Olympus PEN E-PL6

Released June, 2013
  • 15.9 MP
  • Four Thirds 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
The camera inherits a lot of the technology from the top-of-the-line OM-D series, such as the 16.1 million pixel Four Thids sensor.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Olympus PEN E-PL6

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

8 fps
EOS 1100D
3 fps
Alpha A5000
3.5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

360 photos
EOS 1100D
700 photos
500 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

In The News From around the web


Olympus E-PL6 comes to UK.

In combination with any Micro Four Thirds lens and the powerful TruePic VI image processor, super-quick start-up and autofocus mean the camera.
For anyone who likes to express themselves and their own sense of style, the Expression Kit is the camera-lens-card combination of choice.
The camera inherits a lot of the technology from the top-of-the-line OM-D series, such as the 16.1 million pixel Four Thids sensor.
In what Olympus is marketing as an "Expression Kit", the E-PL6 will come with a FlashAir card which makes the camera Wi-Fi enabled as well as the world's slimmest pancake zoom lens.

Olympus E-PL6 hands-on at DC.watch.

There is a Micro Four Thirds camera you will never see in stores outside Japan.
it is the Olympus E-PL6!
The Pentax Q system is a great example of perhaps being essentially a system for the Japanese market and other affluent high tech markets in Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, etc).
There is good reason why Olympus does this - compact adorable cameras, including ones of the interchangeable lens variety are very popular in Japan.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 15.9 MP
Resolution 4608 x 3456
Size Four Thirds
Area 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 2.1x
Pixel size 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 25,600 ISO
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Focus points 35
Supports continuous Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder None


Max continuous shooting 8 fps
Battery life 360 photos
Continuous shooting 8 fps


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (20 Mbps, AVI, MJPEG)
Shoots video in 24p No
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None
Autofocus while shooting video
Autofocus supports continuous Yes


Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 460 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes


Min 60 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 110.5 x 63.7 x 38.2 mm
Thickness 38.2 mm
Weight 325 g
Is weather sealed No


Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi None
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images Yes
Image stabilization Sensor shift
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