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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Digital Camera

$549.95
Bridge Camera 16.05MP 1.4x Live MOS Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Twelve industry awards
Disappointing battery life (barely 200 photos
A bit expensive
75 Reviews + 12 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice What Digital Camera Gold
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Too Expensive

Three people concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 was expensive. Ephotozine mentioned “Too expensive” . Ephotozine also wrote “Chunkier than most competitors who havent opted for the DSLR apeing desig, feels slightly overpriced on launch” in their review.


Reviews

Twelve Industry Awards

Digital camera experts rave about this medium megapixel camera and have given it twelve awards.

The experts at three expert review sites all wrote that this Panasonic camera was superb and gave it their highest award. Ephotozine, Techradar and Technopat.net all gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

This medium megapixel camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Ljudochbild.se all of whom wrote that this digital camera was very good.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from review sites Trusted Reviews, Pocket Lint and Vido.com.ua all of whom decided that this Panasonic camera was good.

The writers at two other expert review sites liked this Panasonic camera. This medium megapixel camera received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews who thought it was would make a great purchase and the writer at review site What Digital Camera gave it a "Gold" award and said it was brilliant.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 86%. That puts this digital camera in the top 6% of all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 8,853 owner and expert reviews (including 765 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-G6 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K ($872.99).

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Nikon D4S ($4,489) (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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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 cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera is 0.34x and the biggest is 65x. The optical zoom of the Lumix DMC-G6 of only 1.4 times zoom factor is one of the smallest amongst medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (2.7x), or the Canon 150 (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 3.5, the Lumix DMC-G6 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. Cameras of this spec and age have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 5.6, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera is 1.7 and the largest is 22.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Sony NEX-F3D which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (14x) which also has a higher rating.

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Power

Disappointing Battery Life (barely 200 Photos

Three people who purchased it mentioned that it did not have a good battery life. Ephotozine mentioned “Disappointing battery life (barely 200 photos” . Bestbuy.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 “Short battery life” . Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote four years ago “The Panasonic Lumix G6 is an excellent camera, with very few issues, although battery life could be better” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Style

Eighteen owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Two years ago Ephotozine said “DSLR-style handling yet compact camera approachability” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 review however they only gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Ephotozine also said “Compact style” in their review. Ephotozine also said “Light and Compact” in their review.

Heavy

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is one of the heavier cameras of this spec and age (390 grams) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The lightest similar spec camera that came out more than two years ago is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the OM-D E-M5 (373g), or the E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm (378g) both from Olympus or the GE X5 (380g).

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Impressive Video

Nine owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. Two years ago Ephotozine said “Video capabilities” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6. Ephotozine also mentioned “Impressionante dotazione tecnologica, raffica da 7 fps, ottima qualit video, ben costruita” in their review. Ephotozine also wrote “Impressive video” in their review.

The Autofocus is Superquick

Seven people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Ephotozine wrote two years ago “Fast single autofocus which works under very low light”. Ephotozine also said “Movies w 1080605024p, focus peaking and mic input” in their review. Twelve years ago Wlcastleman.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 “Autofocus rapido ed efficace, anche durante le riprese”.

Five people agreed that it had a good lens. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera “Access to the broadest native mirrorless lens catalogue” but even so they gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Ephotozine also mentioned “Extensive lens lineup makes the micro four thirds system a good choice” in their review. Joyfully Buying from Amazon said last year “I've chosen the version with the combined standard / telephoto lens as saves me changing lens / carrying the other round with me”.

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Williams said “For a versatile 10x zoom and camera combination, I doubt you will find better”. One customer thought this digital camera had a good image stabiliser.

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Electronic Viewfinder

Ten people agreed that the product had a good viewfinder. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “OLED viewfinder and 3in articulated touchscreen” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Ephotozine also wrote “The improved swivelling touchscreen and viewfinder are excellent” in their review. Expert review site Digitalcameraworld.com mentioned “The Panasonic G6 brings a more powerful Venus Engine and an improved touchscreen and electronic viewfinder” but in spite of that they only rated it 3 stars.

Four people who reviewed the product agreed that it had an electronic viewfinder. Ephotozine mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 review “EVF comes with builtin eye sensor for automatic activation”. Ephotozine also wrote “Guter EVF auf OLEDBasis” in their review. Four years ago Dxomark.com mentioned 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” and scored it 4 stars.

Three owners said in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fully articulating screen” . Ephotozine also said “Hochauflsendes, dreh und schwenkbares Display 3 0 Zoll” in their review. Williams said “It is too easy to hit the 'display' button and 'white balance' button on the back” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 review.

Two people said in their reviews that it was mirrorless. Techtree.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The pioneers of Mirrorless Compact Camera System, often called “The DSLM”, have a successor to their popular G5”.

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Good Image Quality

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 “Well saturated colours and warm feel to images, tilt and swivel rear LCD”. Ephotozine also wrote “Warm, rich, detailed pics” in their review. Techmagnifier.com gave it a rating of 6 stars and wrote “A great camera is the one which can take great pictures.” in their review of this digital camera.

Nine customers who reviewed it said that it had a good ISO range. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera “Ordentliche Bildqualitt (bis ISO 3.200” however despite that they only scored it 1 stars. Ephotozine also mentioned “Bei colori ebuona qualit d'immagine fino a 8001600 ISO” in their review. Wlcastleman.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Qualit d'immagine "da reflex" a bassi ISO”.

Three people considered that the product had a good image sensor. Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Although the sensor is clearly an older unit (used originally in the superb DMC-GH2”. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine two years ago “Features a 16 megapixel sensor, 4K video recording, plus a number of improvements over the Panasonic Lumix G6 that it replaces” and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Jmar mentioned in their review of this digital camera three years ago “The Lumix focuses fast and is great in low light” .

Two owners agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Techguide.com.au mentioned four years ago “Tech Guide readers might remember I enjoyed shooting with the G5 around Terrigal late in 2012”. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “An OLED viewfinder, high resolution 3-inch free-angle LCD screen, new-generation Venus processing engine, ultra-sensitive “night-shot AF” mode” in their review of this digital camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-G6 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera is 320 x 120 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a maximum video resolution of 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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

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Picture Quality

4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of this age and type have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this 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. Digital cameras of this age and spec still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Lumix DMC-G6 has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a microphone in.

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Support

Good Support

One person said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Joyfully Buying from Amazon wrote on Amazon last year “The charger has a European plug, instructions in 4 languages” in their review of this digital camera.


Camera

Has a Dioptre Correction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Lumix DMC-G6 features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also feature multi-shot function.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-G6 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Small Eye Relief

At only 17.5 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a quite small eye relief compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. The average eye relief of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 18mm.

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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, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-G6 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support Wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider include the Samsung 200, or the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K ($872.99) which has better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Lumix DMC-G6 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Design

Good Build

Five people who bought this digital camera thought it was well made. Ephotozine said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 review “Solid build” . Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “It may lack a few of the features and the rugged build of the Panasonic GH3.” . Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine four years ago “Features built in Wi-Fi, NFC, OLED EVF, improved video mode, focus peaking”.

Good Design and Size

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

Two owners who bought it concluded that it was well designed. Ephotozine mentioned “Good design and size”. Four years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “Offers improved handling and design, with some useful”.

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Good Image Quality

Four customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Ephotozine said “Fast autofocus, touchscreen is superresponsive, decent image quality, detailed OLED electronic viewfinder, bodybased zoom toggle to control power zoom lenses” however they only gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Ephotozine also said “Good Image Quality” in their review. Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “LIKERAW image quality is very good, with colour fidelity” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

OLED Viewfinder is Nicer to Use

Eight owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Ephotozine mentioned “Great Wifi features including remote control and NFC”. Ephotozine also wrote “OLED viewfinder is nicer to use” in their review. Digitalversus.com scored it 6 stars and wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “The Panasonic Lumix G6 is above all a more pleasant camera to use than the G5” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 was easy to handle. One customer who bought the product concluded that it had a good interface. Ephotozine wrote “Touchscreen interface”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Ephotozine said “Manually adjustable settings in video mode (ISO, exposure, aperture, focus area”.

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Audio

Noise At High ISO (above 600

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Ephotozine said “Noise at high ISO (above 600” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine also said “Images captured as JPEGs are overprocessed, with too much noise reduction and compression” in their review.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Ephotozine said “Noise at high ISO (above 600” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine also said “Images captured as JPEGs are overprocessed, with too much noise reduction and compression” in their review.


Smart TV

WiFi and NFC Connectivity

Two owners agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Ephotozine mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 review “WiFi and NFC connectivity” but in spite of that they rated this digital camera 1 stars. Techmagnifier.com wrote “With optical image stabilization thrown in along with a Mic Jack and wireless connectivity not only takes it miles away from its predecessor.” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

Five customers who reviewed it thought it had good features. Pocket-Lint.com wrote “When it comes to value for money and feature set the G6 is more packed with featu”. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The Wi-Fi features are excellent for remote control” and gave the product a score of 8 stars.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.

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

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