Leica M vs Olympus PEN E-PL6

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Leica M
Olympus PEN E-PL6

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Leica M is a 24MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (16.1MP). 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.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Leica M is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,000 pixels higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (460,000 pixels).
0.68x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Leica M is a 0.68x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.68x higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (unknownx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Vastly bigger battery capacity Edit
The Leica M has a battery capacity of 1,800mAh. That's 1,800mAh bigger than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (unknownmAh).
Cheaper by £240
The Leica M is £239.99 cheaper than the Olympus PEN E-PL6.
8 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Six more awards
The Leica M has 7 awards from expert review sites, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has 1 award.
6 Reasons For
75% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 higher than the Leica M (25,600).
HDMI port Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an HDMI port, but the Leica M does not have an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a weight of 279g, but the Leica M is a 680g digital camera (401g 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.

Shorter Edit
Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 63.7mm tall. That's 16.3mm shorter than the Leica M (63.7mm).
Thinner Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 38.2mm deep digital camera. That's 3.8mm thinner than the Leica M (38.2mm).
26% narrower Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 110.5mm wide digital camera. That's 28.5mm narrower than the Leica M (110.5mm).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Significantly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Leica M is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 lower than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (25,600).
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Leica M does not have an HDMI port, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

401g heavier Edit
The Leica M has a weight of 680g, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 279g digital camera (401g lighter). 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.

21% taller Edit
The Leica M has a height of 80mm. That's 16.3mm taller than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (63.7mm).
10% thicker Edit
Leica M is 42mm deep. That's 3.8mm thicker than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (38.2mm).
Wider Edit
Leica M is 139mm wide. That's 28.5mm wider than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (110.5mm).
Older by eleven months
The Leica M is eleven months older than the Olympus PEN E-PL6.
5 Reasons Against
50% lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Leica M (16.1MP). 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.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,000 pixels lower than the Leica M (460,000 pixels).
More expensive by £240
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is £239.99 more expensive than the Leica M.
Less retailers
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only stocked by 2 sellers, whereas the Leica M is stocked by 10 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Six less awards
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has only received 1 award, whereas the Leica M has received 7 awards.

Awards

7 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Ephotozine: Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
optyczne.pl: Excellent
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
photozone.de: Highly Recommended
1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice

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Average User Rating

Date Released

35 months Ago 24 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
24MP
BEST
16.1MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2976 x 1984
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 2976 x 1984
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5952 x 3976
BEST
 5952 x 3976
Image Format
 JPG
 DNG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 DNG
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.2MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette

Lens System

Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 42
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Four Thirds
 Leica M
 Four Thirds
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Focus
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
 Manual
 Auto
 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
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
200 200
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Touch Sensitive Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.68x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
BEST
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Outdoor
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Vivid
 Muted
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,12
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Maestro Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-0.5 - 0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
Display Language
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 FIN
 LIT
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 FIN
 LIT
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
680g 279g
BEST
Height
80mm 63.7mm
BEST
Depth
42mm 38.2mm
BEST
Width
139mm 110.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 325g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data BLS-5
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.4V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Lightroom Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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