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Olympus E-PL6

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Olympus E-PL6

£429.99
Olympus E-PL6
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PC Mag Editor's Choice
An award winning and fully featured MILC digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
MILC 16.1MP 4" 4608 X 3456 Pixels Sep 2013
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Olympus E-PL6 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Olympus E-PL6 number 242 in best selling cameras and number 268 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
10 Reviews + 2 Awards
70
Value for Money
Good
83
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
4 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received two awards including an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag and a "Silver" from DP Review. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Olympus digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is fairly priced.
The E-PL6 has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 269 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 283 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 279 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Olympus E-PL6 Video Reviews

How Big is the Olympus E-PL6?

The Olympus E-PL6 is 110.5mm wide and 63.7mm tall. It is 38.2mm deep and weighs 279g.

Olympus E-PL6 front dimensions
Olympus E-PL6 size in context

Olympus E-PL6 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this camera. This Olympus camera received a PC Mag "Editor's Choice" award and the editor of review website DP Review gave it a "Silver" award and thought it was great.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 76% based on two expert reviews from sites including DP Review and PC Mag.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, E-PL6 owners rated this camera as brilliant. 7 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Users think this camera is one of the very best cameras.

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Olympus Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 6,556 owner and expert reviews (including 1,442 verified purchases) for Olympus cameras and found that on average Olympus has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Olympus camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two people who reviewed it thought it was good value for money.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 51% of cameras, it has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £429.99 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Olympus digital camera was released in September 2013.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Olympus E-PL6's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 40% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Olympus E-PL6 of 25,600 is higher than 85% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Olympus camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Olympus E-PL6 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most other cameras. 68% of cameras have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Olympus E-PL6 of 279g is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 61% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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360 Battery Life

The Olympus E-PL6 is a digital camera that takes 360 shots battery life.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Olympus E-PL6 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Carrying Case

The Olympus E-PL6 has a carrying case. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Olympus E-PL6 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Olympus E-PL6 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Olympus E-PL6 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus E-PL6 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Olympus E-PL6's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 43% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Olympus E-PL6 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the cameras the maximum memory card sizes range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The maximum memory card size of the Olympus E-PL6 of only 8GB is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The Olympus E-PL6 supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Olympus E-PL6 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Olympus E-PL6 has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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