Canon EOS M vs Olympus PEN E-PL6

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Canon EOS M
Olympus PEN E-PL6

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
11% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS M has a megapixel count of 18MPMP, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a 16.1MPMP digital camera (1.9MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Marginally more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS M has a total megapixel count of 18.5MPMP, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a 17.2MPMP digital camera (1.3MP less).
Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS M has a maximum aperture of 22, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
100 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS M has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
24m flash guides Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 24m flash guide digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 only has 10m flash guides.
Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Eight more awards
The Canon EOS M has 9 awards, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has 1 award.
9 Reasons For
6x smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, whereas the Canon EOS M is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera (18.5 larger).
800 auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 800, but the Canon EOS M only has 31 auto focus points.
52% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 13 higher than the Canon EOS M (25,600).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60ss. That's 30s longer than the Canon EOS M (60ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459 pixels higher than the Canon EOS M (460,000 pixels pixels).
Marginally lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a weight of 279gg, however the Canon EOS M is a 298gg digital camera (19g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

360 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 takes 360 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS M only takes 230 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Better expert reviews
Based on 1 expert review, the average review score of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 80%, whereas the average rating of the Canon EOS M is 73% (based on 125 reviews).
Much better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Canon EOS M is 85% (based on 33 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
85% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 larger than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (3.5).
Seven hundred and sixty-nine less auto focus points Edit
The Canon EOS M has 31 auto focus points, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 only has 800 auto focus points.
2x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS M has a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (13 higher).
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS M has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (459 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 298gg digital camera. That's 19g heavier than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (279gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

One hundred and thirty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS M is a digital camera that takes 230 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 only takes 360 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Over two years older
The Canon EOS M is older than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 by two years.
Lower expert review Score
The Canon EOS M only has an average expert rating of 73%, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
A lot Lower user review Score
The Canon EOS M has an average user rating of 85%, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 16.1MPMP digital camera. That's 1.9MP lower than the Canon EOS M (16.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

8% less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 17.2MPMP digital camera. That's 1.3MP less than the Canon EOS M (17.2MPMP).
Hugely bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 bigger than the Canon EOS M (5.6).
50% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 bigger than the Canon EOS M (200).
Fourteen less flash guides Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has 10m flash guides, however the Canon EOS M only has 24m flash guides.
Fewer sellers
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only stocked by 1 store, but the Canon EOS M is stocked by 3 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Eight less awards
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has only received 1 award, but the Canon EOS M has received 9 awards.

Awards

9 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Ephotozine: Recommended
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tbreak.ae: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

52 months Ago 24 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
16.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
18.5MP
BEST
17.2MP
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 4:3
 3:2
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Body Material
 Glass
 Fiber
 Magnesium
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Fiberglass
 Carbon
 Glass
 Fiber
 Magnesium
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Fiberglass
 Carbon

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 14 - 42
Lens Structure
13/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Four Thirds
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Four Thirds
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
52mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus Point
31 800
BEST
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
200
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Manual
Flash Guide
24m
BEST
10m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
5.5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Underwater
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Muted
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Muted
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5 TruePic VI
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Panorama
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Panorama
 Sunset
 Underwater
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
298g 279g
BEST
Height
66.6mm 63.7mm
Depth
32.3mm 38.2mm
Width
108.6mm 110.5mm
Weight Including Battery
298g
BEST
325g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
LP-E12 BLS-5
Maximum Battery Life
230h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots 360 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 30 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Operating System
Windows XP/Vista/7,Mac OS X v10.6-10.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash
Speedlite 90EX Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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