Panasonic have just announced their latest addition to their Micro Four Thirds series of compact cameras. I’m a huge fan of Micro Four Thirds cameras and actually have a GF2 which is my primary camera.
This new GF6 model isn’t for the enthusiast like the GX1 is but it’s a great camera for someone who just likes taking pictures with the basic options there.
The camera has a new 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor, a big upgrade from the GF5’s 12 megapixel sensor. Panasonic have included their new Venus Engine which they claim will give better low light pictures.
There is a new 3-inch display on the back which is now tilt-able. A tilting screen was usually reserved for the more sophisticated models in the G series, so it’s great to see it brought over to the GF series. It can tilt all the way up by 180 degrees which enables users to take self portraits.
The most notable features are the built-in WiFi and NFC. This is a first for the GF series. It enables users to now download pictures straight to their computer and use their phone/tablet as a remote shutter.
Of course it still has full HD video recording capability. But nearly all of the models in the GF series are poor when it comes to video recording so don’t expect it to be great.
I’ve been looking for a successor to my trusty GF2 and I’m hoping this will be it.