..with, in the red corner, the mighty Lumix G6. Weave been hearing and seeing great things about the Panasonic Lumix G6- if you don’t believe it, go look up some online reviews- or you can watch these three linked videos which put the awesome spec of the G6 up against a comparable Digital Single Lens Reflex camera. It’s a head-to-head squaring off of two high quality cameras. Whether you class your photography know-how as a rank amateur or a seasoned veteran, sit back and enjoy this battle between two camera contestant colossi.
These are no tame “which is best on balance at a wedding in Surbiton” comparisons, but a full and frank fight across some challenging situations in Indonesia, and hosted by professional (and successful) photographer David Eustace, now based in New York but (as you may be able to tell from the accent) born and raised in Glasgow.
There are three rounds in the contest, closer, followed by faster, and concluding with smarter. Seconds away, round one…
Round two and the contestants fly out of their corners anxious to get in the first punch. In the second video, the faster challenge, our canny Scot attempted to capture the perfect special moment to freeze a memory and emotion in time! This is the one that may well be the one that sums up a day, an event, a holiday, perhaps even a year. It’s important. Don’t muck it up and be disqualified. Which of the battling cameras manages to find the perfect knockout shot? I won’t spoil things- check out the middle video!
Finally the deciding and final round. Smarter. Which contestant can out-think the other and produce the best killer photo-shot to be on tomorrow’s headlines? Which camera can share the shot first? David captures the amazing stone jumping ritual in Indonesia, which needed a camera that could get the perfect shot with ease. That done, the next step was to share it instantly. Which was the smarter camera? Who won the contest? Watch the video to find out!
The series of videos are short, snappy and cut to the chase. While you may not be surprised which camera was the eventual winner, the comparisons seemed pretty fair and the final decision not a fix by the promoters! My only slight gripe was that the DSLR had only a 3x zoom against the G6’s 10x zoom. It was pretty clear who was going to be closest in with the action.