The Photography blog has published the Panasonic GH6 mirrorless camera review: “The new Panasonic Lumix GH6 delivers virtually everything that an aspiring one-man/woman videographer could ever want from a hybrid camera”.
Panasonic GH6 Key Features:
- 25.2MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
- 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-Bit Unlimited Recording
- 5.7K 60p, 4K 120p HFR, FHD 300p VFR
- ProRes 422 HQ, V-Log and DR Boost
- Dual I.S. 2, 7.5-Stop 5-Axis Stabilizer
- 100MP Handheld High-Resolution Mode
- 3.68m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- 3.0″ 1.84m-Dot Free Angle Touchscreen
- CFexpress Type B & SD UHS-II Card Slots
- Built-In Active Cooling
Conclusion from PhotographyBlog:
The new Panasonic Lumix GH6 delivers virtually everything that an aspiring one-man/woman videographer could ever want from a hybrid camera.
Offering every conceivable combination of settings under the sun, commendably all with unlimited recording thanks to the integration of a heat-sink and fan, this really is the swiss-army-knife of the mirrorless world.
The only so-called “missing” feature is 8K recording, something that several full-frame rivals now offer, but we think that 5.7K/60p and 4K/120p recording and the plethora of other options on offer more than makes up for this.
Such a clear focus on movie-making doesn’t mean that the GH6 is less accomodating to photographers. With a brand new 25 megapixel sensor that finally breaks the 20mp barrier and 100-megapixel handheld high-resolution shooting, Panasonic clearly haven’t forgotten the stills shooter.
It’s not all good news, however, as several features from the GH5 II have completely disappeared from this new model, including 6K/4K Photo Modes, Focus Stacking and Post Focus, and Live Streaming. We don’t really know why any of these have been removed, or whether they’ll be added to the GH6 at a later date via a firmware update – we certainly hope so.
Also, the GH6 is the biggest and heaviest Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera to date, an unavoidable consequnce of its built-in fan – if you want your MFT camera to be small and unassuming, you’ll need to look elsewhere.
Finally, while the updated contrast-detection AF system is faster and more reliable than before, it still doesn’t compare that well to the best phase-detect AF systems from other mirrorless camera manufacturers, including the GH6’s main MFT rival, the OM System OM-1.
Overall, the much anticipated Panasonic GH6 has been well worth the wait. Compared to 2021’s incremental GH5 II release, the new GH6 represents a much bigger step forward, especially for videography where it simply has no real competition at its £$2000 price-point.