On February 6th, Panasonic announced the successsor to the GH3 with a new Mirrorless still/motion camera capable of shooting 4K 24p Cinema Motion at (4096×2160), plus 4K 3840×2160 30p/24p. Exact pricing has not been announced but is rumored to be less than $2,000US with pre-orders starting to be accepted on St. Paddy’s Day, March 17, 2014.
The new camera is similar to the GH3, but slightly smaller. Comprised of a magnesium frame, it is said to be both splashproof and dustproof. It has the same 16-megapixel resolution in Stills mode and with a Micro Four Thirds sensor in 4K mode there is a slight crop (from 2x to around 2.3x as compared to full-frame). Rolling Shutter effects have reportedly been minimized via a 50% higher speed signal readout and the camera is also said to have greater dynamic range.
A new quad-core processor shoots at up to 25,600 ISO and 12 frames per second. There is in-camera Variable Slow Motion up to 96fps, and other features include a Flip Out, Live View 3 inch Rear Monitor and a 4:2:2 10-bit or 8-bit External HDMI output. Exact price and delivery TBA.