December 2, 2014 at 5:00PM

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Buy a GH4 now?

Hey guys I am interested in picking up a gh4 from b&h ($1500) at the time of post. I realize it has been out for almost 3/4 of a year at this point and I am wondering about their release schedule. I am coming from a canon background where releases seem to take forever, but panasonic seems to be pumping out cameras fairly regularly. Would it be wise to purchase now or can we expect an announcement in the first couple quarters of next year?

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The Panasonic GH4 has been in stores since May 2014, so it's been out for about 7 months now. ( with a factory audio noise fix around July-August 2014 )

Panasonic usually takes about 18-24 months to release a new model, so my guess is that you won't see a GH5 until 2016.

I would not worry about seeing a new high end camera from Panasonic until they start to sell off the GH3 really cheap, which will likely mean that the GH5 is coming out and that the GH4 price will be lowered down to replace the GH3 price point. I don't see this happening until 2016. ( there will be lower end cameras, and maybe a prosumer video camera to compete with the Canon C100 in 2015, but no new GH5 )

December 2, 2014 at 5:57PM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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Well said Guy. Thank you!

Jake the film guy Keenum

December 4, 2014 at 9:00PM

I agree with Guy. Even if a new camera is released sooner than expected you won't have to worry, with the GH4 you're going to be set for several years.

December 3, 2014 at 9:20PM

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John Morse
Producer + Director
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thanks for the insight guys I think I'm going to pull the trigger tonight

December 3, 2014 at 11:16PM

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Drew J
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Get it dude! Plus they working on the LOG PP for it so you cant lose! and i dont have to repeat what was said above.. Just get it! Plan on getting one in the new year.

December 4, 2014 at 2:03PM

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Wentworth Kelly
DP/Colorist/Drone Op
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Is a good option,

January 21, 2015 at 10:17AM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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