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

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Differences

Olympus E-PL6 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $1100 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 54 mm
    Thinner

Panasonic GX7 advantages over Olympus E-PL6

  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 205k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart device

  • Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

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 GX7
Panasonic GF5
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $360
  • 4/3
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus E-PL5

Olympus E-PL6
Olympus E-PL5
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
  • $329
  • 4/3
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-PL5
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $329
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • 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 GX7
Olympus E-PM2
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Olympus E-PL6
Olympus E-M10
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $419
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
  • $419
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Olympus E-PL6
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $442
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $442
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Newer
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