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The Panasonic Lumix GH6 Mirrorless Camera

The Panasonic Lumix GH6 mirrorless camera boasts a 25.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor, a first for the Micro Four Thirds category. Not only does this provide high-resolution imaging and fast signal readout, but its single exposure HDR technology also boosts dynamic range capability. The next-generation Venus Engine offers advanced image processing and computational photography, as well as a range of video codec options and frame rates to enhance workflow and flexibility for professional and amateur videographers. The GH6 supports V-Log/V-Gamut and has an impressive 13+ stops dynamic range.

The Lumix GH6 now offers Apple ProRes 422 HQ, 5.7K 30p internal video recording, which simplifies workflow for filmmakers. This saves time in the editing process by eliminating the time-consuming procedure of transcoding media from standard compressed codecs into ProRes or proxy formats, which is frequently done by mirrorless hybrid camera users. Today's designers want high framerate recording possibilities in larger resolutions as well. The GH6 does this with superb C4K 120p in 10-bit 4:2:0, all without cropping or the image quality compromises that are common in the hybrid camera segment. LUMIX customers have always enjoyed consistently lengthy recording times, and the GH6 is no different, with unlimited recording aided by Panasonic's newest heat management technology, even in intense recording settings like HDR.

The Panasonic GH6 camera delivers 7.5 stops of outstanding image stabilisation in both wide and telephoto focal lengths, building on their tradition of great stabilisation for hybrid shooters. Dual I.S.2 allows users to choose between using tripods, gimbals or shooting completely handheld, all while delivering smooth and professional shots. The GH6 contains a new extremely high-precision 5-axis gyro sensor with a unique algorithm, which achieves 7.5 stops of Body I.S. and Dual I.S.2.

Panasonic Lumix GH6 Key Capabilities:

Sensor and processor technologies Panasonic has created a new 25.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor (Micro Four Thirds System) with no LPF (Low-pass Filter) and a high resolution, high-speed signal readout that reduces rolling shutter and achieves a wide dynamic range. With pre-installed V-Log and HLG recording and the Dynamic Range Boost setting, the Lumix GH6 offers 13+ stops of a wide dynamic range. This mode employs two analogue circuits, one with a high gain and one with a low gain, each of which captures a distinct exposure and saturation/noise level at the same time. The two pictures are pixel-by-pixel blended to produce a high dynamic range photo with low noise and high saturation, delivering clear and smooth HDR footage with rich gradation.

Newly developed Venus Engine

The new Venus Engine has roughly double the processing capability of the preceding generation. Intelligent Detail Processing, 2D Noise Reduction, High Precision 3D Noise Reduction for Video, and High Precision 3D Colour Control are some of the important technologies that have evolved. They work together to produce less noise, more detail and richness, and improved colour reproduction for rich, true-to-life colour representation.

100-megapixel high resolution images

100-megapixel high-definition photographs can be produced in-camera utilising the High-Resolution setting, either with a tripod or handheld, thanks to the strong image stabilisation technology. Using the Body I.S., eight consecutive photos are shot automatically while changing the sensor. The end result is a beautiful 100-megapixel (11552 × 8672-pixel) photo that properly reproduces fine details and can be stored in both RAW and JPEG formats. Multiple modes for photographing a variety of scenarios, including those with motion, are offered to give photographers the most shooting versatility.

Professional-quality video performance for unlimited expression

The GH6 has a remarkable C4K 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 limitless video recording capability. Furthermore, high frame rate video recording has been improved to incorporate 4K 120p 10-bit 4:2:0 and FHD 240p 10-bit 4:2:2 (with audio recording), allowing for amazing expressiveness such as speed ramping. VFR (Variable Frame Rate) is available in Full HD 10-bit at up to 300fps for dynamic slow motion.

Wide screen anamorphic content

When using dedicated anamorphic lenses or filters, the GH6 provides full-sensor 5.8K 30p 10-bit recording for filmmakers requiring widescreen anamorphic imagery. It is possible to display de-squeezed footage for real-time monitoring.

4:2:2 10-bit C4K 60p video recording

The LUMIX GH6 also supports 4:2:2 10-bit C4K 60p both internally and externally through HDMI. With a future firmware upgrade, HDMI 2.1 will offer C4K 120p HDMI video output. An upcoming firmware upgrade will also enable C4K 120p 12-bit RAW output to the Atomos Ninja V+ monitor recorder.

Multiple video assist functions

Panasonic has integrated video assist capabilities such as a Waveform Monitor, Zebra Pattern, Luminance Spot Meter, Frame Marker, Anamorphic Desqueeze Display, Red REC Frame Indicator, and Tally lamps in response to expert user requirements. Safety Zone Marker, which gives a guide of 95 percent, 90 percent, or 80 percent recording area, is one of the new updated features, and Centre Marker now enables you to select the type of marker. The kelvin values can now be presented on the user interface while filming under Colour Temperature Setting.

High resolution audio recording

High-resolution audio recording is now possible, with up to 24-bit 96kHzv support. Videographers can capture four channels of audio using the optional XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 and the 3.5mm input jack/built-in microphone, avoiding the requirement for external audio recording devices. External microphone combinations can be employed to best meet the recording scenario, such as outdoor interviews when both voices and ambient sound must be recorded. During video recording, the headphone channel can be altered, and audio menus can be accessed immediately using the Fn1 button on top of the camera for quick sound level checks during 4-channel audio recording.

Internal time lapse

Inside the camera, 4K 60p Time Lapse footage can also be created. The Exposure Levelling tool automatically adjusts the exposure to eliminate dramatic fluctuations in brightness between adjacent frames, allowing day-to-night 'holy grail' time lapses to be recorded in-camera. Users can understand the required parameters without the usage of other apps/intervalometers thanks to the inbuilt time-lapse calculator.

Agile and smart operation for professional use

The autofocus capability of the LUMIX GH6 has been improved by taking advantage of the upgraded sensor and image processing engine. Subject detection performance has been greatly improved to produce higher accuracy AF thanks to faster signal processing by the new image processor and an upgraded AF algorithm. The AF Focus Limiter is a new feature that allows users to specify a near and distant range that the camera's autofocus will stay within, ensuring consistent results in difficult settings.

Manual focusing assist

The LUMIX GH6 offers practical manual focusing options, such as MF Assist, which allows the focus point to be increased while video recording, to support high-precision focusing. By altering the degrees required for the lens to travel over the focus range from close to infinity focus, the linear focus control allows for reproducible focus pulls.

Free-angle touch-control 3.0-inch Screen

The LUMIX GH6 boasts a flexible free-angle touch-control 3.0-inch LCD back monitor to improve shooting ergonomics (3:2 aspect, 1840K-dot resolution). Tilt/rotation angle can be easily adjusted so that HDMI and USB cords do not get in the way during shooting. A huge, 3,680K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) with a magnification ratio of about 1.52x / 0.76x is included (35mm camera equivalent).

Reliable quality and performance for professional use and connectivity

The Lumix GH6 has a durable field-ready construction. It has a splash and dust-resistant magnesium alloy full diecast front/rear frame, as well as being freeze-resistant down to -10 degrees Celsius. Recording buttons are situated on the top and front of the camera, making it simple to start and stop recording even when shooting from a low angle or with a shoulder rig.

Future firmware updates

There is a strong firmware roadmap to expand GH6 capabilities. The following functions will be available with future firmware updates to meet evolving customer needs.

  • DCI4K ProRes 422 HQ / ProRes 4 2 2
  • FHD ProRes 422 HQ / ProRes 4 2 2
  • USB-SSD direct recording
  • 4K 120p HDMI Video output during Live View
  • DCI 4K 120p HDMI RAW Video Data Output to ATOMOS Ninja V+
IMAGING  
   
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 26.52 Megapixel
  Effective: 25.2 Megapixel (5776 x 4336)
Image Sensor
17.3 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
Crop Factor
2x
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Capture Type
Stills & Video
   
EXPOSURE CONTROL  
   
Shutter Type
Electronic Shutter
Shutter Speed
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
  1/2000 to 60 Seconds
  Up to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
  Electronic Shutter
  1/32000 to 1 Second
  to 60 Seconds in Bulb Mode
  1/25,000 to 1/8 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity
Photo
  100 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50)
  Video
  100 to 12,800 (Extended: 50)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range
0 to 18 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, colour Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent,
Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous Shooting
Mechanical Shutter
  Up to 14 fps for up to 65 Frames (Raw) / 95 Frames (JPEG)
  Electronic Shutter
  Up to 75 fps for up to 200 Frames (Raw) / 200 Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/3/10-Second Delay
   
STILL IMAGE CAPTURE  
   
Image Sizes
4:3 JPEG / Raw
  25.2 MP (5776 x 4336)
  3:2 JPEG / Raw
  5776 x 3848
  16:9 JPEG / Raw
  5776 x 3242
  1:1 JPEG / Raw
  4336 x 4336
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
   
VIDEO CAPTURE  
   
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC/ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit
  5728 x 3024 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [1000 to 1900 Mb/s]
  H.264 ALL-Intra/MOV 4:2:2 10-Bit
  4096 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps [400 to 800 Mb/s]
  3840 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps [400 to 800 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p from 1 to 240 fps [200 to 800 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [100 Mb/s]
  H.264 Long GOP/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2 10-Bit
  4096 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps [150 to 200 Mb/s]
  3840 x 2160 from 1 to 59.94 fps [150 to 200 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p from 1 to 240 fps [100 to 200 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
  H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
  5760 x 4320 at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97 fps [200 Mb/s]
  5728 x 3024 from 1 to 59.94 fps [200 to 300 Mb/s]
  4352 x 3264 at 47.95/48.00/50/59.94 fps [300 Mb/s]
  4096 x 2160 [150 to 300 Mb/s]
  3840 x 2160 [72 to 300 Mb/s]
  1920 x 1080p from 1 to 300 fps [20 to 200 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
  DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
  1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
  1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
  Raw 12-Bit via HDMI
  5760 x 4320
  5744 x 3024
  DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Gamma Curve
Panasonic V-Gamut, Panasonic V-Log
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
MOV: 2/4-Channel 24-Bit 96 kHz LPCM Audio
  MOV: 2/4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
  MP4: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz AAC Audio
   
INTERFACE  
   
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: CFexpress Type B
  Slot 2: SD/SDHC (UHS-II) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O 1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Microphone Input
  1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Headphone Output
Power I/O 1 x USB-C Input/Output
Other I/O 1 x USB-C Data/Monitor/Tether/Video
Wireless
5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Video Output, Audio Output, Control
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
  App Name: Lumix Sync
   
MONITOR  
   
Display Size
3"
Resolution
1,840,000 Dot
Display Type
Free-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
   
VIEWFINDER  
   
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution
3,680,000 Dot
Eye Point
21 mm
Coverage
1
Magnification
Approx. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3
   
FOCUS  
   
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Focus Lock AF Area Mode,
Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF, Touch AF & Shutter
Autofocus Points
Photo, Video
  Contrast Detection: 315
Autofocus Sensitivity
-4 to +18 EV
   
FLASH  
   
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction,
Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed
1/250 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
   
ENVIRONMENTAL  
   
Operating Temperature
14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Storage Humidity
10 to 80%
   
GENERAL  
   
Battery Type 1 x DMW-BLK22 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2200 mAh (Approx. 350 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread 1 x 1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mounting Thread
1 x
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
13.84 x 10.03 x 9.96 cm
Weight
0.823 kg (With Battery, Recording Media)
  0.739 kg (Body Only)


* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Lumix GH6 Body
  • Body Cap
  • Hot Shoe Cover
  • Eye Cup
  • Flash Synchro Socket Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Battery Pack (DMW-BLK22)
  • Battery Charger (DMW-BTC15)
  • AC Adaptor
  • USB Connection Cable (A-C)
  • Cable Holder
  • BNC Converter
  • Cable

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