Olympus PEN E-PL6 vs Sony Alpha A7 II

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Olympus PEN E-PL6
Sony Alpha A7 II

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Sony Alpha A7 II (30s). Read more

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

A lot lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a weight of 279g, but the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 416g digital camera (137g 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.

Cheaper by £949
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 costs £949.01 less than the Sony Alpha A7 II.
Better user reviews
Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 100%, however the average rating of the Sony Alpha A7 II is 95% (based on 22 reviews).
5 Reasons For
8.2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a 16.1MP digital camera (8.2MP 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.

7.5MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a 17.2MP digital camera (7.5MP less).
100 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
461,600 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,600 pixels lower).
Expert reviews are better
Based on 1 expert review, the Sony Alpha A7 II has an average review score of 89%, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
51% lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 8.2MP lower than the Sony Alpha A7 II (24.3MP). 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.

44% less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 17.2MP digital camera. That's 7.5MP less than the Sony Alpha A7 II (24.7MP).
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 Sony Alpha A7 II (100).
2x lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,600 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A7 II (921,600 pixels).
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Olympus PEN E-PL6's average expert score is 80%, however the Sony Alpha A7 II's is 89% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons Against
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

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

33% heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 416g digital camera. That's 137g heavier than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (416g). 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.

£949 more expensive
The Sony Alpha A7 II is more expensive than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 by £949.01.
Not currently available
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One month older
The Sony Alpha A7 II is older than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 by one month.
Lower user review Score
The Sony Alpha A7 II has an average user rating of 95%, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
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Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 25 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
17.2MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 105mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 42mm
Focal Length Range
14 - 42 28 - 70
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
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
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 117
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Guide
10m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1440x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
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
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.71x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Muted
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,12 10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Night landscape
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Night landscape
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
279g
BEST
416g
Height
63.7mm 94.4mm
Depth
38.2mm 48.2mm
Width
110.5mm 126.9mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 295g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 83mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 72.5mm
Weight Including Battery
325g
BEST
474g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
BLS-5 NP-FW50
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 350 shots

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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