What you need to know about the upcoming Panasonic GH6

It has been a huge week for Panasonic. It recently opened pre-orders for its video-focused LUMIX GH5 II mirrorless camera, and also announced the development of the upcoming LUMIX GH6.

The GH6 is the company’s next flagship model in the GH line. According to the Panasonic press release, it’ll be a camera with “stunning” mobility and “innovative” video performance. Even though the camera won’t release for at least another few months, Panasonic revealed a few exciting details about the camera. Let’s take a look at what those are.

The GH6 will be a video-focused camera

Even though it’s a hybrid camera, Panasonic put many of its resources into the GH6’s video performance. The camera features the same Venus Engine image processor as the new GH5 and houses a new Micro Four Thirds sensor. Together they enable 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K 60p video recording. Also, you can enjoy unlimited video recording as long as you’re operating in suitable temperatures. Panasonic also claims the GH6’s reliable enough to record continuous footage.

You can record up to 5.7K video with the GH6

Thanks to the GH6’s new Micro Four Thirds sensor, the camera can shoot 10-bit 5.7K 60p video. With resolutions like this, the GH6 projects to be a great camera for filmmakers and online creators. Among other benefits, they should have a lot of flexibility in post-production when framing shots.

There’s a mode for both slow and fast motion videos

High resolutions aren’t all the GH6 has to offer. According to the press release, the camera can capture both slow and quick motion video. You’ll be able to shoot 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate video and Variable Frame Rate video. Thanks to these two rates, you will be able to shoot high-resolution slow/quick motion video.

Pricing and availability

The LUMIX GH6 will retail for $2500. We’ll likely see it release at the end of this year.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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