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Panasonic GH6, First rumors
  • Rumors I heard so far from various sources:

    • Panasonic wants to add 8K support, most probably at 24p only
    • m43 sensor can be first present only at GH6 presentation time and will be exclusive for 1-2 years
    • 8K support can be interpolated (from around 6.5-7K), but can be true 8K, depends on sensor version Sony chooses
    • Next focus will be improving high frame rates
    • AF will be kept at same level, slightly faster, just with more options
    • Will use this EVF - https://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19797/meet-first-gh6-part-1600x1200-resolution-oled-evf#Item_1
    • GH6 can be first camera with AI and cloud based features with monthly cost
    • Other features can be possible to be enabled permanently, but paid, similar to V-LOG license
    • Panasonic also wants to account for big currency fluctuations
    • So, price will rise compared to GH5, but it can be GH6V (value edition) with 8K and other features disabled that you can buy later
    • GH lineup, after one year of introduction, will be 3 cameras - GH6V, GH6 and GH6X (top one, similar to mix of G9 and GH5S)
    • First announcement round will be Photokina 2018 and spring Photokina 2019 or CP++ will be release time
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  • GH6 must be real monster.

  • Its the weapon of choice this little GH series.

    Wonder if this LSI is more potent than current varicams. It should be .for what you are posting and its not all rumors.

    120fps at 4k 8 bit Compressed raw Oversized sensor starvis model Better colorimetry AI for rip as off money

    A hack must be developed to pass through those protocols of slavery cloud based features pay Shit

  • All I want is great image quality-- less noise, better low-light, wider dynamic range, higher resolutions. Basically, a Red Dragon in my hand.

  • Basically, a Red Dragon in my hand.

    Part of RD dynamic range is pixel size (here pixel size will be smaller compared to GH5), another part is cooling.

    As they want to keep sensor based stabilization we will see DR decrease, not increase.

    To keep with it temporal noise reduction will be improved.

  • I personally think the GH6 will be announced in the beginning of 2020 (not sooner) and it will feature the organic sensor Panasonic is working on for some time now. :)

  • Looks like no PDAF again.

  • So that also means we could be seeing a huge jump in m43 resolution - it seems like the highest are still 20-24 megapixels for stills. Supporting 8k would mean supporting at least 32 megapixel stills (a bit less if the 8k is interpolated).

  • @MarcioK

    Looks like no PDAF again.

    As far as I heard - yes, no PDAF.

  • 8k will be here long before 2020 games, this is just a given. It may come on a G before a GH model, but that's just a guess. The global shutter organic sensor will be here in time for the games, maybe much earlier. 8k must be released soon to stay competitive since sony and canon will be doing the same. 8K for the olympics was announced very early, if memory serves me before the gh4 came out, it was half marketing since this was the time Tokyo got the Olympic bid and half a conservative prediction about when 8k would become the new pro-sumer standard. In simple terms, Panasonic is not going to wait till the 2020 olympics, while others release 8k in 2018.

  • GH6 seems an incomplete 8K camera, if only shoot 24/ 25 / 30. And SD card with UHS-ll is still very expensive, if they can record into SSD from Type-C like backmagic will be wonderful.

    Since GH line has advantage on video recording, I think Panasonic needs to develop new high standard lens for video. I am not sure how many parfocal lens existing in M43 system. But just like Fujinoon MK Zoom lens or broadcasting lens with auto focus will gives M43 a big support.

  • Without making the GH6 a lot bigger (and probably more expensive), I couldn't even imagine how they would do 8k at any higher frame rates. That's a lot of IO/processing power. Instead of lamenting that, maybe celebrate that there's a good chance that 4kp120 (or higher?) should be available/possible and is still more resolution than you're likely to need any time in the near future.