A large build and chunky handgrip give the GH4R excellent handling...
It can shoot at a respectable 12fps – a feat unmatched even by top APS-C DSLRs. One downside is its 16.05MP resolution, which falls behind many of its rivals. That said, the GH4R can impressively record 4K footage internally, which is a huge must for videographers.
Its 3in screen is a joy to use and the touch interface is very intuitive. It’s a little low in resolution at 1036k-dot, but can be flipped out and rotated. Tapping to set the active AF point is quick and you can resize the point by pinching the screen too.
The Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is really clear and responsive, and makes the GH4R feel more like a DSLR. It also has a sensor that engages it when brought up to eyelevel.
The autofocus system is contrast detect, though this is very speedy at acquiring a subject, thanks to its Depth from Defocus (DFD) technology. We noted a small amount of hunting when searching for focus on a subject with low contrast.
The GH4R isn't the most portable camera here, but it has some brilliant features and similar handling to a DSLR. It’s a solid choice for videographers.
Tilt touch LCD
12fps RAW shooting
Wi-Fi & NFC
Quite large for a mirrorless camera
Resolution is fairly low at 16MP