The DMC-G6 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC area) / 50p (PAL area) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. The DMC-G6 also supports 1080/24p native mode with 24 Mbps in AVCHD format bringing impressive afterimage to the footage.
The full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC area) / 50p (PAL area) video can also be recorded in MP4 at 28 Mbps, to play it back directly on the PC or other portable electronic devices without a need of conversion.
The P / A / S / M mode lets you enjoy professional-like expressive video recording. Videos can be recorded in MP4 format for playback on a PC or other portable electronic devices without having to convert the files.
The touch AF in video recording lets you enjoy professional-like rack focusing. In addition, the newly adopted Touch AE (Auto Exposure) function allows setting focus and exposure at a single touch on the subject displayed on the monitor.
Leave the camera to record of stationary observation for subjects such as flowers coming into bloom or scudding cloud. The series of consequent images can be combined in a camera to produce a time lapse video.
The new Stop Motion Animation function enables producing a stop motion (stop frame) video in camera with the pictures that are sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect makes the object appear as if it is moving by itself.
High quality sound can be recorded with Dolby® Digital. A Wind Cut function is also available to block out most of the noise from background wind. In addition to the built-in stereo microphone, the DMC-G6 is equipped with a 3.5mm terminal for external microphone to comply with serious sound recording.
The external mic DMW-MS2 (optional) suppresses the camera’s motor noise and handling noise, to capture the sound that you’re aiming for. Stereo and shotgun mic switching is done from the menu.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
The DMC-G6 lets you adjust the audio input level in 19 steps.
The Creative Control renders highly unique expressions by matching the colors to your subject and surroundings. In Miniature Effect Mode, the video recorded is played back in 10x fast-forwarding making it more comical to watch*.
* Sound will not be recorded with Miniature Effect in Creative Control Mode and approximately 1/10 of the time period is recorded. (If you record for 10 minutes, the resulting motion picture recording will be approximately 1 minute long.)
While shooting an HD video, simply press / touch the shutter button and the camera will shoot a photo with 12-megapixel high resolution as it continues to record your video*. This makes sure that you don't miss those decisive moments with either photos or videos, or both.
* The picture aspect ratio will be fixed to 16:9.
The sound of operation may be recorded when taking videos. In this mode, the zoom*, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity and mic level adjustments are all touch-controlled.