COM­PACT AND VER­SA­TILE

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TECHBENCH -

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.

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