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Panasonic GH6 announcement in September?

Panasonic GH6

Panasonic is due to make a major Micro Four Thirds announcement in light of the 20th anniversary of its Lumix brand, fueling speculation that this will be the much-anticipated unveiling of the Panasonic GH6.

The eagerly awaited replacement for the Panasonic GH5 was expected to be unveiled at Photokina next month, but the event's cancellation due to coronavirus has only increased speculation over what the Panasonic GH6 may look like and when we might see it.

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Although no specs for the Panasonic GH6 have been announced, it’s highly likely that it will have at least a 30MP sensor (and possibly as high as 41MP) and be able to record 8K, and we know that Sony has such a sensor already.

Other anticipated improvements include a better battery, improved IBIS (in-body image stabilization) and the ability to record RAW video at 4K and 6K, as well as a new generation AF system.

Rumors of a Panasonic GH5 replacement have been circulating for over a year. The Panasonic GH5 was launched in January 2017 and although it is still one of the best cameras for video it is starting to look long in the tooth now.

Panasonic is due to make "a major MFT announcement as a general tribute to this year" according to 43rumors.com, referring to the landmark 20th year for the Lumix brand. It has already confirmed that the Panasonic GH6 will be released this year but until now has given no further details.

As mentioned recently, there has been speculation that there might be as many as three Panasonic GH6 models released, surpassing that of the Panasonic GH5 and its sister model the Panasonic GH5S.

The very first Panasonic Lumix cameras – the Panasonic DMC-LC5 and DMC-F7 – were announced back in September 2001, so if the rumors prove to be accurate we could expect to see the announcement within the next few months.

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