• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Olympus E-PL6 advantages over Panasonic GH5

  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 87 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    325g vs 725g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic GH5 advantages over Olympus E-PL6

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    20 months vs 5 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
    405k vs 205k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 20MP sensor; Better per-pixel sharpness; Very good, slightly improved dynamic range and high ISOs; Stellar 4K video up to 60p with no crop; 6K Photo; Dual UHS-II SD slots; Good battery life for its class.

  • Buffer is deep, but slow to clear; Expensive; Menus still confusing; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic GF5

Olympus E-PL6
Panasonic GF5
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $360
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash
Panasonic GH5
Panasonic GF5
  • $1665
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $360
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus E-PL5

Olympus E-PL6
Olympus E-PL5
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $329
  • 4/3
Panasonic GH5
Olympus E-PL5
  • $1665
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Olympus E-PM2

Olympus E-PL6
Olympus E-PM2
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $448
  • 4/3
Panasonic GH5
Olympus E-PM2
  • $1665
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Olympus E-PL6
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GH5
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1665
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Panasonic G9

Olympus E-PL6
Panasonic G9
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GH5
Panasonic G9
  • $1665
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
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