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Panasonic Lumix GF6 vs. GF5 – Features compared

The GF series from Panasonic was in need of a redesign following the GF5, and they seem to have done just that with the GF6. The latest model has a host of new features when compared to its predecessor, but how do the two compare, and is it worth upgrading to the Panasonic Lumix GF6?

The DMC-GF6 is an update and replacement for the GF5, and the changes are not just superficial because there is some decent new technology, but we can’t help draw your attention to the biggest change from the two models, which is a tilting LCD screen.

It rotates a full 180 degrees, but it does not swivel, which may be an issue for some of you, although you can still do self-portraits much easier than you could with the GF5. Another change that you will notice from both models is that the GF6 now has a mode dial on the top of the camera, allowing you to change modes without using the touchscreen as you did with the GF5.

Because of these two additions the Panasonic Lumix GF6 is a little larger and heavier than its predecessor, although these features are more of a benefit than a hindrance. You can get a much better insight into the differences between the two models in the video below, although in order to learn much more about the GF6, then we would advise you to head over to DPReview.

Overall we’d have to say this new model from the GF series looks like a solid camera, but it’s still a tough decision to make, as we cannot be certain if these changes are enough to warrant such an upgrade?

Will you be upgrading to the GF6?

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Written by Peter Chubb

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