• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Olympus E-PL6 advantages over Canon T7

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon T7 advantages over Olympus E-PL6

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    12 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 205k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-PL5

Olympus E-PL6
Olympus E-PL5
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Higher-res screen
  • $329
  • 4/3
Canon T7
Olympus E-PL5
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Olympus E-PM2

Olympus E-PL6
Olympus E-PM2
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher-res screen
  • $448
  • 4/3
Canon T7
Olympus E-PM2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic GF6

Olympus E-PL6
Panasonic GF6
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon T7
Panasonic GF6
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $400
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon T7i

Olympus E-PL6
Canon T7i
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7
Canon T7i
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL2

Olympus E-PL6
Canon SL2
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon T7
Canon SL2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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