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New 25.2MP sensor
The LUMIX GH6 features the first Micro Four Thirds™ system standard 25.2-megapixel Live MOS sensor. With no low-pass filter, its design allows for both more pixels and higher resolution, for ultra-realistic detail. Its higher readout speed delivers C4K/4K 120p video recording and 75-frames-per-second burst shooting using the electronic shutter while also minimizing rolling shutter distortion.
･The Micro Four Thirds™ name and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Corporation in Japan, the United States, the European Union, and other countries and regions.
New Venus Engine
The new Venus Engine delivers approximately twice the processing power as before, enabling high-speed processing of the new sensor's higher pixel counts and higher-resolution, higher-bit-rate video. Image quality performance is also greatly improved. New Intelligent Detail Processing offers higher resolution, and new 2D and high-performance 3D Noise Reduction (for videos) optimize noise reduction. The result is natural, 3D-like images with minimal noise even at high sensitivity. High-precision Dual 3D Color Control achieves improved color reproduction (brightness, saturation, and hue), resulting in more faithful and richer color expression.
Unlimited 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K 60p/50p video recording time
The first LUMIX to offer 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K 60p/50p internal recording, the GH6 delivers unlimited recording time* when used at the recommended operating temperature**. Ideal for small production teams and in demanding conditions where mobility and high-quality are a must. Also allows for simultaneous internal recording and external recording via HDMI output.
*Under the guaranteed operating environment. When using a battery. The recording time depends on the capacity of the battery and the recording media.
･Corresponding to 4K (4096×2160) as defined by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI).
･CFexpress card or an SD memory card with Video Speed Class 90 is required.
Heat management for unlimited recording time
4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K 60p/50p unlimited recording time.* With a compact body equivalent to the GH5, the LUMIX GH6’s optimized heat dissipation path and heat dissipation structure with forced cooling fan enables extended recording even when shooting at heavy loads (e.g. high-resolution video over 4K, HFR video, ProRes codec).
*When the resolution and frame rate are set to C4K/60p or lower. The camera may stop recording when used in a temperature that is lower or higher than the recommended operating temperature (-10 to 40 degrees). If the resolution is higher than C4K, the frame rate is higher than 60p or set to ProRes, the camera may automatically stop shooting to protect the camera body, even at recommended operating temperatures (-10 to 40 degrees).
HFR (high frame rate)
High-resolutions slow-motion recording, a recent trend in video production, is made possible using C4K/4K 10-bit 120p/100p video recording with audio. The LUMIX GH6 also offers a wide range of recording modes for high-end editing. FHD 240p/200p 10-bit ALL-Intra recording allows you to create unforgettable images with effects such as speed ramping. Or shoot high-resolution 5.7K 10-bit (17:9) and 4.4K 10-bit (4:3) video at 48p. You can even shoot double slow-motion video at the cinematic frame rate of 24p. Allows tracking AF during HFR video recording.*
*When shooting at 120.00p or lower with a compatible lens.
･Maximum output of sensor is 60fps when Dynamic Range Boost is set to ON.
VFR (variable frame rate)
Offers up to 12.5x super slow-motion (FHD 24p/300fps) video at 10-bit recording. Equipped with VFR (variable frame rate) recording, the LUMIX GH6 lets you easily overcrank or undercrank your video while shooting. With quick motion up to 60x (C4K/4K/FHD 60p/1fps), the GH6 also offers a wide range of recording modes for high-end editing, including 4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra (C4K/4K 60fps, FHD 240fps) and 5.7K high-resolution recording.
･Maximum output of sensor is 60fps when Dynamic Range Boost is set to ON.
5.7K 10-bit 60p/50p recording
With 5.7K (5728x3024) 4:2:0 10-bit 60p/50p (17:9) and 5.8K (5760x4320) 30p/25p/24p 4:2:0 10-bit anamorphic (4:3) modes, the LUMIX GH6 offers higher resolution and higher bit rates than ever before, and delivers the latest in high image quality, versatility, and expressive range needed for film, TV, and all types of video production.
4:3 aspect ratio anamorphic recording is key to LUMIX's impressive video performance. The LUMIX GH6 can capture 5.8K (5760x4320) 30p/25p/24p 4:2:0 10-bit high-resolution video. Designed to accommodate anamorphic lenses in a wide range of magnification rates, including 1.3x, 1.33x, 1.5x, 1.8x, and 2.0x, the GH6’s Anamorphic Desqueeze Display function gives you the ability confirm the cinemascope-size image on a monitor while shooting.
A LUMIX first: Apple ProRes codec video
Using a CFexpress Type B card (MOV, 5.7K, 5728x3024, 29.97p/25.00p/24.00p), you can internally record ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 422 codec videos, the professional industry standard, which deliver high image quality at low compression. This significantly reduces the load on the computer during post-production and allows NLE (non-linear editing) without transcoding, streamlining your workflow from start to finish.
•Apple and ProRes are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
The LUMIX G series’ largest dynamic range V-Log/V-Gamut
12+ stops V-Log/V-Gamut come preinstalled. When Dynamic Range Boost Mode is turned on, the dynamic range can be expanded to 13+ stops, the broadest range in the LUMIX G series.* Users will enjoy impressively accurate color reproduction, subtle gradations from dark areas to highlights, and precise control of color data in post-production. The result is more creative and impressive color expression. Moreover, footage shot with the GH6 can be seamlessly edited with footage shot with VariCam cameras.
As a further convenience, for the first time, V-Log View Assist, which can apply LUTs in real time, supports the import of .CUBE as well as .VLT file formats.
*From ISO2000 in Dynamic Range Boost Mode only at 60fps or less.
More on V-Log/V-Gamut and LUTs:
Dynamic Range Boost Mode
Dynamic Range Boost Mode* acquires two types of images with a single exposure and synthesizes them in real time to create composite images with rich tonal range even in scenes with large luminance differences. This enables 13+ stop V-Log/V-Gamut recording.** ON/OFF can be selected.
*Base ISO 800. Base ISO 2000 in V-Log/HLG.
**Dynamic Range Boost ON: 13+ stops / Dynamic Range Boost OFF: 12+ stops
A LUMIX first: 4ch audio recording
The LUMIX GH6 delivers much improved audio recording performance, with 4ch 48kHz or 96kHz 24-bit recording possible* when an XLR microphone adaptor DMW-XLR1 (sold separately) is attached. This GH6 gives you much greater flexibility when shooting outdoors, for example, where multiple audio sources are present, or when recording backup audio. Now also supports 2ch 48kHz 24-bit recording with the built-in mic and 2ch 96kHz 24-bit high-resolution recording* with an external mic (sold separately).
*MOV and ProRes only.
Time lapse video with 4K 60p/50p
The LUMIX GH6 supports interval capture to create time lapse video in the camera body itself and is also capable of 4K 60p/50p. Still photos can also be shot with V-Log or Like709 for outstanding handling in post-production. Exposure smoothing takes place during processing, resulting in beautiful time lapse videos with smooth exposure changes.
Enlarged live display (video)
MF assist during video recording is now supported. You can enlarge the screen up to 6x to check the focus.
*Up to 60p recording.
Cine-style clip naming
As with the VARICAM series, you can easily manage files in post-production by adding the camera index, reel number, clip number, date, and other information to the filename to support cinema-style clip naming.