93

conclusion:We like it

93

The GF6 from Panasonic is small, fast and takes great photos. Though aiming for a smaller profile with the GF6, Panasonic still manages to squeeze in a small, but usable grip, which TrustedReviews says is "easy to hold" even though it's by "no means large." But the most impressive inclusion on this small body is a large image sensor, which results in photos that Photography Blog says are of "excellent quality" while Digital Versus says the video quality is also "good" and "movement is reproduced smoothly." And you won't miss a moment, as the GF6 also offers what Pocket-Lint calls "speedy performance." Even with such stellar image quality and speed the GF6 is priced just right, making it a good choice for newcomers to the compact market.

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Critic reviews

8.8
8 reviews
  • Image quality
    9.1
  • Video quality
    9.6
  • Battery life
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.3
  • Durability
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    9.0
  • Ease of use
    8.9

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9.0
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7.0
PC Mag Mar 6, 2014

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 captures images with excellent quality, but it's not a good option for burst shooting.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint May 14, 2013

The GF6 has got both still image quality and movie mode wrapped up nicely and there are features aplenty - the GF6 will make good sense for those new to photography, as well as others stepping up to the next level or just those wanting something smaller to use.

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10
Digital Versus May 21, 2013

The Lumix GF6 is a nice little mirrorless camera that has nothing to envy of some higher-end models. It's responsive, has a tilt-touchscreen, comes with Wi-Fi and NFC, and takes decent, consistent-quality photos.

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10
TechRadar Jun 13, 2013

The Panasonic GF6 is one of the best compact system cameras currently on the market, especially for the beginner user.

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9.0
What Digital Camera Aug 8, 2013

It's the sort of camera that encourages you to get out and take photographs, rather than just snapshots. It has controls that make it easy to do what you want to do, encouraging experimentation and creative thinking, and the results will seldom be disappointing.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Aug 8, 2013

The Panasonic Lumix GF6 delivers across the board, and although it’s by no means perfect – with a few usability issues – it’s certainly one of the better entry-level CSCs currently on the market.

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9.0
Photography Blog Jun 27, 2013

You'd be hard-pushed to find such a well-rounded, well-connected, and, well, great performing camera without spending quite a lot more, making the new Panasonic Lumix GF6 richly deserving of our coveted Highly Recommended award.

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First Looks

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Digital Photography Review Apr 9, 2013

Panasonic's GF series has slalomed around the demographics before arriving at a similar conclusion to that reached by several of its rivals - a small camera that can work as a point-and-shoot, but with some expectation that the user might want to take more control over it.

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CNET Asia Apr 9, 2013

Panasonic has added a new mode dial to its latest entry-level mirrorless ILC, which seems to suggest that the company is trying to target more advanced photography enthusiast with the GF6.

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Imaging Resource Apr 9, 2013

For the fifth straight generation, Panasonic courts consumers and enthusiasts alike with a relatively compact interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera that nonetheless packs in the features.

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Pocket-Lint Apr 9, 2013

For now, initial GF6 impressions are that we like the cut back price and inclusion of mode dial, but think that the bulked-out, tilt-angle screen design may put off some who've already laid eyes on the slimmer GF5.

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CNET AU Apr 9, 2013

Though it's still a lightweight model at around 320 grams with battery, there are more connectivity options than before, including built-in Wi-Fi and NFC.

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TechRadar Apr 8, 2013

With quirky features such as creative filters and stop motion animation mode, this is a camera that will be appreciated by those looking for something more optically advanced than their compact or smartphone, but still featuring some of the things that make other devices so convenient.

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TrustedReviews Apr 9, 2013

Shipping as standard with the familiar 14-42mm kit lens of the GF series, and using the same class of sensor – if a higher-resolution one – the Panasonic Lumix GF6 appears to be a solid, rather than revolutionary, entry to the series.

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T3 Apr 9, 2013

... after taking a look at the GF5 again, Panasonic has actually managed to add thd improved screen without adding too much bulk to the camera chassis at all.

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Expert Reviews Apr 9, 2013

Style wise, the GF6 is a little squarer than the GF5 and it feels a little chubbier, but that just makes it a bit easier to grip and makes it feel more secure in the hand. We like the new styling, with the silver and black case standing out more than the pure-black GF5.

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Photography Blog Apr 16, 2013

I’ll venture to say that unless you absolutely need a hot-shoe or accessory port, you may well find the GF6 a more tempting proposition than the higher-positioned GX1.

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9.0
Geeykay Geeykay

You cannot do better for the price. A beginner can take photos in two automatic modes and be amazed at the results. Everyone else can choose whatever they like. Wireless control and picture transfer is great. This camera comes with two manuals. The first is a short primer and comes in the box....

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