Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 – DSLR vs. DSLM (English Version)

Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 – DSLR vs. DSLM (English Version)



  1. So fun it took me five minutes of fiddling just to figure out how to get it into "camera" mode instead of settings.

  2. The biggest difference is actually not shown in this video–the size and weight of the DSLR's lenses as opposed to the micro 4/3's lenses.  That's the BIGGEST DIFFERENCE, and that's why I chose micro 4/3 cameras.

  3. You covered the still pictures aspect of the 2 cams and i think still the G6 is well above the Canon 110D. Bu the big highlight of the G6 is the video capability. Here there is no comparison between the 2. The G6 is a video monster. Continues recording time with 1080p @25fps and 60fps for amazing slow motion footage. the Canon shoots 13 min of continues video only and cant compete with the video qualities and options of the G6…

  4. Thanks Ralf,
    Ii may be of interest to add that though the Canon lens looks to be around the same size as the 14-42mm zoom lens (attached to the G6), it is a fixed/prime 40mm f2.8 and not a zoom lens. Adding the 18-55mm kit lens on the Canon would make for a much "thicker" camera package, given the size of that lens. Both are great cameras with the feature-set being a little more substantial (especially the articulating screen) on the Lumix. If you are looking for that shallow depth of field (blurred background & foreground that makes a subject pop!) stick with the DSLR… unless you can spare a few more dollars for the better/brighter 4/3 lenses now available for your buying pleasure! Happy shooting!

  5. Wery good rewiew!

  6. Video capability? G6 specs and performance seems to be head and shoulders above the Canon. Outside of pxl count, sharpness, etc. I like the way the G6 handles the light…the result appears more "real" compared to other brands. To me, It is very evident in video as well as still mode.

  7. I like to buy the G6 but its 100 EUR expensive than Canon EOS 100D, (along with Objektiv Lumix G Vario 14-42mm 3.5-5.6 OIS  &  EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS STM Lenses). Any suggestions please?

  8. Thanks for the review : I've been looking at the G6 with the 14-140 lens, but a little bit skeptical having been a DSLR user for years. I saw the Canon 100D and was 'wowed' by that then starting looking at th G6.  You have nicely summarized the differences …. the weight and overall size with a good all round lens is a big factor for me (Panasonic 14-200 lens is half the weight of a Canon or Nikon 18-200 with eqv 35mm focal range),

  9. Great review.  You did a great job giving pro's and con's of each platform.  I'm a M4/3 user and very happy with Lumix cameras and the PL 25mm f/1.4.

  10. german speaking english?

  11. no video test? really?

  12. G6 for video all the way

  13. Yes, EF- and EF-S-Lenses will work on the SL1.

  14. The old EF and EFS will work on Sl1? and also the m42 lenses with adaptor like the other canon bodies?

  15. Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to make these videos in English as well as German. English is not my first language but at least it is one I can understand.

    As always, your videos are very informative and to the point and I look forward to more in future.

  16. Yes, the G6 is a very good choice.

  17. Vilmar Antônio Moccelin Júnior

    In the same price range I find the SL1. But the more I read the more I get stuck in the battle of the AF speed (important to take pictures of baby and kids), and some reviewers say that the AF speed in a DSLR like the SL1 are faster than the mirrorless and slower in other points of the review, never explaining that this problem is in the Live View function on or off… You explained this to me, and for this a big thank you! Probably I'll go with a G6, as soon as it came avaiable in Brazil.

  18. Vilmar Antônio Moccelin Júnior

    Wow… This video helped me a lot, if you just show me the mirror turning up in the live view mode of the DSLR it would be suficient to like the video. I am studying a substitute to my old Sony H-9 and want better photos and waaaaayyy better videos to use with my first incomming baby. The first short list was the GH3 (I aways regreat buying the H9 and not the FZ50) and the 700D, but later I discover that the prices of the GH3 is out of my budget and all the functions I need is present in the G6.

  19. Why do you think, that APS-C-Cameras are used with Full-Frame-Lenses? In the Camera-Kits are only APS-C-Lenses and I know only few photographers using a Full-Frame-Lens on a APS-C-Camera. Full-Frame-Lenses are much more expensive, so there is no need to buy expensive lenses.

  20. Ralph, great videos. Thank you. However, you did not mention that APS-C DSLRs mostly use Full Frame lens and those lenses usually are much heavier than the System Camera. That takes the fun out of taking pictures. Many people shouldn't choose DLSRs just based on that point.

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