Summary: A great micro 4/3 mirrorless camera!! Takes great pictures, has most needed settings (unfortunately no bulb) but is a small rugged camera. The battery seems to be good for over 300 shots. I love it and also some of the additional lenses are reasonably priced. Nice small package!
Summary: My impressions--nothing less than outstanding! The G6 is 25% better in all aspects over the G3 and G5. Faster, better image quality, easier handling and responsive along with many new added features including panorama mode. What I like is that the G6 under exposes the pictures where as the G3-G5 over exposed and burned out the highlights. Not so with the G6.
Best combination of still and video capability in mirrorless cameras, unlimited AVCHD record times! - Updates and usage notes
11 November 2013
Summary: 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. The G6 is my overall favorite because it combines very good still capability with the best video capability, including features critical to the use of video in research, including ext.
Nice performer but serious flaw in the EVF resolution / quality
2 November 2013
Summary: As a professional filmmaker/videographer, I rely heavily on the EVF / LVF to compose and focus my shots. While I find the Panasonic G6 to provide excellent image quality, especially in 1080p60, I am baffled as to the resolution on the LVF/EVF OLED viewfinder. It's much worse than the GH2/GH1, which I also own. I understand it's OLED for G6 vs LCD for GH2/GH1/G5.
Summary: This camera has proven to be portable, high quality, fast, enjoyable and it has helped me to get out and take more photos. The video quality is excellent. The manual mode is great. The touch screen is phenomenal, the external audio input rocks, with the 20mm f1.7 pancake lens i have been knocking it out of the park. I'm looking into adding the Olympus 45mm f1.8 portrait lens (many sources say that lens one reason to get a micro 4/3 camera).
Summary: Pro's -Peak focusing makes using manual focus possible and opens up the possibility of using old lenses with adapters. -Movie 24p mode looks great and you are not limited to 12 or 15 minutes at a time like you are on most DSLRs Con's -Body feels cheap, very plastic. -Buttons and wheels don't click nice. Overall I love the camera but for the amount of money I spent on it I feel like Panasonic could have done a better job with it's construction.
Summary: I give this camera 5/5 rating, despite the fact that it has some drawbacks. Nothing (nobody?) is perfect. I have bought this camera by chance, as the price was too good to believe. The intention was to have it always with me as a travel camera (mainly for business trips and site surveys when SLR is not very practical). The features set looks impressive for a camera such small.