Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 was launched on Tuesday, 9th April 2013. The GF6 replaces the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5, the smallest and lightest model in Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds line up to date. The GF6 is not as compact and lightweight as the GF5 and the similar GF3 before that because it now incorporates an articulating touch screen. Like the Olympus Pen Lite E-PL5 the GF6 screen can be flipped up so that it faces the same direction as the lens over the top of the camera for convenient self-portrait shooting in. The screen is also a capacitive touch type and allows multi-touch control for things like pinch to zoom when viewing photos.

Under the hood the GF6 uses the same 16MP sensor as the GH2 and G5, although in order to reduce costs the sensor signal processing is carried out off-sensor and this could mean slightly inferior image quality. However the GF6 does benefit from the latest Venus Engine image processing engine developed for the GH3. There are now no current 12MP Lumix G Micro Four Thirds models.

Other new features in the GF6 include wireless connectivity (wifi) with smartphone and tablet devices enabling convenient photo transfer and publication to social media sites, plus wireless remote control and live view, plus the ability to source geolocation data from smartphone or tablet devices.

See the Four Thirds User GF6 hands-on preview which includes sample images to download.

The official Panasonic Lumix press release can be found here