- 5.7K 60p, 4K 120p 10-bit video and all recording modes are no time limit
- Powerful 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 provides up to 7.5-stops of correction
- Internal recording in Apple ProRes 422 HQ and 422 to deliver high image quality at low compression
- 100MP Hand-Held High Resolution Shot
The LUMIX GH6, a Compact Next-generation Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX GH6-the latest flagship model of the LUMIX G Series digital mirrorless camera based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard.
In 2009, Panasonic introduced the DMC-GH1, the first model of the LUMIX GH series, with a photo/video-hybrid concept. Since then, the GH series has been evolved with innovative features demanded by users and now, it has become renowned by creators world wide as a first-choice tool thanks to its performance, mobility and rugged design. The LUMIX GH6 is the latest addition of the series that again breaks the boundaries of digital mirrorless camera.
By increasing the effective pixel count by more than 20%, the new 25.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor boasts high-resolution, high-speed signal read out and wide dynamic range. The new Venus Engine has also been upgraded with advanced image processing technologies to render high resolution image with natural noise texture and rich color reproduction, which is a hallmark of LUMIX cameras.
The LUMIX GH6 contains V-Log/V-Gamut for the first time in LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds cameras and provides 12+ stops and even 13+ stops of wide dynamic range using Dynamic Range Boost mode.
The new LUMIX GH6 has again evolved to achieve 4:2:2 10-bit C4K 60p unlimited video recording time, 4:2:0 10-bit 4K120p, 4:2:2 10bit FHD 240p HFR (High Frame Rate) and FHD maximum 300fps VFR (Variable Frame Rate) to reproduce dynamic motion of the subject. In addition to 4:2:0 10-bit 5.7K60p, 4:2:0 10-bit 5.8K30p (4.4K60p) anamorphic 4:3 video can be recorded utilizing the full area of the sensor. It is possible to display de-squeezed footage on the monitor in real-time. 5.7K30p video recording is available in Apple ProRes 422 HQ for the first time in LUMIX cameras, which enables non-linear editing without transcoding. Extended recording time is made possible with LUMIX’s heat management technology.
Boasting 7.5 stops of powerful image stabilization with its Dual I.S.2 for agile handheld shooting, the LUMIX GH6 has adopted a new super high-precision 5-axis gyro sensor with a new algorithm to achieve 7.5 stops of Body I.S. and Dual I.S.2. It also offers a wide variety of recording formats, resolutions and framerates to choose from according to the purpose.
With expertise drawn from the firsthand opinions, the LUMIX GH6 has been designed and developed to realize high quality video expression and workflow efficiency from setup to delivery in addition to excellent depiction performance and mobility. Together with a wide array of lens options, Panasonic is committed to leading the industry with creators who are seeking for a new way to go beyond the limitations of creativity.
State-of-the-art technologies enhance video quality even higher
Panasonic 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 problem and achieves wide dynamic range. The new Venus Engine delivers approximately twice the processing power, enabling high-speed processing of the new sensor's higher pixel counts and higher-resolution, higher-bit- rate video. As a result, the image quality of video with dynamic motion is enhanced. In addition, high-precision Dual 3D Color Control enhances color reproduction by brightness level, saturation level and hue level for rich, faithful color expression.
The combination of the new advanced sensor with the enhanced saturation performance and engine makes it possible to render clearer image even in 25.2-megapixel high resolution and lower minimum ISO sensitivity at ISO 100 [Photo: ISO 50(Extended) - 25600 / Video: ISO 50(Extended) - 12800].
The LUMIX GH6 provides 12+ stops of wide dynamic range for pre-installed V-Log recording. Even 13+ stops can be achieved using Dynamic Range Boost mode. With the new Dynamic Range Boost mode, saturation- priority image generated from low ISO circuit and low noise image generated from high ISO circuit are synthesized at each pixel. The composite image achieves both low noise and high saturation, resulting in a clear and smooth HDR video with rich gradation.
For agile handheld shooting, the LUMIX GH6 has adopted a new super high-precision 5-axis gyro sensor with a new algorithm to achieve 7.5 stops of Body I.S. and Dual I.S.2. Thanks to this powerful image stabilization, even 100-megapixel high resolution image can be shot using the High Resolution mode without a tripod. In High Resolution mode, eight consecutive images are automatically shot while shifting the sensor using the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) mechanism and synthesized into a 100-megapixel equivalent (11552 x 8672-pixel) image that faithfully reproduces precise details to be saved as beautiful, highly realistic images not only in RAW but also in JPEG. With its high mobility achieved by the compact, lightweight design and powerful Body I.S., this LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera makes shooting that was impossible in the past, such as handheld ultra telephoto shooting, possible.
Professional-quality video performance for unlimited expression
The LUMIX GH Series has created an epoch-making industrial sensation by achieving outstanding video recording performance with advanced features that meet professional quality levels and standards. The new LUMIX GH6 again evolves to achieve 4:2:2 10-bit C4K 60p unlimited video recording. 4:2:0 10- bit 4K120p (Equivalent to 5x slow motion) and 4:2:2 10bit FHD 240p HFR (High Frame Rate) video recording with audio is also available to enable impressive expression such as speed ramping. FHD maximum 300fps (Equivalent to 12.5x slow motion) VFR (Variable Frame Rate) enables to reproduce dynamic motion of the subject.
In addition to 4:2:0 10-bit 5.7K 60p, 4:2:0 10-bit 5.8K 30p (4.4K 60p) anamorphic 4:3 video can be recorded utilizing the full area of the sensor. It is possible to display de-squeezed footage on the monitor in real time. 5.7K 30p internal video recording is available in ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 for the first time in the LUMIX series using the CFexpress Type B card, which enables non-linear editing without transcoding. DCI4K and FHD ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ will also be supported with a future firmware update.
The LUMIX GH6 contains V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver a high dynamic range and broad colors. V-Log renders a very flat image while maintaining all of the color information within the image. This means that there is a greater level of play when the images are put through post-production processes.
The LUMIX GH6 imports the renowned colorimetry of the VariCam lineup of cinema cameras. V709 LUT (Look Up Table) with Rec.709 standard is available in the camera by default. It is possible to see the video footage with LUT applied, not only in live view but also in playback with the V-Log View Assist function. In addition to the conventional .vlt, .cube which is compatible with 17 point and 33 point 3D LUT can be also applied.
The LUMIX GH6 offers a host of practical features. There are a variety of settings in Photo Style including different Cinelike gamma presets. “Cinelike D2” and “Cinelike V2” have similar gamma setting characteristics for film production. In response to requests from professional users, video assist functions such as Waveform Monitor, Zebra Pattern, Luminance Spot Meter, Frame Marker, Anamorphic Desqueeze Display, Red REC Frame Indicator and Tally lamps are available.
What’s new on the LUMIX GH6 is Safety Zone Marker, which shows a guide of 95%, 90% or 80% recording area. Center Marker now allows you to choose the type of the marker.
4K 60p Time Lapse videos can also be produced inside the camera. With the Exposure Leveling function, the exposure is automatically adjusted to prevent large changes in brightness between adjacent frames to produce equable time lapse footage. USB host capability will be added with a future firmware update, making it possible to write the data directly to the SSD.
Agile mobility and smart operation for professional use
Taking the most of the new sensor and the new image processing engine, auto focus performance of the LUMIX GH6 has been improved. With higher speed signal processing by the new image processor and improved AF algorithm, subject detection performance has been dramatically enhanced to achieve higher precision AF. To support high-precision focusing, the LUMIX GH6 provides practical options for manual focusing.
While focus is shifted with variable amount according to the rotation speed of the focus ring for non-linear setting, it is shifted with a designated amount according to the rotational quantum of the focus ring for linear setting. The MF Assist, which enables the focus point to be enlarged, is now available not only in photo shooting but also in video recording.
The LUMIX GH6 is capable of high speed burst shooting at 14 (AFS) / 8 (AFC) fps with a mechanical shutter and 75 fps with an electronic shutter.
The LUMIX GH6 adopts the 3.0-inch free-angle touch-control monitor in 3:2 aspect with 1,840K-dot high resolution. It does not cause interference even when both the HDMI cable and USB cable are connected by adjusting the tilt/rotation angle of the monitor. A large, 3,680K-dot OLED (Organic Light- Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) features a high magnification ratio of approx. 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent).
Reliable quality and performance for professional use and connectivity
Overheating is a fatal issue to continuous video recording especially when the resolution and the frame rates are increased but the LUMIX GH6 achieves unlimited video recording time in C4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit by optimizing the heat dissipating path with a forced-cooling mechanism and allows video recording of VFR/HFR, ProRes and high resolution footage exceeding 4K for an extended time.
In order to make the GH6 tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, it is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front / rear frame and is not only splash-resistant but dust-resistant and freeze-resistant down to -10 degrees Celsius/14 degrees Fahrenheit. The shutter unit is also durable for approx. 200,000 cycles. The Rec button is located on both the top and front of the camera, which makes it easy to start and stop recording even when shooting at a low angle or with a shoulder rig.
The LUMIX GH6 is equipped with double card slots. The CFexpress card (Type B) supports internal recording of high bitrate video at 800Mbps or more including 5.7K 30p ProRes 422 HQ and C4K 60p ALL- I. The SD Memory Card UHS II V90 supports internal recording of video at 600Mbps or less and it is also possible to choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording, Allocation Recording using both SD Memory Card and CFexpress Card.
For the terminal, HDMI Type A is provided. Plus, a cable lock holder for the HDMI/USB cable is bundled to prevent issues such as unplugging on location. The LUMIX GH6 supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 for high-speed writing and readout. The 2200mAh high-capacity battery can be recharged either via AC or USB according to the users’ convenience. It also complies with USB PD (Power Delivery) when the corresponding Battery Charger DMW-BTC15 (sold separately) is used. The LUMIX GH6 is also compatible with Time Code IN/OUT synchronization through the flash synchro terminal and bundled BNC converter cable with BNC cable. This makes the non-linear editing of footage shot with multiple cameras easy.
Wi-Fi 5-GHz (IEEE802.11ac) is effective in addition to 2.4-GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n). This provides secure and stable connection not only with a smartphone/tablet but also with other devices on location for smooth remote control. The settings of a LUMIX GH6 camera can also be copied and transmitted wirelessly to other GH6 cameras when using multiple GH6 cameras. The LUMIX Sync application for iOS/Android devices allows remote control of the camera using a smartphone or a tablet via easy wireless connection. In addition to wireless control via a Remote Shutter DMW-RS2 (sold separately), application software LUMIX Tether enables tethered shooting via USB. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via USB. It lets them view the image on a large PC screen while shooting. Profoto wireless transmitters “Air Remote TTL-O/P” and “Profoto Connect-O/P” can be used, enabling wireless connection and control of external strobes for professional shooting.
A wide variety of LUMIX G lenses – Exclusively designed for Micro Four Thirds camera
The Panasonic LUMIX G Series boasts a total lineup of 30 Micro Four Thirds lenses to choose from according to the purpose. Above these, the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (X- H1025) and the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X2550) zoom lenses features full-range F1.7 large aperture and are favored by professional film creators as well as other single-focal- length F1.7 or F2.8 lenses. In addition, the LUMIX GH6 memorizes the name and its focal length of analog lenses such as anamorphic lenses or old lenses to provide suitable setting of camera’s in-body image stabilizer automatically when those lenses are used.
Future firmware update
To enhance the performance of GH6, the functions below will be available with future firmware update following the needs of customers.
- DCI4K ProRes 422 HQ / ProRes 422
- FHD ProRes 422 HQ / ProRes 422
- USB-SSD direct recording
- 4K 120p HDMI Video output during Live View
- DCI 4K 120p HDMI RAW Video Data Output to ATOMOS Ninja V+
|Camera Format||Micro 4/3|
|Lens Mount||Micro 4/3|
|Image Sensor Type||Live MOS Sensor|
|Image Sensor Size||17.3 x 13mm|
|Total Pixels||26.52 MP|
|Effective Pixels||25.21 MP|
|Extended ISO Sensitivity||50-26,500|
|In-Body Image Stabilization||Yes, 5-axis, up to 7.5-stops|
|File Format||JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW|
|Types||CFexpress Type B, UHS-II SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards|
|Focus Type||Contrast AF system, with DFD Technology|
|Focus Modes||AFS (Single) / AFC (Continuous) / MF|
|Focus Points||315 Points|
|Autofocus Sensitivity||-4 to +18 EV|
|Shutter Type||Focal-plane shutter, Mechanical shutter / Electronic front curtain shutter, Electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speed||Still Image: 1/8,000 - 60 sec, Bulb (Max. 30 minutes)|
Electronic shutter: Bulb (Max. 60 sec), 1/32,000 - 60 sec
Movie Mode: 1/25,000 to 1/8 Sec
|Continuous Shooting||Mechanical shutter / Electronic front curtain shutter |
High: 14 frames/sec (AFS/MF), 8 frames/sec (AFC)
Medium: 6 frames/sec (AFS/MF), 5 frames/sec (AFC)
Low: 2 frames/sec (AFS/MF/AFC)
Up to 75 frames/sec (AFS/MF)
|Expected Shutter Life||200,000|
|Buffer||Up to 200 Frames (RAW) at 75 fps|
|Self Timer||10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec / Custom Time|
|High Resolution Mode||Yes|
|Flash modes||Auto* / Auto/Red-eye Reduction* / Forced On / Forced On/Red-eye Reduction / Slow Sync. / Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction / Forced Off |
*For iA only.
|Flash Sync. Speed||Less than 1/250 second|
|File Format||MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC, Apple ProRes |
MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC
|Video Quality and Frame Rates||H.264/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC/ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit |
5728 x 3024: 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [1500 - 1900 Mb/s]
H.264/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC/ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit
5728 x 3024: 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98 [1100 - 1300 Mb/s]
H.264 ALL-Intra/MOV 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160: 59.94p/50p/47.95p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [400 - 800 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160: 59.94p/50p/47.95p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [400 - 800 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080: 239.76p/200p/119.88p/100p/59.94p/50p/47.95p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [200 - 800 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080: 50i/59.94i [100 Mb/s]
H.264 Long GOP/MOV/MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2 10-Bit
4096 x 2160: 59.94p/50p/47.95p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [150 - 200 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160: 59.94p/50p/47.95p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [150 - 200 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080: 239.76p/200p/119.88p/100p/59.94p/59.94i/50p/47.95p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [50 - 200 Mb/s]
H.265 Long GOP/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
5760 x 4320: 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [200 Mb/s]
5728 x 3024: 59.94p/50p/48p/47.95p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [200 - 300 Mb/s]
4352 x 3264: 59.94p/50p/48p/47.95p [300 Mb/s]
4096 x 2160: 119.88p/100p/59.94p/50p/47.95p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [150 - 300 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160: 119.88p/100p/59.94p/50p/47.95p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [72 - 300 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080: 239.76p/200p/119.88p/100p/59.94p/50p/47.95p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p [24 - 200 Mb/s]
|Slow & Quick Motion||5.7K: up to 60 fps |
DCI 4K: up to 119.88 fps
3.8K: up to 119.88 fps
1080p: up to 300 fps
|Max Recording Time||Unlimited|
|Gamma Curve||Panasonic V-Gamut, Panasonic V-Log|
|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
|External Recording Quality and Frame Rates||4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI |
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 59.94p/50p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 59.94p/50p
|Monitor and Viewfinder|
|Monitor Type||Tilt free-angle, TFT LCD monitor with static touch control|
|Monitor Resolution||Approx. 1.84 million dots|
|Viewfinder Type||OLED Live View Finder|
|Viewfinder Resolution||Approx. 3.68 million dots|
|Viewfinder Coverage||Approx. 100%|
|Viewfinder Magnication||Approx. 1.52x|
|Diopter Adjustment||-1.0 m-1 / -4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)|
|Interface||HDMI Output, 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Microphone Input and Output, USB Type-C (Power/transfer)|
|Wireless||5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Video Output, Audio Output, Control |
|Battery||DMW-BLK22 Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 2200mAh, 16Wh)|
|Battery Life||Up to 900 shots |
Up to 100 min
|AC Power||USB power supply, USB power charging, USB power delivery|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 5.45 x 3.95 x 3.92" / 138.4 x 100.3 x 99.6 mm|
|Weight (with Battery and memory card)||Approx. 1.81 lb / 823g|
|Dust and Splash Resistant||Yes|
|Operating Environment||14ºF to 104ºF / -10ºC to 40ºC|