Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DMC-GF6 vs V1

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

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 43rumors.com, techradar.com, dpreview.com, 1001noisycameras.com and 2 more

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 

Camera Rocket recommends the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6  based on its image quality and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumix DMC-GF6 vs Nikon 1 V1

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

Lumix DMC-GF6
622 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Lumix DMC-GF6
2,600 LPH
Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-GF6
267 ms
Nikon 1 V1
97 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Lumix DMC-GF6
800 ms
Nikon 1 V1
1,300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-GF6
4.2 fps
Nikon 1 V1
60 fps

Features Key features of the Lumix DMC-GF6  vs Nikon 1 V1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Lumix DMC-GF6
25,600 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
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 V1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Lumix DMC-GF6  vs Nikon 1 V1 

10.0
6.0
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

sensor

Lumix DMC-GF6  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Type LiveMOS CMOS
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 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,600 LPH 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,600 LPH 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection Hybrid detection
Supports continuous Yes No

shutter

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

form factor

Size 111 x 65 x 38 mm 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm
Thickness 38 mm 43.5 mm
Weight 418 g 294 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

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

video

Lumix DMC-GF6  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MP4, MJPEG) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video No Yes
External mic jack None 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection

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

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Electronic
Coverage N/A 100%

performance

Max continuous shooting 4.2 fps 60 fps
Battery life 330 350
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
4.2 fps
Focus lag 267 ms 97 ms
Shutter lag 72 ms 73 ms
Startup delay 800 ms 1,300 ms
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
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