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New Panasonic G6 review (shipping in Europe, free Gh3 battery grip in UK).


Digitalcameraworld tested the G6 and you can view their video review on top: “All things considered, I think the G6 is a great compact system camera, it’s got a high quality viewfinder and Wi-Fi communication built-in, a variangle touch-screen, allows plenty of control over images and produces great results.

The G6 is now shipping in Europe (Technikdirekt, Fotomundus).

New EU deals:
Many new refurboshed E-m5 cameras at Olympusmarket (Click here tos ee them all) At Amazon UK you get the battery grip for free along the GH3camera! It remains a mystery why they don’t do this for all Europe…
Olympus France made an interesting offer in France : there is a 15% cashback operation but 50 of those who participate will be eligible a 50% discount and 10 a 100% (!!) discount by drawing lots:

  • adaptor-or-die

    the G6 looks good, and seems a real ergonomic think-thru. The one thing I don’t like is that it’s a plastic body, I can see how this reduces price, but I’d rather have the durability of a metal bodied construction. It doesn’t have to be cast and I think the G3’s thin alloy shell construction was a better approach. The transmogrified DSLR look has it’s perks. The complete contrast from the OMD retro edges, makes both designs look a lot better, both make a distinct and attractive brand ID

    • lone.samurai

      And what about weight considerations?

      • adaptor-or-die

        the thin shelled metal bodied G3 weighs less [but it’s also smaller], so I don’t think plastic and resin is really all that lighter …

    • digifan

      I think a composite body can be stronger then a metal one.
      Durability isn’t necessarily better on a metal body compared to “plastic”.

  • Anonymous

    the flippy screen/touch-screen focusing + electronic viewfinder combo seems interesting.

    • @anonymous
      haha that was a feature request of mine here on 43rumors 15-18 months ago…

      still to do:
      custom gradient maps
      and Olympus to have spot focus linked to metering

      • Anonymous

        “”spot focus linked to metering””

        Is a great feature it has been in many Nikon cameras for a number of years now , combined with a touch screen it makes for a very handy tool

        • it’s been on Panasonic cameras since the DMC L10 in 2008 (before micro four thirds) and the Olympus E620 has it but they somehow lost it on the way :(

  • cuius

    EM-5 Black – body only

    Amazon UK €930
    Amazon Italy €925
    Amazon Germany €899
    Amazon France €829
    Amazon Spain €750

  • Nice. If G7 gets GX7 IBIS and GH3 sensor, it might be my next camera…

  • andrew

    There is also a G6 review on Tech Radar:

    Looking at the noise performance, the dynamic range, the G6 is lagging behind the Olympus E-PL5.
    Lets hope that the new Panasonic GX7 (or GX2) will improve the sensor…

  • Anonymous

    Great price for OM-D in Spain, and they are sendind to other country’s from EU, checked by me 5 minutes ago, 14 euros shipping taxes.

    • andrew


  • Very happy to hear it’s shipping already. I’m a current GH3/blackmagic/red user but will certainly pick one of these up as a b-cam. It made my top 5 list for dslrs that shoot video:

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  • If G7 gets GX7 IBIS and GH3 sensor, it might be my next camera. Thanks for sharing the information.

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