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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Digital Camera

$533.99
Compact Camera 16MP 3x Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Ten industry awards
No flash hotshoe
Low battery life
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

This Panasonic camera has received ten awards from expert review sites.

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

This Panasonic digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites Techradar and Photoreview.com.au, both of which decided that this camera was exceptional.

The writers at websites Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Hardwarezone.com.ph both endorse this medium megapixel camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

One more expert review site wrote that this camera was a sensible purchase. Expert Reviews gave this Panasonic camera a "Best Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 84 out of 100 based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine. The digital camera expert review sites think this medium megapixel camera is one of the very best digital cameras of a comparable age and type.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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


Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GF6 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 which is cheaper; or the Sony NEX-3NL which has better reviews.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Nine ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-GF6 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Power

Low Battery Life

One person wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Expert Reviews mentioned “Low battery life”.


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 a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

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

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-GF6 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Other Features

Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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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 cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has one of the smallest maximum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x. The Lumix DMC-GF6 has a very small optical zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S9700 ($329.99) (30x and higher rated); or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($235.97) (50x and cheaper).

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm. At only 84 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GF6 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 1.7, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. At 5.6, the Lumix DMC-GF6 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Camera

Very High Playback Zoom (max)

Across all the cameras of this age and type the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9.1x. The Lumix DMC-GF6 has one of the highest playback zoom (max) (16 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has an orientation sensor. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an orientation sensor.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GF6 supports live view, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also feature histogram.

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Support

Good Support

One customer said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Techradar.com/au/ said “Buying Guide Best compact system camera We were initially very impressed by the concept of the Panasonic GF6 when we first saw a pre-production sample”.


Audio

Has a Wind Filter

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

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Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GF6 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72, and the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR is also worth considering.

We compared all the other cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98) is 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 digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 1824 x 1368 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 384 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera 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 worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S9700 ($329.99) which has better reviews; or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($235.97) which is cheaper.

Alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Olympus Stylus SH-2 ($341.98).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Lumix DMC-GF6 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Smart TV

WiFi and NFC Connectivity

One person who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert Reviews said “WiFi and NFC connectivity” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Nice Design

One person considered that it was smooth. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.my said “The Panasonic LUMIX GF6 is a capable little shooter with smooth handling for both beginners”. One owner who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 reckoned that it was well designed.

One customer thought this digital camera was good looking. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote “The Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a new small, stylish and cutting-edge compact system camera” .

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was retro. Cameralabs.com mentioned “Given the current obsession with retro styling and rangefinder chic”.

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Image Quality

Seven owners mentioned that the product was good quality. Expert Reviews mentioned “Excellent image quality” . Expert Reviews also said “Good image quality low noise at high ISOs” in their review. Expert Reviews also wrote “Picture quality up to 3200 ISO” in their review.

Built in WiFi

Four customers agreed that it was well made. Expert Reviews said “Built in WiFi”.

Noise Control

Five customers reckoned that it was easy to use. Expert Reviews said “Responsive, sharp, pleasant to use”. Expert Reviews also mentioned “Noise control” in their review. Expert Reviews also said “Function Lever cleverly doubles as control dial” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Expert Reviews said two years ago “Dobra jako obrazu do ISO 1600 3200 w RAW), obudowa dobrej jakoci, czytelne i funkcjonalne menu, tryby uytkownika ( 1, obecno czterech programowalnych przyciskw (w tym dwch ekranowych), skuteczny i sz”.

One owner concluded that it was easy to handle.

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Good Video Capture

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Four years ago Neocamera.com wrote “It can record full 1080p HD video at 30 FPS”.

Fast Autofocus

Three customers considered that it had a good autofocus. Expert Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “Fast autofocus” . Expert Reviews also wrote “Fast and accurate autofocus system” in their review.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good lens. Expert Reviews said two years ago “Includes good starter lens” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “It's available with the new 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens with Mega optical” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 review.

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Excellent Screen

Nine customers wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 had a good screen. Two years ago Expert Reviews wrote in their review of this digital camera “180 tilting screen provides creative angles”. Expert Reviews also wrote “Tilt screen with 180 mode” in their review. Expert Reviews also mentioned “Excellent screen” in their review.

Four people wrote in their reviews that it was mirrorless. Four years ago expert website Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is clearly a capable mirrorless digital camera” however they only gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. In the same month Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “The Lumix GF6 is a nice little mirrorless camera that has nothing to envy of some higher-end models” and scored this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Also four years ago Cameralabs.com wrote on expert review site Camera Labs “Panasonic Lumix GF6 review The Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a compact mirror-less system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard”.

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Qualit D'image Jusqu' 3200 ISO

Ten owners agreed that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Four years ago expert review site Firstpost.com said “Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a good camera that produces good quality images” in their review of this digital camera. Firstpost.com also mentioned “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” in their review. Digitalversus.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Digital Versus in the same month “Takes decent, consistent-quality photos” in their review of this digital camera.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Expert Reviews wrote “Auch hohe ISOWerte ab ISO 1.600 noch gut nutzbar” . Expert Reviews also said “Gute bis sehr gute Bildqualitt bis ISO 800” in their review. Expert Reviews also said “Qualit d'image jusqu' 3200 ISO” in their review.

Four customers who purchased the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Expert Reviews mentioned “Improved resolution” in their review of this digital camera. Expert Reviews also wrote “High resolution flipout touchscreen” in their review. Expert Reviews also said “Raw shooting support” in their review.

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Ephotozine.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said four years ago “Features a 16 megapixel sensor, 3inch tilting touch screen” in their review of this digital camera.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good in low light. Expert Reviews wrote “Excellent low-light AF performance”.

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No Flash Hotshoe

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it did not have a good flash. Expert Reviews wrote “Toujours pas de flash externe”. Expert Reviews also mentioned “No external flash support” in their review. Expert Reviews also wrote “No available means of attaching extras such as an eye-level viewfinder or flash, progressively noisier images the lower the available light level, small rear plate buttons” in their review.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 thought it had good features. Expert website Reviewed.com said “The GF6 is a camera with plenty of features and controls that let you use them the way” and scored it 80 out of 100.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Thirteen owners wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Four years ago expert review site Neocamera.com wrote “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is the company's latest compact mirrorless camera” in their review of this digital camera. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint “Panasonic has redesigned its GF-series compact system camera with the introduction of the GF6 - the camera which adds Wi-Fi”. Four years ago expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “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 of this digital camera.

One owner considered that the product was easy to carry around. Neocamera.com said “Its relatively compact size makes it light and easy to carry when using small lens”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 280 grams, the Lumix DMC-GF6 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (213g and cheaper).

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-GF6 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgf6kebk, panasonic dmcgf6we, panasonic w1442mm, dmcgf6keg9t, dmcgf6kegt
Barcodes 00616932802348, 04010869232401, 05025232732869, 05025232732883, 05025232732890, 05025232732906, 05025232732937, 05025232733019, 05025232733033, 05025232733057, 05025232733095, 05025232735235, 05025232735266, 05025232794416, 05025232794430, 05025232794515, 05025232794522, 05025232794539, 05025232794546, 05025232794560, 05054230949023

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