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

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Differences

Panasonic GF6 advantages over Canon EOS M6

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Canon EOS M6 advantages over Panasonic GF6

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    19 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.13 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.0 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
    9.2 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.3 fps vs 3.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    17 vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

User reviews

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Buy the Canon EOS M6

Review Excerpt

  • Enthusiast-oriented compact camera body; Good image quality in most situations; Impressive Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Very good overall performance.

  • Dynamic range and high ISO image quality aren't quite up to par with some of its competition; No 4K video recording; Video features in general are underwhelming; Native EF-M lens selection is limited.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-PL5

Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-PL5
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Better color depth
Canon EOS M6
Olympus E-PL5
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-P5

Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-P5
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $469
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon EOS M6
Olympus E-P5
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $469
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-PL7
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon EOS M6
Olympus E-PL7
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Panasonic GF6
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M6
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-A5

Panasonic GF6
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M6
Fujifilm X-A5
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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