In addition to the release of the new Lumix GH5 II, Panasonic also officially confirmed today that it is developing the next M4/3 flagship GH6. This product is expected to be unveiled at the end of this year. The official choice to announce its existence at this point should also be a reassurance for those who are afraid that GH5 will not have an orthodox sequel. According to Panasonic’s introduction, the GH6 will be equipped with a “high-speed sensor and Venus Engine image processor”, and the price may fall at US$2,500 (approximately RMB 16,000).
One of its core selling points is that it can shoot 10-bit 5.7K 60p video. At the same time, it can also perform 10-bit 120 HFR (high frame rate) or VFR (variable frame rate) recording to meet the needs of slow motion or fast motion shooting. It is worth mentioning that the GH6 can shoot 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K 60p video continuously for unlimited time under the “proven operating temperature”.
As for other details, the factory has not mentioned it yet, but Panasonic has emphasized that the camera performance is also worth looking forward to, and also hinted that the recording ability may not even be the most exciting feature of the GH6.