Panasonic GH6 Gets Silver Award at DPReview (87% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed their full in-depth review for the Panasonic GH6 mirrorless camera, and the new Panasonic GH6 achieved an impressive 87% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Panasonic GH6 Key Features:

  • 25.2MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-Bit Unlimited Recording
  • 5.7K 60p, 4K 120p HFR, FHD 300p VFR
  • ProRes 422 HQ, V-Log and DR Boost
  • Dual I.S. 2, 7.5-Stop 5-Axis Stabilizer
  • 100MP Handheld High-Resolution Mode
  • 3.68m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.84m-Dot Free Angle Touchscreen
  • CFexpress Type B & SD UHS-II Card Slots
  • Built-In Active Cooling

What we like

  • Excellent video quality
  • Vast range of video options
  • Extensive video support tools
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Fan provides dependability
  • DR Boost + V-Log delivers impressive files, especially in challenging light
  • Motion correction makes hand-held high-res mode much more useful
  • Quick access to audio settings
  • 4-channel audio option
  • Very few frame rate/resolution/codec restrictions

What we don’t

  • Still image DR is disappointing below ISO 800
  • Battery life noticeably shorter than predecessor
  • Magnified live view never very detailed (stills or video)
  • Awkward to have to disengage and reengaging DR Boost to use high speed modes
  • Low ISO footage without DR Boost mode is a touch behind that from the GH5

Conclusion from DPReview:

The GH6 is a flexible and dependable video camera that offers all its modes in a wide selection of codecs and bit-rates. The sensor that delivers excellent video falls behind its best stills rivals, making it a less successful hybrid camera than its predecessors, and AF still presents challenges in video. Overall a dependable video production tool that’s a pleasure to work with.

Panasonic GH6 body: $2,197.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic GH6 with 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Lens: $2,797.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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