Panasonic has just announced the pricing and availability details of the Lumix GH4 camera, a mirrorless camera capable of recording 4K videos. According to the camera manufacturer, the camera will be available at retail stores in late April. However, the Lumix GH4 is available for pre-order for $1,699.99 on the company shopping website.

The new Panasonic Lumix GH4 raises the bar in the world of video recording in 4K format with a new sensor and image processor. The camera uses 16.05 megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine that allows it to achieve high speed and sensitive image recording. The camera also supports SDXC and SDHC UHS-I cards that provide speeds of 9MB/s read and 80MB/s write, and it’s 9x and 8x faster than standard Class 10 SD cards, respectively.

The camera body has been slightly revised to provide greater comfort than its predecessor, and it’s made of sturdy and durable magnesium alloy. Furthermore, it also supports wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and NFC with smartphones.

Additionally, Panasonic is also pushing its YAGH audio/video optional interface unit that attaches to the bottom of the camera, especially manufactured for professional filmmakers. It comes with an audio display monitor, XLR monaural 2ch terminals for audio support and 3G-SDI video output.

The Lumix GH4 is ideal for photo and video professionals and introduces many improvements in both areas. Although, the camera costs more than the GH3, but Panasonic has kept its promise to deliver a GH mirrorless camera capable of recording 4K video for under $2000. It would be the perfect choice for those who’re considering to purchase professional mirrorless camera, which not only captures high-quality photos, but also records the increasingly popular 4K videos.