Here’s a list of the new functionality coming in June for the Panasonic GH5S and G9.
The Panasonic GH6 is coming later in 2021 for $2500.
It’ll be a completely new camera with a 5.7K sensor. On the optics side, Leica is developing a 25-50mm F1.7 with Panasonic, so the highly advanced 10-25mm F1.7 ASPH will be getting a longer sister lens.
“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.
According to Nokishita, firmware 2.0 is coming for the Panasonic GH5S. It brings a raft of improvements, the main one being RAW video.
This will likely be recordable only externally in ProRes RAW format.
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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.
In 99% of cases there seems to be little benefit to using 10bit other than more difficult to edit, larger file sizes.
It’s been a bit of a trend for Nikon shooters to jump ship to Sony, Fuji and Panasonic in recent years. I even know a few myself. I am hearing rumours that Nikon might be about to finally wake up – to offer a broad range of filmmaking camera equipment (and lenses) for professionals.