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

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Differences

Panasonic G6 advantages over Canon T8i

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon T8i 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
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G5
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $700
  • 4/3
Canon T8i
Panasonic G5
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic GH3

Panasonic G6
Panasonic GH3
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon T8i
Panasonic GH3
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Headphone jack
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Panasonic G6
Panasonic GX7
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon T8i
Panasonic GX7
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic G6
Olympus E-M1
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon T8i
Olympus E-M1
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Panasonic G7

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G7
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Canon T8i
Panasonic G7
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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