Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-GF6. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is a new 16-megapixel compact system camera with a 180° tilting touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is a 16MP entry-level mirrorless camera. It gains a compact-camera style zoom lever around the shutter release that can alternatively be used to set exposure compensation, and an exposure mode dial on the top plate. Successor to the GF5, the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 features the latest-generation Venus image processing engine, which promises better noise filtering and improved dynamic range utilisation.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is also the first interchangeable lens camera with Near Field Communication (NFC) that allows setup of Wi-Fi connections with compatible smartphones and tablets, simply by tapping the devices together. Movie recording is available at 1080p 30fps in either MP4 or AVCHD format.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Price
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 priced at – $680.00.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 Specifications
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4592 x 3448|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16.0 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||16.7 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|Processor||Venus Engine FHD|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary Color Filter|
|ISO||Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes (2)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Lens mount||Micro 4/3 Lens Mount|
|Focal length multiplier||2×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||6.3 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync|
|Continuous drive||Yes (4.2)|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images))|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720p (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (mini HDMI TypeC)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||330|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||323 g (0.71 lb / 11.39 oz)|
|Dimensions||111 x 65 x 38 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.5″)|
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Panasonic Press Release
Panasonic Launches Stylish LUMIX GF6 for Capturing Day-to-Day Photographs in High Quality
DIS, Vienna 9th April 2013 – Panasonic’s new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX DMC-GF6 is the latest camera to join the compact series of Panasonic’s LUMIX G category.
The camera boasts a new Live MOS Sensor, newly developed Venus Engine and high precision, ‘Light Speed AF’ which all contribute to excellent image quality for photographers used to taking creative images with their smartphones but who are looking for a much more sophisticated and professional result by being able to have more control over manual settings such as aperture, shutter speed or lens selection.
With 19 filter effects the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is not just an interchangeable camera but a creative tool for any user looking to explore and change their photography habits from an amateur point-and-shoot photographer to a step-up user looking to take their photography more seriously. Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC (Near Field Communication) make it easier than ever to remotely shoot from a tablet or smartphone, transfer images and share their pictures with friends, family and the online world.
Furthermore the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 has a dedicated video record button on the top so you can record full-HD video (1920×1080, 50i) in AVCHD with stereo sound. Contrary to its stylish appearance the camera is robust with a built-in flash (GN6.3 ISO160･m / GN5.0 ISO100･m), has a 3.0 inch, approx. 180 degree tiltable monitor and comes with a fashionable black or white body.
True Picture Quality with New 16.00 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
The new Live MOS Sensor enables high resolution and high sensitivity image recording while minimizing the generation of noise. The Venus Engine image processor is also newly developed to feature its advanced noise reduction systems. The controllable area of noise has been expanded by approx.64x in size. This makes it possible to remove large block of noise which were formally hard to detect and helps produce clear, smooth image especially for night time scenery. The combination of the new Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieve ISO3200 (Auto) and max. ISO 25600 (Extended).
An Advanced Photographic Tool for Creative Users
With its wide variety of shooting options such as ‘Self Shot’ mode; ‘Creative Control’ providing 19 filters; and Stop Motion Animation function the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 is not just a high quality camera.
Users can shoot their own portraits by stretching an arm to hold the camera with the monitor flipped approx.180 degrees vertically allowing them to fit perfectly into the frame.
The popular ‘Creative Control’ mode has been upgraded by increasing the number of filters from the 14 of the DMC-GF5 to 19 for 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** mode1. A number of these filters can also be applied on the self-portrait taken in ‘Self Shot’ mode.
Cablefree Connectivity with Wi-Fi and NFC
For the first time integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity offer a more flexible shooting experience and easy image sharing from an interchangeable lens camera. After the initial setup, tablets and smartphones for remote shooting can be connected with a simple touch without having to re-enter authorisation details every time.
Evolving LUMIX G AF System Speed and Accuracy
All cameras in the LUMIX G category feature Contrast AF for their focus system. Compared with the Phase difference AF system, the Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy especially in shooting with a bright lens and small ‘F’ (focal ratio) value.
Light Speed AF makes it possible to capture fast-moving subjects clearly. Additionally, AF Tracking enables consecutive shooting to capture moving subject in sharp focus.