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 purchased the G6 as a backup camera for the GH3 I own. I considered the GX7, but (at the time) it was considerably more expensive than the G6 and I do prefer the ergonomics of the G6 body style. For me, a deciding feature of G6 is the ability to reprogram the power zoom toogle to control exposure compensation. That gives you the equivalent of a camera with 2 control dials.
Summary: First, let me say that I like this camera and the lenses I have - the kit lens and a 45-200 zoom. It weighs half my Canon DSLR and less than the Olympus. I suppose that is because of all the plastic. Picture quality is excellent, in my opinion equal to the APS-C camera I have. The camera is very intuitive to use. Focus is fast as are startup and there is very little shutter lag. The stop action animation function is a hoot. High ISO quality is very good.
Excerpt: I bought this from QVC when they had a deal on it with the 14-42mm lens. I thought I could try it and send it back if I wasn't impressed. Well, the performance just blew me away for a camera this size! It easily out performs the Olympus E-P2 that I had (notice HAD!). The IQ is great for a small capable camera to take on holidays when you want to have a decent camera, but don't want to be roaming around with a huge weight over your shoulders.
Summary: Have had this camera for about a month. Nice, all around Versatile camera, especially for the sale price ($529). Not sure if I would opt for this model at the higher price point, though. I do think it is a great choice for the hybrid market and like the video functionality The articulating touch screen is extremely useful, plus the color and naturalness that comes through is a great selling point Was expecting slightly sharper images, even with the kit lens, and would...
Great camera - surpasses anything out there on the market in it's price range.
21 January 2014
Summary: This is a wonderful camera. It is smaller than I thought it was, and is a great personal camera. EVERYTHING is configurable on it, so you can customize it to your method of shooting. Favorite things: I love the fact that you can adjust the exposure with the rocker near the shutter button - probably my favorite feature. You can see instantly the exposure, adjust it and shoot. Great for backlit scenes etc. The autofocus is quick. I like the Q-menu.
Summary: I have (and like!) two Panasonic G5 bodies, but I originally bought into the Panasonic MFT system a year ago for its video quality. I intended to wind up with a GH3 - but as I began to use this gear (with now MANY lenses), I've had great fun shooting stills with the G5s, two GF3s, and an LX7 (with 30,000-frames shot with these cameras in a year!;-).
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.