Adventure Photographer Travels New Zealand with LUMIX GH4 Camera19th May 2016     By: Panasonic NZ

Adventure photographer and filmmaker Sam Thompson recently travelled around New Zealand's Otago region capturing imagery of the stunning landscape.

During his five week trip, Sam spent his time hiking, climbing, and camping, armed with his trusty LUMIX GH4 mirrorless camera and a range of G Series lenses.

"The past 5 weeks I have been travelling around New Zealand, hiking and climbing - predominantly in the Otago region. The standout of this trip was an ascent of Mitre Peak, in Fjordland National Park. You can watch the video here; shot using the LUMIX GH4 and my LUMIX lenses." - Sam Thompson

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Sam captured his incredible still photos and exciting videos using the following LUMIX camera kit:

LUMIX GH4 Mirrorless Camera: LUMIX's mighty mirrorless GH4 camera is the ultimate DSLM camera. It is packed with remarkable features and technologies including Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine, and innovative DFD technology to increase the speed of Contrast AF.

In addition to capturing stunning stills, the GH4 captures outstanding video thanks to 4K video recording capability. While the GH4 is packed with outstanding features and technologies, the "wow" factor lays within its hybrid nature, making it the ultimate tool for photography and videography professionals.

H-HS12035E Lumix G Lens: The LUMIX G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 lens was Sam's pick for all wide shots and general purpose travel photography.

H-HS35100E Lumix G Lens: Panasonic's Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8 lens was Sam's favourite choice for close-ups, mountain shots and shooting in Milford Sound.

Here's what Sam loved about his LUMIX GH4 Camera Kit:

  • I managed to reverse over the GH4 and 12-35mm lens, as I had left it sitting on the grass behind the car, no damage whatsoever - still functions fine! Built like an absolute tank.
  • Took the camera up to summit of Mt Aspiring (3033m) where it was -12° C and battery performed perfectly. Well sealed battery casing.
  • Placed the camera in the snow several times while crossing Bonar Glacier, completely weather sealed.
  • Camera was out filming during pouring rain on top of Mt Tongariro, no problems.
  • Camera dials are big enough to operate with small gloves on in the cold.
  • Survived very wet mornings out in the dew, taking time lapses overnight - no fogging inside lenses (unlike other brands).
  • Great in-lens stabilisation, I shot handheld out of the window of a plane and obtained super steady video.
    Everyone agrees that for the price range, GH4 is the best camera.

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