kye Posted February 7, 2019 Share Posted February 7, 2019 I think it's time for a GH6 rumours thread. There were a flurry of rumours in early 2015, including talk of 8K video and people were anticipating potential release dates. The New Camera made this handy-dandy diagram: They also made a couple of predictions about a couple of different possibilities on how it might happen: Quote Possibility #1 GH1 – 2009 GH2 – 2010 GH3 – 2012 GH4 – 2014 GH5 – 2016 – 4K GH6 – 2018 – 6K GH7 – 2020 – 8K Possibility #2 GH1 – 2009 GH2 – 2010 GH3 – 2012 GH4 – 2014 GH5 – 2016 – 4K GH6 – 2018 – 8K (development announcement on Photokina) GH6 – 2019 – 8K (official announcement) There's also lots more stuff in there too - http://thenewcamera.com/tag/panasonic-gh6/ We know that The GH5 got 5K video in a firmware update in late 2017, and with all the talk about 8K for the 2020 Olympics, the GH6 might be 8K. The GH5 5K mode also got H265 encoding, which due to its increased efficiency, is probably a requirement for decent 8K video. In May 2018 Personal View leaked this: https://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19798/panasonic-gh6-first-rumors Quote Rumors I heard so far from various sources: Panasonic wants to add 8K support, most probably at 24p only m43 sensor can be first present only at GH6 presentation time and will be exclusive for 1-2 years 8K support can be interpolated (from around 6.5-7K), but can be true 8K, depends on sensor version Sony chooses Next focus will be improving high frame rates AF will be kept at same level, slightly faster, just with more options Will use this EVF - https://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19797/meet-first-gh6-part-1600x1200-resolution-oled-evf#Item_1 GH6 can be first camera with AI and cloud based features with monthly cost Other features can be possible to be enabled permanently, but paid, similar to V-LOG license Panasonic also wants to account for big currency fluctuations So, price will rise compared to GH5, but it can be GH6V (value edition) with 8K and other features disabled that you can buy later GH lineup, after one year of introduction, will be 3 cameras - GH6V, GH6 and GH6X (top one, similar to mix of G9 and GH5S) First announcement round will be Photokina 2018 and spring Photokina 2019 or CP++ will be release time Then during the S1 announcements, a Panasonic rep made comments that indicated that video would continue to be lead by their GH line of cameras (I can't find the link) which helped to firm up the idea of a GH6 rather than abandoning MFT for FF, yet at least. What do you predict? What do you want? Do you care? mirekti 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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