What do you like to see in the G6?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by xdayv, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
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    With the rumors that the G6 is just around the corner to be announced soon, what are your expectations with the G6?

    Based on what the G5 gives us, I would like to see G6 with a GH3 sensor (or better?). I don't mind the video, wifi and nfc features.

    If they can keep 90% of what the GH3 can do in a smaller body, I will consider it.
  2. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
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    John M
    I'd like to see programmable minimum shutter speed for auto ISO.
  3. arbutusq

    arbutusq Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 10, 2011
    A mode that makes my pictures well composed...:) Seriously I just got my G5 and aside from the obvious better DR high ISO and AF that usually comes with an upgrade I think I'd like to see WiFi, better battery life and a detachable viewfinder that can operate wirelessly (I can dream)
  4. jziegler

    jziegler Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 15, 2012
    Salem County, New Jersey
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    Faster flash sync speed. 1/250 or better.
  5. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
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    I want the rear dial to be in the exact position as my G2. Focus Peaking please! And bring back the cool colors, black is so boring.

    I am looking to finally retire my G2, and I'm really anticipating the G6 to complement my G5 for a two camera setup.
  6. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
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    Kelly Gibbons
    pl 7-100mm f1.4 kit lens
  7. spdavies

    spdavies Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 9, 2013
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    G6 Wishes

    Improved sensor, faster sync, don't dumb down the external controls!
  8. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    Given to me by Panasonic for recognition of my photography skills!:eek:
  9. RichDesmond

    RichDesmond Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 18, 2011
  10. skellington

    skellington Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
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    Remote flash control like the Olympus and GH3. (I've got the 300R and the 600R now.)

    I'm not completely happy with my upgrade from a G1 to a G3; so a bigger body than the G3 (at least G5 sized) and the EVF sensor missing from the G3. Better battery life never hurts. (These are assumed, but you never know.)

    I think it's about time for a revamped UI, possibly more like a smart-phone, especially now that they've got a proper touch screen, but I don't expect that before the next major generation (G10?).
  11. Liamness

    Liamness Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    The G5 had some great features; the touchscreen AF, electronic shutter, the large grip, the rocker behind the shutter (though I would prefer a dial). I'd like to see it retain all these. I would add;

    - Manual modes available for video shooting
    - Yes, I would like to see wi-fi connectivity, for easy upload to twitter, facebook etc using your phone. Otherwise I will just use my phone for photos I want to share!
    - Remote flash would be nice as the chap above said, seeing as I own a remote-capable flash.
    - The 16mp sensor that seems to be finding its way into all the m43 bodies.
    - Unlikely, but I'd like the viewfinder to be set into the body more like a rangefinder, similar to how Fuji and Sony do their EVFs, or the long forgotten L1.
    - More programmable buttons within easy reach while shooting.
  12. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013
    Maybe not a dream. Maybe it will have full remote tethering via smartphone like the GH3.

    Aside from remote tethering, I'd like to see a faster rolling electronic shutter, and wi-fi, as well as all of the incremental upgrades to sensor, IQ, focusing etc.
  13. armoredpig

    armoredpig Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2013
    Improved electronic shutter

    Able to interface with my smartphone for time lapsing, remote LCD, viewing photos, etc.

    Ability to accept a portrait grip

    Remote cable jack on the left hand side

    Sensor from GH3

    Same size as G5

    Capacitive touch as opposed to resistive touch

    This would be a dream come true for me!
  14. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
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    Me To
  15. svtquattro

    svtquattro Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 24, 2012
    Vancouver, Canada
    Better build quality. Reference: Oly E-620 class, not Rebel class.

    SD card in its own door, not in the battery door.

    Wireless flash control.

    Nicer quality buttons on the back. Maybe even backlit like E-620.

    Battery grip option.

    I'm surprised how small this list is.

    Did I mention build quality? Mine feels cheap because it was!

    External mic input.

    Improved AWB and metering.
  16. FernandoBatista

    FernandoBatista Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    - Focus peaking, and preferably a better system than Sony's using.
    - Better write times, my G5 was a bit on the slow side.

    These two would be the most important for me, but I can add a few more:
    - Improved sillent shutter, with less or no rolling effect...hard to do I know. Or a front curtain shutter, not so silent but silent enough and simpler to make.
    - External mic input.

    That's all I need :p the rest can be exactly as the G5 was.
  17. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    I want the G6 to feel like it is made out of materials that are better than plastics found in 1990's Korean cars. The only real disappointment I have with my G5 is that it doesn't have the quality feel of every Olympus camera I have owned.
  18. GFFPhoto

    GFFPhoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2013

    Is it really that bad? I am sorta planning on picking up a cheap G5 after G6 launch (unless G6 has must have upgrades)
  19. FernandoBatista

    FernandoBatista Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    I really don't think the G5 is that bad, I had a lot of cameras from other manufactures (Nikon, sony, fujis, etc) and I don't see the G5 plastics any worse than the others. It even has a front aluminium plate, not plastic.

    The only thing I'd change in the G5 construction is the thumb wheel, I could be much better, the rest is just fine as it is...JMHO.
  20. Liamness

    Liamness Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    I'm also surprised; Panasonic did a lot right with the G5 imo, I guess all we want is a tweak here or there. I don't expect build quality to improve as it is a mid-range camera, and they will also want to make it as light as they can. I was going to put mic input also, but then realised the chances of that are close to zero, as that would put in into competition with the GH line.