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Leica M vs Olympus PEN E-PL6

Leica M vs Olympus PEN E-PL6

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Leica M
Olympus PEN E-PL6

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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 (numeric) Edit
The Leica M has a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels. That's 460,000 pixels higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (460,000 pixels).
Six more awards
The Leica M has 7 awards from expert review sites, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has 1 award.
5 Reasons For
PictBridge Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 supports PictBridge, whereas the Leica M does not support PictBridge.
HDMI Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an HDMI, but the Leica M does not have an HDMI. 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.

A little better expert reviews
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 80%, however the average rating of the Leica M is 79% (based on 33 reviews).
Better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 100%, however the average rating of the Leica M is 95% (based on 28 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Leica M does not have an HDMI, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an HDMI. 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.

Older by over two years
The Leica M is two years older than the Olympus PEN E-PL6.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The average expert rating of the Leica M is only 79%, whereas the average expert rating of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 80% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Leica M is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 100% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons Against
50% lower megapixel 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 (numeric) Edit
Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 460,000 pixels lower than the Leica M (460,000 pixels).
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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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

40 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
24MP
BEST
16.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 DNG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 DNG
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.2MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
Material
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.6
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 42
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Leica M
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 800
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
 Manual
 Auto
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Outdoor
Photo Effects
 Muted
 Vivid
 Muted
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,12
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
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 (D-D)
-0.5 - 0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 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
Depth
42mm 38.2mm
Width
139mm 110.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 325g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BLS-5
Battery Capacity
1,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 360 shots
Battery Voltage
7.4V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Lightroom Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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