Panasonic Lumix G6 Mirrorless Compact System Camera For Sale
Available as at August 2018
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 mirrorless camera body plus 14-42mm standard zoom lens and original kit box. Body in practically mint condition and with a low shutter count of only 2,466 (See shutter count photo). I purchased this camera new myself from Jessops and it has always been very carefully and sparingly used and well looked after.
It was part of a special expensive kit with a 14-140 zoom lens (which is stated on the box), but that lens is NOT included. However, I will instead include the Panasonic 14-42mm F3.5/F5.6 Mega O.I.S. Zoom Lens (with built in Optical Image Stabiliser enabling the use of lower shutter speeds than would normally be available handheld without blurring), as seen attached to the camera in the photos below, which is in excellent optical condition. This lens has the equivalent field of view to a 35mm full frame camera with a 28mm wide angle to 84mm short telephoto/portrait zoom lens and is the standard lens that would have come with the normally priced G6 camera kit and makes the camera and lens combo nice and light and portable.
This camera is packed with a huge number of features that would put many “Professional” DSLR cameras to shame and is capable of taking excellent photos (jpeg and RAW format allowing advanced post processing) and full HD videos but this Micro Four Thirds (M43) format camera is lighter and less bulky to carry around so you are more likely to take it with you and actually use it. According to well known youtube photography guru Tony Northrup, because of the relatively higher pixel density of the smaller micro four thirds sensor, the 16 megapixel sensor in the G6 is approximately equivalent to a 28 megapixel sensor in an APS-C sensor camera or a 64 megapixel sensor in a full frame sensor camera so has high resolution capabilities and rewards the use of high quality M43 lenses.
For beginners just put it into Programmed auto mode and press the “Intelligent Auto” button and just point and shoot and the camera will do everything for you. Superb view through the OLED electronic viewfinder plus a brilliant touch sensitive fully articulating screen. The camera also has a built in pop up flash. With built in Wi-Fi and NFC and the free Panasonic Android or i-Pad App you can wirelessly transfer photos to your phone or tablet and also control the camera so you can adjust focus points and take photos or videos remotely - great for wild life photography so you can put the camera on a tripod and then control it remotely from a wildlife friendly distance. For film makers it effectively gives you a wirelessly connected external monitor with the ability to remotely control the camera (including focus) so great for attaching the camera to a jib or crane.
For experts you have a plethora of features to explore to exploit the full “RAW” potential of the camera from full auto to full manual control plus histogram displays, zebra striping to highlight overexposed zones, manual focus peaking which highlights the in focus areas (and enables the ability to use non autofocus lenses from other systems with a suitable adapter - very popular with film makers who often use converted vintage lenses from other systems e.g. Canon and Nikon which can be obtained relatively cheaply), multiple autofocus modes (and with none of the back focus problems that DSLR cameras can sometimes have as with mirrorless cameras there cannot be a discrepancy between mirror focus and sensor focus as the focus is always directly calculated on the sensor itself), in camera HDR (High Dynamic Range) stills, automatic time lapse photography, stop motion animation (make your own Wallace and Gromit video!), capable of taking 7 frames per second to capture fast action, a myriad of in-camera special filter effects and of course the renowned Panasonic HD video quality, etc, etc.
I am only selling it as the G6 has totally re-kindled my love of photography and it, and the camera and Micro 4/3 lenses, are so much easier and lighter to carry around than my old 35mm gear so I have now upgraded to the latest Lumix model (unnecessarily – but I have contracted Camera Acquisition Syndrome again!)
The camera will be supplied in the original kit box and you will get all of the following:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5/F5.6 Mega O.I.S. (Optically Stabilised) Zoom Lens H-FS014042
Lens Cap and Lens Base End Cap
Panasonic Lumix camera strap
Panasonic Battery Charger (Charger has a couple of small scratches on it)
Panasonic cable for connecting to PC USB
G6 Instruction Manual (Advanced Features) on CD
Panasonic supplied CD with SilkyPix Studio Software for developing and enhancing RAW images (Post processing) and PHOTOfunSTUDIO software for organising and editing photos and videos
A new plastic screen protector for the rear LCD that I purchased as an additional extra
NB: You will need to provide your own SD card to use the camera / store photos
Here are a series of videos commissioned by Panasonic to illustrate some of the capabilities of the mirrorless Panasonic Lumix G6 (vs a DSLR):
A review of the G6 by Digital Camera World Here: Panasonic G6 Review
You can see a pretty comprehensive multi-page review of the camera here with sample images and videos and a direct comparison with a Canon DSLR: Cameralabs Review of the Panasonic G6
If you don't want to read through all of the review you can skip to the review verdict page here: Cameralabs Review of the Panasonic G6 - Verdict
And here is an example of a music video shot on a Panasonic G6 demonstrating some of the video capability (best viewed in 1080p to see detail) : Music Video shot using a Panasonic Lumix G6 (B&W and colour)
Same video as above but in colour only: Music Video shot using a Panasonic Lumix G6 (Colour only)
Because of it's excellent high definition video capability The Panasonic G6 is often recommended for those wanting to do more serious film making on a low budget as per the video below.
A guide here showing suggested settings for more serious Video/Film Making with the G6: Suggested video settings for the G6
(note: As shown in the above video guide, while the the built in i.Dynamic and i.Resolution facilities are useful for those users using the camera in simple point and shoot mode where the camera will try to apply automatic enhancements while filming it is important that these are Turned OFF [they are ON by default] when more serious film making to ensure you retain manual control of the settings and effects/look you want to achieve to avoid unwanted colour balance, exposure, etc issues. As you will see in the guide above the G6 allows customised control of colour saturation, noise reduction, sharpening etc as well as various film styles so, ONCE you have mastered the plethora of features available in this little photographic and video marvel, you should always be able to achieve the film look you want, whether that be a flat profile for easier colour grading later or a vivid effect straight out of the camera.).
The same film maker who produced the guide above also put out this video saying why he bought another G6 again earlier this year (2018) : Revisiting the Panasonic G6 - Budget Filmaking Beast
See a quick overview of the great facilities available using the free panasonic Android or i-Pad App with the G6 here: Overview of the facilities for controlling the G6 via an App
And one final video showing the sort of film the G6 is capable of making (depending on what lenses you use - I believe this was shot using a converted vintage Nikkor AIS 600mm ED and a Panasonic Lumix 100-300 Zoom): Sailing
Bargain at only £245 for quick sale
For collection only near Wroxham in North Norfolk UK
Photos of the actual camera below
A few example photos taken with this actual camera
(Reduced in size for display on the web. The full size jpegs would be approx 4608 x 2592 pixels i.e. bigger than a 4K Ultra High Definition Video frame so have lots of detail resolution)