A source who has had the chance to play with the upcoming Panasonic 4K video recording Micro Four Thirds camera has revealed that the system is based on a modular design.
Shortly after the launch of the Panasonic GM1, some whispers about a Micro Four Thirds camera capable of recording videos at 4K ultra HD resolution have been heard.
The camera will join the “GH” series as the GH4, it appears. However, it is not aimed at replacing the GH3, as it will mostly come to the market to provide serious video capabilities. On a side note, the GH3 will probably be substituted by the GH5 in 2014 or 2015, but we will leave this device for another discussion.
Rumored Panasonic GH4 4K video camera to feature partially modular design
The new Panasonic GH4 is supposed to be launched sometime in Spring 2014 with 4K video support. Although other features have been leaked, according to the latest information, it seems like the device will be based on a modular design.
A person who has seen a prototype unit in action claims that the Micro Four Thirds camera will be partially modular, so that it would allow photographers to change some parts.
For the time being, it is unclear whether users can customize the shooter when buying it or if the company will provide some better parts after launch that would bring improved features to the table.
OLED viewfinder and screen for the upcoming Micro Four Thirds system
Previously, sources have revealed that the next Panasonic MFT camera will be able to capture 4K movies at 24/25/30 frames per second using a 16-megapixel image sensor with full pixel readout.
The leaked specs list continues with a 1-million-dot OLED screen, 3-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, support for 10-bit 4:2:2 codec, 200 Mbit MP4 ALL-I, and 2x XLR adapter.
Beside the aforementioned 200Mbit MP4 ALL-I, the 100Mbit IPB option will offer even more options to videographers.
Impressive video specs, but expect the price to match them
The design is said to be inspired by the GH3, but the new shooter will be bigger than its sibling. Additionally, its ports will be placed on its left side.
Panasonic’s upcoming 4K video camera surely sounds exciting. Nevertheless, it will have a price to match that might stand at around $2,999.