12. Apr, 2013 by Steve in Digital Cameras (http://digital-cameras-planet.com)
This week Panasonic introduced the world to its most compact LUMIX G series interchangeable lens camera with the introduction of the 16 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6. The new compact mirrorless camera has highlighted features that include Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) support that’s integrated with the newly popular NFC (Near Field Communication) technology which you can find in many of the new smartphones being sold today.
According to Panasonic the new GF6 camera will use both Wi-Fi and NFC to allow users to wirelessly share photos as well as capture images with the GF6 remotely using devices like smartphones or tablets. In recent years noticeable number of new digital cameras have been released with the built-in ability to wirelessly send photos captured with digital cameras to computers or other Wi-Fi enabled devices, the GF6 is the first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera to have both Wi-Fi and NFC support built-in.
With the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 consumers will be able to leverage the Wi-Fi and NFC technologies in the following ways:
- Panasonic’s Instant Transfer function – GF6 owners will be able to wirelessly send photos captured with their new cameras to paired smartphones or tablets the instant they release the shutter button.
- Remote capture – With Wi-Fi and NFC working together Panasonic assures their new GF6 will be able to be used remotely by smartphone or tablets that support the two technologies (most do). With this feature you can use your smartphone/tablet as a viewfinder (with up to 30 fps picture performance) and snap pictures or start recording video without having to touch the shutter button on your camera. Range and performance for the remote capture function depends on the quality of the wireless network the paired devices are using.
- Send photos and video to your home computer – GF6 owners aren’t limited to only using the cameras wireless file transfer functions with smartphones and tablets, files can also be sent to desktops and laptops over Wi-Fi. Users of the GF6 will need a wireless router setup and have software installed on their computers as well to make everything possible.
- Send photos wirelessly to synced social networks like Facebook™, Flickr™, Picasa™, Twitter™ or YouTube™ with the web-based Panasonic service LUMIX CLUB.
- Wirelessly display images on a HDTV that’s connected to a DLNA receiver box with the GF6′s built-in Wi-Fi Direct technology. DLNA is wireless content streaming technology that allows Wi-Fi Direct capable devices to wirelessly stream photos and videos onto a TV that’s connected to a DLNA receiver or has one built-in.