Canon EOS 6D vs. Nikon D600 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

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Sep 17, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
 
Body: $2,099.00/£1,799; with 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $2899/£2,519
Body: $2099/ £1955.99 ; With 24-85mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR: $2699/£2443.99
 
 
Mid-size SLR
Mid-size SLR
SLR-style mirrorless
Magnesium alloy, polycarbonate top plate
Magnesium alloy top and rear, polycarbonate front-plate
Magnesium alloy
 
5472 x 3648
6016 x 4016
4608 x 3456
3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1280, 720 x 480
4512 x 3008, 3936 x 2624, 3008 x 2008, 3008 x 1688, 2944 x 1968
4608x3072, 3264x2448, 2336x1752, 4608x3072, 3264x2176, 2336x1560, 4608x2592, 3264x1840, 1920x1080, 3456x3456, 2448x2448, 1744x1744, 1712x1712
3:2
3:2
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
24 megapixels
16 megapixels
21 megapixels
25 megapixels
17 megapixels
Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 5+
Expeed 3
Venus Engine VII FHD
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
RGB Color Filter Array
Primary Color Filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stops, plus 50, 51200, 102400 as option
100 - 6400 in 1, 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps (50 - 25600 with boost)
Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
50
50
 
102400
25600
25600
6
12
5
Yes
Yes (4)
Yes (2)
No
No
Optical
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal, Basic
Fine, Standard
  • JPEG (Exif 2.3), RAW: RAW (5472 x 3648), M RAW (4104 x 2736), S RAW (2736 x 1824) (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
  • NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
  • JPEG
  • RAW
  • RAW + Fine
  • RAW + Standard
  • Fine
  • Standard
  • MPO + Fine
  • MPO + Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
by optional dedicated Speedlite
 
Yes
 
No
Yes (2x, 4x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
11
39
23
Canon EF
Nikon F
Micro Four Thirds
1×
1×
2×
 
Fixed
Fixed
Fully articulated
3
3.2
3
1,040,000
921,000
614,000
No
No
Yes
Clear View II TFT LCD
TFT LCD monitor
OLED Monitor with static touch control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentaprism)
Optical (pentaprism)
Electronic
97%
100%
100%
0.71×
0.7×
1.34× (0.67× 35mm equiv.)
 
 
1,744,000
 
30 sec
30 sec
60 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
  • Program (P)
  • Shutter-priority (S)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Program
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
 
 
  • Clear Portrait
  • Silky Skin
  • Backlit Softness
  • Clear in Backlight
  • Relaxing Tone
  • Sweet Child's Face
  • Distinct Scenery
  • Bright Blue Sky
  • Romantic Sunset Glow
  • Vivid Sunset Glow
  • Glistening Water
  • Clear Nightscape
  • Cool Night Sky
  • Warm Glowing Nightscape
  • Artistic Nightscape
  • Glittering Illuminations
  • Clear Night Portrait
  • Soft Image of a Flower
  • Appetizing Food
  • Cute Dessert
  • Freeze Animal Motion
  • Clear Sports Shot
  • Monochrome
No
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (Pop-up)
 
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
12.00 m
Yes (Hot shoe)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless)
Yes (Hot-shoe)
 
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
1/180 sec
1/200 sec
1/160 sec
 
  • Single-frame [S] mode
  • Continuous low-speed [CL]
  • Continuous high-speed [CH]
  • Mirror-up [Mup]
  • Quiet Shutter Release
  • Self-timer
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self-timer
4.5 fps
5.5 fps
20.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images))
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
(2, 3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±1 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Yes (2 or 3 frames in steps of 1, 2 or 3 mired)
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps)
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 24 fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps
H.264
MPEG-4, H.264
MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
1080 and 720 intra or inter frame, 480 inter frame
 
 
Mono
Mono
Stereo
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC/SDXC x 2 slots
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 
 
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI Mini)
Yes (Mini Type C)
Yes (Mini HDMI Type C)
Yes
Yes
 
No
Yes
 
Built-In
Optional
Built-In
 
Wu-1b mobile adapter
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
Yes (Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6)
Yes (Optional, wired or wireless )
Yes (Optional DMW-RSL1)
 
Yes (Splash and dust resistant)
Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion EN-EL15 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
1090
900
540
770 g (1.70 lb / 27.16 oz)
850 g (1.87 lb / 29.98 oz)
550 g (1.21 lb / 19.40 oz)
145 x 111 x 71 mm (5.71 x 4.37 x 2.8)
141 x 113 x 82 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.23)
133 x 93 x 82 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.23)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (by cable and PC)
Yes
Yes
Built-in
Optional
None
Image tagging and tracking modes
GP-1