As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, waterproofs and pro digicams. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GH5 and the Lumix DMC-FZ1000) and Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark III and the Rebel T3i)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH4 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 120fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,036k dots vs 614k dots), slightly larger viewfinder (0.64x vs 0.46x), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (16.1 MP vs 20.2 MP) and has slightly fewer focus points (49 vs 209).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
2 years newer
$1,498 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,198 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.37x vs 0.64x
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and DMC-GH4

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH1 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH1 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-GH1 and DMC-GH4

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
1 year older
$698 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 1,036k dots

common strengths of the DMC-GH3 and DMC-GH4

  • Weather sealed
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1
6 months newer
$3,599 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 28 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the NX1 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 55 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the NX1 and DMC-GH4

  • Weather sealed
  • OLED screens: OLED vs OLED
  • Focus continuously recording movies

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 49

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 120fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • No touch screen
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and DMC-GH4

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
3 years older
$1,195 14-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH2 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the DMC-GH2 and DMC-GH4

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH4 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (12 fps vs 4 fps), has a screen which flips out and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.64x vs 0.70x), takes much lower resolution photos (16.1 MP vs 30.1 MP), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and slightly fewer lenses available (108 lenses vs 220 lenses).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
2 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 22.3 MP vs 16.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and DMC-GH4

  • None found

Nikon D610

Nikon D610
4 months older
$790 - $1,497 (body only)
$1,774 - $2,447 28-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the D610 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 16.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D610 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D610 and DMC-GH4

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Very inexpensive: $789.99 vs $599.99
  • Light weight: 760 g vs 560 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
5 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 21 MP vs 16.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Shoots much slower: 3.9 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and DMC-GH4

  • None found

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
2 years older
$1,299 - $1,879 (body only)
$3,464 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the D800 and DMC-GH4

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Inexpensive: $1,299.00 vs $599.99
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 years newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,036k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and DMC-GH4

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 108 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 19 vs 49

common strengths of the 70D and DMC-GH4

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Professional size (133×93×84 mm)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH4 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), much larger viewfinder (0.64x vs 0.54x), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (16.1 MP vs 24 MP), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and significantly fewer lenses available (108 lenses vs 220 lenses).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-GH4

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year older
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 108 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the D5200 and DMC-GH4

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 49

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year older
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,036k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the D7100 and DMC-GH4

  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.64x
  • Weather sealed

Canon EOS 3D

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the 3D (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 108 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 3D (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • No touch screen
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the 3D and DMC-GH4

  • Have external mic jacks

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A580 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A580 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • No 24p support
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the DSLR-A580 and DMC-GH4

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
4 years older

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 16.1 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 12 fps
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED

common strengths of the T2i and DMC-GH4

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH4 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, is newer (february 2014 vs september 2013), has interchangeable lenses, has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (133×93×84 mm) vs ultra compact (60×42×30 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (LIVEMOS vs CMOS), is thicker (3.3" vs 1.2"), is much heavier (560 g vs 74 g) and is slightly more expensive ($599.99 vs $429.27).

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
4 months older
$429

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and DMC-GH4

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH4 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,036k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, has a screen which flips out and has an OLED screen (OLED vs LCD).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (LIVEMOS vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
3 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs LIVEMOS
  • Higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 16.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-GH4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
6 years older
$459

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Thinner: 1.7" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the DMC-GH4)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,036k dots
  • Doesn't have an OLED screen: LCD vs OLED
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the G9 and DMC-GH4

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital