Panasonic introduces the Lumix GH6, a two-thirds precision camera aimed at filmmakers. The device gets a new 25.2MP sensor and can record videos with a resolution of up to 5.7K. At 4K resolution, the device achieves up to 120 frames per second. The camera costs 2,199 euros.
In 5.7k mode, the camera shoots videos at a resolution of 5728 x 3024 pixels, with a ratio of 17:9. Panasonic Lumix GH6 It does this at up to 30 fps in ProRes 422 HQ or ProRes 422 format. This results in videos with a bitrate of 1.9 Gbit/s or 1.3 Gbit/s.
In addition, the GH6 offers a variety of other options and bitrates, including 5.7k video at 60 fps or 4K video at 120 fps at 10-bit with 4:2:0 encoding. With Full HD resolution, the frame rate rises Up to 300 fps for slow motion videos. The device also has an anamorphic mode, in which 5.8 thousand recordings can be made with an aspect ratio of 4: 3.
Panasonic equips the camera with a fan on the back to cool the sensor. So the registration time is unlimited. The new 25.2-megapixel sensor is equipped with 5-axis image stabilization in the chassis. Panasonic is also using a new system for this, and that will be fine for up to 7.5 stops of image stabilization. The clamping mechanism is also used to place a high-resolution image. In it, the camera takes eight pictures while the sensor is shifted slightly each time, merging them into a 100MP image.
The 823g case is dust and splash resistant and equipped with a CFexpress Type B card slot and an SD card slot for UHS II V90 cards. The camera has a 3-inch tilting touch screen and an OLED viewfinder with a resolution of 3.68 million pixels.
Panasonic promises to add 4K and FHD ProPres recording later with a firmware update. There should also be support for recording to an external SSD via USB. It is not yet known when this function will be added.
Lumix GH6 is on sale from March with a suggested retail price of €2199. A kit with a 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 lens costs €2,499, and a set of 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 has a suggested retail price of €2,799.
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