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Panasonic G6 review

Same sensor as the G5, but more responsive

Panasonic G6 review

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We shot this image through a light tent to keep reflections under control and it was useful to be able to control the camera via the touchscreen rather than have to find the buttons under the tent. The square crop was set in-camera and proved useful for getting the composition just right.

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Exposure here was reduced by 1/3EV to intensify the colours a little and avoid any loss of highlight data. The 16:9 crop was set in-camera, because it suits the scene.

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Shooting at f/2.8 when using Panasonic's 45mm macro lens (effective focal length 90mm) has restricted the depth of field nicely here.

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Using the Low Key Creative Control Mode has created a moodier shot.

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Pushing the contrast setting of the Monochrome Photo Style to its maximum value produced a more graphic shot.

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The articulating LCD proves very useful when you want to shoot from very low angles like this. If the camera is on a tripod you can focus very precisely by enlarging the on-screen image and focusing manually. The camera can be set to enlarge the image as soon as the manual focus ring is moved. However, the AF system is also very capable and can pick out very small subjects

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This shot was taken at ISO 6400 and although there's not much coloured speckling visible in the JPEG, there are signs of noise removal. When sized to A3 (16.5 x 11.7 inches) there's some softening and loss of detail in the tiles in the middle distance. A stippled texture becomes visible when the shot is examined at 100%.

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The Impressive Art Creative Control produces some fun results, but it's nice that the Panasonic G6 enables you to have a 'clean' raw file as well.

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The Panasonic G6's Multi-Metering system has done an excellent job with this scene, and the dynamic range accurately reflects what we saw.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
ColourBlack
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesNoise Reduction, Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, AVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)340 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeLive MOS
Total Camera Resolution18.3 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I)
Height84.6 mm
Width122.5 mm
Depth71.4 mm
Autofocus Points23
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW, MPO
Audio FormatsAAC
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Front Curtain Sync, Rear Curtain Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-G6
Product NameDMC-G6 Compact System Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCG6EBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

LUMIX G Micro System Digital Camera G6 - Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera Featuring High Picture Quality, High Speed Response and Easy Sharing

The DMC-G6 integrates 16.05-megapixel Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine featuring its advanced noise reduction systems. The controllable noise area is expanded by approx.64x in size and large block noise is removed. The Multi-process NR works in two separate steps allowing finer control over noise level. The limit resolution is enhanced with detail reproduction, and advanced Intelligent D-range Control ensures beautiful gradation with wider dynamic range. The Low Light AF gains higher performance in such as moonlight even without AF assist lamp.

The fast, accurate Light Speed AF makes it possible to capture fast-moving subjects clearly. The camera and the lens exchange the digital signal at max. 240 fps to minimize the time to focus. The DMC-G6 realizes the high speed burst shooting at 7 fps in 16.05-megapixel full resolution. Also, AF Tracking enables consecutive shooting to capture moving subject at 5 fps. he 1440K-dot equivalent OLED LVF retains the outstanding viewability. It can be used with monitor at the same time as the Touch Pad function.

The DMC-G6 can record full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos with stunning smoothness at 50p (50Hz) in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 format, or 24p in AVCHD format according to your intended use. In addition to the built-in stereo microphone featuring Dolby® Digital, the DMC-G6 is equipped with 3.5mm terminals for external microphone to comply with serious sound recording. Also, the audio input level can be adjusted in 19 steps. The P/A/S/M mode will faithfully reflect your shooting intent, and give you a wide range of video images.

With the Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC technology, you can connect the camera to your smartphone/tablet anywhere with one-touch, which makes sharing images much easier. It is also possible to use a smartphone/tablet as a multi-capable remote shutter with a monitor. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the smartphone/tablet right after shooting. On the other hand, both photo and video can be archived to the registered digital equipment such as PC automatically via the wireless access point (router) at home.

Battery Life340 Shot
Package Contents
  • DMC-G6 Compact System Camera
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Body Cap
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution1036000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker