I originally purchased the camera body and paired it with a Metabones 0.64x Canon Speed Booster and Canon Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 Lens. The results were absolutely AMAZING!! The bokeh and incredible blur control is like nothing you’ll find for less than $2000. The only issue is that you won’t have any image stabilization with this setup. Eventually, I found myself shooting more “run-n-gun” videos and required image stabilization so I ended up selling the Speed Booster and Sigma lens to get some Panasonic native lenses with Power OIS and Mega OIS. There are very few good Panasonic lens options but I made it work. My new Go-to lens for product reviews is the Panasonic 25mm F/1.8 Prime lens. It’s cheap and allows for some good close ups with nice bokeh. My zoom lens is the Panasonic 12-60mm F.35-5.6. I think I’ll eventually go back and buy another Metabones Speed Booster and Sigma lens again but for now I’m happy with my setup.
The learning curve for shooting proper 4K can be a little steep with this camera at first but I’ve got it down now. There are a bunch of YouTube videos that explain how to change the settings for optimal 4K video quality.
I originally came from a Canon EOS 70D and this camera put the Canon to shame on video quality even when shooting 1080p. However, I do still prefer the still image quality of the Canon. It’s difficult to find settings that work for you to get those amazing stills with the GH4. It has the potential to take amazing photos but you definitely have to work a little hard than you do with a Canon or Nikon camera. Better lenses help with this but shooting manual helps a ton as well. I’ve not been impressed by any of the still shots from this camera in Auto, Aperture priority, or Shutter Priority modes. You definitely have to shoot manual. (which you should be doing anyways)
Overall I am 100% satisfied with this camera and I wish I could give it 6 stars!!