Panasonic has introduced the new LUMIX GH6, the flagship model of LUMIX mirrorless cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard.
The LUMIX GH6 achieves 4:2:2 10-bit Cinema 4K 60p internal recording as well as simultaneous output in 4:2:2 10-bit Cinema 4K 60p over HDMI.
For agile handheld shooting, the LUMIX GH6 adopts a new super high-precision 5-axis gyro sensor with a new algorithm to achieve 7.5 stops of Body I.S.*1 and Dual I.S.2*2.
The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 records natural, comfortable-to-see video footage, the company added. It applies appropriate compensation according to the type of movement by judging the cause, such as panning, tilting or hand-shake.
The LUMIX GH6 also provides 12+ stops of wide dynamic range for pre-installed V-Log recording, expanding to 13+ stops when using Dynamic Range Boost mode, resulting in a clear and smooth HDR video with rich gradation.
The camera additionally offers improved audio recording performance, with 4ch 48kHz or 96kHz 24-bit recording made possible when an XLR microphone adaptor is attached. “This provides greater flexibility when shooting outdoors, for example, where multiple audio sources are present, or when recording backup audio,” noted Panasonic.
In addition, the company has developed a new 25.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor without LPF (Low-pass Filter) that boasts high resolution, high-speed signal readout that reduces rolling shutter and achieves wide dynamic range.
The new Venus Engine is also upgraded with advanced image processing technologies to render high-resolution imagery with natural noise texture and rich colour reproduction. The new engine delivers approximately twice the processing power*1, enabling high-speed processing of the new sensor’s higher pixel counts and higher-resolution, higher-bit-rate video.
“With the new sensor’s higher readout speed and the new Venus Engine’s superior processing power, the LUMIX GH6 also delivers AFS burst shooting using the electronic shutter at 75 frames per second with 25.2-megapixel resolution,” said Panasonic. “The sensor’s higher readout speed also minimises rolling shutter distortion and captures images too fast for the naked eye to process.”