Panasonic Lumix GH4 Unofficial Guide

Posted Jul. 13th, 2015 by Daniel J. Cox

Panasonic Lumix GH4 Unofficial Guide

I recently became aware of a new book titled The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide. I’ve brought this guide to Svalbard with me since I may have some downtime on the ship. From what I’ve seen so far it’s written very well, with great information for accessing the immense power of the Panasonic Lumix GH4. I’ve already come across a few helpful suggestions containing information I was unaware of. I’ll be giving it a more serious look over the next two weeks to see if it’s really worthwhile. So far it looks quite promising. Thank you to the folks at Rockynook.

If you’re interested in knowing more about how to use your Panasonic Lumix GH4, you can order your copy of this guide off Amazon. This link to the The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide connects you to Amazon which connects to my friends at Polar Bears International who get a small percentage of each sale for their polar bear conservation efforts.  More information below detailing what you can expect from this title. If any of you buy this book, please stop back and let me know if it’s been helpful.

The cover of the The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Unofficial Guide

The cover of the The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Unofficial Guide

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide provides a wealth of information and professional insights for owners of this powerful HD camera.

With its electronic viewfinder and interchangeable lenses, the GH4 is capable of not only recording professional-quality still images, but has the added ability to record HD video as well. The mirrorless design enhances the camera’s versatility beyond that of most digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. With the appropriate adapters, it can use virtually any manufacturer’s manual focus, legacy lens. It is smaller than a typical DSLR in both size and weight, and retains automatic focusing while recording videos-a capability that is missing in many DSLR cameras.

With the GH4, Panasonic has significantly expanded the video capabilities beyond those of previous models. Among the improvements is the camera’s ability to record 4K video and save the movie to the internal memory card.

Along with these powerful functions comes complexity, and that is where this essential guide comes in. Authors Brian Matsumoto and Carol Roullard explore and explain the features and capabilities of the GH4 in detail, as they cover everything from the basic features of the camera to numerous advanced photographic applications. The informative text is illustrated with example images throughout.

Readers will learn how to:

  • Control the most basic camera functions-focus and exposure
  • Navigate the camera’s menu system
  • Achieve a range of artistic effects using various camera settings
  • Use the camera’s automated controls, and override those controls to obtain better exposure
  • Use the GH4 in its video mode to obtain 4K and HD videos
  • Expand the camera’s use by mounting it on a telescope or microscope
  • And much more…
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  1. Portrait of Mike Cromwell

    Mike CromwellOn Jul. 19th, 2015


    Thanks for suggesting this book. I have gone through all of it and probably need to reread some of the video related stuff. I upgraded to firmware ver. 2.2 and have appreciated learning things that were omitted from the manual. Best of all, the explanations are easy to follow. I have redone my custom settings as a result.


    PS I did go thru the link above

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