The next iteration in Panasonic's excellent stills-and-video mirrorless GH camera line-up, the LUMIX DMC-GH4, now has an Australian price tag. That's great news for anyone thinking of moving over to the new camera, which boasts native 4K video recording capability and a hugely improved imaging sensor. Like the GH3 before it, the new GH4 will likely become the camera of choice for indie film crews and professional cinematographers on a budget.
Panasonic's latest Micro Four Thirds camera is not cheap, but compared to the professional-grade video cameras that it will no doubt be competing against, it's an absolute bargain.
DMC-GH4GN-K Body only: RRP $1999
DMC-GH4AGN-K Single Kit with 12-35mm F2.8 lens: RRP $2999
AG-GH4UEN Body with Interface Unit for professional workflow: RRP $3999
AG-YAGHY Interface Unit for professional workflow: RRP $2649
All these kits will be available in "early May", so we should be seeing steady stock levels available in most stores by the end of that month.
There's also a new Leica-designed prime lens just announced and priced -- the Leica DG SUMMILUX 15mm F1.7, available in June in black and silver for $799 in the Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four-Thirds mount.