Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6

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    Highlights

    • 25.2 MP Micro Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
    • No Optical Low-pass Filter
    • 100 - 25,600 Native ISO
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.0" 1,840k dot Fully Articulated Screen
    • 3,680k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
    • 14.0 fps Mechanical and 75.0 fps Electronic Continuous Shooting
    • 5760 x 2880 Video Shooting
    • Panasonic V-Gamut, Panasonic V-Log
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 was announced in 2022 and is a Micro Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Mirrorless camera with 25.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 25,600 and expands to 50 - 25,600 in boosted mode. The camera has a Fully Articulated 3.0" screen with 1,840k dot resolution and built-in Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 3,680k dot resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 can capture video up to 5760 x 2880 resolution with no recording time limit.


    Here is the Panasonic -GHx series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Panasonic -GHx series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GH6 February
    2022
    25.2 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    100 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,840k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GH5 II July
    2021
    20.33 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,840k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GH5S January
    2018
    10.28 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    160 - 51,200 Articulated 3.2"
    1,620k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GH5 January
    2017
    20.3 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.2"
    1,620k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GH4 February
    2014
    16.05 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Articulated 3.0"
    1,036k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GH3 September
    2012
    16.05 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 12,800 Articulated 3.0"
    614k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GH2 March
    2011
    16 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    160 - 12,800 Articulated 3.0"
    460k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GH1 July
    2009
    12 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    100 - 1,600 Articulated 3.0"
    460k dot

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 vs Lumix DC-GH5 II vs Lumix DC-GH5S vs Lumix DC-GH5 vs Lumix DMC-GH4 vs Lumix DMC-GH3.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 75.0 fps
    •   High Video Resolution - 5760 x 2880
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   USB Charging
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Small Sensor
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Price
    •   Sensor Resolution - 25.2 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   -4 EV Min AF Detection
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dot
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
    •   Weight - 823 g (1.81 lb / 29.03 oz)

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 to its predecessor Lumix DC-GH5 II and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II
    Higher Sensor Resolution 25.2 Megapixel vs 20.33 Megapixel
    Lower Native ISO 100 vs 200
    Lower Boosted ISO 50 vs 100
    Max Image Resolution 5776 x 4336 vs 5184 x 3888
    Higher Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) 1/32000 sec vs 1/16000 sec
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting 75.0 fps vs 12.0 fps
    Higher USB Speed USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) vs USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec)
    DOWNGRADES Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 vs Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II
    More Expensive $2,199 vs $1699 (body only), $2299 (w/12-60mm lens)
    Lower Video Resolution 5760 x 2880 vs 4992 x 3744
    Heavier 823 g (1.81 lb / 29.03 oz) vs 727 g (1.60 lb / 25.64 oz)
    Shorter Battery Life 360 shots vs 400 shots

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 vs Lumix DC-GH5 II.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Fully Articulated Touchscreen

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 has a 3.0" Fully Articulated touchscreen with 1,840k dot resolution. Fully articulated screen makes this camera selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting.

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    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 with Fully Articulated screen


    Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 3,680k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 1.52x (0.76x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

    Sensor

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 features a 25.2 megapixel Micro Four Thirds CMOS sensor with dimensions of 17.3 x 13 mm and a total area of 224.9 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 25,600 and expands to 50 - 25,600 in boosted mode.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6's Micro Four Thirds sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.3 x 13 mm224.9 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with Venus Engine processor and can take pictures up to 5776 x 4336 resolution. It can also take pictures with lower resolutions like 3:2 (5776 x 3848), 16:9 (5776 x 3248), 1:1 (4336 x 4336) with 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 aspect ratios.


    Lens Mount

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 has Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Due to Micro Four Thirds sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 2x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 2.


    No Low-Pass Filter

    There is no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), also known as an anti-aliasing filter, in front of the sensor. This results in a slightly sharper image but may also introduce moiré patterns and aliasing artifacts when photographing subjects with fine, repetitive patterns or details.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS). This means that you are still getting vibration reduction when camera is paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 has a USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Full Size HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 comes with DMW-BLK22 battery pack with battery life of 360 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has two card slots - one for CFexpress Type B and one for SD/SDHC (UHS-II) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended].

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 has Electronic shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/32000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/8000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 75.0 fps with electronic shutter and up to 14.0 fps with mechanical shutter.


    Focusing

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 has focusing points and from -4 to +18 EV detection range. Touch-to-Focus allows users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording. There is also face detection feature which automatically finds and focuses on faces and additional eye detection further locks the focus on one of the eyes and tracks it down during the motion.


    Exposure

    Camera's exposure metering ranges from 0 to +18 EV and you can set the exposure compensation within the ±5 EV range. You can also do exposure lock, exposure bracketing and manual exposure adjustment.


    Flash

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Hot Shoe. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/250 sec. Flash compensation can be set from -3 to +3 EV with 1/3 EV step increments.

    Physical Parameters

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 has dimensions of 138 x 100 x 100 mm (5.45 x 3.95 x 3.92"). It weighs 823 g (1.81 lb / 29.03 oz) which is neither heavy nor lightweight.

    138 mm (5.45")

    100 mm (3.95")

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    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 dimensions

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    GOOD
    80

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 gets a score of 80 and is GOOD choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Sports photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dot
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 75.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    EXCELLENT
    86

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 gets a score of 86 and is EXCELLENT choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dot
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 75.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 823 g (1.81 lb / 29.03 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    85

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 gets a score of 85 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 5760 x 2880
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 823 g (1.81 lb / 29.03 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots

    Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 Evaluation

    We evaluate Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 and give score of 82 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    82

    Sensor

    AVERAGE
    63

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 a score of 63 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Sensor Resolution - 25.2 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    GOOD
    84

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 a score of 84 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 75.0 fps
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

    Video

    EXCELLENT
    91

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 a score of 91 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 5760 x 2880
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    90

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 a score of 90 for Focusing parameters.

    •   -4 EV Min AF Detection
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    88

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 a score of 88 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,840k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,680k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    97

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 a score of 97 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    GOOD
    71

    We give Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6 a score of 71 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 823 g (1.81 lb / 29.03 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 360 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots


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