Panasonic Lumix GF6 Review

4.5
June 27, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

TYPE

Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC/SDXC memory cards)
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount

IMAGE SENSOR

Type Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels 16.68 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels 16.00 Megapixels
Colour filter Primary color filter
Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter

RECORDING SYSTEM

Recording file format Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, / MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) / Motion Image: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2 ch) / / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, / MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
File size(Pixels)
Still Image [4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3232x1824(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
Continuous recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD : Approx. 140 min with H-FS1442A
Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD : Approx. 70 min with H-FS1442A

WiFi FUNCTION

WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
NFC ISO/IEC 18092(NFCIP-1) NFC-F

FOCUS

Type Contrast AF system
Focus mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint
AF detective range EV -3 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lamp YES
AF lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock
Others Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), Touch AF/AE Function, AF+MF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist,

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Light metering system 1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual,
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Extended) / (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure compensation 1/3EV Step ±3EV
AE lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
AE bracket 3,5 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±4/3 EV

WHITE BALANCE

White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting
White balance adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/ amber axis or in magenta/ green axis

SHUTTER

Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 / Motion image: 1/16000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC), 1/16000 ~ 1/25 (PAL)
Self timer 3 images after 10sec, / 2sec / 10sec

SCENE GUIDE

Still image Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations / / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
Video Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / / Vivid Sunset Glow / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Clear Night Portrait / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome

BURST SHOOTING

Burst speed SH: 20frames/sec, H: 4.2 frames/sec(with AFS), M: 3frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View) 
Number of recordable images 7 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) / Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) / (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)

BUILT-IN-FLASH

Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.3 equivalent (ISO 160 ・m), GN5.0 equivalent (ISO 100 ・m), Built-in Pop-up
Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Synchronization speed Less than 1/160 second
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync

LCD MONITOR

Type TFT LCD with Touch panel, Tiltable monitor
Monitor size 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels 1040K dots
Filed of view Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment Brightness, Contrast and Saturation, Red tint, Blue tint

LIVE VIEW

Digital zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max.2x (When a picture size of S(4M), aspect ratio of 4:3 is selected. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) / Motion image: 2.4x (FSH in AVCHD and FHD in MP4), 3.6x (SH in AVCHD and HD in MP4), 4.8x (VGA in MP4)
Other functions Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram

LEVEL GAUGE

Level Gauge No

DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION

Self Shot Yes
Direction Detection Function Yes

FUNCTION BUTTON

Fn1, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4 WiFi / Q.MENU / AF/AE LOCK / ONE PUSH AE / PREVIEW / PHOTO STYLE / ASPECT RATIO / PICTURE SIZE / QUALITY / FOCUS MODE/ / METERING MODE / HDR / FLASH MODE / FLASH ADJUST. / I.RESOLUTION / I.DYNAMIC / EX. TELE CONV. / DIGITAL ZOOM / STABILIZER / SENSITIVITY / / RESTORE TO DEFAULT / Motion Pic. Set / PICTURE MODE / HISTOGRAM / GUIDE LINE / STEP ZOOM / ZOOM SPEED /REC AREA

CREATIVE CONTROL

Still image Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy POP / / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Fantasy / Star Filter / One Point Color / Sunshine
Video Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy POP / / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Fantasy / One Point Color

CREATIVE VIDEO MODE

Exposure Mode Program AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure

PHOTO STYLE

Still image and Video Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom

PLAYBACK

Playback mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), / Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/Video/3D Play/Category/Favorite), Location Logging, Clear Retouch, Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Stop Motion Animation, / Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Favorite, Print set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit

IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE

Protection Single / Multi, Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite

PRINT

Direct Print PictBridge compatible(Print size, Layout, Date setting are selectable )

INTERFACE

USB USB 2.0 High Speed Multi
HDMI miniHDMI TypeC / Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system) / Audio: Stereo
Audio video output Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for North America / *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Microphone Stereo, Wind-cut: Off / Auto / Flicker reduction / Microphone level adjustable: Lv1 / Lv2 / Lv3 / Lv4
Speaker Monaural

LANGUAGE

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish(English)

POWER

Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh) (Included) / Battery Charger
Battery life (CIPA standard) Approx. 330 images with H-PS14042 / Approx. 340 images with H-FS1442A / Approx. 340 images with H-FS45150

DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT

Dimensions (W x H x D) 111.2 x 64.8 x 38.4 mm / 4.378 x 2.551 x 1.512 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 323g / 11.39 oz (SD card, Battery, Body) / Approx. 280g / 9.88 oz (Body only) / Approx. 432g / 15.24 oz (SD card, Battery, H-FS1442A lens included)

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Operating temperature 0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity 10% RH to 80% RH

STANDARD ACCESSORIES

Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE / LoiLoScope (trial version) / USB Driver
Standard accessories Body, LUMIX G VARIO 14-42 mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS1442A), Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Battery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM / • Body cap and lens rear cap are not included.

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-1

Lens Name LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
Lens Construction 9 elements in 8 groups (2 aspherical lenses)
Nano Surface Coating -
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer Yes (MEGA O.I.S.)
Focal Length f=14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent 28-84mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Maximum Aperture F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.2m/0.66ft (at focal lenghts 14-20mm) / 0.3m/0.98ft (at focal lenghts 21-42mm)
Maximum magnification Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 75°(Wide) to 29°(TELE)
General
Filter Size 46mm / 1.8in
Max. Diameter φ56mm / 2.2in
Overall Length Approx. 49mm / 1.9in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight [g] Approx. 110g (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap, and Lens hood)
Weight [oz] Approx. 3.88oz (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap, and Lens hood)

Further Specifications

NOTE * Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class4" or higher / *2 Motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec in Europe and some Asian areas.

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