Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
3.95MP higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a megapixel of 16.05MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (3.95MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

2x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Expert reviews are slightly better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average expert review score of 85% based on 65 reviews, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has an average rating of 83% (based on 4 reviews).
User reviews are slightly better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average user review score of 88% based on 5 reviews, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has an average rating of 85% (based on 4 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 28.6x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (30x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a maximum aperture number of 8. That's 4.5 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (8).
Hugely smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is 3.3 minimum aperture, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera (2.3 larger).
173g lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has a weight of 217g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 390g digital camera (173g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
21x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an optical zoom of 1.4x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (28.6x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is an 8 maximum aperture digital camera (4.5 smaller).
42% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a minimum aperture number of 5.6. That's 2.3 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (3.3).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 390g digital camera. That's 173g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 (217g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Seven months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 by seven months.
4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 3.95MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (12.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (2x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has an average expert score of 83%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 65 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71 has an average user score of 85%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
16.05MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
BEST
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4632 x 3456
BEST
 4632 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 12.8MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour of Product
 Grey
 Grey

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.4x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
3.5 8
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
5.6 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 720mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 42 4.3 - 129
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 58.6x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 12/9
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 60x
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 5

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
23 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - inf
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - inf
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced off
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - 3.3
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6 - 6.4

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 86MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.04 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.59x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DPOF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
390g 217g
BEST
Height
84.6mm 34.4mm
Depth
71.4mm 64.6mm
Width
122.45mm 110.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 243g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Speakers
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