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Panasonic Lumix GH6 Mirrorless Camera Introduced

The latest flagship model of the Lumix mirrorless camera series, the Panasonic Lumix GH6, has been announced.

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The 22nd of February 2022 sees the announcement of Panasonic's new Micro Four Thirds format camera - the Panasonic GH6. Aimed directly at videographers, but of course suitable for stills photography as well, the Panasonic Lumix GH6 will be available in mid-March at a cost of £1999 (body only) and £2199 (with 12-60mm lens).

The video capabilities of the Panasonic GH6 are led by unlimited recording time, of necessity coupled with a close attention to thermal management. This is aided by separate cooling feeds to different components, a heat sink, plus the use of the new CFExpress Type B cards. These give a higher bit rate, the capacity for longer recording time and, being larger than SD cards, better dissipation of heat. There is also an SD card slot, compatible with UHS-II U3 cards.

The basics features of the Panasonic Lumix GH6 include:

  • 25.2MP MFT format sensor
  • No AA filter
  • 3680K dot OLED EVF, 0.76x magnification
  • Tilt and free-angle monitor
  • Upgraded Venus processing engine
  • 100MP high-resolution mode
  • Dust and splash resistant construction
  • Real-time HDR with single exposure – 13.5 stops dynamic range
  • Apple ProRes 422/ProRes 422HQ/5.7K
  • 4K 10 bit 4:2:2
  • H.264 and H.265 Codec
  • 5.8K Anamorphic Mode 4:3
  • 4 channel audio recording with XLR adapter
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • Up to 75fps burst rate
  • WiFi 2.4GHZ and 5GHz
  • Bluetooth v5.0 Low Energy
  • Battery life CFExpress 330 shots (750 Power save mode)
  • Battery life 380 shots (900 Power save mode)
  • Lumix Tether (for control by PC)
  • Lumix Synch (for control by smartphone)
  • Mechanical shutter 60s-1/8000s
  • Electronic shutter 60s-1/32000s
  • Low rolling shutter effect
  • Some lenses will need a firmware upgrade to work fully

 

The capabilities of the GH6 are heavily geared towards the videographer, with no better example than ambassador Sebastian Linda. His work is currently illustrated by bold, uninhibited landscapes full of movement, taking full advantage of the moisture resistance of the camera to shoot on beaches, in and out of waterfalls; basically using a freedom of expression that is similar to the freedom of using a smartphone. The result is unfettered broadcast quality videography. Sebastian's work can be checked out on Instagram @seblinda.

UPDATE: Panasonic LUMIX today announced a new firmware update for the LUMIX GH6 camera, designed to offer users a more flexible workflow.

The new firmware program VER 2.3 will support 4K 120p/100p HDMI output as well as RAW Video Recording to Blackmagic Design external recorder. 

The update will be available to download free of charge from the LUMIX Global Customer Support website on 11 July 2023. 

 

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Comments

DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.3k 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2022 8:37AM
2nd MFT at the 2K price point in a month.
UKMike2013 Avatar
UKMike2013 10 22 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2022 11:57AM
Good to see new MFT cameras re-vitalising the format.

I am only interested in still photography, so this is not really the camera for me, and I wonder how many dedicated video-centric photographers cling to an "SLR-derived" form factor in preference to something designed from the outset as a video camera. (Yes I realise there is a new breed of "hybrid-photographers to whom this will appeal).

gary.d Avatar
gary.d 21 146 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2022 4:14PM
Glad to see I'm not alone in the 'couldn't care less' about video specs. Dinosaur me!
GEONYC Avatar
GEONYC 1 2
11 May 2022 1:47PM
Why no prices of the body, kit, or lenses?
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
12 May 2022 7:46AM

Quote:Why no prices of the body, kit, or lenses?

The recommended prices are mentioned in the very first sentence of the article!
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