- 25MP - Four Thirds Sensor
- 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 100 - 25600
- Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 1/8000s Max Shutter
- 5760 x 2880 video
- Micro Four Thirds Mount
- 823g - 139 x 100 x 100mm
- Introduced February 2022
- Previous Model is Panasonic GH5 II
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic GH6 overview
Panasonic GH6 is Panasonic's Pro Mirrorless camera originally launched on February of 2022. The camera features a 25MP, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a maximum resolution of 5776 x 4336.
Panasonic introduced this camera in an effort to improve the earlier Panasonic GH5 II (Read Full Comparison)
The GH6 stands at #44 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all around #98 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your personalized factors.
Here is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic GH6 family
The Panasonic GH6 comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can view all past and newer models alongside main specs.
GH6 vs GH5 II20MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2021
GH6 vs G10020MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2020
GH6 vs G9520.3MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2019
GH6 vs GH5S10MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2018
GH6 vs G920MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2017
GH6 vs GH520MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2017
GH6 vs G8516MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2016
GH6 vs G716MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2015
GH6 vs GH416MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2014
GH6 vs G616MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2013
GH6 vs GH316MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2012
GH6 vs G516MPFour Thirds6.0 fps2012
GH6 vs G316MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2011
GH6 vs GH216MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
GH6 vs G1012MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
GH6 vs G212MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
GH6 vs GH112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
GH6 vs G112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
Panasonic GH6 Gallery
You can look at the GH6 from different angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic GH6 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pros and cons of the Panasonic GH6 based on criterias which are oftentimes viewed as useful in a camera.
Panasonic GH6 Sensor features
The spec of the sensor in the Panasonic GH6 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor can resolve 5776 x 4336 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CMOS sensor boasts 25 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 25600. The ISO can also be increased electronically to a low of 50. RAW format is saved so the user has more room to maneuver in post.
Panasonic decided to omit the low pass filter inside the Panasonic GH6. This might result in more sharper photographs but might create moire in some situations.
The image underneath displays the GH6's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The GH6 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is pointed out in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic GH6 dimensions
Panasonic GH6 weighs about 1.81 lbs (823 gr or 29.03 oz) and features outer proportions of 139mm x 100mm x 100mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.9"). The weight of normal Pro Mirrorless camera is 719 gr so the Panasonic GH6 is weightier as compared with other rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Here is a image of the Panasonic GH6 beside a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will highlight the button arrangement on the GH6.
Panasonic GH6 Lens features
The GH6 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available to buy. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our collection that will fit the GH6.
Panasonic GH6 Connectivity
The GH6 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can send pictures and oftentimes change settings without the hassle of connecting directly with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Panasonic GH6 Video features
The maximum video quality in the Panasonic GH6 is 5760 x 2880 and it can record in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 format. 2880p offers a great quality for video recording. You can easily downsample to Full HD in order to get clearer results. Be mindful of the massive file sizes and make sure you have decent SD cards with good write speed. The camera does have both headphone and mic port making it pretty useful while capturing audio.
Panasonic GH6 Weather Sealing
Panasonic GH6 features weather sealing making it a great choice to use during tricky environments. This is especially helpful when you are not sure about the conditions you might face during outdoor photography.
Panasonic GH6 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GH6 features a 3.00" fully articulated display having a resolution of 1,840k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits and group photos when required. Moreover the display is touch friendly so you can easily switch focus points and adjust settings with your fingertips.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs regarding Panasonic GH6 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 3,680k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.76x
Viewfinders are quite handy during sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Panasonic GH6 Shutter features
Panasonic GH6 continuous shooting rate is 14.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/32000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter may cause "rolling shutter" in some situations.
Panasonic GH6 Flash and Hot shoe features
Panasonic GH6 boasts external flash ability but with no in-built flash. The maximum flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Panasonic GH6 Autofocus features
Panasonic GH6 boasts only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and exact as compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect making it useful for portraits.
Panasonic GH6 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to adjust focus points. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Panasonic GH6 can use manual focus when required during low light or you require more exact focus control.
Panasonic GH6 Battery life
The battery (DMW-BLK22) for the Panasonic GH6 is built to last for 360 shutters as per the CIPA benchmarks which is lower when compared with its competition. The general Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X comes with the highest possible (870) battery life within this type of cameras.
Following is a list of Pro Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:
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Panasonic GH6 for different kinds of photography
The following graph displays a summation of the Panasonic GH6 for different kinds of photography. To view more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Panasonic GH6 Portrait photography information
The Panasonic GH6 receives a score of 80 which is impressive, and means the camera is a terrific pick for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files together with the capability to work with external lighting.
Panasonic GH6 as a Street photography camera
Getting a very good rating of 74, the Panasonic GH6 is a very decent fit to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic GH6 Sports photography information
A very good sports photography points total of 72 indicates the Panasonic GH6 is a good choice for taking photos of sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic GH6 Travel photography information
Size is super critical in buying a travel camera. In general, the Panasonic GH6 gets a very good 69 for a travelling camera which makes it a fine pick to take on your travels.
Panasonic GH6 Landscape photography info
When you're planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic GH6 and it's wonderful score of 78 as a landscape camera is a excellent choice within the current marketplace.
Panasonic GH6 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Panasonic GH6 is a respectable fit for vlogging as it receives a above average score of 75.
Panasonic GH6 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the GH6, here is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Pro Mirrorless.
The graph here provides you a bird's eye view of the GH6 versus it's highest scoring competitors shown above.
There are a bunch of cameras you might take into account as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.