Summary: The camera handles quickly and is a joy to use with its superb OLED viewfinder and wealth of controls, whether you're operating it with the physical buttons or the very capable touch-screen interface.
Pros: OLED viewfinder and 3in articulated touchscreen., Great Wifi features including remote control and NFC., Fast single autofocus which works under very low light., Movies w 1080/60/50/24p, focus peaking and mic input., Time lapse, stop motion, panoramas and 7 frame AEB., Access to the broadest nati...
Cons: Quality similar to last 2 generations. But does it matter?, No built-in GPS. Adding data via app can be fiddly., Can't turn down 'ta-da' sound when NFC is successful., Phase-detect AF systems remain better for continuous AF.
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix G6 is the fifth model in the series (Panasonic skipped out on a G4), and it looks and feels a lot like its predecessors. It continues to follow the DSLR style build, which is something of a deviation for a mirrorless camera , but given the amount of power and features it packs,...
Summary: Packed with features, there’s not a lot missing from the G6 it this price point, especially when you factor in the Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. The touchscreen interface and host of body-mounted controls make the G6 really easy and quick to use, and while we feel the overall finish has taken a slight...
Pros: Size; Handgrip; Touchscreen interface; Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity; Video capabilities
Cons: High ISO performance not as strong as DSLR rivals; Plasticky feel to some areas of the body
Summary: In some areas, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a big step forward, such as the new viewfinder, touchscreen and Wi-Fi support, especially for remote shooting with a smartphone or tablet. However, its basic picture-taking capabilities are similar to its older stablemate.
Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC G6 â€“ A Fun Compact DSLR Alternative
26 August 2013
Excerpt: Panasonic, the pioneers of Mirrorless Compact Camera System , often called “The DSLM”, have a successor to their popular G5, the G6, which we are reviewing today. For those not in the know, the Mirrorless cameras do away basically with ‘mirrors’ that you find in a conventional DSLR, thus reducing...
Pros: Good Image Quality; Good build; Fantastic Touchscreen; Light and Compact; Fast Shooter.
Cons: Price; Smaller sensor not as good as APS-C sensor in Low light photography; Over-processes images.
Conclusion: The G6 certainly lives up to older cameras in Panasonic's G series, with solid handing and great image quality. The camera is intuitive to use, and feels good in the hand despite its small size - it's just like a small DSLR really.
Summary: Panasonic has managed to take an already good shooter, the Lumix G5, and make it even better with the release of the G6. Tech Guide readers might remember I enjoyed shooting with the G5 around Terrigal late in 2012 and that I was suitably impressed.