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Olympus E-PL6

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Olympus E-PL6

Olympus E-PL6
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An award winning and good spec MILC digital camera
MILC 16.1MP 4" 4608 X 3456 Pixels Sep 2013
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Olympus E-PL6 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Olympus E-PL6 number 673 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
8 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Olympus digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Does not have a built-in flash
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

Olympus E-PL6 Video Reviews

How Big is the Olympus E-PL6?

The Olympus E-PL6 is 110.5mm wide and 63.7mm tall. It is 38.2mm deep and weighs 279g.

Olympus E-PL6 front dimensions
Olympus E-PL6 size in context

Olympus E-PL6 In-Depth Analysis

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Olympus E-PL6 of 16.1MP is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 44% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Olympus E-PL6 of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 11% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Olympus E-PL6 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most other cameras. 68% of cameras have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Olympus E-PL6 of 279g is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 61% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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360 Battery Life

The Olympus E-PL6 is a camera that takes 360 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus E-PL6 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Olympus E-PL6 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus E-PL6 has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus E-PL6 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Olympus E-PL6 is 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Olympus E-PL6 has a USB connectivity. 87% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus E-PL6 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus E-PL6's display diagonal of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 47% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus E-PL6 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Olympus E-PL6's maximum memory card size of only 8GB is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The maximum memory card sizes of cameras range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Olympus E-PL6 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Olympus E-PL6 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 92% of cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Olympus E-PL6

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