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Olympus PEN E-PL6 Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP Live MOS Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Full HD Video Release Date
One industry award
Supports video recording
Does not have a good battery life
PC Mag Editor's Choice

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Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Two customers concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Battery Life Just Ok” but they still rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. They also said “Short Battery Life” in their review.


Reviews

One Industry Award

This Olympus digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites PC Mag who wrote that this camera was marvellous.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site PC Mag scored this camera 80%.

Olympus Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,467 expert and owner reviews (including 627 verified purchases), Olympus has good ratings for its digital cameras. Olympus also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Olympus digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was January 2016 when Olympus released the PEN E-PL6.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The PEN E-PL6 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PEN E-PL6 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Olympus digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all digital cameras that were released more than a year ago the best video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the PEN E-PL6 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Pentax K-50 (£283), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 (£725), and the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99) which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Touchscreen

The PEN E-PL6 has a touchscreen. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 279 grams, the PEN E-PL6 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Coolpix P610, or the Coolpix S9900 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm X-A2.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456|2560 x 1920|1024 x 768, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels camera.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Samsung MV800 (16.15MP and higher rated), the Fujifilm X-A2 (16.3MP and higher rated), or the Fujitsu X-T10 (16.3MP and higher rated).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PEN E-PL6 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The PEN E-PL6 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The Olympus PEN E-PL6 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 200, 1600 and 25600 are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers olympus epl6ezdzkitblk, olympus epl6ezdzkitwht, olympus 4545350044602, olympus v205051se000, olympus v205051we000
Barcodes 00050332186156, 00050332420946, 04017386204935, 04017386514737, 04017386981089, 04545350044565, 04545350044589, 04545350044596, 04545350044602, 04545350044626, 04545350044633, 04545350046606, 04545350046613

Olympus PEN E-PL6 Review Sources

To prepare this Olympus PEN E-PL6 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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