Panasonic just announced the LUMIX DMC-G6, a 16-megapxiel Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera with Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. With its Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the smartphone/tablet right after shooting. In addition, both photo and 1080p recorded video can be archived to a registered device such as a PC automatically via the wireless access point (router) at home.
The LUMIX G6 is not just an interchangeable lens camera but an advanced digital photographic tool full of wide-ranging attractive features for producing attractive artwork in the camera. It incorporates Creative Panorama, Time Lapse Shot, Stop Motion Animation and Clear Retouch in addition to the popular Creative Control mode with a total of 19 fascinating filter effects. The Stop Motion Animation allows for unique stop-motion video and the Clear Retouch function enables the user to erase the unwanted portion of a picture after shooting and both operations can be completed with ease in the camera. The G6 features a Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves high-resolution and high sensitivity image recording. The new Venus Engine attains high-performance signal processing with an advanced noise reduction system. Combined with the high performance sensor, the G6 minimizes noise and even achieves shooting at a maximum ISO 25,600 (Extended) high sensitivity image recording.
The LUMIX G6 boasts quick response featuring high burst speed shooting at 7 fps (frames per second) at full resolution. The G6 is ready to shoot only 0.5 seconds after start-up, never letting you miss a shooting opportunity.
The LUMIX G6 also features full HD 1920×1080, 60p (60 Hz) smooth, high quality video recording in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. The practical full-time AF and tracking AF is available in video recording as well.
The new, bright 1,440K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) boasts excellent color reproduction and high contrast ratio of 10,000:1 while the 3-inch large free-angle monitor adopts In-Cell Touch technology for outstanding viewability.
The new 3-inch large, approximately 1036K-dot high resolution monitor rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down boasting an approx. 100% field of view. The front panel is directly attached to the new In Cell Touch LCD without an air layer in between. The result is that the reflection of external light is dramatically suppressed.
For beginners of digital interchangeable lens system cameras, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode supports taking beautiful 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 now integrates Food Recognition mode. It detects food on the dish and captures it to look more delicious. The iA Plus mode lets users adjust defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.
The DMC-G6 is also compatible with all Panasonic micro four thirds lenses.
Price and Availability
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm II Lens is expected to be available June 2013 for $749.