The Lumix GH6 Mirrorless Camera from Panasonic is a petite beast that challenges full-frame rivals, a powerful hybrid addition to the video-centric GH series that offers cutting-edge tech to cinematographers and photographers alike. The improved processing power of the Venus Engine enables fast sensor readouts for the internal recording of 5.7K 30p in Apple ProRes 422 HQ, FHD 300p, and handheld 100MP photos. The GH6 properly exposes across 13+ stops, features in-body, and sensor-shift stabilization, and can be spliced into VariCam footage with its pre-installed V-log image profile. It has an improved 13+ stops of dynamic range despite its reduced cell size due to the increased number of pixels on the Micro Four Thirds sensor. Use a CFexpress Type B card to internally record 5.7K Apple Pro Res 422 HQ, or the SD slot to capture 10-bit 4K120p footage. Relying on its next-generation image stabilization, this camera synthesizes eight distinct images into a single 100MP image - all without requiring a tripod. The Venus Engine's fast sensor readout limits the rolling shutter distortion to keep skyscrapers vertical when shooting from an automobile's action mount or to capture slow-motion footage of quickly moving objects. Electronic stabilization is available who those who accept the slight cropping effect it requires. Boost I.S. mode is the most extreme form of electronic stabilization, simulating a shot locked off on a tripod. The subject-tracking focusing system also supports face, eye, head, body, and animal recognition.
The autofocus will automatically switch from body recognition to face, then eye recognition as the subject approaches the camera for improved sharpness. One circuit using ISO 800 absorbs the richness of the visible spectrum while maintaining detail in the highlights, and ISO 2000 captures low-noise gradients of black in the shadows. The GH6 supports both.CUBE and VLT formats for V-Log View Assist in real-time to approximate the final look of your deliverable. By shooting in high frame rate (HFR) 4K you can boost your frame rate to 120p, or 1080p will give you 240p to play with. If you can do without a scratch track, freeze time with the super-slow 300 fps variable frame rate (VFR) footage in 10-bit FHD. Autofocus remains available to actively make changes while recording up to 200 fps. Time-lapse video interval capture is customizable for both shooting and playback durations, complete with exposure smoothing. Details are retained and color noise is reduced, even when shooting in dimly lit conditions that require high ISO. When conditions are less than ideal, 2D noise reduction gives your photos a more natural and three-dimensional quality.
For professional control, V-Log's flat profile is available when taking stills. Manually adjust the contrast, saturation, and sharpness and save it as My Photo Style 1-10 for a detailed profile down to the ISO and white balance. The design of the camera incorporates dedicated buttons for key features like the zoomed-in manual focus assist box and audio information button for quick adjustments of the levels. When prepping those cameras, save time and reduce errors by using the Lumix SYNC app to wirelessly match the recording settings.
The Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. from Panasonic is a Micro Four Thirds system lens that spans a versatile 24-120mm equivalent focal length range. Covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives, the lens' design incorporates three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element to reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for increased clarity and image sharpness. Further cementing its place as a versatile and ideal lens for photographers on the go, this 12-60mm lens sports a dust- and splash-proof construction for use in harsh environments. Three aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element help reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. A POWER O.I.S. system minimizes the appearance of a camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. This image stabilization system is also compatible with the Dual I.S. function of select Panasonic cameras, which further employs sensor-shift type image stabilization for even more effective control of camera shake.