COMPACT AND VERSATILE
Reviewing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 can be an intimidating experience thanks to its large list of features. The DMC-G6 is a micro four-thirds camera, a breed almost created by Panasonic. We had tested the DMC-GX1 a few months back and that camera had shown us what pedigree means in this range.
The G6 is a bit different from the GX1, both in looks and in features. To start with, this camera seems to have a slightly more robust body as well as a 3-inch tiltable capacitive touch LCD. Another noticeable difference is the addition of a zoom rocker just behind the shutter button. The camera comes loaded with Wi-Fi and NFC and we used the Panasonic Image App to click pictures remotely using an iPhone.
We tested the G6 with a 1442mm f3.5-5.6 lens and the results were really good. I was more impressed by the colour reproduction than anything else. The one thing that was a put off was the time taken to get the focus right while shooting anything in macro. On the other hand the low-light AF is unlike anything we have seen before, locking on to the subject in a jiffy. The FullHD video quality is also better than peers going up to 50fps. You can also change most of the settings even as you are shooting and there is even a digital zoom in case you need to go extra close.
Buy this if you are looking for something that will cover all your imaging needs.