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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 vs Sony Alpha A6000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 vs Sony Alpha A6000

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
Sony Alpha A6000

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Four more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has 12 awards, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 has 8 awards.
6 Reasons For
8.25MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a megapixel of 24.3MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 16.05MP digital camera (8.25MP 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.

37% lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 285g digital camera. That's 105g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (285g). 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.

$71 cheaper
The Sony Alpha A6000 costs $479.00, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is $549.95.
Available from 13 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Expert reviews are a bit better
Based on 39 reviews, the Sony Alpha A6000 has an average expert review score of 87%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 86% (based on 70 reviews).
User reviews are better
Based on 907 reviews, the Sony Alpha A6000 has an average user review score of 93%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
8.25MP lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a megapixel of 16.05MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.3MP digital camera (8.25MP higher). 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.

27% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 390g digital camera. That's 105g heavier than the Sony Alpha A6000 (285g). 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.

$71 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A6000 by $70.95.
Less retailers
Only 2 shops sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6, whereas 15 shops sell the Sony Alpha A6000. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over two years older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is older than the Sony Alpha A6000 by two years.
Marginally Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6's average expert rating is 86%, however the Sony Alpha A6000's is 87% (based on 39 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6's average user rating is 88%, however the Sony Alpha A6000's is 93% (based on 907 reviews).
1 Reason Against
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A6000 has received 8 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has received 12 awards.

Awards

12 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
technopat.net: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
8 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
letsgodigital.org/nl/: Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test
M3.idg.se: Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

41 months Ago 12 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
BEST
Megapixel
16.05MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 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
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.7MP
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
 Grey
 Grey

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 42 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3
Auto Focus (AF) Points
23 179
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
 51200
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 51,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
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)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
390g 285g
BEST
Height
84.6mm 66.9mm
Depth
71.4mm 45.1mm
Width
122.45mm 120mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 344g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 360 shots

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Magnifier
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Magnifier
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
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