• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic G6 advantages over Canon EOS M6 Mark II

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $1099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.75 vs 3.23 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 48 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon EOS M6 Mark II advantages over Panasonic G6

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    49 mm vs 71 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    4 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.22 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 6.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.0 fps vs 5.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    26 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G5
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $399
  • 4/3
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Panasonic G5
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

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 EOS M6 Mark II
Panasonic GH4
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic G7

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G7
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Panasonic G7
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A6400

Panasonic G6
Sony A6400
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6400
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A6100

Panasonic G6
Sony A6100
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6100
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $598
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
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