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Panasonic GH6 review by AP: “this camera is tough to beat within its price bracket”


Preorders: GH6 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. In EU at Fotokoch DE, Calumet DE, Foto Erhardt DE. WexUK, Park UK.

Amateur Photographer tested the GH6 and concluded:

This camera was clearly designed with video-centric creators in mind, but it holds its own when capturing stills as well. Perhaps the most surprising thing about the GH6 is the fact that it costs £2000. There’s no camera within its price bracket that comes close to offering a similar set of specifications and options for video recording. Even its full-frame siblings, the Lumix S1 and the Lumix S5 cannot match it for frame rates and recording formats.

The GH6 was the camera many hoped the GH5 II would have been and given the price point it begs the question; why would anybody buy a GH5 II when £200 more would get them all the benefits of the GH5 II, plus an all new 25.2MP sensor, improve audio functionality, handheld 100MP high resolution stills, 5.7K/60p, C4K/120p, Apple ProRes, V-Log, up to 4-Channel 96kHz/24-bit audio and more.

By no means is the GH6 perfect. It’s still using a contrast based AF system, it lacks internal RAW recording and has left behind 6K/4K photo mode. However, it is set to gain the ability to output C4K/120p to an external recorder via HDMI, as well as support for recording to an external SSD via USB-C through a firmware update; two things that will further boost its functionality as a professional video tool.

If you want a hybrid camera with genuine cine camera capabilities and functionality, this camera is tough to beat within its price bracket. With the GH6, Panasonic has created another category-redefining camera that proves, at least for now, Micro Four Thirds is most definitely not dead.

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