Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor



The first major delivery of Panasonic GH4’s rolled into the UK just over two months ago since then deliveries have almost dried up. Speaking to WEX yesterday the biggest on-line photographic retailer in the UK…”We had 3 GH4’s delivered last week, that was helpful, but only to fulfil backorders”



So why is the GH4 almost non existent…simple…It’s the most popular selling 4K DSLR on the planet and Panasonic can’t keep up with demand.


Even running the factory 24/7 can’t keep up with the world wide demand for the GH4, it’s a major success for a camera thats exceeds all expectations.

HDW : “I am in the process of producing a major user video review using my own GH4’s and its a cracking all rounder, video wise the cinematic picture is hard to beat and for those of you like me having had the GH3 this camera (GH4) produces better quality video footage than the GH3 at 100 Mbps. The YAGH (SDI/XLR adapter) takes this camera to an all new professional video level with SDI  and full size HDMI video monitoring up to 1080 50p.

What you can do with 4K is only limited by your imagination, in my case I am using 4K on an HD timeline giving you multiple framing posabilities so for all those cynics out there you don’t need a 4K monitor or a 4K platform to use 4K professionally in an HD environment”.

The next two weeks should start to address the backorders for those of you who have ordered your GH4 but having free stock is another matter.

While I am here Panasonic had a deal for early birds buying the GH4 which in my opinion should be extended as they have not fulfilled their initial pre orders !




Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “Panasonic GH4s still hard to get

  1. Been waiting for a month now. Been on the phone to panny and finding it hard to convince them I should still get the batt and grip if my camera doesn’t arrive in time. Who can we talk to about an extension?

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