Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is an 18.31MPMP digital camera. That's 1.47MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (16.84MPMP).
20mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a maximum focal length of 84mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is only a 64mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (20mm shorter).
0.01s shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01ss, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.01s longer).
35% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 1.4xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.48x higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (0.92xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

330 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a digital camera that takes 330 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 only takes 220 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

A little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 85% based on 65 reviews, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 82% (based on 58 reviews).
13 Reasons For
Significantly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a maximum aperture of 22, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
17% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
50% smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.2mm closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.1m smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (0.2mm).
Hugely smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 bigger).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 1,036 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 180gg digital camera. That's 85g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (180gg). 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.

25.1mm shorter Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 59.5mmmm tall, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is an 84.6mmmm tall digital camera (25.1mm taller).
35.3mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 36.1mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 71.4mmmm deep digital camera (35.3mm thicker).
25mm shorter lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a lens length of 24mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 49mmmm lens length digital camera (25mm longer).
1% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 55.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 0.5mm smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (55.5mmmm).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 680mAhmAh battery, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 1,200mAhmAh battery digital camera (679mAh smaller).
$77 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 costs $77 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6.
User reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user review score of 93%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (22).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (24mmmm).
A lot larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a closest focusing distance of 0.3mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.2mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.1m smaller).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (100).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 1,036 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (921,000 pixels pixels).
85g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a weight of 265gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 180gg digital camera (85g lighter). 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.

30% taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is an 84.6mmmm tall digital camera. That's 25.1mm taller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (59.5mmmm).
50% thicker Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a depth of 71.4mmmm. That's 35.3mm thicker than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (36.1mmmm).
52% longer lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 49mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 25mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (24mmmm).
A bit bigger lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a lens diameter of 56mmmm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 55.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera (0.5mm smaller).
Six hundred and seventy-nine times smaller battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 1,200mAhmAh battery digital camera. That's 679mAh smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (680mAhmAh).
More expensive by $77
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is $77 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
Older by over one year
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 16 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
User review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average user score of 88%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 17 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Slightly less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a total megapixel count of 16.84MPMP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is an 18.31MPMP digital camera (1.47MP more).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 64mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 20mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (64mmmm).
Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.01s longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (0.02ss).
0.48x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92xx, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 1.4xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.48x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

One hundred and ten less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 220 shots, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 only takes 330 shots shots per battery charge. 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.

A little Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5's average expert rating is 82%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6's is 85% (based on 65 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
10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

41 months Ago 26 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16.05MP 16MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
18.31MP
BEST
16.84MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 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
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
0.16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
84mm
BEST
64mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
14 - 42 12 - 32
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
9/8 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
46mm 37mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m 0.2m
BEST
Macro Focusing Range
0.30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
23 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 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 Speed
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
160 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Guide
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
0.02s
Flash Recharging Time
0.01s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 9.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,036 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1.4x
BEST
0.92x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.3c
BEST
 1.3c

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Antique
 Art
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Antique
 Art
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Sharpness Level
 Vivid
 Soft+
 Vivid
 Soft+
Maximum Playback Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
Start-Up Time
498ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Venus Engine Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 4 -4 - 4
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Night
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Pet
 Children
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Night
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Pet
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DEU
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DEU

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
265g 180g
BEST
Height
84.6mm 59.5mm
BEST
Depth
71.4mm 36.1mm
BEST
Width
122.45mm
BEST
98.5mm
Lens Weight
110g
BEST
70g
Lens Length
49mm 24mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
56mm 55.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
390g 211g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
H-PS14042 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh 680mAh
BEST
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots
BEST
220 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB

Other Features

Interface
- USB 2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
122.45 x 84.6 x 71.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9

Technical Details

Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone Operation Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo
Audio Recording Format
 AAC+
 AAC+
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