February 10, 2015 at 8:46AM

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Is it a good time to buy a GH4?

Hello. I'm looking into purchasing a GH4 in the very near future (probably in the next month). I've been using the Canon rebel series for years and am used to a new model like clockwork every year. Is there any reason to believe that an upgraded GH4 (GH5?) is coming in 2015? Should I just wait for NAB and see what's announced? I'd hate to buy only for a new model to be announced soon after. Any input welcome. Thanks.

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The GH4 came on the market around May 2014, so going by the GH2 and GH3 release schedule I would not expect to see a new GH5 camera until 2016.

I think that everything will depend on Panasonic developing a better imaging sensor for the GH5 with better dynamic range ( GH4 = 11 F-stops ) and better low-light performance.

NAB 2015 is coming mid-April and there are rumors of new cameras coming ( maybe a 4K Canon C300 Mk2, or a Panasonic C100 equivalent, etc... ) but I these cameras are going to cost way more than a GH4 does.

February 10, 2015 at 9:11AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Thanks so much. I kind of figured as much based on the release dates of the previous "GH" models.

Matt Ryan

February 10, 2015 at 11:22AM

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