• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $1596 Average Retail $1400 MSRP
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12800
  • $748 Average Retail $750 MSRP

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Advantages

Olympus E-M1 over Panasonic G6

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic G6 over Olympus E-M1

  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Review Excerpt

  • Exceptional rugged, weather-proof, professional build; Lightning fast contrast-detect AF, and phase-detect AF that makes Four Thirds lenses far more responsive; Tons of useful physical controls with immense customizability; Arguably the best image quality of any Micro Four Thirds camera we've tested to date; Large, sharp, high-resolution electronic viewfinder; Advanced Wi-Fi capabilities, including remote control shooting in PASM exposure modes.

  • Bigger and heavier than many other compact system cameras; Most expensive Micro Four Thirds camera on the market to date; Menu system and customization options have a steep learning curve; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Olympus E-M1
Olympus E-M5
  • $1596
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $1300
  • 4/3
Panasonic G6
Olympus E-M5
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
  • $1300
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic G5

Olympus E-M1
Panasonic G5
  • $1596
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $445
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • Internal flash
Panasonic G6
Panasonic G5
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
  • $445
  • 4/3

Compared to Nikon V2

Olympus E-M1
Nikon V2
  • $1596
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $814
  • 1 inch
  • 60p
  • Less shutter lag
Panasonic G6
Nikon V2
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $814
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Olympus E-M1
Panasonic GX7
  • $1596
  • 4/3
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • 24p
Panasonic G6
Panasonic GX7
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • External Mic
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Sony A3000

Olympus E-M1
Sony A3000
  • $1596
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $406
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Panasonic G6
Sony A3000
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $406
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
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