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.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 review - Easy step up for those purchasing their first interchangeable lens camera
16 October 2013
Excerpt: New entry-level ‘G’-system interchangeable lens camera from premier brand 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 Panasonic’s G-series compact system cameras are divided into two handling styles: those resembling compact cameras and those resembling digital SLRs.
Pros: 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
Cons: 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 Panasonic Lumix GF6 delivers across the board, and although it’s by no means perfect – with a few usability issues – it’s certainly one of the better entry-level CSCs currently on the market.
Pros: Good image quality and noise control, Vari-angle LCD screen is useful, Advanced and flexible control set-up
Cons: Buttons on touchscreen too small, So-so battery life, Over sharp JPEGs
Summary: Everyone wants a swappy-lens compact camera. That's clear, but what's less clear is how much we're willing to compromise on DSLR-style features in the pursuit of smallness. Sony has shown with its NEX-7 that, if you're prepared to pay, you really can have it all in a more petite body. At less than half the price, can Panasonic's GF6 compact system camera satisfy the serious snapper?
Pros: Excellent image quality, Wide range of lenses, Articulated LCD, Fast auto-focus
Cons: Muddled user interface, Flaky macro performance with kit lens
Excerpt: In most cases camera upgrades come with a hike in resolution and the interchangeable lens Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is no exception. This increases the now low-sounding 12 megapixels of the Panasonic GF5 - its predecessor - to a more market-realistic 16MP. Announced prior to the higher-end and more obviously DSLR-styled Panasonic G6 , the GF6 was on its launch the first Lumix G camera to offer both smartphone and tablet-friendly Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, rapidly...
Panasonic Lumix GF6: Polyvalent et simple d'utilisation !
16 October 2013
Excerpt: Comme le Fuji X- M1, le Panasonic Lumix GF6 s'adresse avant tout aux photographes débutants désireux de ne rien concéder à la qualité d'image. Équipé d'un « grand » capteur 4/3 le GF6 est un compact à objectifs Interchangeables...que vaut-il donc sur le terrain ?
Pros: Facile d'usage, Qualité d'image jusqu'à 1600ISO, WiFi NFC, Vélocité, Mode IA efficace, Filtres artistiques amusants, Ecran orientable et tactile multipoints