Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Camera Review (Part 2)

8/12/2013 9:24:46 AM


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Sample Photos

Sample photos

Sample photos

No red-eye in portrait photos with flash, color and detail are very good. Several scene modes are shown above - these are the "Romantic sunset" and "Clear sunset". Each scene mode is a tutorial on how to use modes, as well as suggestions for the best lens options.

Lens test images

Lens test images

Lens test images

Detail is very good from the kit lens at both ends of the lens, and regardless of the lens with the camera you choose, they perform well. Macro results are a little bit disappointed, and the macro with a different lens is recommended. Purple fringing and chromatic aberration is low, with the camera editing in the camera. Exposure is reliable, camera deal good in many situations, and the deep petal hoods provide good protection against lens flare.

ISO test images

ISO test images

ISO test images

Scope of ISO standards has been extended and now goes from ISO160 to ISO25600. The low image noises at ISO160, ISO200 and ISO400, with a slight increase in ISO800. There was a slight improvement in the performance of noise while still retaining detail, up to ISO3200 when compared to the G5. Detail drops at ISO6400 as noise increases. At ISO12800 noise is very noticeable, and this setting should be avoided, although better results achieved here from G6, compare with G5. ISO25600 should avoid, and excessive noise. Noise improved in G5, however does not entire match with Olympus OM-D E-M5 at higher ISO settings.

White-balance test images

White-balance test images

White-balance test images

Automatic white balance (AWB) works well under yellow light, with a slightly warm result. Tungsten preset gives a slightly more neutral image, and AWB performed very well under fluorescent light. As similar to other Panasonic cameras, there is no fluorescent preset.

Panorama mode

New panorama mode does a good job of stitching images together automatically as you pan camera, although the movement of objects, such as images of pedestrians, which can lead to ghosting. You can also use the effects on the panoramic image.

Panorama mode

Panorama mode

Outdoor images

Outdoor images

Outdoor images

Digital filters

Digital filters

Digital filters

There are a large number of digital filters available, with some of them are customizable, such as a sun filter that enables you to change the position and size of the sunshine effect in the photo. The camera records both JPEG and RAW file so you can go back to the original image if you do not like the effects.


Video is upgraded from G5 model, with optional compression AVCHD/MP4, 50/24p and full HD, as well as filters and effects, full manual controls. The front of the camera is a micro socket, and the camera has stereo microphone and stereo attached. You can use the 'Extra Tele Conv​​' cropped from the center of the frame, give you a thumbnail image of the full HD video without compromising image quality, an example can be found on our Youtube channel. If you want to be able to use the optical zoom while recording, then a power zoom len is recommended because it can be difficult to zoom smoothly with a manual zoom len. In video mode it can change the shutter speed / aperture with the dial on the back of the camera,  where your thumb rests.


Panasonic Lumix G6 is on the market for $ 943.5 with 14-42mm kit lens, value for money when consider the specifications and features available, put it in the same price range as Sony NEX-6 and Nikon 1 V2. There is also the option of a double lens, available with 45-150mm zoom lens for $1,198.5, and the G6 will be available with the new 14-140mm telephoto zoom lens, for $1,423.5

Alternatives available with built-in EVF include:

·         Olympus OM-D E-M5 with EVF, $1,198.5 body only

·         Sony NEX-6, with EVF built in, $949.5 with lens

·         Samsung NX20, DSLR styling with EVF, $748.5 with lens

·         Nikon 1 V2, DSLR styling with EVF, $919.5 with lens

·         Fujifilm X-E1, with EVF built in, $943.5 body only

You will also need to buy a memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - just based on our complete guide to buy camera bags.


Panasonic Lumix G6 is a great camera, with very few problems, although battery life could be better. The Wi-Fi feature is excellent for remote control and send the image to your smartphone, but load up to social networks should easier, if you do not have to go through the login web page Lumix, this caused some problems. Value for money is quite adequate, particularly introduction price competes very well with the same camera, we expect prices will fall over time, making it better value for money.

Panasonic Lumix G6 provides excellent image quality even when using with the kit lens in the box, and as a part of the Micro Four Thirds system, have a large number of lenses available when you want to upgrade, from both Panasonic and Olympus and many other manufacturers. The lenses are often smaller than most other mirrorless camera lenses, making camera and lens form a compact and portable system. With this newest Micro Four Thirds camera from Panasonic, Lumix G6 gives you a reason for not using the DSLR line.


·         Wi-Fi built in, remote operation

·         Great image quality

·         Panoramic mode

·         Lens hood provided with kit lens

·         High resolution tilting touch screen

·         Fast focus, shot to shot

·         Access to a wide range of Micro Four Thirds lenses

·         Stop motion animation

·         Digital filters

·         Panoramic with filters


·         Electronic / rolling shutter effect

·         Battery life could be better social media sites, rather than going via Lumix

·         Would be nice if Wi-Fi supported direct uploads


Image Sensor

·         CCD pixels: 16.05Mp (Megapixels)

·         Pixels (W): 4608

·         Pixels (H): 3456

·         Sensor Type: Live MOS Sensor

·         Sensor Size: Micro / Four Thirds

·         Sensor Size (width): 17.3mm

·         Sensor Size (height): 13mm

·         Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1

LCD Monitor

·         LCD Monitor: 3in  

·         Screen resolution: 1036K dots

·         Touch Screen: yes


·         Focusing mode: Autofocus, Manual, AF Tracking, Spot, Face Detection, Multi, Centre, Touch AF

Exposure Control

·         Shutter speeds shortest: 1/4000 sec

·         Shutter speeds longest: 60 sec    

·         Exp mode: Program, Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority, Manual, Scene modes, Program Variable

·         Metering: Centre-weighted – Average, Multi Pattern, Centre Spot

·         ISO sensitivity: 160 - 25600

·         White balance: Auto, Manual, Outdoors / Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Shade, Flash

·         Exposure Comp:   +/-5

Shooting option

·         Continuous shooting: 7fps


·         Viewfinder resolution: 1.44million dots


·         Movie mode: yes

·         Video Resolution: 1,280 x 720 720p, 1,920 x 1,080, 640 x 480 VGA

·         Video FPS: AVCHD (1,080p at 50 FPS) and MP4 (1,080p at 25 FPS)

·         Stereo sound: yes

·         Optical Zoom with video: yes

Other Features

·         Image stabilisation: no


·         HDMI: yes

·         USB: USB 2


·         Card type: SD, SDHC, SDXC

·         File type: JPG, RAW, RAW + JPG

Power source

·         Battery type: Lithium Ion

·         CIPA rating: 340

Box contents

·         Camera

·         Lens

·         Body cap

·         Battery

·         Battery charger

·         USB cable

·         Neck Strap

·         Software CD-ROM


·         Weight: 340g        

·         Width: 122.45mm

·         Height: 84.6mm

·         Depth: 71.4mm


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