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Panasonic LUMIX GH4 is Officially in Malaysia

By Ammar Aminuddin - on 24 Jun 2014, 4:57pm

Panasonic LUMIX GH4 is Officially in Malaysia

(From L-R) Terry Ikeda, System & Communication Director of Panasonic Malaysia, Yosuke Matsunaga, Managing Director of Panasonic Malaysia, Matt Siegel, Director of Photography and Hidekazu Sasaki (Harry), Marketing Director of Panasonic Malaysia. 

Earlier today, Panasonic has introduced its long-awaited flagship 4K camera, the LUMIX GH4, into the Malaysian market. The camera is aimed at creative professionals, such as videographers and photographers. Apart from the launching ceremony, there was also an informational session with professionals who have experienced using this camera. The event held at the Panasonic Malaysia office was attended by Yosuke Matsunaga, Managing Director of Panasonic Malaysia, along with other top managements and Matt Siegel, an invited speaker who's also a Hollywood-based director of photography.

The Panasonic LUMIX GH4.

Once Matsunaga delivered his welcome speech, Matt Siegel took the floor to give an in-depth explanations of the LUMIX GH4 and his experiences of shooting with the camera. He told us how he stumbled upon this camera and how he revolutionized himself from being a DSLR user to a Compact System Camera (CSC) user with the capability of shooting video in 4K. Apart from that, Siegel also stated that he was amazed with the LUMIX GH4's features, particularly the autofocus technology, flip-out OLED screen, EVF, Synchro Scan and the Highlight Shadow function, which allows users to control the highlights and shadows - a feature not found on professional cinema cameras. Siegel claimed that the LUMIX GH4 is closer to a full-featured video camera.

Matt Siegel, a Hollywood-based director of photography who shared his experience of using the LUMIX GH4 at the launch.

Siegel continued to talk about his LUMIX GH4 experience, which is capable of recording 4K video at 24fps and QFHD 4K at 30fps in MOV/MP4 format. According to Siegel, all the footage that were recorded in 4K feature efficient compression, therefore users do not need a professional workstation to edit 4K video footage. Another interesting feature is that this camera can shoot in slow motion, 1080p at 96fps. Siegel mentioned that the LUMIX GH4 does a good job with slow motion mode. He tested this function by filming his own dog playing around in a garden, which turned out well and smooth.

We also had the chance to play with the LUMIX GH4, and we were impressed with its AF technology. The LUMIX GH4 will make its way to store shelves very soon and will be retailing for RM5,999 (body only) and RM8,999 (with 12-35mm f/2.8 lens).

Creative professionals trying out the LUMIX GH4.

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