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Panasonic G6 camera

introduction

  • the G6 was announced in April 2013 and improves upon the very popular Panasonic G5 camera by adding:
    • better 16mp sensor (same as Panasonic GH-2 camera but improved image quality although no native multi-aspect ratio)
    • faster AF
    • 7fps burst rate instead of 5fps (w/o AF)
    • 5fps burst instead of 3.8fps with AF tracking
    • 3x faster EVF, OLED type
    • 1040K LCD screen instead of 920K screen
    • 2 new scene options - 'Cute Desert' and 'Sweet Child's Face'
    • iAuto able to automatically select one of 9 scene modes to suit the scene
    • 'Clear Retouch' touch gesture-based heal tool
    • ability to touch objects in a photo and erase them with a content-aware fill (a ‘gesture based heal tool’)
    • NFC-simplified Wi-Fi connection for connecting to smartphones to control the camera
    • focus peaking
    • timelapse video mode
    • Progressive AVCHD 2.0 or MP4, 1080/60p/50p at 28Mbps
    • 24p 24Mbps video and full manual control
    • 25p 20Mbps MP4
    • BUT lacks the stand-out high bitrates and ALL-I options of the GH3
    • Zoom rocker switch near the shutter release
    • 40fps burst mode (and rumours of a 4K / 8MP burst mode at 20fps)

specs

  • 16mp sensor (same as the Panasonic GH-2 camera but better image quality although no native multi-aspect ratio), ISO 160-25,600
  • 3“ 1.04m dot fully articulated capacatative touch screen LCD
  • 1.44m dot OLED EVF (3x more responive than the G5 EVF) with eye sensor
  • 1080/60p/60i/30p/24p HD AVCHD video plus 60p/30p MP4 video, up tp 28Mbps quality, both with full manual control
  • 3.5mm ext. mic socket
  • 5fps with AF tracking, 7fps w/o AF
  • 23 scene modes including new 'Cute Desert' and 'Sweet Child's Face'
  • iAuto can automatically detect which scene mode to use
  • 'Clear Retouch' touch gesture-based heal tool
  • NFC-simplified Wi-Fi connection for connecting to smartphones to control the camera
  • generous hand grip
  • 1/4000th sec shutter, x-sync 1/160th sec
  • popup flash plus hotshoe but ? no remote TTL flash

compared to the GH series

  • the GH series of Micro Four Thirds system are the current top models made by Panasonic and are differentiated from this G6 by:
    • Panasonic GH-2 camera has a unique over-sized sensor allowing uncropped native 16:9 aspect ratio images
    • highest HD video capabilities with highest movie quality
    • top panel switch controls that make it easier to select:
      • focus mode: S-AF, C-AF or MF
      • drive/self-timer: single, burst, self-timer
    • largest buffer and thus fastest burst rate
    • more powerful built-in flash
    • Panasonic GH-3 has remote TTL flash capability
    • higher price

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photo/panasonicg6.txt · Last modified: 2013/07/15 14:41 by gary1