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Canon EOS 6D vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Canon EOS 6D vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Canon EOS 6D
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
8.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 6D has a megapixel of 20.2MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (8.1MP 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.

580,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels lower).
Seven hundred and seventy more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a digital camera that takes 1090.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£139 cheaper
The Canon EOS 6D costs £857.99, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is £997.00.
Available from 26 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Thirteen more awards
The Canon EOS 6D has 19 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has 6 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 123 expert reviews, the Canon EOS 6D has an average review score of 86%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average rating of 80% (based on 90 reviews).
User reviews are a little better
Based on 684 user reviews, the Canon EOS 6D has an average review score of 95%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average rating of 93% (based on 87 reviews).
3 Reasons For
2x smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a closest focusing distance of 0.18m, however the Canon EOS 6D is a 0.38m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.2m larger).
38% higher playback zoom (max) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a playback zoom (max) of 16x. That's 6x higher than the Canon EOS 6D (16x).
Hugely lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a weight of 265g, but the Canon EOS 6D is a 755g digital camera (490g 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

3 Reasons Against
Larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 0.38m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.2m larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (0.18m).
6x lower playback zoom (max) Edit
Canon EOS 6D is only 10x maximum playback zoom, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 16x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x higher).
65% heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 6D is a 755g digital camera. That's 490g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (265g). 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.

9 Reasons Against
67% lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP lower than the Canon EOS 6D (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.

Hugely lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 580,000 pixels lower than the Canon EOS 6D (460,000 pixels).
Only 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 320.00, but the Canon EOS 6D only takes 1090.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £139
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is £139.01 more expensive than the Canon EOS 6D.
Less retailers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Canon EOS 6D is stocked by 27 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by over three years
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is four years older than the Canon EOS 6D.
Thirteen less awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has only received 6 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 6D has received 19 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2's average expert score is 80%, however the Canon EOS 6D's is 86% (based on 123 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2's average user score is 93%, however the Canon EOS 6D's is 95% (based on 684 reviews).

Awards

19 Awards
Akam.no: Recommended
alphr.com: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
firstfoto.se: Editor's Choice
gagadget.com: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
6 Awards
Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 77 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 5184 x 3456
 3468 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
20.6MP
BEST
13.06MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
24 - 70 3.5
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Canon EF
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Diaphragm Blade
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
77mm 46mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face tracking
 single
 multi point
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face tracking
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.38m 0.18m
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points
11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 848 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 848 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Connection to PC
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 16x
BEST
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
 Backlight
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Self-portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
755g 265g
BEST
Height
110mm 67.81mm
Depth
71.2mm 32.76mm
Width
144.5mm 112mm
Weight (including Battery)
755g 474g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LP-E6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh
BEST
1,010mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
1,090 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 10 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD Edition;,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE;,Super Loilo Scope
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data F/2.5, f/3.5-5.6
Data Compression
Unknown - Click to provide data JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows 7
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28
Cable Type
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data F2.5 - F22
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 3.0 port
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 60 - 1/4000
Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data G, G VARIO
Aperture Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Aperture priority AE
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shutter priority AE
Battery Pack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery pack
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