Excerpt: I've used the micro 4/3 cameras since Panasonic first introduced the GH1 and GF1 for their unique combination of image quality, sensor size for low light performance, and video capabilities. My current cameras include the Oly OMD-EM5, EPL1, Panasonic GX1, and now the G6. This review is focused more on the video capability of the G6, as I use it professionally for field research in this capacity.
Summary: Great package deal from Cameta Camera. Received package well packed. Besides the G6 the other items in the package came in handy. 64GB fast SD card. The small tripod - fits nicely on my Lowpro Slingshot 202AW. Additional TTL and M flash unit which swivels as well as tilts and has a modeling light (video light). Filters including polarizing filter and a 49-52mm adapter ring.
Excerpt: I have the Lumix G1 with the 14-45mm, 45-200mm lens, but the memory cover fell off, the flash hot shoe damaged by a third party thumb rest ,with a trip to Africa coming up I decided to upgrade to the Olympus OMD-em5. When I compared it with the G6 in the shop, despite the better quality of the Olympus I didn't like its handling, the Lumix G6 felt so secure to hold. I bought the G6 with an Olympus 60mm macro lens, these two are a good combination.
Summary: I upgraded (Wex trade-in) from a G5 and have not regretted it. The low light (High ISO) performance is significantly better, which is especially important with the long focal lengths needed for photographing wildlife, and for natural-looking indoor shots.The controls are usefully, if not dramatically improved, and the screen is better.
Pros: Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight
Summary: I agree with most other reviewers here, this is an utterly brilliant camera. I originally owned a Lumix G1 (which I still have) and was delighted with the results. As the game has moved on with the Micro 4/3 format I was watching the market with interest with the G5 and now the G6. I was tempted with the G5 earlier this year but decided to hold out for the G6.
Summary: The last SLR I bought was in 1979 so it was about time I got a decent digital camera! Bought the 14-42 kit along with the Lumix 45-150 lens. The camera and lenses didn’t disappoint and the whole lot is amazingly lightweight. Point and shoot in IA mode or take full control of everything. No problem at all with the Wi-Fi feature, and I’ve already made good use of the remote control it gives you. An excellent buy.
Summary: I bought this camera as an upgrade to the G2. Mainly, since I had already invested in a set of Panasonic Lenses. I was concerned by the absence of manual buttons and controls compared to previous models. At the same time, I'm appreciating new electronic features, such as WiFi, remote capture, etc. Pictures taken at night with low light are much better rendered, due to the upgrade in sensor. The G2 was great in daytime, but was useless in low light without a tripod.
Summary: Great photos its so easy to use, you dont need to be a pro to get great photo effects, this is my second Lumix, I found the earlier versions had better build quality, none the less I love using the G6 Mike
Pros: Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight, Simple Controls