• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
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  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Panasonic G3 advantages over Canon T6

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.50x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.4 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon T6 advantages over Panasonic G3

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 270 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    5 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    15 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Good image quality overall; Good value for money; In-camera Wi-Fi and NFC make light work of image sharing; Decent kit lens; Friendly, approachable design; Good ergonomics; Lots of room to grow in Canon's ecosystem

  • Slow burst shooting with very limited raw buffer; Resolution, dynamic range and high ISO performance trail current rivals; Mediocre autofocus performance; Limited feature set; Very basic movie capture features

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-PL2

Panasonic G3
Olympus E-PL2
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
  • $600
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon T6
Olympus E-PL2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $600
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Panasonic G3
Olympus E-M5
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Internal flash
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon T6
Olympus E-M5
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Panasonic G3
Panasonic GX7
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon T6
Panasonic GX7
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon T6i

Panasonic G3
Canon T6i
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $592
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Canon T6
Canon T6i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
  • $592
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon T7i

Panasonic G3
Canon T7i
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Canon T6
Canon T7i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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