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
Image stabilizer Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an image stabilizer, however the Sony Alpha A7 II does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

800.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 is an 800.00 auto Focus (AF) points digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 II only has 117.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
Lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a weight of 279g, but the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 556g digital camera (277g 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 95% (based on 22 reviews).
5 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.

7.5MP more total megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a total megapixels of 24.7MP, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a 17.2MP digital camera (7.5MP less).
100 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 bigger).
768,800 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (768,800 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 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 megapixels 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 ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Olympus PEN E-PL6 is 200 minimum ISO speed. That's 100 bigger than the Sony Alpha A7 II (100).
2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Olympus PEN E-PL6 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 768,800 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A7 II (1,228,800 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).
5 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Six hundred and eighty-three less auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has 117.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Olympus PEN E-PL6 only has 800.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
50% heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 556g digital camera. That's 277g heavier than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 (556g). 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.

Over one year older
The Sony Alpha A7 II is older than the Olympus PEN E-PL6 by 14 months.
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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Date Released

13 months Ago 27 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 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
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 36
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
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 Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
Number of Diaphragm Blades
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
 spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
800
BEST
117
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 Auto
 100
 51200
 160
 200
 1600
 25600
 25
 Auto
 100
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 100
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
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
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
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
Maximum Memory Card Size
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Photo Effects
 Muted
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Muted
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 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
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
TruePic VI Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
279g
BEST
556g
Height
63.7mm 95.7mm
Depth
38.2mm 59.7mm
Width
110.5mm 126.9mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 200g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 60mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64mm
Weight (including Battery)
325g
BEST
599g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
BLS-5 NP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 350 shots

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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