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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Summary

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Assessment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is clearly a capable mirrorless digital camera. It delivers a well-rounded performance, combining high image-quality and fast operational speed. Its relatively compact size makes it light and easy to carry when using small lenses.

With the GF-series, Panasonic has been adjusting the balance between features and simplicity. While the original GF1 was quite advanced, the GF2 that followed was seen as over-simplified and the GF6 regains numerous features and controls which were previously removed. It even gained WiFi and NFC, both featured aimed to please novice photographers, plus a highly popular tilting LCD.

There is certainly a lot to like about the GF6 and for those looking for a more powerful or speedy camera, Panasonic makes the G6 and recently-reviewed GH3 which all share the same Micro Four-Thirds sensor. The GH3 sits at the high-end with an EVF, same as the G6, plus triple control-dials in a weather-sealed body which is only effective when combined with a weather-sealed lens.

This mirrorless has access to the largest mirrorless lens lineup in the industry and its 2X crop-factor gives Micro Four-Thirds cameras an advantage in terms of total size compared to most mirrorless systems.

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PROS CONS
Low image noise until ISO 1600 Slight image softness from base ISO
Realistic image colors after tweaking EC easily accidentally changed
Good automatic white-balance Below average shot-to-shot speed
Reliable metering Flimsy control-dial
Fast contrast-detect autofocus Preview not Exposure-Priority
Short shutter-lag Wrong Live-Histogram
Quick and responsive Poor flash clearance
Calibratable LCD No EVF option
Good LCD visibility Short battery life
Customizable interface Video recording delay
Sturdy except for control-dial Video drops last second
GoodGood Good

Related Information

Sister Models
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
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- 3 Control-Dials, Weatherproof, Built-in EVF, 2-Axis Digital Level, Hot-Shoe
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By Neocamera on 2013-07-22

Panasonic DMC-GF6 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 160-25600
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/4000-60s
Built-in Dust ReductionFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
4.2 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
3" LCD 1 MegapixelsStereo audio input
Lithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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