• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic G6 advantages over Panasonic GH4

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $1998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo

Panasonic GH4 advantages over Panasonic G6

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Higher effective ISO
    791 vs 639 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.8 vs 11.5 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer battery life
    More info 530 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Newer
    14 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.8 fps vs 6.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    21 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.8 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent still image quality for its class; Fantastic, highly-detailed video quality; Superior video recording chops with 4K video (both Cinema 4K and Ultra HD); Responsive all-around performer with great AF performance and burst shooting; Rolling shutter is minimal with 60p and 30p video; Splash- and dust-proof magnesium alloy body; Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

  • High ISO performance not as good as some APS-C models (IQ drops quickly past ISO 3200); Overall still image quality not significantly better than the GH3; Sluggish buffer clearing with RAW files; Rolling shutter noticeable on 4K video; Not as compact as most mirrorless cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G3

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G3
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
Panasonic GH4
Panasonic G3
  • $1483
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G5
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $457
  • 4/3
Panasonic GH4
Panasonic G5
  • $1483
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Panasonic G6
Panasonic GX7
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $503
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic GH4
Panasonic GX7
  • $1483
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $503
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic G6
Olympus E-M10
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic GH4
Olympus E-M10
  • $1483
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic G7

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G7
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $790
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic GH4
Panasonic G7
  • $1483
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer battery life
  • $790
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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