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Old June 23rd, 2015, 04:22 PM   #1
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GH4 on ebay.

A friend sent me this link this morning.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 4K Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body Only | eBay

It doesn't have the 30min recording limit.

He is interested in one too, I contacted the seller, he told me it isn't restricted to the 30mins.

Thoughts please.

Thanks in advance.
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 05:27 PM   #2
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Hi Anthony,

I have bought a couple of things from the Dutch company Photospecialist who are selling the GH4 body at an even lower price Panasonic DMC-GH4 Body
I was going to get my FZ1000 from them, but the new stock will not be in for about 3 weeks.

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Old June 23rd, 2015, 05:38 PM   #3
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Hi Anthony,

I have bought a couple of things from the Dutch company Photospecialist who are selling the GH4 body at an even lower price Panasonic DMC-GH4 Body
I was going to get my FZ1000 from them, but the new stock will not be in for about 3 weeks.

Roger
Thanks Roger, wonder is it limited to the 30mins recording?
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 06:00 PM   #4
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It doesn't have the 30min recording limit. I contacted the seller, he told me it isn't restricted to the 30mins.
No GH4 is restricted to a 30 minute record time in NTSC or DCI 4K mode (23.98, 24.00, 29.97, 59.97 frame rates). Only when the GH4 is set to PAL @ 50.00Hz does the recording limit engage.

Every GH4 will only record for 29:59 when it's set to PAL shooting mode.
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 06:09 PM   #5
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Every GH4 will only record for 29:59 when it's set to PAL shooting mode.
That's interesting Gary, are you sure about this?
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 07:10 PM   #6
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My GH4 is still being serviced but I asked a friend to try this. He switched it to NTSC, restarted it and it's still showing him 29:59 :-(
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 11:46 PM   #7
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So, in PAL mode, the GH4 in the eBay link will not record longer than 30mins, is that what your saying?
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Old June 24th, 2015, 07:50 AM   #8
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I stand corrected. Apparently Hong Kong and Australian models don't have this limit in PAL due to a region setting that remains untouched via firmware. Curious that the U.S. versions don't get the same treatment.
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Old June 24th, 2015, 09:58 AM   #9
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I would check very carefully on this as my understanding that any camera without a restriction on the recording time is subject to a tax levy in the UK. You may well be able to import it but you may also be stuck with an extra tax payment.

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Old June 24th, 2015, 10:29 AM   #10
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anyone here that's stating "facts" actually own a gh4?
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Old June 24th, 2015, 10:50 AM   #11
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Hi Darren, put the record straight :)
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Old June 25th, 2015, 08:25 AM   #12
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Re: GH4 on ebay.

Panasonic Australia say on their website that the GH4 has no recording limit ... Thought I would just confirm that since I live here!! This seems to be a UK thing??

My FZ1000's do have the 30 minute limit however so maybe the GH4 is just tough enough to record for long periods??
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Old June 25th, 2015, 08:34 AM   #13
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It's a "EU" thing, mine also has a recording limit, sometimes I wish it would not have that but actually I never use a dslr for 30 min+ recordings and use a videocamera instead which doesn't have that limit, I also prefer to buy my camera's at a local dealer so it's easy to bring in and have issues resolved during warranty period and if necessary get a replacement camera during the repair period.
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Old June 25th, 2015, 02:28 PM   #14
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I've been curious about the gh4 continuous recording time limitation. Even taking a PAL self imposed limitation out of it. There has to be a limitation to how much video will fit on a memory card and how long the battery will last. If the battery only lasts 30 minutes isn't a moot point the camera can record for 10 hrs.
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If the battery only lasts 30 minutes isn't a moot point the camera can record for 10 hrs.
If there is no recordtime limitation you can record for a few hours on one battery and if you add the batterygrip you could double that, then you just need to add a card big enough to capture that data.
What kind of recording are you planning to make that takes 10 continuing hours? I would say the GH4, if you have a model without recording limit, is able to record just about any event when you include a batterygrip.
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