Panasonic GF6 overview
Panasonic GF6 is Panasonic's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially released on April of 2013. It comes with a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a peak resolution of 4592 x 3448.
Panasonic brought out this camera in an effort to upgrade the older Panasonic GF5 (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently launched the updated Panasonic GF7 (Read Full Comparison) to upgrade this model.
The GF6 is scored #64 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all around #311 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. You can test our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a graph of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic GF6 family
The Panasonic GF6 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed list underneath.
Panasonic GF6 Gallery
You can view the GF6 from several angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic GF6 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Panasonic GF6 based on criterias which are normally seen as important in a camera.
Panasonic GF6 Sensor features
The Panasonic GF6 is run by the Venus Engine FHD processor. The measurement of the sensor in the Panasonic GF6 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4592 x 3448 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and gives a native ISO range of 160 - 12800. The ISO can also be expanded electronically to a maximum of 25600. RAW format is supported therefore the user has more margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the GF6's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The GF6 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is showcased in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic GF6 dimensions
Panasonic GF6 weighs around 0.71 pounds (323 grams or 11.39 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 111mm x 65mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.5"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323 grams so the Panasonic GF6 is very similar compared with various competitors.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Down below is a shot of the Panasonic GF6 beside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the GF6.
Panasonic GF6 Lens features
The GF6 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 151 lenses currently available. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the GF6.
Panasonic GF6 Connectivity
The GF6 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that come with NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send pictures and oftentimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Panasonic GF6 Video features
The highest video resolution in the Panasonic GF6 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance in quality and file size but FULL HD isn't going to leave you with much room to downsample. The body doesn't include a mic and / or headphone port which means that you have got zero control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to take a look at an alternative model if you want better audio in your video clips.
Panasonic GF6 Weather Sealing
Panasonic GF6 doesn't have weather sealing so damp conditions may damage the camera.
Panasonic GF6 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GF6 comes with a 3" tilting display with a resolution of 1,040k dots.
Moreover the display is touch friendly which means you will be able to shift focus points and adjust settings with your fingertips.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specifications regarding Panasonic GF6 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be particularly valuable.
Panasonic GF6 Shutter features
Panasonic GF6 is able to shoot continuously at 4.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Panasonic GF6 Flash and Hot shoe features
Panasonic GF6 has got just inbuilt flash with no external flash ability. The max flash sync is 1/160 seconds.
Panasonic GF6 Autofocusing features
Panasonic GF6 has got only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and precise than Contrast Detect focusing. The camera comes with Face detect which is helpful for portrait photography.
Panasonic GF6 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to adjust where you focus. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Panasonic GF6 can use manual focus if required in low light or you require more accurate focus control.
Panasonic GF6 Battery life
The battery power in the Panasonic GF6 is made to last for 340 pictures as per the CIPA standards making it similar to its competitors. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini comes with the highest (650) battery life in this type of cameras.
Here is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the best battery life:
Panasonic GF6 for various styles of photography
The following chart gives a summation of the Panasonic GF6 for various styles of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic GF6 as a Portrait photography camera
The Panasonic GF6 receives a score of 66 which is above average, and means the camera is a respectable option to use for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos along with the potential to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with Panasonic GF6
Having a superb points tally of 78, the Panasonic GF6 is a terrific option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Panasonic GF6 as a Sports photography camera
A moderate sports photography score of 52 means the Panasonic GF6 is relatively acceptable for shooting sports. A camera must have excellent autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic GF6 Travel photography information
Size is extremely critical when picking a travel camera. Overall, the Panasonic GF6 gets a above average 69 as a travel camera which is a fine option to take with you on your trips.
Panasonic GF6 Landscape photography highlights
For those who are planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic GF6 and it's nice rating of 68 as a landscape camera is a very decent option in the current market.
Panasonic GF6 Vlogging features
A camera for vlogging ought to come with a moving display screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Panasonic GF6 is not very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible rating of 32.
Panasonic GF6 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the GF6, here is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall under the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The chart just below will give you an overview of the GF6 vs it's highest scored rivals mentioned above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may consider as alternate options. To check out a extensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.