Panasonic has delayed announcing its latest video-focused Micro Four Thirds camera, the Lumix GH6. The new numbered entry in the popular GH line was teased nearly a year ago alongside the launch of the GH5 Mark II; Panasonic confirmed at the time that it would record up to 10-bit 4:2:0 4K at 120fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 4K at 60fps and 10-bit 5.7K at 60fps.
Now the camera has been fully unveiled and while it looks similar to its predecessor and has the same 3-inch hinged screen, the internals are all new. There’s a new 25.2-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and a new Venus Engine image processor, which lets you shoot photos together at 14 frames per second with locked autofocus. It is the highest resolution sensor ever found in a Four Thirds or Micro Four Thirds camera.
Panasonic has also added a built-in fan to the camera to allow it to shoot for longer, and the new five-axis image stabilization system adds 7.5 stops of compensation. The GH6 is the first Lumix Micro Four Thirds camera to feature the V-Log format and V-Gamut color space, preserving more dynamic range for post-production.
The Lumix GH6 will cost $2,199 next month, which is $500 more than the GH5 Mark II and $200 more than the original GH5, but actually cheaper than the $2,499 price it expected to launch last year. Between this and the OM System OM-1, announced last week and being the first new model to come from Olympus’ sold-out camera business, it’s a good time to be a high-end user of the Micro to be a Four Thirds system.