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Panasonic Lumix GH6 Development Announcement

Panasonic has announced that the Panasonic Lumix GH6 is under development, and is designed to be a flagship video device, with a new high-speed sensor. There's more in development as well, find out what we know so far.

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Panasonic Lumix GH6 Development Announcement: Teaser Image

Panasonic has announced the development of the new Panasonic Lumix GH6, due to be available by the end of 2021, the GH6 will be Panasonic's flagship video camera in the Micro Four Thirds range.

Key features revealed so far:

  • New high-speed sensor
  • New Venus Image Engine
  • Unlimited 4:2:2 10-bit Cine-4K 60p video
  • 4K 120fps video (High Frame Rate), 10-bit
  • 5.7K 60p video recording

Panasonic has also announced the development of a new Leica DG 25-50mm f/1.7 lens, which will match the 10-25mm f/1.7 lens in design, style, and handling.


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Panasonic Announces the Development of its Highly-Anticipated LUMIX GH6 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera


25th May 2021 - Panasonic is proud to announce the development of the highly anticipated LUMIX GH6, reinforcing its long-term commitment to its Micro Four Thirds lineup.

The new GH6 camera will be the flagship of the LUMIX GH Series, and will deliver the innovative video performance the GH line up is renowned for.

Equipped with a new high-speed sensor and a newly developed Venus engine image processer, the GH6 will offer 4:2:2 10-bit Cinema 4K*1/60p recording capability with truly unlimited recording time*2.

It will also feature 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Frame Rate (VFR) recording for high-resolution slow/quick motion video. In addition, the GH6 will record 5.7K 60p video, taking full advantage of its newly developed sensor.

Accommodating a wide variety of recording modes and shooting assist functions, the LUMIX GH6 will deliver next-generation video performance built to satisfy a wide variety of creative requirements, redefining the possibilities for video recording in an interchangeable lens camera.

The LUMIX GH6 is currently in development and will be available by the end of 2021. More information on the latest addition to the Panasonic LUMIX G Series lineup will be announced in the coming months.


Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7 Lens Under Development

In addition to the GH6, a new interchangeable lens will be added to expand the G Series line-up: the LEICA DG 25-50mm F1.7 is also under development, further reinforcing Panasonic’s commitment to Micro Four Thirds.

Panasonic Lumix GH6 Development Announcement: 25-50mm Lens

Following the introduction of the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH (H-X1025) in 2019, creators will soon be able to shoot 10 to 50mm – 20mm to 100mm in 35mm equivalent – with an F1.7 range, using LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds lenses.


After establishing the LUMIX brand in 2001, Panasonic introduced the world’s first digital single-lens mirrorless camera in 2008*3. Since then, it has produced a host of innovative cameras and interchangeable lenses in both Full Frame and Micro Four Thirds formats by taking advantage of the outstanding mobility and high video performance that is unique to the mirrorless camera system. As a result of 20 years of contribution to the imaging culture, LUMIX cameras and lenses have gained a solid reputation from a wide range of users including professional filmmakers, videographers and photographers.


*1 Corresponding to the 4K resolution (4096x2160) defined by Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI).

*2 Recordable time depends on the capacity of the battery and the memory card. The camera may stop recording to protect the camera if the temperature exceeds the certified operating temperature.

*3 As an interchangeable lens system camera, as of September 12, 2008. Panasonic study.

*Micro Four Thirds, Four Thirds, and the Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of the OLYMPUS CORPORATION in Japan, the United States, the countries of the European Union, and other countries.

*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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