• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic G6 advantages over Canon 77D

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Lighter weight
    485g vs 1055g
    Lighter weight
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 167 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon 77D advantages over Panasonic G6

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 0.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Better color depth
    23.6 vs 21.3 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    971 vs 639 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.3 vs 11.5 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    216 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.09 vs 0.22 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster RAW shooting
    6.0 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    23 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

  • Very good image quality; Improved dynamic range at low ISOs; Very fast autofocus; Dual Pixel CMOS AF in Live View; Much improved RAW buffer depth; 1080/60p video; Quick Control Dial & top-panel LCD screen.

  • Default JPEGs slightly soft straight out of camera; Dynamic range & high ISOs lag behind competing cameras; No 4K video resolution.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G5
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $399
  • 4/3
Canon 77D
Panasonic G5
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Panasonic G6
Panasonic GH4
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon 77D
Panasonic GH4
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon T6s

Panasonic G6
Canon T6s
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $619
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon 77D
Canon T6s
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $619
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Panasonic G7

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G7
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • NFC
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
Canon 77D
Panasonic G7
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Pentax K-70

Panasonic G6
Pentax K-70
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 77D
Pentax K-70
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $547
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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