Panasonic announcements at 3pm GMT today – watch live

“New GH series cameras” – notice the plural – are coming. I’ll be in the YouTube chat bar to watch with you all.

My hopes and dreams are:

  • GH6 development announcement with some key details – Internal ProRes 10bit and RAW recording would be great to compete with Blackmagic & Canon. 4K/120fps to compete with Sony. Internal ND filter would be fantastic. We can but keep our fingers and toes crossed!
  • GH5 II revealed in full, I don’t think it’s going to be a big leap from the original model but USB charging is certainly welcome and maybe Panasonic can surprise us with something else useful?
  • GH5S firmware 2.0 and G9 firmware update 2.4 could bring some interesting features including ProRes RAW via HDMI!
  • New lenses?
  • Maybe another GH series camera aside from the GH6 and GH5 II? According to the teaser we are getting at least 2 cameras.

The live presentation starts at 15:00 GMT (London) and 10:00 ET.

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This will likely be recordable only externally in ProRes RAW format.

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However, there is more to this story than meets the eye.

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Thoughts on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro – Tilt screen, EVF, built in ND filters – but why EF mount?

For a long time the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras have been a barebones experience to shoot with. Great codec and image quality but a lack of important other features (and not great build quality). Well Blackmagic has stepped up and beaten the mirrorless cameras to build-in ND filters. Yes in 2021 it’s finally happened! Well done camera industry. They have added a hinge to the screen as well. For an extra $500 you can get an EVF which slots on top. The battery also gets an upgrade from a smaller Canon LP-E6 to Sony NP-F570.

However one thing I find puzzling about the Pocket 6K Pro is the lens mount.

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