Summary: Overall, the Panasonic Lumix G6 is an excellent mirrorless camera, perfectly able to replace a traditional SLR in most shooting situations and for the vast majority of amateur photographers. The pure image quality does not reach that of the best APS-C sensors, but the Lumix G6 compensates with extraordinary technical equipment, a fast burst, a video mode unattainable for many competing tools, the valuable addition of peaking focus and, ultimately, with its ultra-compact...
Pros: Impressive technological equipment, Qust to 7 fps, Excellent video quality, Well built.
Cons: Image quality good but not stellar, Improved ergonomics of some controls.
Conclusion: It is clear that the compact system camera is now stepping beyond the confines to which it has traditionally been assigned. The Panasonic G6's focusing system is fast and accurate in a range of conditions, and it is possible to shoot sport and action as well as take travel and landscape images.
Summary: Panasonic G6 review: although the Lumix G6 uses the same 16.05MP sensor as the G5, the Panasonic G6 brings a more powerful Venus Engine and an improved touchscreen and electronic viewfinder. Panasonic has used a mini-DSLR style for the Panasonic Lumix G6, and unlike many compact system cameras, it has a viewfinder built in – though the mirrorless design naturally means that this is an electronic device.
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. It's very responsive, focusing supremely quickly and confidently, even in very low light when other cameras would give up.
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 native mirrorless lens catalogue.
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.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix G6 is full of surprises. It features the sensor from the old GH2 augmented by a powerful new Venus Engine image processing chip. The camera gains a much faster and more sensitive AF system which, surprisingly, lives up to every claim. However, when it comes to low light, the AF may keep up with the dingiest of lighting, but the sensor starts to falter and generate noise.
Pros: Solid build, Extensive lens lineup makes the micro four thirds system a good choice, Good audio recording with on-board microphones, Very fast and accurate AF system
Cons: Bridge form-factor goes against the compact nature of mirrorless cameras, which might deter some users, Low light performance slightly disappointing
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 step back over the G5, the curved handgrip delivers one of the most satisfying grips out there.
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.
For anyone seeking an affordable camera with a wide range of customisable controls in a lightweight package, with an eye-piece viewfinder, fast autofocus and modelled on an SLR layout, the G6 has a lot going...
Summary: The latest camera from Panasonic G6 makes taking pictures a child’s play. Fitted with a swivel screen, an electronic viewfinder and latest connectivity technologies like NFC it takes delightful pictures and hence in a way combines best of both the worlds of DSLR and point and shoot cameras.
Pros: Image Stabilization , Flip Out Touchscreen , High Maximum ISO , External Mic Jack , Electronic Viewfinder
Cons: Noise at high ISO (above 600) , Marginally Smaller Sensor