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Panasonic unveils the 25.2 MP Lumix GH6 mirrorless camera with active cooling, 5.7K 10-bit video shooting, and more

Panasonic Lumix GH6 mirrorless camera - top view (Source: Panasonic)
Panasonic Lumix GH6 mirrorless camera - top view (Source: Panasonic)
Scheduled to hit the market in less than a month, the new Lumix G6 sports a new Venus Engine processor and a 25.2 MP sensor with a sensitivity range of ISO 50 - 25,600 for photos (up to 12,800 for videos), 4:2:2 10-bit C4K at 60p video recording, active cooling, full-size HDMI, as well as WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity.

Introduced earlier today, the Panasonic Lumix GH6 is the first Micro Four Thirds camera to break the 20 MP barrier. According to the iconic Japanese brand, the 25.2 MP CMOS sensor used in this mirrorless camera was designed primarily for photography, but there are also quite a few video-related features worth being mentioned.

Without further ado, these are the highlights of the Panasonic Lumix GH6:

  • A new Venus Engine with solid improvements in three areas: Intelligent Detail Processing, 2D Noise Reduction, and High Precision 3D Noise Reduction (for video).
  • Sensitivity range: ISO 50 to 25,600 for photos and ISO 50 to 12,800 for video.
  • Dual Image Stabilization that enables accurate 100 MP shots without a tripod.
  • Free-angle 3-inch touch-control monitor with 3:2 aspect and 1,840K-dot resolution.
  • Contrast-based autofocus, using Panasonic's Depth from Defocus (DFD) tech.
  • High-speed burst shooting at 14 (AFS) and 8 (AFC) frames per second with mechanical shutter, as well as no less than 75 frames per second with an electronic shutter.
  • Video recording without limit 4:2:2 10-bit C4K at 60p, as well as a maximum of 300 frames per second FHD video.
  • Timelapse videos at 4K and 60 frames per second.
  • Support for C4K 120p RAW output to Atomos Ninja V+ monitor recorder and C4K at 120p HDMI to be enabled in a future firmware update.
  • Active cooling similar to full-frame cameras like the Panasonic Lumix S1H.
  • WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity, as well as tethered shooting via a PC connection.

The Panasonic Lumix GH6 is scheduled to hit the market mid-March for US$2,200, or US$2,800 when bundled with a Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4 lens.

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Panasonic (Lumix GH6 Global Gateway Page)

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Codrut Nistor, 2022-02-22 (Update: 2022-02-22)