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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 3x Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Ten industry awards
Good size
Reasonably priced
59 Reviews + 10 Awards
Techradar Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

Experts really like this camera and have given it ten awards.

This medium megapixel digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom thought that this camera was great.

This Panasonic camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites Techradar and Photoreview.com.au, both of which thought that this camera was brilliant.

Review sites Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph both decided that concluded that they would recommend this medium megapixel digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Best Buy" award from websites Expert Reviews who decided that this digital camera was good.

Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave this camera a "5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 84 out of 100. This means that experts think this Panasonic camera is one of the very best cameras of this type and age.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

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


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good value for money. Four years ago expert review site Techradar.com gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “We hoped that the real deal would live up to our own hype” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Takes great photos and videos – the best of the budget CSCs”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Thirteen customers who purchased the product considered that it was compact. Expert website Neocamera.com wrote “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is the company's latest compact mirrorless camera” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “The Lumix DMC-GF6 is Panasonics latest entry-level compact system camera”. They also wrote “Its the smallest and lightest offering from the company, with a simple design that compact camera users are likely to feel at home with” in their review.

Average Weight

With a weight of 280 grams, the Lumix DMC-GF6 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative 280g digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X-M1 (£349) which has better reviews.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was December 2014 when this camera was released.


Good Video Capture

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Expert website Neocamera.com said “It can record full 1080p HD video at 30 FPS” although they rated it 3 stars out of 5.

Excellent Screen

Four customers considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 had a good screen. Expert Reviews mentioned “180 tilting screen provides creative angles”. They also wrote “Excellent screen” in their review. And also mentioned “Tilt screen with 180 mode”.

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it was mirrorless. Expert review site Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is clearly a capable mirrorless digital camera”. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus four years ago “The Lumix GF6 is a nice little mirrorless camera that has nothing to envy of some higher-end models”. Expert review site Cameralabs.com said “Panasonic Lumix GF6 review The Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a compact mirror-less system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

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Improved Resolution

Eight people who purchased it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 review on expert review site Digital Versus four years ago “Takes decent, consistent-quality photos”. In the same month expert website Firstpost.com wrote “It comes filled with features such as creative filters, various SCN modes and Wi-Fi and NFC as well for those who wish to transfer images instantly”.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Expert Reviews mentioned “Improved resolution” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Raw shooting support” in their review. Expert website Photoreview.com.au mentioned four years ago “The GF6 retains all the advantages of its predecessor for street photography, while offering higher resolution, faster autofocusing and faster continuous shooting speeds” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good image sensor.

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Includes Good Starter Lens

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good lens. Expert Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Includes good starter lens”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “It's available with the new 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens with Mega optical” in their review of this digital camera and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Canon A3300 IS, the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm (£398.95), or the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K which all of have better reviews.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the DMC-GH3EC-K, or the Lumix DMC-GM5 both from Panasonic which and both of have better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-GF6 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera, the Lumix DMC-GF6 does not feature bluetooth.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

Medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF6's optical zoom is one of the smallest amongst cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 3x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon 150 (£4,665.84) (8x and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon A3300 IS, and the Sony NEX-F3D are also worth considering.

If this Panasonic digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (£429) (14x) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 2.5 to 38. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has one of the smallest maximum aperture numbers (22) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 84 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GF6 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GF6 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22. The Lumix DMC-GF6 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (5.6) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think the Canon A3300 IS, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Only 1824 X 1368 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a 1824 x 1368 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 384 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic camera also have still image resolution(s) of [4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) and [3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) and [16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3232x1824(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1. The still image resolution of all digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

We compared all the other 16MP cameras to this camera and we think the Canon A3300 IS, and the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this Panasonic digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (16.05MP and higher rated), the Sony NEX-5 (£489.99) (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (£429) (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Camera

Has an Orientation Sensor

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

At 16 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a very high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1x, the highest is 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GF6 supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-GF6 features histogram, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has a wind filter. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a wind filter.

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Features Voice Recording

The Lumix DMC-GF6 features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

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Other Features

Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-GF6 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

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

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Design

Robust

Two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “The camera comes with a new sensor, built in Wi-Fi, tilting touch sc” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Features a 16 megapixel sensor, 3inch tilting touch screen and built in Wi-Fi as well as NFC” in their review.

Image Quality

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Expert Reviews wrote “Image quality”. Expert website Firstpost.com said “Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a good camera that produces good quality images”.

Noise Control

Five owners who bought it wrote that it was easy to use. Expert Reviews wrote two years ago “Function Lever cleverly doubles as control dial”. They also said “Noise control” in their review. And also mentioned “Simple to use”.

Product Identifiers

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Review Sources

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