• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 36.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Advantages

Panasonic G6 over Sony A7R

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Less shutter lag
    0.22 vs 0.36 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.2 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos and video

Sony A7R over Panasonic G6

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.88 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Thinner
    48 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    36.4 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    15 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Resolution that rivals a medium-format camera; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Decent performance bearing in mind its extremely high resolution; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Extreme resolution makes focus and lens quality critical; Modest performance; Loud shutter; Lacks hybrid autofocus of the A7; Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Slow X-sync; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7

Panasonic G6
Sony A7
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7R
Sony A7
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $989
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic DMC-G2

Panasonic G6
Panasonic DMC-G2
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • NFC
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7R
Panasonic DMC-G2
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic G3

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G3
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • NFC
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
Sony A7R
Panasonic G3
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G5
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • NFC
  • $457
  • 4/3
Sony A7R
Panasonic G5
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • 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 A7R
Panasonic GX7
  • $1881
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $506
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
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