The Sigma and Panasonic lens announcement of last week took away some of the spotlight of the most recent Panasonic 6K camera rumor posted by Nikkan. So let’s recap and discuss the details fo the rumor.
Panasonic will announced a 6K mirrorless system camera during fiscal year 2016. This means it will be announced within now and March 2017. Easy to guess that Photokina is the best spot to announce that new High End camera. While it has not been confirmed by Nikkan sources, it’s very likely that this will be the new GH5 camera. The GH5 will have those specs:
– 6k recording at 30fps and 4K at 60fps
– Each 6K frame has 18 Million Pixels. this means you can screen grab 18MP photos from each 6K recorded frame
– If the camera records 6K than the Four Thirds sensor will have 20+ Megapixels in “normal still photo mode”.
I don’t think the GH5 will have the new “organic sensor”. That’s highly unlikely to happen any time soon. And 8K will find his way in a future GH6 model in 2018-2019. at 8K every single frame has 33MP resolution: