Panasonic has introduced the Lumix DMC-G6 camera after months of speculation surrounding the Micro Four Thirds system.
Panasonic has been rumored for quite some time that it would launch a new Micro Four Thirds camera. Its name has also been leaked, becoming clear that the shooter will replace the Lumix G5. As a result, the G6 is now official along with an attracting specifications list.
Panasonic G6 mirrorless camera officially announced with new Venus processor and 7fps burst-mode
Panasonic G6 is now live and it is referred to as the next-generation “Digital Single Lens Mirrorless” camera, which delivers high-quality photography and video recording.
The shooter is powered by a novel Venus image processing engine, which includes an advanced noise reduction technology. The Japanese firm says that the device can capture high-quality photos even at its maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600.
Additionally, the processor allows photographers to take advantage of a high-speed burst mode of up to 7 frames per second at its highest resolution.
Lumix DMC-G6 features a 16-megapixel image sensor and improved autofocus technology
Another important feature consists of the boot time, as the Lumix G6 will be able to capture photos 0.5 seconds after pressing the power button.
Panasonic G6 features a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS image sensor, which receives help from improved photodiode wiring, allowing photographers to capture images at a higher aperture ratio.
One aspect which has been improved over the previous generation consists of the autofocus technology. The new Light Speed AF technique is faster and more accurate, while the Low Light AF system can be used for enhanced autofocusing in low-light conditions.
Panasonic’s latest MFT system packs a 3-inch LCD touchscreen and high-resolution OLED viewfinder
The Panasonic G6 can record full HD videos at a resolution of 1920 x 1080p pixels and 60 frames per second, but it can also shoot cinema-style motion pictures at 24p, which will be welcomed by creative cinematographers.
Panasonic’s latest mid-level Micro Four Thirds camera is packing a 3-inch 1,036K-dot tilting and swiveling LCD touchscreen with in-cell technology. The display can be swiveled by 180 degrees and tilted by 270 degrees, which is helpful when taking self-portraits.
Moreover, the Lumix G6 provides a 1,440K-dot OLED live viewfinder, providing a field of view close to 100%. Picture output can be switched with ease between the LCD screen and the OLED LVF, while the noticeable lag present in previous generations is gone now.
Panasonic G6 connectivity features include WiFi, NFC, and DLNA
The mirrorless camera is a winner in the connectivity department, too, thanks to built-in WiFi and Near Field Communications (NFC) chipsets. They will allow photographers to backup and upload their imagery to an NFC-ready smartphones or tablets with ease.
In early April 2013, the Panasonic GF6 became the world’s first interchangeable lens camera with NFC capability. It seems like the Japanese corporation is betting big on this technology and it would be no wonder if more future shooters support it.
The new Lumix G6 also features DLNA streaming support, which means that users can review their photos on Panasonic VIERA HDTVs compatible with WiFi Direct technology.
Extended photo-editing capabilities for beginners and professionals alike
Panasonic has also upped its Creative Control options to 19 filters, including Sunshine, Toy Pop, Old Days, Bleach Bypass, Fantasy, Sepia, and Retro.
Clear Retouch is another powerful editing tool, giving photographers the possibility of removing unwanted objects and subjects from the images, without decreasing image quality.
The camera is packing the regular P/A/S/M modes, but beginners can take advantage of the Advanced iA+ mode, that assists photographers with AF tracking, dynamic range, scenes, ISO, and face recognition among others.
However, an interesting addition would be the so-called Food Recognition mode, which detects food and makes it look more appetizing. All that is left for the users is to send the photos to a smartphone through NFC and share them on Instagram.
Panasonic G6 wrap-up
Panasonic G6 offers a shutter speed range between 1/4000 and 60 seconds, built-in flash, hot shoe mount for external accessories, SD / SDHC / SDXC storage support, and a stereo microphone.
The camera measures 4.8 x 3.35 x 2.8-inches and weighs 13.76 ounces. Unfortunately, the Panasonic G6 release date, price, and availability information are unknown, though more details will be revealed soon.
According to the company, the Micro Four Thirds shooter will be unleashed on the market soon in White, Silver, and Black flavors.