• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Advantages

Panasonic G6 over Sony A3000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 77k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    20 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony A3000 over Panasonic G6

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    470 vs 340 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Absolutely incredible value; Includes a stabilized kit lens; More versatile than a fixed-lens bridge camera; Comfortable body with good ergonomics; Great image quality; Good autofocus performance; Decent battery life.

  • Feels a bit plasticky; Slow burst shooting with limited buffer; Sluggish to power on or switch modes; Low-res EVF and LCD monitor; Can't review images using EVF; No video output; Weak flash; Battery charges in-camera.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Panasonic G6
Sony NEX-7
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $522
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A3000
Sony NEX-7
  • $333
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $522
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Panasonic G6
Panasonic GX7
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • External Mic Jack
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A3000
Panasonic GX7
  • $333
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer battery life
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A5000

Panasonic G6
Sony A5000
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A3000
Sony A5000
  • $333
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic G6
Olympus E-M10
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Shoots 60p video
  • External Mic Jack
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
Sony A3000
Olympus E-M10
  • $333
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $594
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6000

Panasonic G6
Sony A6000
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony A3000
Sony A6000
  • $333
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
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