Panasonic GH4 vs. Olympus E-M1

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features 16.05 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and ISO rang 12800 on the other hand Olympus OM-D E-M1 features 16.3MP Live MOS Sensor and Extended ISO 100-25600, take a look at the Major Specification Below.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Major Features

  • 16.05 MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • DCI 4K 4096×2160 at 24p
  • UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p
  • Full HD up to 60p
  • 3.0″ 1,036k-Dot OLED Monitor
  • 2,359K-Dot OLED Live View Finder
  • Support for 59.94p, 23.98p, 50p, & 24p
  • 4:2:2 8-Bit or 10-Bit HDMI Output
  • High-Speed 49-Point Autofocus
  • Magnesium Alloy, Weather-Sealed Body

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Major Features

  • 16.3MP Live MOS Sensor
  • TruePic VII Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • FAST Dual Phase- & Contrast-Detection AF
  • Interactive 2,360k-Dot EVF
  • 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting LCD Touch screen
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilization with IS Auto
  • Built-In Wireless Connectivity
  • 10 fps and 1/8000 sec. Top Shutter Speed
  • Dust/Splash/Freeze proof Mag. Alloy Body

Major Difference

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 vs. Olympus E-M1 Specification Comparison Table. 

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Megapixel: Olympus E-M1feature more resolution compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, hence you get life size images, excellent for large print- out + you also get more details in your images compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

Low pass filter: Olympus E-M1 have no low pass filter, so you get super Sharpe images while reducing moiré and aliasing, on the other Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 does have built-in low pass filter, hence Olympus E-M1 better compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

The NO-OLPF benefit – Since the Olympus E-M1 model doesn’t have low-pass filter and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 have, we will sure see improvement in noise performance due to the absence of Optical Low pass filter.

AF System: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 feature contrast based AF system but due to integration of DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology, you get AF speeds of approximately 0.07 sec in AFS mode. On the other hand Olympus E-M1 feature Contrast Detect +Phase Detect (Hybrid) AF System with 81 AF Points.

More AF Points: Olympus E-M1 have More AF points Compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, hence you get more area under AF points with Olympus E-M1.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features fast shooting speed compared to Olympus E-M1.

The Panasonic GH4 can record 4K videos – GH4 can record 4K video at 23.98p, 24p or 29.97p, and 17:9 DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) 4K 4096×2160 videos at 24p. 4K resolutions can be recorded as MOV or MP4 files in high bitrate 100 Mbps IPB codec. On the other hand Olympus E-M1 is limited to Full HD video recording. The Olympus E-M1 is limited to Full HD Video Recording – With Olympus E-M1, you can record Full HD videos upto 30 fps frame rate.

Battery Life (CIPA): Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features longer battery life (According to CIPA) compared to Olympus E-M1.

Weight: Olympus E-M1 light-weight than Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

Dimensions: Olympus E-M1 is smaller than Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

Other features

In-Camera RAW Data Development – The Panasonic DMC-GH4 offers in-camera RAW conversion tool where you can customize the color space setting (SRGB / Adobe RGB) white balance, noise reduction, sharpness, and hue. Pre-Styles such as Lumix’s Photo Style, Intelligent D-Range Control, and Intelligent Resolution can also be applied.

High ISO Test Between Panasonic GH4 vs. Olympus E-M1 

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Verdict: Based on specification comparison we recommend you to buy Panasonic GH4 Mirrorless camera.

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