Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix GH6, a flagship camera designed for professional photography and videography. The novelty is based on a powerful processor, equipped with an advanced 25.2-megapixel Live MOS sensor and allows you to record video in 5.7K resolution. The device will be available in Russia in April 2022.
The Lumix GH6 provides the ultimate in high quality video recording. The camera supports video shooting in 5.7K (5728 × 3024 pixels, 17:9) at 60 or 50 frames / s and 5.8K (5760 × 4320 pixels, 4:3) at 30, 25 and 24 frames / s, in both cases in 4:2:0 10-bit format. It also offers unlimited 10-bit C4K/4K video recording at 60 or 50 fps in 4:2:2 format. According to Panasonic, the device is suitable for shooting in conditions where requirements are put forward not only for high quality footage, but also for camera mobility. At the same time, the quality of the resulting recordings meets the highest television and cinema standards, the company says.
The new GH6 is the first Lumix camera to support the industry standard Apple ProRes video codec. Using a CFexpress type B memory card, the device can record video in ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ formats, which provide high image quality with low compression.
For the first time in the flagship GH series, the camera features a 25.2MP Live MOS sensor. The powerful proprietary Venus Engine processor, which is twice as powerful as the previous generation chip, is responsible for processing the resulting image. Thanks to this, the device is capable of recording video in 4K resolution at 120 frames per second (10-bit 4:2:0) and burst photography at up to 75 frames per second. The new powerful processor is also responsible for high-performance 2D and 3D noise reduction and real-time color enhancement. In addition, the GH6 can record 12.5x slow-motion 10-bit Full HD video at up to 300 frames per second.
According to Panasonic, the new flagship camera is ideal for shooting on the move. High-quality image stabilization is achieved through the use of a super-efficient gyro sensor and a new software algorithm. Dual 5-axis Image Stabilizer Dual IS 2, consisting of an stabilizer in the body (Body IS) and an stabilizer in the lens (Lens OIS), provides a correction effect of up to 7.5 stops.
The new camera can be controlled from a computer or smartphone using proprietary applications Lumix Tether and Lumix Sync, respectively. The built-in camera software allows you to stream videos directly to YouTube or Facebook. For wireless connectivity, the device has Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. The camera is equipped with two slots for memory cards – CFexpress and SD. Other connectors include a USB Type-A port, an HDMI output, a 2.5mm remote control jack, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a sync port. We also note the presence of a 3-inch display with a swivel mount.
The Lumix GH6 boasts a dust and water resistant magnesium alloy body. According to the manufacturer, the camera can be operated at temperatures from -10 to +40 degrees Celsius with a relative humidity of 10-80%. The camera without lens weighs 739 grams. Its dimensions are approximately 138.4 × 100.3 × 99.6 mm, excluding protrusions. The device comes with a 7.2V 2200mAh battery and a Power Delivery charger.
The Lumix GH6 is priced at $2,199 for the camera without optics, which is $500 more than the GH5 Mark II and $200 more than the original GH5 at launch.