May 16, 2022

First images of upcoming Panasonic GH6 leak ahead of next week’s announcement

Arranged to be formally revealed next week on the 21st, pictures of the upcoming Panasonic GH6 have leaked a bit early. 2 images have gotten out up until now courtesy of Asobinet which show the front of the camera as well as what appears to possibly be cooling vents. Whether or not its active cooled or not is undoubtedly unidentified, however it appears Panasonic is taking potential overheating concerns seriously.

What is intriguing, though, is that theres a red button on the front of the body below the lens release, recommending that perhaps it may have another record button particularly targeted towards vloggers. This would make good sense, offered that when the GH5 was launched, quite much every vlogger on YouTube appeared to change to it. And … well, its one of the reasons I own a GH5, too.

The images do not show much of the cams top view, although the shutter button is the normal black instead of the red “record” button weve pertained to connect with more video-oriented electronic cameras. This informs me that it most likely has a similar plan up leading to the GH5 with a basic shutter button for both images and video (and half-press to prefocus) in addition to a separate devoted start/stop video recording button.

While there have not really been any specifications revealed (or dripped) yet for the GH6, the information offered during the GH6 advancement announcement did suggest that its going to be a considerable upgrade over the GH5 (and GH5 Mark II), offering 5.7 K video at approximately 60 frames per 2nd along with 4K at 120fps. Keeping it cool will absolutely be a top priority.

Some commenters on social networks have actually hypothesised that this may suggest the GH6 is targeted more towards social networks content creators and not the “serious filmmakers” the GH5 was targeted at, however that 2nd dripped image above shows a cine lens. Not precisely the kind of thing you d generally vlog with. I do not believe the 2 target audience are mutually exclusive anyhow, but if that is an extra record button on the front, its definitely going to make it attract vloggers.

All Panasonic have actually stated about the GH6 up until now is:

[via Asobinet]

Itll be announced on February 21st, 2021
It has a brand-new high-speed sensing unit & & new Venus engine “never been seen before on a Lumix camera”
10-bit 4:2:2: DCI 4K 60p video with unrestricted record time
10-bit 4K 120p HFR/VFR recording
10-bit 5.7 K 60p video
Target cost– $2,500( ish).

There dont appear to have been any other leaks to pin down more specific specifications, but considered that the complete GH5 Mark II specifications leaked 2 entire weeks ahead of the GH5 Mark II announcement and OM Digital had its brand-new OM-1 specs leaked 5 days prior to the official statement, it would not amaze me if we saw some can be found in the next few days prior to the main Panasonic statement on the 21st.

Well keep you published if we hear more.

Set up to be officially revealed next week on the 21st, images of the upcoming Panasonic GH6 have actually dripped a little bit early. Two images have actually gotten out so far courtesy of Asobinet which show the front of the electronic camera as well as what appears to perhaps be cooling vents. Whether or not its active cooled or not is certainly unknown, however it appears Panasonic is taking possible overheating concerns seriously.

Some commenters on social media have actually hypothesised that this might imply the GH6 is targeted more towards social media content creators and not the “major filmmakers” the GH5 was aimed at, however that second dripped image above programs a cine lens.