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Olympus PEN E-PL6 vs Sony Alpha A7 II

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

2 Reasons For
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.

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 92% (based on 641 reviews).
4 Reasons For
8.2MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a megapixel 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.

461,600 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,600 pixels lower).
Twenty-one more awards
The Sony Alpha A7 II has 22 awards, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has 1 award.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 116 expert reviews, the Sony Alpha A7 II has an average review score of 86%, but the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
51% lower megapixel 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.

2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 461,600 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A7 II (921,600 pixels).
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Twenty-one less awards
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has only received 1 award, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 II has received 22 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Olympus PEN E-PL6's average expert score is 80%, however the Sony Alpha A7 II's is 86% (based on 116 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
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.

Lower user review Score
The Sony Alpha A7 II has an average user rating of 92%, 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
22 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
digifotopro.nl: Gold
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
dkamera.de: Recommended
DP Review: Silver
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
17.2MP 24.7MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 105mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 42mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 42 28 - 70
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 117
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 100
 400
 640
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Guide Number
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
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
Resolution At 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Muted
 Vivid
 Muted
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Scene Modes
 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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
279g
BEST
416g
Height
63.7mm 94.4mm
Depth
38.2mm 48.2mm
Width
110.5mm 126.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
325g
BEST
474g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
BLS-5 NP-FW50

Operational Conditions

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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