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Canon R6 vs Olympus E-420

The Canon EOS R6 and the Olympus E-420 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in July 2020 and March 2008. The Canon R6 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the E-420 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a full frame (Canon R6) and a Four Thirds (E-420) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 20 megapixels, whereas the Olympus provides 10 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon R6
versus
Olympus E-420
Canon R6 Olympus E-420
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Canon RF mount lenses Four Thirds lenses
20 MP, Full Frame Sensor 10 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
4k/60p Video no Video
ISO 100-102,400 (50 - 204,800) ISO 100-1,600
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 1620k dots 2.7 LCD, 215k dots
Swivel touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
12 shutter flaps per second 3.5 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
360 shots per battery charge500 shots per battery charge
138 x 98 x 88 mm, 680 g 130 x 91 x 53 mm, 440 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS R6 and the Olympus E-420? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon R6 and the Olympus E-420 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon R6 vs Olympus E-420
Compare Canon R6 versus E-420 top
Comparison Canon R6 or E-420 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Olympus E-420 is notably smaller (13 percent) than the Canon R6. Moreover, the E-420 is substantially lighter (35 percent) than the Canon R6. It is worth mentioning in this context that the Canon R6 is splash and dust resistant, while the E-420 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the Canon R6 gets 360 shots out of its LP-E6NH battery, while the E-420 can take 500 images on a single charge of its BLS-1 power pack. The power pack in the Canon R6 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R6 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 680 g 360 Y Jul 2020 2,499 i
2.
 
Olympus E-420 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2008 599 i
3.
 
Canon R5 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 738 g 320 Y Jul 2020 3,899 i
4.
 
Canon R 139 mm 98 mm 84 mm 660 g 370 Y Sep 2018 2,299 i
5.
 
Canon 6D 145 mm 111 mm 71 mm 770 g 1090 Y Sep 2012 2,099 i
6.
 
Nikon Z5 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 470 Y Jul 2020 1,399 i
7.
 
Nikon Z7 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 420 Y Oct 2020 2,999 i
8.
 
Nikon Z6 II 134 mm 101 mm 70 mm 705 g 410 Y Oct 2020 1,999 i
9.
 
Olympus E-450 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2009 499 i
10.
 
Olympus E-620 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 521 g 500 n Feb 2009 699 i
11.
 
Olympus E-520 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 535 g 750 n May 2008 699 i
12.
 
Olympus E-410 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 435 g 500 n Mar 2007 699 i
13.
 
Olympus E-400 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 435 g 500 n Sep 2006 699 i
14.
 
Panasonic S5 133 mm 98 mm 82 mm 714 g 440 Y Sep 2020 1,999 i
15.
 
Panasonic S1 149 mm 110 mm 97 mm 1017 g 400 Y Feb 2019 2,499 i
16.
 
Sony A9 II 129 mm 96 mm 76 mm 678 g 690 Y Oct 2019 4,499 i
17.
 
Sony A99 147 mm 111 mm 78 mm 812 g 500 Y Sep 2012 2,799 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The E-420 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 76 percent) than the Canon R6, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon R6 features a full frame sensor and the Olympus E-420 a Four Thirds sensor. The sensor area in the E-420 is 74 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 2.0. The sensor in the Canon R6 has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the E-420 offers a 4:3 aspect.

In terms of underlying technology, both cameras are build around CMOS sensors.

Canon R6 and Olympus E-420 sensor measures

With 20MP, the Canon R6 offers a higher resolution than the E-420 (10MP), but the Canon R6 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 6.57μm versus 4.74μm for the E-420) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Canon R6 is a much more recent model (by 12 years and 4 months) than the E-420, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Canon R6 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Canon R6 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 27.4 x 18.2 inches or 69.5 x 46.3 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 21.9 x 14.6 inches or 55.6 x 37.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 18.2 x 12.2 inches or 46.3 x 30.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-420 are 18.2 x 13.7 inches or 46.3 x 34.7 cm for good quality, 14.6 x 10.9 inches or 37.1 x 27.8 cm for very good quality, and 12.2 x 9.1 inches or 30.9 x 23.2 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon R6 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Canon EOS R6 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 102400, which can be extended to ISO 50-204800. The corresponding ISO settings for the Olympus E-420 are ISO 100 to ISO 1600 (no boost).

Canon R6 versus E-420 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the Canon R6 provides substantially higher image quality than the E-420, with an overall score that is 34 points higher. This advantage is based on 2.7 bits higher color depth, 3.9 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.7 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon R6 Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484k/60p24.214.33394 90
2.
 
Olympus E-420 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.4527 56
3.
 
Canon R5 Full Frame 44.8 8192 54648k/30p25.314.63042 95
4.
 
Canon R Full Frame 30.1 6720 44804K/30p24.513.52742 89
5.
 
Canon 6D Full Frame 20.0 5472 36481080/30p23.812.12340 82
6.
 
Nikon Z5 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40164K/30p...... ..
7.
 
Nikon Z7 II Full Frame 45.4 8256 55044K/60p26.314.72841 100
8.
 
Nikon Z6 II Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/60p...... ..
9.
 
Olympus E-450 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.5512 56
10.
 
Olympus E-620 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.3536 55
11.
 
Olympus E-520 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.410.4548 55
12.
 
Olympus E-410 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.110.0494 51
13.
 
Olympus E-400 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none...... ..
14.
 
Panasonic S5 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p...... ..
15.
 
Panasonic S1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.53333 95
16.
 
Sony A9 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.03434 93
17.
 
Sony A99 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.014.01555 89

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The Canon R6 indeed provides movie recording capabilities, while the E-420 does not. The highest resolution format that the Canon R6 can use is 4k/60p.

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Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the Canon R6 has an electronic viewfinder (3690k dots), while the E-420 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinder in the Canon R6 offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the E-420 (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the Canon R6 has a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.46x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Canon R6 and Olympus E-420 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon R63690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
2.
 
Olympus E-420optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
3.
 
Canon R55760 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
4.
 
Canon R3690 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 8.0 n n
5.
 
Canon 6Doptical Y 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 n n
6.
 
Nikon Z53690 n 3.2 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 4.5 n Y
7.
 
Nikon Z7 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
8.
 
Nikon Z6 II3690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 14.0 n Y
9.
 
Olympus E-450optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
10.
 
Olympus E-620optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
11.
 
Olympus E-520optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y Y
12.
 
Olympus E-410optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
13.
 
Olympus E-400optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
14.
 
Panasonic S52360 n 3.0 1840 full-flex Y 1/8000s 7.0 n Y
15.
 
Panasonic S15760 Y 3.2 2100 full-flex Y 1/8000s 9.0 n Y
16.
 
Sony A9 II3686 n 3.0 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A992359 Y 3.0 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 6.0 n Y

One feature that differentiates the Canon R6 and the E-420 is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The Canon R6 reduces the risk of handshake-induced blur with all attached lenses, while the E-420 offers no blur reduction with lenses that themselves do not provide optical image stabilization.

The Canon R6 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the E-420 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the Canon R6 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Canon R6 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The Canon R6 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the E-420 uses Compact Flash or xD Picture cards. Both cameras feature dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS R6 and Olympus E-420 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon R6YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
2.
 
Olympus E-420Y-----2.0---
3.
 
Canon R5YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Canon RYstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Canon 6DYmonomonoY-mini2.0Y--
6.
 
Nikon Z5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
7.
 
Nikon Z7 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
8.
 
Nikon Z6 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
9.
 
Olympus E-450Y-----2.0---
10.
 
Olympus E-620Y-----2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-520Y-----2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-410Y-----2.0---
13.
 
Olympus E-400Y-----2.0---
14.
 
Panasonic S5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
15.
 
Panasonic S1YstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
16.
 
Sony A9 IIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
17.
 
Sony A99YstereomonoYYmini2.0---

It is notable that the Canon R6 offers wifi support, while the E-420 does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

The Canon R6 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the E-420 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the E-420 from Olympus. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Olympus websites.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Canon R6 better than the Olympus E-420 or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Advantages of the Canon EOS R6:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (20 vs 10MP) with a 44% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (34 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (2.7 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (3.9 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (2.7 stops ISO advantage).
  • Broader imaging potential: Can record not only still images but also 4k/60p movies.
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.46x).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.7") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1620k vs 215k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 3.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More modern: Reflects 12 years and 4 months of technical progress since the E-420 launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Olympus E-420:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • More compact: Is smaller (130x91mm vs 138x98mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 240g or 35 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (500 versus 360) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (76 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in March 2008).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the Canon R6 is the clear winner of the match-up (27 : 7 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Canon R6 27:07 E-420

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon R6 and the Olympus E-420 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the Canon R6 and the E-420 in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R65/5+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 2,499 i
2.
 
Olympus E-420..85/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2008 599 i
3.
 
Canon R54.5/5..91/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2020 3,899 i
4.
 
Canon R4/5o79/1004.5/54/5 Sep 2018 2,299 i
5.
 
Canon 6D5/5+ +83/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099 i
6.
 
Nikon Z54/5..89/1004.5/54/5 Jul 2020 1,399 i
7.
 
Nikon Z7 II4.5/5....4.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 2,999 i
8.
 
Nikon Z6 II4.5/5..89/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2020 1,999 i
9.
 
Olympus E-450......4/54/5 Mar 2009 499 i
10.
 
Olympus E-6203/588/10072/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2009 699 i
11.
 
Olympus E-520..87/100+ +4.5/54.5/5 May 2008 699 i
12.
 
Olympus E-410..86/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2007 699 i
13.
 
Olympus E-400..85/100..4/54/5 Sep 2006 699 i
14.
 
Panasonic S54.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2020 1,999 i
15.
 
Panasonic S14.5/5+ +88/1004.5/54/5 Feb 2019 2,499 i
16.
 
Sony A9 II....90/1005/55/5 Oct 2019 4,499 i
17.
 
Sony A995/5..84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Canon R6 vs Olympus E-420

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon R6 Olympus E-420
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon RF mount lenses Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date July 2020 March 2008
    Launch Price USD 2,499 USD 599
    Sensor Specs Canon R6 Olympus E-420
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 864 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.3 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 20 Megapixels 10 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 3648 x 2736 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 6.57 μm 4.74 μm
    Pixel Density 2.31 MP/cm2 4.44 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4k/60p Video no Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 102,400 ISO 100 - 1,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 204,800 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor DIGIC X TruePic III
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 90 56
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.2 21.5
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 14.3 10.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 3394 527
    Screen Specs Canon R6 Olympus E-420
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.46x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 2.7inch
    LCD Resolution 1620k dots 215k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon R6 Olympus E-420
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 12 shutter flaps/s 3.5 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/8000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CF or XD cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Dual card slots
    Connectivity Specs Canon R6 Olympus E-420
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.2 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI no HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Canon R6 Olympus E-420
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type LP-E6NH BLS-1
    Battery Life (CIPA)360 shots per charge500 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 138 x 98 x 88 mm
    (5.4 x 3.9 x 3.5 in)
    130 x 91 x 53 mm
    (5.1 x 3.6 x 2.1 in)
    Camera Weight 680 g (24.0 oz) 440 g (15.5 oz)

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