Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DMC-GF6 vs J2

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay


What do the experts think?

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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumix DMC-GF6 vs Nikon 1 J2

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

Lumix DMC-GF6
622 ISO
Nikon 1 J2
363 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Lumix DMC-GF6
2,600 LPH
Nikon 1 J2
2,000 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-GF6
267 ms
Nikon 1 J2
94 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Lumix DMC-GF6
800 ms
Nikon 1 J2
1,400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-GF6
4.2 fps
Nikon 1 J2
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Lumix DMC-GF6
330 photos
Nikon 1 J2
230 photos

Features Key features of the Lumix DMC-GF6  vs Nikon 1 J2 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Lumix DMC-GF6
25,600 ISO
Nikon 1 J2
6,400 ISO

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-GF6
14.1 microns
Nikon 1 J2
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Lumix DMC-GF6  vs Nikon 1 J2 

One of the claims that Panasonic makes about its Micro Four Thirds range of cameras is that edge-to-edge sharpness is better than from APS-C equivalents.
Lumix DMC-GF6

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Lumix DMC-GF6  vs
Nikon 1 J2 
Megapixels 16 MP 10 MP
Resolution 4616 x 3464 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 12,800 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO 3,200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,600 LPH 2,000 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,600 LPH 2,000 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Supports continuous Yes No


Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A


Max continuous shooting 4.2 fps 60 fps
Battery life 330 230
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
10 fps
4.2 fps
Focus lag 267 ms 94 ms
Startup delay 800 ms 1,400 ms


Lumix DMC-GF6  vs
Nikon 1 J2 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MP4, MJPEG) 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video No Yes
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes


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


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

form factor

Size 111 x 65 x 38 mm 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm
Thickness 38 mm 29.8 mm
Weight 418 g 280 g
Is weather sealed No No


Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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