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.
Missing timelapse ability, "nightscape" photo quality doesn't compare to DSLR
Marc Castells, Amazon
21 August 2013
Summary: I'm not going to repeat what all the other reviews say: almost DSLR quality but much smaller/lighter/cheaper, great video quality, great for travel, etc, etc... Yes, these things are all true and it's why everyone gets this camera and loves it. I just want to point out a couple of things about the camera that are important to some people and are damn near impossible to find out about without owning the camera. 1.