To re-affirm its commitment to the Micro Four Thirds system, Panasonic has announced that it’s in the process of developing two high-end products. Firstly, the Lumix GH6 will be an advanced video-focused model positioned above the GH5 II in the range, with a new image sensor and processing engine. The firm is promising unlimited DCI 4K recording with 4:2:2 1-bit colour, along with 10-bit 5.7K 60p video. This implies that the new sensor will require a resolution of at least 24MP, which is higher than any existing MFT model. The GH6 is expected to be released before the end of 2021.
Second on the development list is a premium Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7 short-telephoto zoom. With its 50-100mm equivalent range and fast maximum aperture, this is designed to complement the firm’s existing 10-25mm f/1.7, with the same external design and control layout. It will therefore sport a physical aperture ring in front of the manual focus and zoom controls. But as yet, there’s no word on when the lens will be released.