Panasonic GH6

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 front
  • 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
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #42 out of 70 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all around #92 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your personalized factors.

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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.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-GH6 front thumbnailPanasonic GH625MPFour Thirds14.0 fps2022
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-GH5-II front thumbnailPanasonic GH5 II
GH6 vs GH5 II
20MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2021
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Panasonic-Lumix-DC-G100 front thumbnailPanasonic G100
GH6 vs G100
20MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2020
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G95 front thumbnailPanasonic G95
GH6 vs G95
20.3MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2019
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-GH5S front thumbnailPanasonic GH5S
GH6 vs GH5S
10MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2018
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-G9 front thumbnailPanasonic G9
GH6 vs G9
20MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2017
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH5 front thumbnailPanasonic GH5
GH6 vs GH5
20MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2017
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G85 front thumbnailPanasonic G85
GH6 vs G85
16MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2016
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G7 front thumbnailPanasonic G7
GH6 vs G7
16MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2015
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH4 front thumbnailPanasonic GH4
GH6 vs GH4
16MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2014
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G6 front thumbnailPanasonic G6
GH6 vs G6
16MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2013
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH3 front thumbnailPanasonic GH3
GH6 vs GH3
16MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G5 front thumbnailPanasonic G5
GH6 vs G5
16MPFour Thirds6.0 fps2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G3 front thumbnailPanasonic G3
GH6 vs G3
16MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH2 front thumbnailPanasonic GH2
GH6 vs GH2
16MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G10 front thumbnailPanasonic G10
GH6 vs G10
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G2 front thumbnailPanasonic G2
GH6 vs G2
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH1 front thumbnailPanasonic GH1
GH6 vs GH1
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G1 front thumbnailPanasonic G1
GH6 vs G1
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
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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.

built-in touchscreen
comes with face detect focusing
comes with HDMI port
comes with headphone port
comes with mic port
comes with tracking focus
connects via bluetooth
features focus via touch
focusing manually
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
has double storage slots
high resolution screen (1,840 k dot)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
no low pass filter
quiet mode (1/32,000s)
resolution is high (25 megapixels)
saves RAW files
screen articulates fully
screen is a good size (3.00")
selfie friendly display
very good ISO range (25,600)
very good min ISO (100)
video res high (5760 x 2880 pixels)
weather proof
bad battery (360 per charge)
no phase detect AF
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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.

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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.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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 722 gr so the Panasonic GH6 is weightier as compared with other rivals.

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Here is a image of the Panasonic GH6 beside a soft drink to help you to have a sense of its size.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 dimensions scale

The top view just below will highlight the button arrangement on the GH6.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 topview buttons dials

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.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-56mm-F1.4-DC-DN-C-Micro-Four-Thirds lensSigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C56mmf/1.40g
Venus-Laowa-4mm-F2.8-Fisheye-MFT lensVenus Laowa 4mm F2.8 Fisheye MFT4mmf/2.8135g
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Olympus-Zuiko-Digital-ED-150mm-f2.0 lensOlympus Zuiko Digital ED 150mm f2.0150mmf/2.0 1610g
Panasonic-Lumix-G-42.5mm-F1.7-ASPH-Power-OIS lensPanasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 ASPH Power OIS43mmf/1.7 130g
Panasonic-Leica-DG-Vario-Elmarit-12-60mm-F2.8-4.0-ASPH-Power-OIS lensPanasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS12-60mmf/2.8-4 320g
Venus-Laowa-17mm-F1.8-Specs lensVenus Laowa 17mm F1.817mmf/1.8172g
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Sigma-10-20mm-F4-5.6-EX-DC-HSM-Four-Thirds lensSigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM10-20mmf/4.0-5.6 470g
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 460. 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:

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.

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manual focus
megapixel count high (25MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
has face detection autofocus
supports RAW files

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.

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screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
offers touch to focus
weather proofing
great ISO range (25,600)

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.

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maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
silent shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count excellent (25 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
features tracking autofocus
weather proofing
bad battery power (360 CIPA)
no phase detect auto focus

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.

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environment proof
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus by touch
MP count fantastic (25MP)
selfie friendly screen
terrible battery life (360 shots)

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.

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focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3.00 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor resolution (25 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
great ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
2 card slots
bad battery (360 shots)

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.

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selfie friendly screen
touch screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detection focus
high quality video (5760 x 2880 resolution)
comes with external microphone port

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.

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General Information
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6
Pro Mirrorless
Body design
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions
17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
5776 x 4336
RAW photos
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Min boosted ISO
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens mount
Micro Four Thirds
Available lenses
Crop factor
Range of display
Fully Articulated
Display sizing
Resolution of display
1,840k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
3,680k dot
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
60 secs
Maximum shutter speed
1/8000 secs
Maximum quiet shutter speed
1/32000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash settings
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync
1/250 secs
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
5760 x 2880 @60p, 4096 x 2160 @ 120p
Max video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Mic jack
Headphone jack
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (10 GBit/sec)
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
823 grams (1.81 lbs)
Physical dimensions
139 x 100 x 100mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.9")
Battery life
360 pictures
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs w/3 images)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media
Slot 1: CFexpress Card (CFexpress Type B), Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I/UHS-II, Video Speed Class 90 standard)
Storage slots
Retail price