Panasonic Canada Inc. is proud to announce the new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX DMC-G6:
- Captures high quality photos and Full HD videos
Simultaneous Photo and HD Video Capture
- With Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, you can connect the camera to your smartphone/tablet anywhere with one-touch, which makes sharing images much easier
Control it and Share Photos Using Your Smartphone with NFC Wi-Fi ”Bump” to Connect Technology
PANASONIC CANADA INTRODUCES THE LUMIX DMC-G6
The New Generation of Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Cameras for Photo and Video
MISSISSAUGA, ON (April 26, 2013) – Panasonic Canada Inc. is proud to announce the new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless LUMIX DMC-G6 (G6) that captures high quality photos and Full HD videos. With Wi-Fi® connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, users can connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet anywhere with one-touch, which makes sharing images much easier. It is also possible to use a smartphone/tablet as a multi-capable remote shutter with a monitor. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the smartphone/tablet immediately after shooting. In addition, both photo and video can be archived to a registered device such as a PC automatically via the wireless access point (router) at home.
The LUMIX G6 is not just an interchangeable lens camera but an advanced digital photographic tool full of wide-ranging features for producing attractive artwork in the camera. It incorporates Creative Panorama, Time Lapse Shot, Stop Motion Animation and Clear Retouch in addition to the popular Creative Control mode with a total of 19 fascinating filter effects. The Stop Motion Animation allows for unique stop-motion video and the Clear Retouch function enables the user to erase the unwanted portion of a picture after shooting. Both operations can be completed with ease using the camera. The G6 features a Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves high-resolution and high sensitivity image recording. The new Venus Engine attains high-performance signal processing with an advanced noise reduction system. Combined with the high performance sensor, the G6 minimizes noise and even achieves shooting at a maximum ISO 25,600 (Extended) high sensitivity image recording.
The LUMIX G6 boasts quick response featuring high burst speed shooting at 7 fps (frames per second) at full resolution. The G6 is ready to shoot only 0.5 seconds after start-up, never letting you miss a shooting opportunity.
The LUMIX G6 also features full HD 1920×1080, 60p (60 Hz) smooth, high quality video recording in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. The practical full-time AF and tracking AF is available during video recording as well.
The new, bright 1,440K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) boasts excellent color reproduction and a high contrast ratio of 10,000:1, while the large 3-inch free-angle monitor adopts In-Cell Touch technology for outstanding viewing capability. The G6 will be offered in black.
– Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB
– For [FHD] in [MP4] format, the file size is large and so the recordable time will drop below 29 minutes 59 seconds.
– The recordable time is visible on the monitor.
1. Easy Wireless Connectivity via Wi-Fi® / NFC with Smartphones
The LUMIX G6 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. All these flexible shooting/browsing/sharing styles are made possible with the G6 and Panasonic’s dedicated application software called the Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android smartphones/tablets.
Users can connect the camera with a smartphone/tablet by just bumping them together. The new setup is extremely easy and finishes within a few seconds, making it possible to pair the camera directly to the smartphone/tablet without a drawn out connection procedure.
Remote shooting of both photo and video2 is available by using the smartphone/tablet as a remote shutter with a monitor which displays live at a smooth 30 fps. Shutter release, zooming3, focusing and settings of shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation are all controllable with a smartphone/tablet.
The Instant Transfer function allows the camera to move the photo data to the designated electronic devices automatically whenever the shutter is released. In playback mode, users can also touch the image displayed on the camera to transfer it directly to the smartphone/tablet right on the spot. In addition, it is possible to tag the location information to the image by utilizing the GPS (Global Positioning System) log of a smartphone/tablet.
LUMIX G6 makes archiving images easy as it transfers the data to a PC or other electronic devices automatically via the wireless access point (router) at home. Also, with Panasonic’s exclusive cloud service “LUMIX CLUB,” a G6 can automatically synchronize images via the internet with designated devices and web services such as Facebook™, Flickr™, Picasa™, Twitter™ or YouTube™.
The Wi-Fi Direct™ function allows direct playback of images on the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compliant VIERA HDTV4.
2. Creative Control / Creative Panorama
The popular Creative Control mode is upgraded by increasing its filter option from 14 (for the G5) to 19 (for the G6). New filters including Old Days, Sunshine5, Bleach Bypass, Toy Pop, and Fantasy are now available in addition to the conventional Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Soft Focus6, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, One Point Color, Cross Process, Low Key, Toy Effect and Star Filter7 and Miniature Effect8 mode. The effect parameter of each mode is also adjustable.
With the new Creative Panorama function, it is possible to shoot a horizontal/vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture and adding a filter effect using Creative Control9.
3. Clear Retouch
Clear Retouch makes it is possible to erase unwanted objects or figures in an image by just tracing over them on the monitor with a fingertip. They naturally disappear without modifying the image.
4. Highest Level in Class – Stunning Video Recording Performance from the LUMIX G Flagship
All LUMIX G cameras are renowned for their high quality video recording capabilities. The G6 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (60 Hz) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. The G6 also supports 1080/24p native mode with 24 Mbps in AVCHD format bringing impressive afterimage to the footage. In addition, the P/A/S/M mode also lets users enjoy professional-like expressive video recording. The full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (60 Hz) video can also be recorded in MP4 at 28 Mbps, to play it back directly on the PC or other portable electronic devices without the need for conversion.
In addition to the practical full-time AF, the Touch AF in video recording also lets users enjoy professional-like rack focusing. Just by pointing to the subject, the focus shifts and tracking locks on the subject even if it moves.
High quality sound can be recorded with Dolby® Digital. A Wind Cut function is also available to block out most of the noise from background wind. In addition to the built-in stereo microphone, the G6 is equipped with a 3.5mm terminal for an external microphone to allow for serious sound recording. The Extra Tele Conversion function virtually extends the zoom range maximum of.4.8x without deterioration of image quality in smaller resolution.
The Time Lapse Shot automatically starts recording photos in a time lapse sequence once the start time, interval and the number of pictures to shoot are set. The Stop Motion Animation function enables producing a stop motion (stop frame) video in camera with the pictures that are sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect makes the object appear as if it is moving by itself.
– Maximum time to record motion pictures continuously with [MP4] is 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB.
– For [FHD] in [MP4] format, the file size is large and so the recordable time will drop below 29 minutes 59 seconds.
– Recordable time is visible on the monitor.
5. The 16.05-Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and New Venus Engine Achieve Higher Picture Quality
The G6 integrates 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS, which boasts high resolution and high sensitivity image recording with minimum noise. Panasonic adds its original pixel mix technology to the sensor to maximize the speed advantage native to the CMOS sensor. The current process is designed exclusively for the digital Live MOS sensor to minimize noise.
The Venus Engine image processor also features advanced noise reduction systems. By extending the control level of noise to 64x it is possible to remove a large block of noise which was formerly hard to detect and helps produce a clear, smooth image especially for nighttime scenery.
6. High Speed Response with Advanced AF System for Fleeting Photo Opportunities
All cameras in the LUMIX G series adopt Contrast AF for their focus system. Compared with the Phase difference system AF, the Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy especially when shooting with bright lens with a small F value. The G6 features high-speed Light Speed AF, making it possible to capture even fast-moving subjects clearly. Not only the accuracy but also the speed of AF in the G6 surpasses the high-end DSLRs with Phase difference. The camera and the lens exchange digital signals at maximum 240 fps to minimize the time to focus. The G6 realizes the high speed burst shooting at 7 fps in 16.05-megapixel full resolution and maximum 40 fps using an electronic shutter. Also, AF Tracking enables consecutive shooting to capture a moving subject in sharp focus at 5 fps10.
Combined with the Full-area Touch AF, it is possible to focus on any point in the field of view which allows for quick and intuitive focusing operation with free frame composition. In addition, the newly adopted Touch AE (Auto Exposure) function allows setting focus and exposure with a single touch on the subject displayed on the monitor.
Other Attractive Features Completes the LUMIX G6
New 1,440K-dot OLED LVF
The large, bright 1,440K-dot OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) LVF (Live View Finder) with approximately 100 per cent field of view in a 4:3 aspect ratio boasts excellent color reproduction and astonishingly high contrast at 10,000:1 for outstanding viewing capability.
New 3-inch Free-angle In-Cell Touch Monitor
The new large 3-inch, approximately1036K-dot high resolution monitor rotates 180 degrees to the side and tilts 270 degrees up and down, providing an approximately 100 per cent field of view. The front panel is directly attached to the new In Cell Touch LCD without an air layer in between, resulting in a dramatically suppressed reflection of external light.
Advanced iA+ (Intelligent Auto Plus Mode) and Scene Guide for Beginners
For beginners of digital interchangeable lens system cameras, iA (Intelligent Auto) mode supports taking beautiful pictures with a variety of shooting-assist functions including AF Tracking, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control. The Intelligent Scene Selector now integrates Food Recognition mode.
It detects food on the dish and captures it to look more colourful and delicious. The iA Plus mode lets users adjust defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.
The Scene Guide11 offers 23 sample pictures shot by professional photographers. Users can choose the one closest to the situation they are going to shoot and optimize parameters for
shooting scenes and it will automatically be set. Furthermore, shooting procedures, technical advice and the recommended interchangeable lens for the scene can be displayed to help users better learn photography.
1 With H-FS1442A, based on the CIPA standard
2 For remote shooting of video, start/stop recording is available over smartphone/tablet control
3 With LUMIX G Power Zoom Lens H-PS14042 or H-PS45175
4 Using [Playback on TV] of the Wi-Fi function, you can display images on a TV that supports the Digital Media Renderer (DMR) function of the DLNA standard. Please check the following website about the compatible devices for details. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/
5,6,7 For photo only
8 Sound will not be recorded with [MINIATURE EFFECT] in Creative Control Mode and approximately 1/10 of the time period is recorded. (If you record for 10 minutes, the resulting motion picture recording will be approximately 1 minute long)
9 Some filters of Creative Control cannot be used in Creative Panorama mode.
10 In 1-area-focusing AF mode
11 Video recording using Scene Guide is not possible in some scenes
A subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Panasonic Canada Inc. provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions to meet consumer, business and industrial needs. Consumers seeking more information on the company’s products can call Panasonic’s Customer Care Centre at 1-800-561-5505 or access Panasonic’s home page at www.panasonic.ca.