Panasonic confirms its goal to launch a GH camera with 8K by 2020

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We just got the new GH5 but we can already tell you one feature the GH6 will definitely have: In a newly posted interview at DC.watch Panasonic once again confirmed they plan to launch a MFT camera with 8K by 2020.

To achieve that First prototypes will be unveiled and tested in 2018 (Source Nikkan). And Panasonic will once again develop image sensors after freezing such operations for the last few years, aiming for applications including 8K ultrahigh-definition technology (Source Nikkei).

In future photographers may record videos instead of single photos. With 8K every single image has a native 33MP resolution!

Preorders (use these links to support my work thanks!):
GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at Cyberport.de and ParkCamera.
GF9 (Black) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
GF9 (Silver) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Battery Grip for DC-GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Leica 12-60mm at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
12-35mm F/2.8 II Asph at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
35-100mm f/2.8 II ASPH at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
DMW-DCC15A DC Coupler at BHphoto and Adorama.
FZ80 camera at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

 

DVX200 to likely get an update to include 10bit recording just like the GH5

I just got this from two sources:

Source A: A source at Panasonic has told me they are looking at upgrading the DVX200 to include 10bit recording. This may involve a paid return and upgrade program, it hasn’t  been decided yet. They are unsure if the internal boards and processor will need to be changed to allow this. Either way my source thinks an upgrade is very likley on the DVX200 as the GH5 is currently a lower priced camera with higher specs.

Source B: Two of my friends at CES heard from a Panasonic rep that the DVX200 is to get 10bit 4K internal recording, the rep did not say when or if it would be a new model or a paid upgrade, or any more details. Just that it would be available around the same time as it was for the GH5.

The GH5 is now available for preorder at Amazon US too

The GH5 is now available for preorder at Amazon US too (Click here).

Preorders (use these links to support my work thanks!):
GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama and Panasonic US. In EU at ParkCamera.
GF9 (Black) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
GF9 (Silver) at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Battery Grip for DC-GH5 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Leica 12-60mm at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
12-35mm F/2.8 II Asph at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
35-100mm f/2.8 II ASPH at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
45-200mm f/4-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II POWER OIS at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
Panasonic DMW-XLR1 XLR Microphone Adapter at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
DMW-DCC15A DC Coupler at BHphoto and Adorama.
FZ80 camera at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.