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

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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.

  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 at a glance:
  2. 2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review - Motion pictures
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review - Metering
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review - Dynamic range
  6. 6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review- Autofocus
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review - Live view, viewfinder, LCD screen and video
  10. 10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review - The competition
  11. 11. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review - Our verdict
  12. 12. Hands-on review
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