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Olympus PEN E-PL6
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Olympus PEN E-PL6 Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP Live MOS SDXC Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
One industry award
Does not have a good battery life
Unacceptable noise level
PC Mag Editor's Choice
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site thought that this Olympus camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. PC Mag gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Camera expert review website PC Mag scored this medium megapixel camera 80%.

Olympus Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,447 user and expert reviews (including 623 verified purchases) for Olympus digital cameras and found that on average Olympus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Olympus has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 88% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The PEN E-PL6 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PEN E-PL6 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Olympus camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Bhphotovideo.com said “Small Compact”. One person mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus PEN E-PL6 was lightweight. Aprest said “I wanted a lightweight camera for everyday use” in their review of this digital camera.

Average Weight

With a weight of 279 grams, the PEN E-PL6 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Design

Easy to Use

One customer who bought it mentioned that it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com said “Easy to Use” but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 1 stars.

Nice Design

One owner who bought this digital camera thought it was smooth.

Image Quality is Great With Sharp Details, Good Dynamic Range

One customer who purchased the product considered that it was good quality. Pc Mag mentioned “Image quality is great with sharp details, good dynamic range” yet they only gave the Olympus PEN E-PL6 a rating of 18.8 out of 100.

Robust

One customer who purchased the product thought it was well made.


Support for Add-On EVF

One person who reviewed the Olympus PEN E-PL6 thought it had an electronic viewfinder. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Support for add-on EVF”.

In-Body Image Stabilization

One customer who reviewed the Olympus PEN E-PL6 concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Pc Mag mentioned two years ago “In-body image stabilization”. One customer said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom.

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8.1fps Burst Shooting

Three people who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Aprest mentioned “I am blown away by how sharp the pictures are” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Pc Mag said two years ago “8.1fps burst shooting” nonetheless they scored the product 1 stars. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Resolution”.

One person thought it had a good image sensor. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Excellent Sensor” but despite that they only scored it 20 out of 100. One owner considered that the product was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good in Low Light” in their review of this digital camera.

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No Built-In Flash

One owner who reviewed it wrote that it did not have a good flash. Pc Mag said “No built-in flash”.


Audio

It is Only Until ISO 3 200 That the Noise Artefacts Start to Lead to Loss of Details

Two customers said in their reviews that it was noisy. Pc Mag said “It is only until ISO 3 200 that the noise artefacts start to lead to loss of details” . Pc Mag also said “While the images are devoid of noise artefacts up to ISO 400, they start to appear in ISO 800” in their review.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PEN E-PL6 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers said in their reviews that it was noisy. Pc Mag said “It is only until ISO 3 200 that the noise artefacts start to lead to loss of details” . Pc Mag also said “While the images are devoid of noise artefacts up to ISO 400, they start to appear in ISO 800” in their review.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PEN E-PL6 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P610 ($459.88), or the Coolpix S9900 ($679.88) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 ($599.99).

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456|2560 x 1920|1024 x 768, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera which do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The PEN E-PL6 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Pentax K-50 ($349.95), and the Fujifilm X-A2 ($548.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The PEN E-PL6 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The PEN E-PL6 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 200, 1600 and 25600 are also supported by this Olympus digital camera.

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Four owners who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it did not have a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Battery Life Just Ok”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Short Battery Life” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Battery Incompatability” in their review.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus epl6ezdzkitblk, olympus 4545350044602, olympus v205051se000
Barcodes 00050332186156, 00050332420946, 04017386204935, 04017386514737, 04017386981089, 04545350044565, 04545350044589, 04545350044596, 04545350044602, 04545350044626, 04545350044633, 04545350046606

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