The Panasonic Lumix GF6 updates the GF5 with a new sensor, tiltable screen and wifi

Panasonic Lumix GF6 First Look now live.

Panasonic has

today announced the Panasonic Lumix GF6, a new base model compact system camera

which sees significant improvements to the outgoing Panasonic Lumix GF5 it replaces.

The Panasonic Lumix GF6

features a higher resolution 16MP Live MOS sensor and new processor to boost the

image quality and reduce high ISO noise, while externally the Panasonic Lumix GF6 get’s a new

high resolution tiltable LCD screen and a mode dial on the top, bring it into

line with other models in the Lumix G range.

A major new

addition to the Panasonic Lumix GF6 is Wi-fi which offers a selection of benefits

including the ability to wirelessly transfer images to a smart phone or tablet

and to monitor and fire the camera remotely from the smart phone. In addition

the GF6 features NFC, which enables images to be transferred to an NFC enabled

phone or other device by simply touching them together.

Panasonic has

boosted the selection of Creative Control filters with the addition of a Creative

Panorama mode, Stop Frame Animation and Clear retouch, which enables users to

remove unwanted background objects by rubbing the LCD monitor with a finger.

As with previous

GF models the GF6 features a 3.0inch touch screen with Touch Focus, Touch

Exposure and Touch Shutter functionality.

The Panasonic

Lumix GF6
will be available in the UK from the end of the month for £499 with a

smaller, redesigned 14-42mm kit lens and £649 as a twin lens kit with the

45-150mm.

Watch our first look video of the Panasonic Lumix GF6…