Tim Coleman tests the latest compact system camera in Panasonic's entry-level range, which features a 16-million-pixel sensor, a newly designed tilt screen, built-in Wi-Fi and extra controls on its body. Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 review...
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 review – White balance and colour
I largely kept the GF6 in its standard colour mode and in AWB, and was pleased with the colour rendition in most situations. In sunny weather, images were punchy without being too saturated, so there was little need to employ the vivid setting in this instance. For times when the colour rendition was a little off – for example, single dominant tones usually trick AWB into compensating for the opposite end of the colour axis – a custom reading was quick and simple to take, to ensure the rendition was correct.
Colour modes are found in the photo style menu, where tweaks to contrast, saturation, sharpness and noise reduction can be made. I would like to see some colour filters added to the monochrome photo style, such as green and red, because these filters can really add impact, such as darkening the sky or adding tonal depth to portraits.