Release date, price, specifications, and features for the Panasonic GH6 Incredible Market Domination with Venus Engine

Panasonic GH6

The Panasonic GH6 has been one of the most eagerly anticipated cameras among creators in recent years, and it has now received an official ‘development declaration’ ahead of a complete launch later in 2021.

The LUMIX GH6 will deliver next-generation video performance intended to fulfill a wide variety of creative demands, redefining the capabilities for video recording in an interchangeable lens camera, according to Panasonic. The Panasonic GH6 will accommodate a wide variety of recording modes and shooting assist capabilities, the LUMIX GH6 will offer next-generation video performance built to serve a diverse variety of creative necessities.

Panasonic GH6 Full Specs

Panasonic GH6
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Along with the sensor, the Panasonic GH6 will have a new image technology that will allow it to record 10-bit 4K at 120fps and 10-bit 5.7K at 60fps. The camera also has DCI 4K60 at 4:2:2 with no time limit on recording. Panasonic didn’t disclose much more about the GH6 because it’s still in development, but it did indicate it’ll have a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The remarkable video capabilities may seem familiar, as they’re extremely comparable to those of the Sony A7S III full-frame camera (which also has a much heftier price tag).

Panasonic provided just enough data to pique our interest in the GH6. The company does not identify the resolution, but it employs a new “high-speed sensor and Venus Engine CPU.” The Panasonic GH6 will cost around $2,500, which is about $500 more than the GH5 did when it was first released.

There’s still a huge amount we don’t know about the Panasonic GH6: aside from autofocus specifications, Panasonic hasn’t said anything regarding the camera’s screen type, codec support, card slots, or networking capabilities.

Because not everyone can afford a Sony A7S III, Sony FX3, or Canon EOS R5, the Panasonic GH6 has a chance to thrive and become a popular option for a new generation of filmmakers. The only issue is that Blackmagic Design, Sony (with the Sony A7C), and even Fujifilm (with hybrid cameras like the Fujifilm X-T4) are now all competing in this sector.

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To Recap what we know in simple quick terms:

  • New Sensor
  • New Processing Engine
  • Internal 4K DCI/UHD 4:2:2 10-bit up to 60p unlimited recording
  • 4K 120p HFR and VFR
  • 5.7K 10-bit up to 60p
  • Available within 2021
  • An estimated price of $2,500 USD

The GH5 has become a huge hit with vloggers and videographers. When it originally came out four years ago, it was well ahead of any competitors, and it still outperforms any camera in its price range in terms of video capability. With firmware updates that introduced 6K anamorphic and other features, the company has been able to keep it new while progressively lowering the price to $1,300, where it currently rests.

The GH5 Mark II has the same housing as the GH5 (making it interchangeable with any existing attachments or cages), but it has increased powerful internals. While the predecessor supported 4K recording at 60 frames per second, it was only 8-bit; the Mark II allows 10-bit 4:2:0 filming, which can be done both internally and externally (with some HDMI recorders supporting 4:2:2). The cinema 4K mode, which delivers a wider-than-16:9 aspect ratio, now provides 30p and 25p, as opposed to 24p on the GH5.

Panasonic intends to maintain offering a lower-cost vlogging and video camera that can also conduct live streaming with the introduction of the $1,700 GH5-II today. Meanwhile, the GH6 will be reserved for high-end buyers looking for the greatest Micro Four Thirds vlogging camera on the market. As much as full frame gets all the attention these days, a smaller sensor can have advantages, such as cheaper and smaller optics.

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