Fujifilm XQ2 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Fujifilm XQ2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 is a 4x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2.6x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (1.4x). 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 Fujifilm XQ2 has a maximum aperture number of 4.9. That's 1.4 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (3.5).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Fujifilm XQ2 is 1.8 minimum aperture, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 5.6 minimum aperture digital camera (3.8 larger).
2x lighter Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 has a weight of 187g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 390g digital camera (203g 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.

Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Fujifilm XQ2 is 91% based on 17 reviews, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 88% (based on 5 reviews).
3 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a megapixel of 16.05MP, however the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 12MP digital camera (4.05MP 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.

30s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm XQ2 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Expert reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average expert review score of 85%, but the Fujifilm XQ2 has an average rating of 78% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 is a 12MP digital camera. That's 4.05MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP). 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.

30s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Fujifilm XQ2 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (60s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Expert review Rating is Worse
The Fujifilm XQ2 only has an average expert score of 78%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 65 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an optical zoom of 1.4x, however the Fujifilm XQ2 is a 4x optical zoom digital camera (2.6x 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.

A lot bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a maximum aperture number of 3.5, however the Fujifilm XQ2 is a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1.4 smaller).
68% larger minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 5.6 minimum aperture. That's 3.8 larger than the Fujifilm XQ2 (5.6).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 390g digital camera. That's 203g heavier than the Fujifilm XQ2 (390g). 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.

Eight months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is older than the Fujifilm XQ2 by eight months.
A little Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average user rating of 88%, but the Fujifilm XQ2 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 17 reviews).

Awards

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What Digital Camera: Gold

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
12MP 16.05MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS II
BEST
 CMOS II
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1864
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 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
 1824 x 1024
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1864
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 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
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4632 x 3456
 4632 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
14.5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
4x
BEST
1.4x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
4.9
BEST
3.5
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
5.6
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
100mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
6.4 - 25.6 14 - 42
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
7/6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.03 - 3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 23
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.5 - 3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 25600
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 2.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 7.4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 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
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
66MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5mm
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Flower
 Children
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Food
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Flower
 Children
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
187g
BEST
390g
Height
58.5mm 84.6mm
Depth
33.3mm 71.4mm
Width
100mm 122.45mm
Weight (including Battery)
206g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-48 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
240 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Software CD
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
Printed User Guide
 Printed user guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
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