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

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Differences

Panasonic GH3 advantages over Panasonic G6

  • Higher effective ISO
    812 vs 639 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer battery life
    More info 540 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    24 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Panasonic G6 advantages over Panasonic GH3

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $698*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 205k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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 panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Professional quality video in a compact body; Still image quality ranks with the best mirrorless models and even some prosumer DSLRs; Fast autofocus; Rugged, weatherized camera build; Reasonably priced for its advanced feature set; Large selection of high quality lenses.

  • Not as compact as most mirrorless cameras; Live View not available during high speed bursts; High ISO image quality and dynamic range not quite as good as top APS-C cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G3

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G3
  • $772
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
Panasonic G6
Panasonic G3
  • $496
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G5
  • $772
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
Panasonic G6
Panasonic G5
  • $496
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $457
  • 4/3

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic GX7
  • $772
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic G6
Panasonic GX7
  • $496
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M10
  • $772
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $587
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Panasonic G6
Olympus E-M10
  • $496
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $587
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Panasonic G7

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G7
  • $772
  • 4/3
  • Longer battery life
  • Headphone jack
  • $782
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic G6
Panasonic G7
  • $496
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $782
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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