The Lumix GH6 from Panasonic offers the highest-resolution Micro Four Thirds sensor ever.

The Lumix GH6 from Panasonic offers the highest-resolution Micro Four Thirds sensor ever.

After a long wait, Panasonic has finally introduced the Lumix GH6, their next video-focused Micro Four Thirds camera. The 10-bit 4:2:0 4K at 120fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 4K at 60fps, and 10-bit 5.7K at 60fps were teased nearly a year ago accompanying the debut of the GH5 Mark II; Panasonic confirmed at the time that it will shoot up to 10-bit 4:2:2 4K at 60fps, and 10-bit 5.7K at 60fps.

The camera has now been unveiled in its entirety, and while it has the same 3-inch articulating screen as its predecessor, the internals are all new. A new 25.2-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and a new Venus Engine image processor let you to shoot at 14 frames per second with autofocus locked. It’s the highest-resolution sensor yet seen in a Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds camera.

Panasonic has also included a built-in fan to allow the camera to record for extended periods of time, and the new five-axis image stabilization technology offers 7.5 stops of correction, according to Panasonic. The Lumix GH6 is the first Micro Four Thirds camera to include the V-Log format and V-Gamut color space, which maintains a wider dynamic range in post-production.

The Lumix GH6 will be on sale next month for $2,199 body-only, which is $500 more than the GH5 Mark II and $200 more than the original GH5, but still less than the $2,499 it was supposed to cost last year. It’s a terrific moment to be a high-end user in the Micro Four Thirds system, with this and the OM System OM-1, which was introduced last week and is the first new model to come from Olympus’ sold-off camera division.

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