Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A37 vs DMC-G6

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, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and reviews.cnet.com

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Sony SLT A37 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony SLT A37  based on its image quality, focusing and responsiveness.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A37 vs Lumix DMC-G6

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

SLT A37
799 ISO
Lumix DMC-G6
639 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A37
109 ms
Lumix DMC-G6
216 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A37
900 ms
Lumix DMC-G6
900 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A37
7 fps
Lumix DMC-G6
7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A37
500 photos
Lumix DMC-G6
340 photos

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

SLT A37
23.3 bits
Lumix DMC-G6
21.3 bits

Features Key features of the SLT A37  vs Lumix DMC-G6 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A37
16 MP
Lumix DMC-G6
15.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A37
25,600 ISO
Lumix DMC-G6
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

SLT A37
0.71x
Lumix DMC-G6
0.67x

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

SLT A37
22.8 microns
Lumix DMC-G6
14.1 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A37  vs
Lumix DMC-G6 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 15.9 MP
Resolution 4912 x 3264 4608 x 3456
Size APS-C Four Thirds
Area 23.4 x 15.6 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.1x
Pixel size 22.8 microns 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 160 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points 15 23

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1.09x 1.4x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.67x
Display type LCD LCD

performance

Max continuous shooting 7 fps 7 fps
Battery life 500 340
Continuous shooting
7 fps
5.5 fps
Focus lag 109 ms 216 ms
Startup delay 900 ms 900 ms

video

SLT A37  vs
Lumix DMC-G6 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (AVCHD, MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.6" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 1,036 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 124 x 92 x 85 mm 122 x 85 x 71 mm
Thickness 85 mm 71 mm
Weight 506 g 390 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images Yes No
Image stabilization
Optical
Sensor shift
Sony SLT A37
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
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