Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DMC-GF6 vs DMC-G3

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumix DMC-GF6 vs DMC-G3

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

Lumix DMC-GF6
622 ISO
Lumix DMC-G3
667 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Lumix DMC-GF6
2,600 LPH
Lumix DMC-G3
2,400 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-GF6
267 ms
Lumix DMC-G3
293 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Lumix DMC-GF6
800 ms
Lumix DMC-G3
1,400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-GF6
4.2 fps
Lumix DMC-G3
4 fps

Features Key features of the Lumix DMC-GF6  vs DMC-G3 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Lumix DMC-G3
15.8 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Lumix DMC-GF6
25,600 ISO
Lumix DMC-G3
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
Lumix DMC-G3
14.2 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Lumix DMC-GF6  vs
DMC-G3 
Type LiveMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 15.8 MP
Resolution 4616 x 3464 4592 x 3448
Size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Area 17.3 x 13 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 2.1x 2.1x
Pixel size 14.1 microns 14.2 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 12,800 ISO 160 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,600 LPH 2,400 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,600 LPH 2,400 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Electronic

form factor

Size 111 x 65 x 38 mm 115 x 84 x 47 mm
Thickness 38 mm 47 mm
Weight 418 g 336 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 Yes
Image stabilization
Optical

video

Lumix DMC-GF6  vs
DMC-G3 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (MP4, MJPEG) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,036 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 60 s 60 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 4.2 fps 4 fps
Battery life 330 270
Continuous shooting
20 fps, JPEG
4 fps, JPEG
3 fps, JPEG
2 fps, JPEG
4.2 fps
Focus lag 267 ms 293 ms
Shutter lag 72 ms 80 ms
Startup delay 800 ms 1,400 ms
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