2013 Consumer CSC of the Year
Panasonic Lumix GF6: £349
The GF6 offers incredible value for money at under £400 with a 14-42mm kit lens.
Its newly developed 16MP sensor and ISO 160-12,800 range makes it a close match to enthusiast DSLRs, but it also caters for those upgrading from a basic point-and-shoot compact with a wide range of scene modes and creative filter options.
The 3in, 1,040k-dot tilt-angle touchscreen offers superb clarity and sharpness; while its rapid AF system is supported by superb touch-AF functionality. Full HD video and continuous shooting at up to 4.2fps are available and its impressive spec is mirrored by an excellent feel in the hand.
With a huge selection of Panasonic and Olympus Micro Four Thirds lenses to choose from, the GF6 is as good as it gets for any newcomer looking for a lightweight CSC.
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