Panasonic Teases the LUMIX GH6, Expected by the End of the Year

Panasonic has teased the prospect of the LUMIX GH6, which is due to reach shelves by the end of this year. A few of the specifications for this Micro Four-Thirds flagship have been unveiled and make for some interesting reading.

In its press release, Panasonic announced that the GH6 will shoot 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K footage at up to 60 fps for an unlimited period of time, assuming that the operating temperature doesn’t climb too high. There are no further details at this stage on how restrictive its temperature limits will be, with Panasonic vaguely adding that it is “reliable enough to record continuous footage for a desired duration.”

Other specifications include 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Frame Rate (VFR) which implies that it will record audio when shooting in these slow and quick modes.

In addition, the GH6 will record 10-bit 5.7K 60p video, which suggests that the Micro Four-Thirds sensor will be 24 megapixels.

A new lens is also under development: the Leica DG 25-50mm f/1.7, giving a full frame equivalent of 50-100mm.

The news comes as Panasonic announces the launch of the GH5 II, which brings some notable upgrades over its predecessor, as explored in this recent video.

Will you get the GH5 II or will you hold out for the GH6? Let us know in the comments below.

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