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Panasonic GH4K launch date rumored to be February 7

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Panasonic GH4K launch date rumored to be February 7

Panasonic GH4K launch date is rumored to be February 7, roughly one week ahead of the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014.

There have been numerous talks about a 4K video recording camera that will be announced by Panasonic in 2014. A somewhat official confirmation has come at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, where the company has revealed that it is developing such a camera.

A prototype of the so-called Panasonic GH4K has been on display at CES 2014. However, this is hardly a true official announcement as it does not include working units and any specifications. All that the Japanese company has said is that it sports a Micro Four Thirds sensor, it is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, and it records videos at 4K resolution.

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Panasonic GH4K (left) on display at CES 2014. The camera is said to have a proper announcement event on February 7.

Panasonic GH4K launch date could take place on February 7, source says

For other information, we have to rely on the rumor mill, at least for now. According to inside sources, the shooter will have a proper announcement event on February 7.

This detail has not been confirmed by the Japan-based company, as nobody usually comments on rumor and speculation. However, the gossip comes from a highly-reliable source who has been right in the past, therefore some people will choose to take it for granted.

The event will include the entire specifications list of the GH4K along with an expected timeframe for its release and a retail price.

Retail price will be lower than $2,000

In the meantime, we have heard through the grapevine that the Panasonic GH4K will not cost more than $2,000, which is an amazing price.

The company needs to keep costs at the minimum because Sony has already announced a camcorder that records 4K videos and it is cheaper than $2,000.

Specs list includes 200Mbps data transfer, 16MP sensor, and OLED EVF

Inside sources have also come up with a list of specifications that we have mentioned before. The Panasonic 4K video camera will provide a frame rate of up to 30fps, 16-megapixel image sensor, 10-bit 4:2:2 codec, 200Mbps MP4 ALL-I support, high-resolution OLED screen, and an OLED electronic viewfinder.

This is only a preliminary list so it remains to be seen whether it will turn out true or false. As stated above, we will learn everything that there is to know about the Panasonic GH 4K on February 7.

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