Newark, NJ—With the launch of the Lumix GH5M2 hybrid mirrorless ILC, Panasonic also announced the development of its new flagship Lumix GH6 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera.
The new interchangeable-lens camera will combine a newly engineered full-frame Micro Four Thirds sensor with a new image processor. Moreover, Panasonic plans to release the Lumix G series’ flagship camera by the end of 2021.
After establishing the Lumix brand in 2001, Panasonic introduced the first digital single–lens mirrorless camera system in 2008. Since then, it has produced a host of cameras and interchangeable lenses that take advantage of the mobility and video performance unique to a mirrorless camera system. What’s more, while these cameras and lenses were originally used for photography, they are now also utilized for film creation.
As the next milestone in the evolution of Lumix cameras, the development of the Panasonic Lumix GH6 is underway. The latest model in the GH line, it will incorporate a new high-speed sensor and Venus Engine image processor. They will realize next-generation video expression.
Providing 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K (4,096×2,160)/60p recording capability, the Lumix GH6 will offer unlimited video recording when it is used under its certified operating temperature. It will also feature a 10-bit 4K 120p high frame rate (HFR) and variable frame rate (VFR) for recording high–resolution slow/quick motion video.
Moreover, the GH6 will record 10-bit 5.7K 60p video by taking advantage of its newly developed Micro Four Thirds sensor. Accommodating a variety of recording modes and shooting assist functions, the camera will enable photo/video hybrid use for various purposes; for example, films, music videos, documentaries and short clips for social media.
New Leica DG Lens
In addition, Panasonic will add a new interchangeable lens to expand the G series lineup. The Leica DG 25–50mm f/1.7 lens is also under development. It will cover an equivalent focal range from 50mm to 100mm.
The new lens will have the same aperture, descriptive performance, shape as well as operability of the existing Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10–25mm f/1.7 Asph lens.
The Lumix GH6 mirrorless ILC will retail for $2,500. Panasonic did not reveal pricing for the new Leica DG 25–50mm f/1.7 lens.