Panasonic G6 overview
Panasonic G6 is Panasonic's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera first introduced on April of 2013. It features a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
Panasonic launched this model as a way to improve the older Panasonic G5 (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently introduced the fresher Panasonic G7 (Read Full Comparison) in order to improve this camera.
The G6 ranks at #49 out of 114 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all round #270 out of 1453 for cameras in our database. Remember to look at our Smart camera finder to see camera listings based on your customized requirements.
Here is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic G6 history
The Panasonic G6 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can check out all older and the latest models along with key features.
Panasonic G6 Gallery
You can check the G6 from different angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic G6 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Panasonic G6 based on aspects that are usually viewed as essential in a digital camera.
Panasonic G6 Sensor specifications
The sensor spec on the Panasonic G6 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 160 to 25600. RAW files are supported therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture below illustrates the G6's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The G6 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is displayed in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic G6 dimensions
Panasonic G6 has a weight of 0.86 pounds (390 gr or 13.76 ounces) & has external size of 122mm x 85mm x 71mm (4.8" x 3.3" x 2.8"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr and the Panasonic G6 is weightier in comparison with its rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a visual of the Panasonic G6 next to a soft drink to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view below will highlight the button design on the G6.
Panasonic G6 Lens specifications
The G6 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available in the market. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the G6.
Panasonic G6 Connectivity
The G6 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send images and sometimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be attached to an external monitor. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.
Panasonic G6 Video specifications
The maximum video resolution on the Panasonic G6 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p resolution gives a great balance in video quality vs file sizes but FULL HD won't leave you with any room to downsample. While the camera has a microphone port, it is lacking a headphone port which means you will not have the option to check your sound levels.
Panasonic G6 Weather Sealing
Panasonic G6 doesn't include weather proofing so wet conditions might ruin the camera.
Panasonic G6 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic G6 features a 3" fully articulated screen supporting a resolution of 1,036k dots.
The screen is selfie friendly for self portraits as well as group shots if needed. Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means you are able to shift focus point plus change settings by using your fingertips.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder details for Panasonic G6 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 1,440k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be particularly helpful.
Panasonic G6 Shutter specifications
Panasonic G6 has the ability to shoot continuously at 7.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Panasonic G6 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic G6 has both built-in flash along with external flash ability. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/160 sec.
Panasonic G6 Autofocusing specifications
Panasonic G6 has just Contrast Based Autofocus & lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and accurate in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detection which can be valuable for portrait photography.
The Sensor features 23 focus points to pick from. Panasonic G6 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to change where you focus. It also has Tracking Autofocus for moving objects. Panasonic G6 supports manual focusing when needed in low light scenarios or you want to have more exact focusing control.
Panasonic G6 Battery life
The battery on the Panasonic G6 is fashioned to last for 340 clicks with respect to the CIPA standards making it about the same as it's competitors. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini has the highest possible (650) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Following is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the best battery life:
Panasonic G6 for various kinds of photography
The following chart indicates a analysis of the Panasonic G6 for various kinds of photography. To look at more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Panasonic G6 as a Portrait photography camera
The Panasonic G6 has a rating of 71 which is nice, and means the camera is a good option to use for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support along with the ability to utilize external flash.
Panasonic G6 Street photography factors
With a above average rating of 73, the Panasonic G6 is a very decent choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic G6 Sports photography factors
A modest sports photography rating of 56 suggests the Panasonic G6 is somewhat acceptable for photographing sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic G6 Travel photography info
Portability is super critical in choosing a travel camera. All things considered, the Panasonic G6 gets a above average 72 for a travel camera which makes it a very decent fit to take with you on your travels.
Landscape photography with Panasonic G6
When you're looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic G6 and it's above average score of 67 for a landscape camera is a good fit among it's competition.
Panasonic G6 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera really should have a moving screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Panasonic G6 is a fine pick for vlogging as it receives a nice rating of 73.
Panasonic G6 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the G6, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall into the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The chart listed below shows you a bird's eye view of the G6 compared to it's highest ranking competitors shown previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you may view as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.