Olympus PEN E-PL6 vs Samsung NX30

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Olympus PEN E-PL6
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
30s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

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

Lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 279g digital camera. That's 96g lighter than the Samsung NX30 (375g). 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.

31.8mm shorter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 63.7mm tall digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 95.5mm tall digital camera (31.8mm taller).
3.5mm thinner Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a depth of 38.2mm, however the Samsung NX30 is a 41.7mm deep digital camera (3.5mm thicker).
15% narrower Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a width of 110.5mm, however the Samsung NX30 is a 127mm wide digital camera (16.5mm wider).
£84 cheaper
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 costs £349.99, whereas the Samsung NX30 is £433.59.
User reviews are a lot better
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 88% (based on 19 reviews).
14 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (20.3MP). 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.

21% more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 21.6MP digital camera. That's 4.4MP more than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (21.6MP).
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 6.3 smaller than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (6.3).
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum focal length of 308mm, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a unknownmm maximum focal length digital camera (308mm shorter).
Vastly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 smaller than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (100).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (60fps).
Vastly wider field of view Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 100% wider than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (100%).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 577,000 pixels higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (1,037,000 pixels).
0.96x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 0.96x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.96x higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (0.96x). 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 longer maximum battery life Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum battery life of 3h, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a unknownh battery life digital camera (3h shorter). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

Vastly bigger battery capacity Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a battery capacity of 1,410mAh. That's 1,410mAh bigger than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (1,410mAh).
1 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.
Fifteen more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards from expert review sites, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has 1 award.
Slightly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Samsung NX30 is 83% based on 84 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, however the Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP digital camera (4.2MP higher). 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.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a total megapixel count of 17.2MP, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 21.6MP digital camera (4.4MP more).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a minimum ISO speed of 200, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (577,000 pixels higher).
Not as many stockists
Only 1 retailer sell the Olympus PEN E-PL6, however 2 retailers sell the Samsung NX30. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has received 1 award, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
A little Lower expert review Score
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the Samsung NX30 has an average expert rating of 83% (based on 84 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 30s shorter than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (30s). Read more

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

96g heavier Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a weight of 375g, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 279g digital camera (96g 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.

34% taller Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a height of 95.5mm. That's 31.8mm taller than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (95.5mm).
9% thicker Edit
Samsung NX30 is 41.7mm deep. That's 3.5mm thicker than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (41.7mm).
Wider Edit
Samsung NX30 is 127mm wide. That's 16.5mm wider than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (127mm).
More expensive by £84
The Samsung NX30 is £83.60 more expensive than the Olympus PEN E-PL6.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Samsung NX30 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
alphr.com: Recommended
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
smartson.se: Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
17.2MP 21.6MP
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
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 308mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 27.7mm
Focal Length Range
14 - 42 18 - 200
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 18/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
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
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
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
10m Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 810
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 810
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.96x

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Muted
 Vivid
 Muted
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
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
 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
375g
Height
63.7mm
BEST
95.5mm
Depth
38.2mm
BEST
41.7mm
Width
110.5mm
BEST
127mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 578g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 105.5mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Weight Including Battery
325g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
BLS-5 BP1410
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,410mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 5 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Networking

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

Technical Details

Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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