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Old March 6th, 2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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Questions for Panasonic G6 owners

I'm thinking about buying a Panasonic G6 and had some questions for owners that use this camera for making videos:

1. Does the G6 have any built in image stabilization and if so, how is it? Can you casually walk around and film images without excessive shake or jumpiness?

2. I see that the G6 accepts an external mic but are there built in audio level controls?

3. One of the features I like is the ability to monitor the video on a smartphone or tablet via wi-fi. Because the G6 does not have a headphone jack I was wondering if you can plug headphones into your smartphone or tablet and monitor the audio along with the video remotely?

Thanks in advance for help in providing these answers. I've been searching around the net and have not been able to find these answers anywhere else. If the answers to all of the above are yes, this would be almost the perfect camera for me. I currently own a Canon T2i but have been thinking about trying something new and the G6 is on the top of my list.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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Re: Questions for Panasonic G6 owners

1) No, it is not IBIS. It depends on your lens, if you have stabilized lens - it works well enough. But when you walk it will be shaky, more or less...

2) There are audio meters displayed on-screen and you can control audio levels/gain using 4-way button on the back of the body.

3) Never tried, but I doubt it can send audio over WiFi.
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Old March 8th, 2014, 01:05 AM   #3
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Re: Questions for Panasonic G6 owners

Another couple of things to add. The WiFi function is spotty and very prone to dropped connections, even at a short fixed distance. The audio meters are not very helpful other than to tell you there is a signal coming in. I haven't found that there is a big difference between the lower and higher sensitivity settings, as AGC still seems to be enabled.
Mine is strictly a 2nd angle camera, but I have made some demos with it by itself (using audio recorded separately). Most recent one here:
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