Hands-on with the Panasonic GF6: mirrorless compact simplifies sharing, self-portraits


posted Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT

Panasonic has today announced its latest Micro Four Thirds-mount mirrorless camera, the Panasonic GF6. For the fifth straight generation, the company courts consumers and enthusiasts alike with a relatively compact interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera that nonetheless packs in the features.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has grown ever so slightly since its predecessor, and has gotten rather heavier as well, but that's allowed for more than a few new additions inside its completely redesigned body. Key among these are new wireless connectivity options -- both Wi-Fi and Near Field Communications are present and accounted for -- and a self-portrait friendly tilting LCD panel. There's also a higher-resolution sensor inherited from the Lumix GX1.

The most obvious change on the redesigned body of the Panasonic GF6 is its tilting LCD panel, a great addition for social networking fans who shoot a lot of self-portraits.

Pricing and availability for the Panasonic Lumix GF6 hadn't been disclosed at press time. Body colors may vary by market, but will include black, white, brown, and red.

For much more information on this interesting mirrorless camera, read our hands-on Panasonic GF6 preview!