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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 16.05MP 10x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Twelve industry awards
Good quality lens
Disappointing battery life (barely 200 photos
104 Reviews + 17 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice What Digital Camera Gold

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Disappointing Battery Life (barely 200 Photos

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 did not have a good battery life. Ephotozine said “Disappointing battery life (barely 200 photos”. Website Bestbuy.com wrote “Short battery life”. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned four years ago “The Panasonic Lumix G6 is an excellent camera, with very few issues, although battery life could be better” although they still scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Reviews

Twelve Industry Awards

This camera has received twelve awards from experts in digital cameras.

This medium megapixel digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review websites Ephotozine, Techradar and Technopat.net all of whom thought that this Panasonic camera was marvellous.

This Panasonic digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Ljudochbild.se all of whom concluded that this camera was very good.

The experts at websites Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint and Vido.com.ua all wrote that concluded that they would recommend this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Another two expert review sites thought that this Panasonic digital camera was good. This camera received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and it received a "Gold" award from review website What Digital Camera.

01net.com gave this digital camera a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirty-seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this medium megapixel digital camera has an overall expert rating of 86 out of 100. This means that digital camera experts think this camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a comparable spec and age.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 9,075 owner and expert reviews (including 790 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert review site Pocket Lint “When it comes to value for money and feature set the G6 is more packed with featu”. Trustedreviews.com rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews “When you consider that it's priced against impressive DSLR rivals such as the Canon EOS 100D”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four customers who bought it agreed that it had good features. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The Wi-Fi features are excellent for remote control” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Style

Sixteen owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Ephotozine wrote “Compact style” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6. They also mentioned “Light and Compact” in their review. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote “The Panasonic Lumix G6 - cue Far East Movement's "like a G6" lyric taking on yet another meaning - is the company's most tech-laden compact system camera to date” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Heavy

The weights of medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 20g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 390 grams, the Lumix DMC-G6 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the OM-D E-M5 (£549) (373g), or the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm (378g) both from Olympus or the GE X5 (£55) (380g).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-G6.


Good Quality Lens

Three people concluded that it had a good lens. Joyfully Buying from Amazon wrote “I've chosen the version with the combined standard / telephoto lens as saves me changing lens / carrying the other round with me” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Williams mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The lens is a perfect match for this camera”. He also wrote “Match this unit with a 45mm bright portrait lens [I have the Olympus lens]” in his review.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Expert website Tech.uk.msn.com said “Fast focus, fun features” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5.

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Electronic Viewfinder

Six customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 thought it had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Ephotozine wrote “Electronic Viewfinder”. Expert website Photographyblog.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “An OLED viewfinder, high resolution 3-inch free-angle LCD screen, new-generation Venus processing engine, ultra-sensitive “night-shot AF” mode”. Three years ago Jmar said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bestbuy.com “The viewfinder is excellent”.

Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good screen. Ephotozine wrote “Fully articulating screen”. Williams said on expert review site Amazon “It is too easy to hit the 'display' button and 'white balance' button on the back”.

Two owners who purchased this digital camera said that it had an electronic viewfinder. Expert website Dxomark.com said in their review of this digital camera “The firm's $750 mid-range EVF equipped model sitting above the entry-level finder-less DMC-GF6 yet beneath the mighty video-maker's favorite DMC-GH3”.

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Impressive Video

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine wrote “Video capabilities” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Impressive video” in their review. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote four years ago “An accomplished all-rounder that excels for video capture”.

Good Image Quality

Five owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine mentioned “Image Stabilization” . Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said “A great camera is the one which can take great pictures.” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 however they scored it 3 stars out of 5.

Two owners who bought it wrote that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Dxomark.com said “Although the sensor is clearly an older unit (used originally in the superb DMC-GH2” . Two years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “Features a 16 megapixel sensor, 4K video recording, plus a number of improvements over the Panasonic Lumix G6 that it replaces”.

Two owners thought the product had a good picture resolution. Expert website Techguide.com.au rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Tech Guide readers might remember I enjoyed shooting with the G5 around Terrigal late in 2012” in their review of this digital camera.

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Design

Easy to Use

Five customers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus four years ago “The Panasonic Lumix G6 is above all a more pleasant camera to use than the G5” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “The degree of user control available is remarkable” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “If it is easy to use too, just how better it would become” but even so they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Build

Five people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 concluded that it was well made. Ephotozine wrote “Solid build”. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It may lack a few of the features and the rugged build of the Panasonic GH3.” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Features built in Wi-Fi, NFC, OLED EVF, improved video mode, focus peaking” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Good Image Quality

Three customers thought it was good quality. Ephotozine mentioned “Good Image Quality” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 review. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote “LIKERAW image quality is very good, with colour fidelity” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Design and Size

Three customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Expert website Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 review “Panasonic has used a mini-DSLR style for the Panasonic Lumix G6”. Expert website Reviewed.com said “Even though Panasonic's done a fine job making the G6 a great update of a camera we already thought was pretty decent”.

Two customers considered that it was well designed. Ephotozine said “Good design and size” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Offers improved handling and design, with some useful”.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony NEX-F3D, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 are also worth considering.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-G6 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also support Wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include because of its better review score, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera, the optical zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 of only 1.4 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Across all the cameras of this age and type the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (2.7x and higher rated), or the Canon 150 (8x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-G6 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony NEX-F3D which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (£429) (14x) which is also higher rated.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a quite big maximum aperture number (only 3.5) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 7.4, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.5 to 38.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.7 and the largest is 22. The Lumix DMC-G6 has a fairly large minimum aperture number (5.6) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a microphone in. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a microphone in.

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Camera

Has a Dioptre Correction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-G6 supports live view. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also support live view.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a tripod mountable.

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Quite Small Eye Relief

At only 17.5 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-G6 has a fairly small eye relief compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The eye reliefs of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 15mm to 21mm, and the average eye relief is 18mm.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-G6 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-G6 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-G6 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Panasonic camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608x3456, 3264x2448, 2336x1752, 1824x1368, 4608x3072, 3264x2176, 2336x1560, 1824x1216, 4608x2592, 3264x1840, 1920x1080, 1824x1024, 3456x3456, 2448x2448 and 1744x1744 and 1712x1712. The worst still image resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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16.05 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.05 megapixels camera.

We compared all the other 16.05MP cameras to this digital camera and we think the DMC-GH3EC-K, and the Lumix G5 both from Panasonic which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the PEN E-PL7 (£429) (16.1MP and higher rated), or the OM-D E-M10 (£349) (16.1MP and higher rated) both from Olympus or the Sony NEX-5 (£489.99) (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vhbw 1000mah
Barcodes 00617689551169, 00617689551176, 00617689551183, 00617689551190, 00885170132184, 04250667359287, 05025232732982, 05025232747689, 05025232748259, 05025232748266, 05025232748310, 05025232748419, 05025232748587, 05025232748600, 05025232748907, 05025232748914, 05025232750887, 05025232750917, 05025232750931, 05025232794461

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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