Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DMC-G6 vs J2

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from dpreview.com and techradar.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 

Camera Rocket recommends the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6  based on its image quality and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumix DMC-G6 vs Nikon 1 J2

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Lumix DMC-G6
639 ISO
Nikon 1 J2
363 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-G6
216 ms
Nikon 1 J2
94 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Lumix DMC-G6
900 ms
Nikon 1 J2
1,400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-G6
7 fps
Nikon 1 J2
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Lumix DMC-G6
340 photos
Nikon 1 J2
230 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Lumix DMC-G6
21.3 bits
Nikon 1 J2
21.3 bits

Features Key features of the Lumix DMC-G6  vs Nikon 1 J2 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Lumix DMC-G6
15.9 MP
Nikon 1 J2
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Lumix DMC-G6
25,600 ISO
Nikon 1 J2
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Lumix DMC-G6
14.1 microns
Nikon 1 J2
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Lumix DMC-G6  vs Nikon 1 J2 

10.0
7.0
While there's a range of preset white balance settings, it's so easy to set a custom white balance value that it makes sense to use this in artificial light.
Lumix DMC-G6

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Lumix DMC-G6  vs
Nikon 1 J2 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 15.9 MP 10 MP
Resolution 4608 x 3456 3872 x 2592
Size Four Thirds Nikon CX
Area 17.3 x 13 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 2.1x 2.7x
Pixel size 14.1 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points 23 135
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes No
Type Electronic N/A
Coverage 100% N/A
Magnification 1.4x N/A
Display type LCD N/A
Display resolution 1,036 k dots N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 7 fps 60 fps
Battery life 340 230
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
10 fps
7 fps
Focus lag 216 ms 94 ms
Startup delay 900 ms 1,400 ms

video

Lumix DMC-G6  vs
Nikon 1 J2 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (AVCHD, MPEG-4) 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No Yes
External mic jack 3.5mm None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,036 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 60 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 122 x 85 x 71 mm 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm
Thickness 71 mm 29.8 mm
Weight 390 g 280 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Optical
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
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