• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Panasonic GX1 advantages over Panasonic GF6

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Higher effective ISO
    703 vs 622 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 28 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic GF6 advantages over Panasonic GX1

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More dots on screen
    1037k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Appealing design; Good grip; Very good image quality; Fast autofocus; Built-in Level Gauge.

  • Small rear buttons; Below-average battery life; Weak flash; Orange and yellow can have greenish cast in JPEGs; Shutter-induced motion blur with 14-42mm X Vario kit lens.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-PL3

Panasonic GX1
Olympus E-PL3
  • $388
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-PL3
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Olympus E-PL5

Panasonic GX1
Olympus E-PL5
  • $388
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Internal flash
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-PL5
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-PM2

Panasonic GX1
Olympus E-PM2
  • $388
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Internal flash
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-PM2
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Olympus E-P5

Panasonic GX1
Olympus E-P5
  • $388
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $469
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-P5
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $469
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Panasonic GX1
Olympus E-PL7
  • $388
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic GF6
Olympus E-PL7
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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