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Gadgets April, 9 2013

A First Look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

The DMC-GF6 is the latest mirrorless camera from Panasonic allowing for exceptional control along with point-and-shoot capability. In a word, the GF6 is a small camera with a compact zoom, flip-out screen, and a dedicated dial mode. Wi-Fi is included as well in the form of Near Field Communication (NFC) through which the camera can establish a conventional Wi-Fi connection simply by tapping devices together. Compatible devices thus far list most recent Android devices although Apple has yet to get on board.

Key specifications include:

• 16MP Four Thirds sensor (as used in GX1)
• Tilting ‘Cell-touch LCD’ touchscreen – 1.04m dots (720 x 480 pixels)
• Near-field communication (NFC) to simplify Wi-Fi connection
• Mode dial and four customizable function buttons (two on-screen)
• 1080p30 video as MP4 or AVCHD (presented as 60i PsF in AVCHD mode)
• Jog lever around shutter button (which operates zoom or exposure compensation)
• Sensitivity expandable up to ISO 25,600
• Faster startup (as quick as 0.5 sec with non-power-zoom lenses)

Check out the GF6 above and look for it to hit retailers in the coming months.

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