Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 review

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday July 02 2013

Sensor Review
Introduction | Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 sensor performance | Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 vs competition | Conclusion

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6 Versus Olympus PEN E-PL5 Versus Sony NEX-5R:


Comparing it to both similar size and larger APS-C 16-Mpix sensors from rival makers, the sensor in Lumix DMC-G6 is someway behind in outright performance terms. Against the competitively priced Olympus PEN E-PL5 (which adopts a similar sensor as the firm’s regarded OM-D EM-5) and the Sony NEX-5R, the Lumix is between -2/3 to -1 stop behind in each category.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6 Versus Panasonic Lumix DMC G5:


Compared to the firm’s previous iteration with identical DxOMark Sensor Scores (and negligible differences between the individual metrics), it’s safe to say the two adopt the same sensor.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G6 Versus Panasonic Lumix DMC GF6:


Compared to the recent finder-less DMC-GF6 from the firm the newer, pricier model shows some improvements, though there’s nothing in it between Low-Light ISO performance.