Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Last Updated (03 July’13):
- Review & Sample Photos @ Expertreviews

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is a new 16MP Live MOS Sensor Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens. It features Venus Engine Image Processor, Micro Four Thirds Mount, 3.0-inch Touch Screen Tilt LCD with 1040K-dot resolution, Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC Technology, Full HD 1080 Video recording, Contrast AF and Light Speed AF System, Extended ISO Up to 25600, Intelligent Auto+ Mode and Scene Guide. The camera measure (W x H x D) 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.5″ / 111.2 x 64.8 x 38.4 mm body only and weight 9.88 oz / 280 g body only.

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Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Expert Reviews

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Reviews

Expertreviews reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 and writes;
“Still, we’ve got no complaints about performance in our testing, producing sharp results in our test images. It’ll also focus at extremely close range, making it very versatile.”
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Pocket-lint reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 and writes;
“Overall the GF6 feels a lot like the GF5 in a slightly bigger frame, with yet more useful features such as a physical mode dial. All this can be scooped up at a cut of the earlier GF5′s price – we’re glad to see the cost-effectiveness that’s achieved by removing the pricey power zoom lens from the kit, which makes for a fair and attractive sub-£500 price point.”
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Photographyblog reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 and writes;
“All in all the Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a surprisingly capable camera that will more than satisfy a lot of people’s needs, including both casual snappers and more serious photographers alike. You’d be hard-pushed to find such a well-rounded, well-connected, and, well, great performing camera without spending quite a lot more,..”
Rating: ★★★★½

Amateurphotographer reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 and writes;
“For its target audience – those stepping up from a compact camera, first-time buyers of an interchangeable-lens camera, or even those that want a backup to a DSLR – the GF6 is an excellent option. It is lightweight, compact and handles well, with a good range of lenses.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digital-photography-school reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 and writes;
“In other respects I found the camera to be quite spiffy and easy to use. If you’re keen to dip your toe into interchangeable lens photography, want to post process RAW files, shoot decent video etc … this one’s for you! The beauty of the GF6 is that you can get around the various modes with great ease.”
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Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 and writes;
“With an introduction price of £499 with the new 14-42mm IS kit lens, the camera is priced very competitively with similar models, and with the kit lens delivering excellent image quality, we feel that the camera offers very good value for money.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Techradar reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 and writes;
“Image quality is excellent, while the flexibility of the screen is useful for capturing images from awkward angles. The fact that there’s no viewfinder is almost made up for by this screen, which could only have been improved by being fully articulating. It’s a bonus though that it flips up 180-degrees to face forwards for self-portraits.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Photoreview reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 and writes;
“Overall performance was much as we expected on the basis of previous tests on G-Micro cameras, taking into account the resolution and image processor of the new camera. Images taken with the kit lens were sharp and detailed and colours appeared natural looking. This was confirmed by our Imatest tests, which showed colour accuracy to be generally good and saturation well controlled in both JPEG and RW2.RAW images.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Imaging-resource reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 and writes;
“Like its predecessor, the Panasonic Lumix GF6 still offers Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels; 1080i) AVCHD movie capture, and also retains a progressive-scan 720p (1,280 x 720 pixels) AVCHD option. In both cases, the record rate is 60fps for NTSC or 50fps for PAL, but it’s derived from 30fps sensor data, due to the analog output of the sensor.”
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Video Reviews

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Reviews

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Samples

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Sample Photos

- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Sample Photos @ Panasonic

- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Sample Photos @ Expertreviews

- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Sample Photos @ Techradar

- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Sample Photos @ Photoreview

Manual

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 User Manual (PDF)

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Features

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Features

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 combines a new 16MP Live MOS sensor and a newly developed Venus Engine Image processor for sharp, high resolution, low-noise imaging with high-performance signal processing and start-up speed. It lets you take high resolution photo and video imaging only approx. 0.5 sec after startup with extremely low noise even at the extended ISO sensitivity of 25600. It also comes with advanced Intelligent D-range Control which offers wide dynamic range while maintaining smooth gradation, thanks to the high-precision signal processing of the Venus Engine.

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The camera uses a Contrast Auto Focus system for accurate focusing and its Light Speed AF system with full time AF and tracking AF enables focusing on fast moving subjects. Low Light AF also included for accurate focusing on your subject even in low-lit situations. With Touch AF it is possible to set focus on any point in the frame by simply tapping that spot on the LCD monitor.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 enables you to record Full 1080 HD videos with full-time AF and high quality stereo sound with Wind Cut option and adjustable levels in the AVCHD format. Thanks to a dedicated video record button, the camera lets you instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without any having to make any extra setting adjustments. You can also record videos in MP4 format for playback on a PC or other portable electronic devices without having to convert the files.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Videos Sample

Moreover, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is equipped with a 3.0-inch Touch Screen LCD which enables you to set focus, auto exposure points and release the shutter with just a tap on the monitor. Its 180º vertical tilt allows for easy self portraits in Self Shot mode and reflection is minimized for easier composition in bright light. The monitor has 1,040k-dot resolution provides clear and color-accurate composition and playback.

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Additionally, Lumix DMC-GF6 has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to instantly transfer images to your computer or to your smartphone and tablet for easy sharing. With NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, you can connect the camera with a smartphone / tablet by just bringing them together. Not only does it, the camera also offers Intelligent Auto Plus Mode to allow the camera to utilize its numerous assist functions when analyzing the scene you are shooting. A Scene Guide features 23 sample images to match to the scene you are shooting and have the camera adjust itself to the proper settings.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Features:

+ 16MP Live MOS Sensor

+ Venus Engine Image Processor

+ Micro Four Thirds Mount

+ 3.0-inch Touch Screen Tilt LCD with 1040K-dot of resolution

+ Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC Technology

+ Full HD 1080 Video Capture

+ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

+ Contrast AF and Light Speed AF System

+ Extended ISO Up to 25600

+ Intelligent Auto+ Mode and Scene Guide

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