Summary: One of my best purchases ever. I bought this used primarily for video, because of Panasonic's reputation for video. Took me a while before I started to do videos seriously at the gigs where I do still photography - but I now have got into the swing of things, and am shooting a lot of video - some of which are stunningly good in quality. The sound using only the camera's internal mics is good enough that a regular taper asked if it really was from the internal mics.
Summary: I enjoy taking pictures as a hobby. I used to own a Canon Rebel XS, and loved it! Except, it was too bulky for me. So, I sold it and purchased this Panasonic. The pictures don't compare at all to the Canon. Not as good. Very noticeable difference. Maybe I'm not using it correctly (I stick with the auto settings). But, after constant bad results, I actually sold it back to Amazon (they have a great buyback program).
Great camera, but not anywhere in the realm with GH3 of 5Diii
28 August 2014
Summary: Pros: Stills have great clarity, minimal grain or noise even at iso 800. Video is sharp and has minimal noise at iso 800. However, you can expect some in low light situation. But, it is a bearable amount of noise and expected. Focus peaking is helpful when using older manual lenses. Continuous video. Can shoot up to 3 hours of video on 1 sd card. Cons: Low light performance is not the best. Color profile and h264 compression do not leave room for post-color correction.
Summary: I did a lot of research before deciding on this camera. The video it takes is fantastic, but you really should get a wide angle lens or adapter. Not only are the images fantastic, the fit/finish is great. If you need an all-in-one camera that shoots fantastic pictures and video this is a top choice. If money is no object, get a GH3 or GH4. If you are looking to spend less than $1000, I highly recommend the G6.
Summary: This is actually being posted by John's wife, lol. I ordered and purchased this camera just a few days ago, had it shipped next day delivery because I was at the tail end of a visit with my daughter and I needed a good camera. I am not a professional photographer at all, I don't know how to use any of the bells and whistles that come with this camera (and there are many) but basically the Panasonic Lumix G6 is amazing!
Summary: I've owned the GF1 and GX1 version. I've also used both the GF2 and GF3 model. My personal favorite is the GF1, but the ISO capabilities just doesn't cut it anymore. Now the GF5 is my main camera. It's small, inconspicuous and I believe is one of the most underrated Micro 4/3rds body. Pros: - Extremely easy to get the perfect exposure. - Coupled with the 20mm f1.7 and the 25mm f1.4, produces great photos even for people without photography experience. - Light and small.