• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 115.3mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Olympus E-PL7
E-PL6 vs E-PL7
 
General
Model Number: E-PL6 S2
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $299.99 $449.95
Street Price: $299.00 $399.00
Date Available: 2013-06-30 2014-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 11.5 oz (325 g)
includes batteries
6.7 oz (190 g)
Size: 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.5 in.
(111 x 64 x 38 mm)
4.0 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(101 x 61 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Aptina
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 14.2
Sensor Format: 4/3 1 inch
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 115.28mm2 (13.10mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.75 microns 2.85 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4592 x 3072 (14.1 MP, Other),
3440 x 2296 (7.9 MP, 3:2),
2288 x 1528 (3.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a 60.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p (20 or 17Mbps))
1280x720 (30p (13 or 10Mbps))
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
768x288 (400p)
416x144 (1200p)
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Nikon 1
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R MSC M.Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm 30 - 74mm
Focal Length (actual): 14 - 42mm 11 - 27.5mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 2.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/3.5 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - f/16
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 37.0mm 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: High-speed Contrast-detect AF: 35-area multiple AF; All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target (normal), Single target (small) Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); Single-point (135 focus areas, center 73 support phase-detect), auto-area (41 focus areas), subject tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional EVF via Accessory Port  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 614,000 dots (205,000 px) 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 14.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 200 200
ISO Settings: AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 100-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable Auto ISO, 200 - 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Sunny, Shadow, Cloudy, Incandescent, , Fluorescent, Underwater, Flash, Custom (2), Kelvin Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual, Underwater; All except preset manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D Still (using H-FT012 3D lens only); Art Filters (Pop Art, Soft Focus, Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, Grainy Film, Pin Hole, Diorama, Cross Process, Gentle Sepia, Dramatic Tone, Key Line, Water Color); Gradation (Auto, Normal, High Key, Low Key); Multiple Exposure (2 frames) Scene modes: Portrait, Night Landscape, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up; Creative: Creative modes: Pallet, HDR, Easy Panorama, Soft, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Cross Process, and Toy Camera Effect; Motion Snapshot; Best Moment Capture mode
Self Timer: 2, 10 seconds 2, 5, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Manual (Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64), Off Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled FL-LM1 has GN of 7m (ISO 100) or 10m (ISO 200) Lens dependent.
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/60
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG, MPO 12-bit NEF RAW
Movie File Format: MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), AVI (Motion JPEG); Linear PCM 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Included Memory: No memory included  
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Remote Cable RM-UC1  
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB/Remote connector, Accessory Port 2 HDMI out (Type D, Micro)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution):   60.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):    
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:   0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 360 shots 270 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BLS-5 Proprietary EN-EL22
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BLS-5 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL22a Lithium-ion rechargeabe
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Olympus Viewer 2 CD-ROM ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Asian market update to E-PL5. At this time, there is no information regarding a US announcement or release date. Enhancements include Short Release Time Lag mode, ISO LOW setting, Interval shooting mode, Time Lapse movies, Level Guide, compatible with new VF-4 EVF. Available in Red, White, Silver or Black. Available in Black, White, Red and Yellow.