Yosuke Yamane, Director Imaging Business Unit, announced in his LUMIX Business Strategy video message a successor model for the GH series for video filmers. The decisive sentence here is: "Furthermore, we are developing a successor model to GH for video creators".
This can actually only mean a new GH6, which of course opens the door to speculation about the equipment of an upcoming GH6 series. Before we get involved, we would like to briefly review the strengths and weaknesses of the current GH series.
What we particularly appreciate about the current GH5 is its high stabilization performance, good battery performance, the ability to record high-quality audio via XLR adapter, as well as its reliability and solid construction. Its comparatively "small" M43 sensor makes it a good run&gun camera for reportage/event/interview scenarios.
However, in order to survive in the current DSLM market, a future GH6 must have what it takes to compete with the current video DSLMs from Fuji, Sony and Canon. Here, Panasonic will probably be challenged more than ever, especially since internal 10-bit recording (then one of the GH5&s USPs) is now standard.
If Panasonic wants to achieve a similar coup as with the GH5 back then, it could end up with internal RAW or at least high-quality 10 bit with high frame rates (120fps?) when recording the GH6. Further adjustment screws would be: An improved autofocus, 8K video, a sensor stabilization for the Low-Pixel Count Model (GH5S successor) and an internal ND filter.
What would you most like to see on a GH6?