Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens

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Product Highlights

  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 3.0" 1040K-dot Touch Screen Tilt LCD
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC Technology
  • Full HD 1080 Video Capture
  • 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH./MEGA OIS Lens
  • Contrast AF and Light Speed AF System
  • Extended ISO Up to 25600
  • Intelligent Auto+ Mode and Scene Guide
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Panasonic DMC-GF6 Overview

  • 1Description

The Lumix DMC-GF6 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens from Panasonic incorporates a new 16MP Live MOS sensor and a newly developed Venus Engine Image processor for sharp, high resolution, low-noise imaging with high-performance signal processing and start-up speed. Its multi-process noise reduction system and wide dynamic range are products of its improved image processor and enable clear, fine textured photos even when working in its 25600 extended ISO.

The DMC-GF6 mirrorless camera utilizes a Contrast Auto Focus system for accurate focusing and its Light Speed AF system with full time AF and tracking AF enables focusing on fast moving subjects. Newly integrated Low Light AF enables accurate focusing on your subject even in low-lit situations.

A 3.0" Touch Screen LCD enables Touch Focus, Touch AE (auto exposure) and shutter release with a simple tap on the monitor. The LCD is also tiltable to 180º for easy self portraits or other odd angle compositions. External light reflection is minimized because the touch panel is directly connected to the LCD without an air layer between them. Its 100% frame coverage provides color accuracy and high resolution.

The DMC-GF6 supports Full HD 1080 video recording and provides a one touch dedicated button to immediate start video mode. Both AVCHD and MP4 formats are offered depending on the level of quality you need, Built-in stereo audio recording is available in the AVCHD format as is P/A/S/M manual exposure control.

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to instantly transfer images to your computer or to your smartphone and tablet for easy sharing. And with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology all you need to do to connect camera to smart device is to touch them together. With Panasonic's free Image App you can not only transfer images easily but use your device as the camera's remote control and viewfinder, utilize your DLNA-compliant HDTV for image playback and have instant image transfer from shutter release directly to your selected computer or device.

A camera for every level of shooter, the GF6 provides full manual exposure control but also offers Intelligent Auto Plus Mode to allow the camera to utilize its numerous assist functions when analyzing the scene you are shooting. A Scene Guide features 23 sample images to match to the scene you are shooting and have the camera adjust itself to the proper settings. In addition, many in-camera functions allow you to create stylistic images: panorama mode, stop-motion animation, self-shot or enhance your images with Creative Control filters or Clear Retouch.

The DMC-GF6 offers compatibility with the full range of Lumix Micro Four Thirds mount lenses and is bundled here with the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. lens. This lens has the 35mm focal length equivalency of 28-84mm and features optical image stabilization for blur-free imaging, even in low light. An inner focusing system driven by a stepping motor provides smooth and quiet auto focus and two aspherical lens elements enable extremely sharp imaging with minimal fringing and color distortion across the entire focal range

16MP Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
A 16MP Live MOS sensor and newly developed Venus Engine Image Processor offer clear, high resolution photo and video imaging with extremely low noise even at the extended ISO sensitivity of 25600. The advanced Intelligent D-range Control offers wide dynamic range while maintaining smooth gradation, thanks to the high-precision signal processing of the Venus Engine. Fast performance speeds, including 0.5 second start-up speed are provided as well.
3.0" Touch Screen Tilt LCD
With the 3.0" Touch Screen LCD you can set focus, auto exposure points and release the shutter with just a tap on the monitor. Its 180º vertical tilt allows for easy self portraits in Self Shot mode and reflection is minimized for easier composition in bright light. 1,040k-dot resolution provides clear and color-accurate composition and playback.
Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC Technology
With NFC (Near Field Communication) technology you can connect the camera with a smartphone or tablet by just bringing them together. The Wi-Fi setup is extremely easy and finishes within a few seconds. With the free Panasonic Image App you can use the built-in Wi-Fi to instantly transfer images to your computer or device, use your device as a viewfinder and remote control for the camera and display images on Wi-Fi enabled HDTV's.
Full-HD Video Recording in AVCHD and MP4
The DMC-GF6 records 1920 x 1080 Full HD videos with full-time AF and high quality stereo sound with Wind Cut option and adjustable levels in the AVCHD format. With a dedicated video record button on the top, you can instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make extra setting adjustments. Videos can also be recorded in MP4 format for playback on a PC or other portable electronic devices without having to convert the files.
Auto Focus System
The LUMIX GF6 utilizes Contrast AF for its focus system. Compared with the Phase difference system AF, the Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy especially in shooting with wide aperture lenses. The DMC-GF6 also boasts Light Speed AF making it possible to capture fast-moving subjects clearly. Also, AF Tracking enables consecutive shooting to capture moving subjects in sharp focus and the newly integrated Low Light AF enables accurate focusing on the target subject even in low-lit situations. With Touch AF it is possible to set focus on any point in the frame by simply tapping that spot on the LCD monitor.
Intelligent Auto Plus Mode and
Intelligent Auto Plus Mode supports taking pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions including AF Tracking, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control. The Intelligent Scene Selector integrates Food Recognition mode. The iA Plus mode lets users adjust defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.
Scene Guide
The Scene Guide offers 23 sample pictures shot by professional photographers. Users can choose the one closest to the situation they are going to shoot and optimum adjustments for shooting the scene will be automatically set. Furthermore, shooting procedure, technical advice and recommended interchangeable lens for the scene can be shown for users to learn photography. It is available in still and video mode. Sample Pictures are: 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.
Creative Control
The popular Creative Control mode is upgraded by increasing its filter options from 14 (in the DMC-GF5) to 19 (in the DMC-GF6) adding new Old Days, Sunshine, Bleach Bypass, Toy Pop, Fantasy in addition to the conventional Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Soft Focus, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, One Point Color, Cross Process, Low Key, Toy Effect and Star Filter and Miniature Effect mode. The effect parameter of each mode is adjustable.
Creative Panorama
With the new Creative Panorama function, it is possible to shoot a horizontal/vertical panoramic image with seamless shots taken by overlaying the previous picture and to utilize a filter effect from Creative Control.
Stop Motion Animation
The Stop Motion Animation function enables producing a stop motion (stop frame) video in camera with the pictures that are sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect makes the object appear as if it is moving by itself.
Clear Retouch
Clear Retouch makes it is possible to erase unwanted objects or figures in an image by just tracing over them on monitor with a fingertip. They naturally disappear without destroying the image.
Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), 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.
Included Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, LoiLoScope (trial version), USB Driver
Supported Languages
English and Spanish.
In the Box
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens
  • Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II MEGA OIS Lens
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Panasonic DMC-GF6 Specs

    Pixels Actual: 16.68 Megapixel
    Effective: 16 Megapixel
    AV Recording
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Viewfinder Type None
    Exposure Control
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Kelvin, Shade
    Continuous Shooting Up to 2 fps at 16 MP for up to 7 Exposures
    Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Battery 1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh
    Kit Lens
    Angle of View 75 to 29
    Minimum Focus Distance 0.66' / 20.12 cm
    Maximum Magnification 0.17x
    Optical Design 9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Dimensions ( x L) 2.20 x 1.93" / 5.59 x 4.90 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.8 x 5.0"

    Panasonic DMC-GF6 Reviews

    Lumix DMC-GF6 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II Lens is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small, User-friendly, Powerful I chose the GF6 because of its small size in comparison to other mirror-less camera options. I wanted something small for traveling. The size is just one of many awesome features. The menus and interface are easy to master and quick to use. The button to switch to the fully automatic setting is priceless for quickly toggling between scenes or manual to automatic. The flippable display screen is neat though I haven't needed it yet. If you are choosing between the GF5 or the GF6, spend the extra for the GF6, it's worth it.
    Date published: 2013-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Es una cmara genial! Es una excelente cmara, compacta, ergonomica y comparable con sus cmaras hermanas mayores. En verdad el nico fallo que le detecte fue respecto al uso del WIFI, pero despus de actualizarla se resolvi. Muy buena calidad de imagen en video y fotograa. Sus detalles estn en el no poder colocarle un micrfono externo y el no tener viewfinder. Si la recomiendo para quien quiere empezar con proyectos chicos pero con una excelente calidad.
    Date published: 2014-08-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice I bought this camera because it was on sale and I was looking for a relatively inexpensive (sorry GM1) Panasonic Lumix m4/3 that I could put either the 14mm or 20mm pancake lens on and drop in a cargo pants pocket for quick, easy transport. This camera does not disappoint, but I knew that before I bought it.I intend this camera for more casual use: I can take it hiking or biking and not have it take up too much space or add too much weight to my load.The camera is small but, for my use, not too small. The menu system and control layout is similar enough to other Panasonic Lumix cameras to be more or less familiar to me. I shoot a lot in Aperture Priority mode so the control for changing the aperture is critical to me. The aperture control on the GF6 is just different enough that it's taken me some effort to train myself to it. And, like the other Lumix cameras I've used, since the aperture control does double duty as the Exposure Compensation control, I've had to train myself to that as well.There are not as many control buttons on the top and back of the GF6 as there are on the more expensive Lumix cameras. That is not an issue for me: I wanted a less expensive, simpler, more casual camera.
    Date published: 2014-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I am not a novice when it comes to cameras, but neither am I a Professional. The camera came to me well packaged and right on the projected delivery time with no damage. There is a lot about this camera that is totally new to me, but in spite of that, I was able to take really good pictures right out of the box. I would definitely recommend it.
    Date published: 2014-05-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product - Zoom is pretty small and you definitely need a better lens for taking pictures at a distance. - Focus in Macro mode is pretty tricky - WiFi is really great; you can use your smartphone as a remote camera, which is great for taking snapshots of birds and rodents and other shy animals that would otherwise require camouflage. It's range is sadly pretty limited, to about 5m for optimum performance. -You need some time to get used to all the features, but the automatic mode does a pretty good job when you need a quick photo.
    Date published: 2015-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera Will use this camera To take nature photos as well as family & travel photos. Like that is is light weight and compact; very easy to take along anywhere. Like that it has auto features tonhelf with amatures like myself. Like that lenses are easy tonchange. The camera can do LOTS of stuff which is a little overwhelming. I do look forward to learning how the camera works and since it has auto features I can still take great photos while I learn.
    Date published: 2013-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera, at a great price I've been impressed with the image & video quality so far. There are many settings on the camera that I have yet to tinker with. However, the intelligent auto has been a great guide. I am better with hands on experience, so I prefer to learn as I go. Shipping was quick & the box was not damaged. I am a repeat customer.
    Date published: 2014-06-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfied so far... I have used this camera for a month on family holidays and company events. I bought this camera to replace a dslr with a more compact and easy to carry camera. Eventhough it is not really a compact camera it does take much less space than the dslr. At the beginning I found myself looking for a viewer but slowly getting used to the screen. It's brightness, anti-glare coating and HD make it pretty friendly to use even at the beach with strong sunlight. The focus is quite fast. The only delay I have noticed is when I take several pictures 3-4 with a flash when it takes a second or so to charge up. The battery lasts a full day of good use but could use a little more power. I still don't know if I will stick with a mirror less or move back to my dslr but so far I am satisfied and getting used to it. By the way I am looking for a case to go with it but have not found something I like. I am slowly getting used to the interface and using the different scenic modes but
    Date published: 2014-03-12
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    What frame rates are included in the video mode? And does the camera offer cine-like gamma settings?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 can record at 60, 50, 30 and 25 frames per second. There are no gamma settings on this camera.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    I am thinking about using this camera for recording research interviews that last between 1 and 2 hours. What continuous video recording time is reasonable with this model?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Continuous recording in video mode is limited to about 29 minutes.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Hi,Does this camera come with US warranty ?Thanks!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes it does come with a Panasonic USA warranty. B&H does not deal in any imported/grey market digital cameras.
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Can this camera use Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F/4.0-5.6 OIS Lens?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, it can.
    Answered by: Jessadang S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this come with the newer slim lens or the older longer lens? The item title states 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 II and I believe the II denotes the newer lens, but the picture does not reflect. (The new one closes in on itself like the Sony Alphas, while the old one is much longer and fixed length with two rings of ridges)
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Panasonic makes three lenses that are 14-42. The one in the kit is in the middle. It is not the pancake version which is the shortest and it is not the longest.The version ii that comes with the kit is Approx.49mm / 1.9 inch (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount). The pancake lens can be seen at this link but it does not come in the kit,
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this camera have the capability to shoot in RAW?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, this camera has the ability to capture RAW image files.
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Hi. Do you have white one?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Unfortunately, we do not have the GF6 in white.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Hi,I just purchased the Canon EOS M with the 22mm lens and was bummed to learned it does not zoom. Does this camera zoom with the lens that's provided?Also, does the LCD screen tilt and if so can you face it towards yourself to take selfies? I am going on a road trip and will most likely not have an extra hand in taking photos so it would be a huge plus if I can see what im taking a photo of!Thanks for the help!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The 14-42mm lens is a zoom lens. The LCD is nor a swivrl/tilt screen.
    Answered by: Steven C.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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