• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic G6 advantages over Panasonic GH5 II

  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $2098
    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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 108 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic GH5 II advantages over Panasonic G6

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    5K vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More dots on screen
    1840k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 6.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (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

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
  • 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

  • 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

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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
Panasonic GH5 II
Panasonic G5
  • $1631
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Internal flash
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

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
Panasonic GH5 II
Panasonic GH3
  • $1631
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

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
Panasonic GH5 II
Panasonic GX7
  • $1631
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic G6
Olympus E-M1
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic GH5 II
Olympus E-M1
  • $1631
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic G7

Panasonic G6
Panasonic G7
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $665
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Panasonic GH5 II
Panasonic G7
  • $1631
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $665
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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