jumping around - so something more “usual” would be appreciated.
- something with grass and trees with lots of details but less overall movement
- some bright buildings with dark trees to check how fine detail are preserved in dark areas

I’m still shocked - 4 years after encountering it - by Panasonic’s choice of encoder in the GH1. Out of the box, without the hacked firmware it seemed to consider whole trees as one blotch, with no details… lets hope they didn’t make the same mistake with this ground breaking camera.


7:38 pm - Tuesday, April 29, 2014