I'm looking at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 camera which has the 4K video recording feature. I'm fond of photographing and video shooting, and know that 4K video camera is future proofing. So, is Panasonic GH4 camera a decent 4K video camera indeed?
Well, Panasonic GH4 camera is a practical hybrid still/4K video camera which supports 16 megapixel still picture shooting as well as 4K videos recording. It is the first mirrorless camera on the market offering a splendid 4K picture quality, small form factor, ease-of-use and relatively affordable price which is in the reach for amateur photography lovers. Speaking of the 4K video camera feature only, Panasonic GH4 4K camera stands out from its kind. It is capable of recording 4K videos (cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps) in MOV/MP4 formats, which can be easily edited/converted for further uses, such as converting MOV to MKV, convert MP4 to AVI/FLV/WMV, etc. with a 4K/8K video converter. And just as its name suggests, Panasonic GH4 4K camera will impress you by producing stunning and lifelike 4K resolution raw videos.
However, this Panasonic 4K video camera has an up to 29 minutes limit for recording motion pictures depending on the output format and sales region. So if you're only planning to do some 4K video pieces recording for family gatherings/travelings, yes Panasonic GH4 4K camera is a nice choice. Instead, you'd look at others.
Still pictures: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard).
4K Motion picture: MOV (Audio format LPCM), MP4 (Audio format LPCM / AAC 2ch), AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch).