Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 captures images with excellent quality, but it's not a good option for burst shooting.
Pros: Sharp, tilting, touch-screen display. Hinged flash with bounce. Quick autofocus. Clean JPG output through ISO 3200. Raw shooting support. Fast startup. Wi-Fi with NFC. Includes good starter lens.
Cons: No EVF option. Burst shooting limited to 3.5fps. Lacks shoe and mic input. Limited burst shooting in Raw.
Summary: Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a good camera that produces good quality images. It comes filled with features such as creative filters, various SCN modes and Wi-Fi and NFC as well for those who wish to transfer images instantly. The high-res tilting LCD coupled with a responsive touchscreen makes navigation a breeze. Dedicated mode-dial makes things quicker as compared to the GF5. In fact, the GF6 is a much better improvement over the GF5.
Summary: The Lumix GF6 is Panasonic's latest consumer mirrorless system camera, although is pitched higher than previous GF models. It replaces the GF5 with among other things an updated 16 Megapixel sensor, a tilting 3 inch 1040k dot LCD screen, and built in Wifi with NFC tap-to-connect for sharing photos.
With one or two minor diversions along the way, the trend for the GF series has been towards bodies that are more compact and simpler to operate.
Pros: 3 inch 1040k flip-over touch-screen., Self shot mode., Quick and easy Wifi sharing with NFC., Excellent low-light AF performance., Stop motion intervalometer., Panorama Shot mode.
Cons: Lacks hotshoe and accessory EVF., Lacks focus peaking., Movie button hard to activate.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is clearly a capable mirrorless digital camera. It delivers a well-rounded performance, combining high image-quality and fast operational speed. Its relatively compact size makes it light and easy to carry when using small lenses. With the GF-series, Panasonic has been adjusting the balance between features and simplicity.
Pros: Low image noise until ISO 1600, Realistic image colors after tweaking, Good automatic white-balance, Reliable metering, Fast contrast-detect autofocus, Short shutter-lag, Quick and responsive, Calibratable LCD, Good LCD visibility, Customizable interface, Sturdy except for control-dial
Cons: Slight image softness from base ISO, EC easily accidentally changed, Below average shot-to-shot speed, Flimsy control-dial, Preview not, Wrong Live-Histogram, Poor flash clearance, No EVF option, Short battery life, Video recording delay, Video drops last second
Summary: Image: The panorama mode can be a bit hit and miss. Here, it has worked well and recorded to its maximum angle
For its target audience - those stepping up from a compact camera, first-time buyers of an interchangeable-lens camera, or even those that want a backup to a DSLR - the GF6 is an excellent option. It is lightweight, compact and handles well, with a good range of lenses.
Excerpt: The 3-inch LCD on the GF6’s back can be angled up to face the viewer or down to achieve shots over the heads of a crowd with both hard key and touch screen options
Affordable route to ownership of an interchangeable lens camera, consistent imaging performance, solidly built, tilting rear LCD and option of both touch screen and hard key operation
No available means of attaching extras such as an eye-level viewfinder or flash, progressively noisier images the lower the available light level, small rear plate buttons and plastic-y scroll wheel betray budget price point
Conclusion: The 16MP GF6 is an exceptional CSC, with some advanced features and excellent handling. The image quality is extremely good, with little or no chromatic aberration and exceptionally low noise levels even at higher ISOs. The high quality 3in 1040k-dot flip-out touchscreen LCD makes focusing and viewing images a real pleasure.