The Panasonic Lumix GH6 is a top-of-the-line Micro Four Thirds camera that gives far more options for video shoots than other cameras in the category. The camera can shoot several modes of 4k videos, including full sensor anamorphic shooting or ‘open gate’ shooting. It can capture slow motion is 120 fps and standard industry formats such as 422HQ and ProRes 422. The camera has a Four Thirds sensor with the highest resolution available in the market, and the new image processor performs two times better than the earlier model. Moreover, the Panasonic Lumix GH6 mirrorless camera has better body image stabilization and dynamic range, faster auto-focus, a high-resolution shooting mode, and faster sensor read-out performance. Above all, many videos feature highly appeal to video creators. Keep reading this Panasonic Lumix GH6 review to gather more insights about the camera.
Panasonic Lumix GH6 – Release Delayed
Despite heavy pre-booking, Panasonic had to defer the Panasonic Lumix GH6 release date a few times. In May 2021, Panasonic was hopeful of releasing the camera by the year’s end, but the sudden emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus delayed the release. February 22, 2022, was the new timeline for release via Live stream, which unfortunately slid further till the end of March. A public notice on the Panasonic website rescheduled the release on March 25. According to Panasonic GH6 news, the Panasonic GH6 price for the body only is $2199.99, which is about an increase of $200 over the original price of GH5 during the release in March 2017.
Key Features and Specs
The Panasonic Lumix DC –GH6 has a resolution of 25.21 MP AR coated Four-thirds sensor, an Electronic viewfinder, LCD, native ISO 100-25,600, and Extended ISO 50 -25,600. The camera measures 5.4×3.9×3.9 inches and weighs 823 grams or 29 oz. The camera features 100 MP handheld high-resolution shooting mode and 75 fps continuous burst shooting in AFS mode. These are the Panasonic GH6 specs, and some more features have already been discussed in the opening paragraph.
A Video Powerhouse
Although the GH6 is an excellent camera for still photography, its appeal is for videographers who would be delighted with features that support creative videography. Despite being a videographer’s delight, the design differs from the cameras used in cinema productions. The body is identical to any DSLR camera with a handgrip, a viewfinder at the center, and a mechanical shutter for still photography.
The camera is fantastic because of its ability to capture 4k 4:2:2 10-bit video at 60 fps, giving immense post-production flexibility. Moreover, the new dynamic range boost mode of the GH 6 is also beneficial. The camera offers a lot to those who use lens adapters because it offers 7.5 stops of 5-axis image stabilization.
Despite holding good appeal for all types of photographers, in the end, the Panasonic Lumix GH6 focuses heavily on the video market.