It may be the first mirrorless model to shoot 4K video, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 compact system camera is no one-trick pony. Among other things, it also has a new 16.05-million-pixel Live MOS sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review – Metering
I was quite impressed with the Sony Alpha 6000’s 1,200-zone evaluative metering system, but Panasonic has gone further and packed into the GH4 the 1,728-zone multi-pattern system featured in its popular Lumix DMC-GX7, and it performs very well indeed.
In the majority of shooting scenarios, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 chose exposures that gave a good balanced representation of the scene or subject that I was trying to capture. I only noticed a tendency for the camera to underexpose images during overcast or dim conditions, but this isn’t uncommon. The dedicated exposure-compensation button, positioned close to the shutter, allowed me to swiftly make any minor adjustments when needed without having to take my eye from the frame.
Centreweighted and spot-metering modes are also available, both linked to the camera’s autofocusing system and displayed in real-time on either the EVF and rear screen, which is useful as it helped me to ensure I had the correct exposure before wasting a shot.