Panasonic Australia has today released the Australian prices and availability for the DMC-GH4 and also announced a new interchangeable lens for Lumix G Series cameras.


The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, which features 4K video recording. (Source: Panasonic.)

The GH4 will be available in the following kits, all scheduled for release in early May 2014:
DMC-GH4GN-K Body only: RRP AU$1999;
DMC-GH4AGN-K Single kit with 12-35mm f/2.8 lens: RRP AU$2999;
AG-GH4UEN  Body with Interface Unit for professional workflow: RRP: AU$3999;
AG-YAGHY   Interface Unit for professional workflow: RRP: AU$2649.

Also unveiled today is the Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens, which covers a focal length equivalent to 30mm on a 35 mm camera and complies with the Micro Four Thirds standard. It will be available in Australia in June 2014 in both black and silver, priced at RRP AU$799.


The two colour versions of the new Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens. (Source: Panasonic.)

The lens is equipped with an aperture ring and AF/MF switch for direct operation. Its optical design comprises nine elements in seven groups with three aspherical elements to spherical aberration and distortion while maintaining a compact size. Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology minimises reflection across the entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying an extra-low refractive index coating on the lens surface.

A high-quality metal design and mount ensure the new lens is reliable and durable in the field. Internal focusing enables excellent resolution and contrast from close-up to infinity and the new stepping motor makes the focusing action smooth and silent for use in both photo and video recording.