Panasonic Lumix GF6 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: GF6
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $599.99
Street Price: $447.96
Date Available: 2013-06-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 16.0 oz (454 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.5 in.
(111 x 65 x 38 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 16.0
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3),
4592 x 3064 (14.1 MP, Other),
4592 x 2584 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3424 x 3424 (11.7 MP, 1:1),
3232 x 2424 (7.8 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 2160 (7.0 MP, Other),
3232 x 1824 (5.9 MP, 16:9),
2416 x 2416 (5.8 MP, 1:1),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.2
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/50i/30p/25p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4, with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
Lens Thread: 46mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f.5.6 (tele) - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x or 4x
Filter Thread: 46mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint, Touch
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 160
ISO Settings: Auto, Intelligent ISO, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 in 1 or 1/3 EV steps; 25600 extended
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Guide (Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing); Creative Control (Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy POP, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine)
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 images after 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number: 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN 6.3m (ISO 160)
Max Flash Sync: 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4, with stereo sound
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type-C), Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, Combined AV/USB connector
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary (7.2V, 1025mAh)
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 340
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial), USB Driver
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Tilting Cell Touch 1040K-dot LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode), NFC (ISO/IEC 18092(NFCIP-1), NFC-F). Available in black, white, brown or red.

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