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Olympus E-500 vs E-PL6

The Olympus Evolt E-500 and the Olympus PEN E-PL6 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in September 2005 and May 2013. The E-500 is a DSLR, while the E-PL6 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Both cameras are equipped with a Four Thirds sensor. The E-500 has a resolution of 8 megapixels, whereas the E-PL6 provides 15.9 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Olympus E-500
versus
Olympus E-PL6
Olympus E-500 Olympus E-PL6
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Four Thirds lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
8 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 15.9 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
no Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 100-400 (100 - 1,600) ISO 200-25,600
Optical viewfinder Viewfinder optional
2.5 LCD, 215k dots 3.0 LCD, 460k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting touchscreen
2.5 shutter flaps per second 8 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
750 shots per battery charge360 shots per battery charge
130 x 95 x 66 mm, 479 g 111 x 64 x 38 mm, 325 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Olympus Evolt E-500 and the Olympus PEN E-PL6? 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 Olympus E-500 and the Olympus E-PL6 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The E-PL6 can be obtained in four different colors (black, silver, red, white), while the E-500 is only available in black.

Size Olympus E-500 vs Olympus E-PL6
Compare E-500 versus E-PL6 top
Comparison E-500 or E-PL6 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Olympus E-PL6 is considerably smaller (42 percent) than the Olympus E-500. Moreover, the E-PL6 is markedly lighter (32 percent) than the E-500. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the E-500 nor the E-PL6 are weather-sealed.

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. Both cameras have similarly sized sensors, but DSLRs have a larger flange-to-focal plane distance than mirrorless cameras, which imposes contraints on the optical engineering process and generally leads to bigger and heavier lenses. You can compare the optics available for the two cameras in the Four Thirds Lens Catalog (E-500) and the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog (E-PL6). Mirrorless cameras, such as the E-PL6, have moreover the advantage that they can use many lenses from other systems via adapters, as they have a relatively short flange to focal plane distance.

Concerning battery life, the E-500 gets 750 shots out of its BLM-1 battery, while the E-PL6 can take 360 images on a single charge of its BLS-5 power pack.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. 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.
 
Olympus E-500 130 mm 95 mm 66 mm 479 g 750 n Sep 2005 599 i
2.
 
Olympus E-PL6 111 mm 64 mm 38 mm 325 g 360 n May 2013 599 i
3.
 
Olympus E-M10 II 120 mm 83 mm 47 mm 390 g 320 n Aug 2015 649 i
4.
 
Olympus E-M10 119 mm 82 mm 46 mm 396 g 320 n Jan 2014 699 i
5.
 
Olympus E-PL7 115 mm 67 mm 38 mm 357 g 350 n Aug 2014 599 i
6.
 
Olympus E-PL5 111 mm 64 mm 38 mm 325 g 360 n Sep 2012 599 i
7.
 
Olympus E-PM2 110 mm 64 mm 34 mm 269 g 360 n Sep 2012 499 i
8.
 
Olympus E-450 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2009 499 i
9.
 
Olympus E-620 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 521 g 500 n Feb 2009 699 i
10.
 
Olympus E-420 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2008 599 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-510 136 mm 92 mm 68 mm 538 g 750 n Mar 2007 799 i
14.
 
Olympus E-330 140 mm 87 mm 72 mm 637 g 750 n Jan 2006 999 i
15.
 
Olympus E-400 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 435 g 500 n Sep 2006 699 i
16.
 
Olympus E-300 147 mm 85 mm 64 mm 624 g 750 n Sep 2004 799 i
17.
 
Panasonic L10 135 mm 96 mm 78 mm 556 g 450 n Aug 2007 599 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 manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The two cameras under review were launched at the same price and fall into the same 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. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature a Four Thirds sensor and have a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 2.0. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the review cameras among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Technology-wise, the E-PL6 uses a more advanced image processing engine (TruePic VI) than the E-500 (TruePic), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Olympus E-500 and Olympus E-PL6 sensor measures

While the two cameras under review share the same sensor size, the E-PL6 offers a higher resolution of 15.9 megapixels, compared with 8 MP of the E-500. This megapixels advantage translates into a 41 percent gain in linear resolution. On the other hand, these sensor specs imply that the E-PL6 has a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 3.76μm versus 5.30μm for the E-500). However, it should be noted that the E-PL6 is much more recent (by 7 years and 7 months) than the E-500, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that compensate for the smaller pixel size.

The resolution advantage of the Olympus E-PL6 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the E-PL6 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 23 x 17.3 inches or 58.5 x 43.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.8 x 35.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 15.4 x 11.5 inches or 39 x 29.3 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-500 are 16.3 x 12.2 inches or 41.5 x 31.1 cm for good quality, 13.1 x 9.8 inches or 33.2 x 24.9 cm for very good quality, and 10.9 x 8.2 inches or 27.6 x 20.7 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Olympus Evolt E-500 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 400, which can be extended to ISO 100-1600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Olympus PEN E-PL6 are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

E-500 versus E-PL6 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-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.
 
Olympus E-500 Four Thirds 8.0 3264 2448none...... ..
2.
 
Olympus E-PL6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p...... ..
3.
 
Olympus E-M10 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.112.5842 73
4.
 
Olympus E-M10 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.3884 72
5.
 
Olympus E-PL7 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.4873 72
6.
 
Olympus E-PL5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.3889 72
7.
 
Olympus E-PM2 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.2932 72
8.
 
Olympus E-450 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.5512 56
9.
 
Olympus E-620 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.3536 55
10.
 
Olympus E-420 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.4527 56
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-510 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.210.0442 52
14.
 
Olympus E-330 Four Thirds 7.4 3136 2352none...... ..
15.
 
Olympus E-400 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none...... ..
16.
 
Olympus E-300 Four Thirds 8.0 3264 2448none...... ..
17.
 
Panasonic L10 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.310.8429 55

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The E-PL6 indeed provides for movie recording, while the E-500 does not. The highest resolution format that the E-PL6 can use is 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the E-500 has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the E-PL6 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. That said, the E-PL6 can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the VF-3. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Olympus E-500 and Olympus E-PL6 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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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.
 
Olympus E-500optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
2.
 
Olympus E-PL6optional n 3.0 460 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
3.
 
Olympus E-M10 II2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
4.
 
Olympus E-M101440 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
5.
 
Olympus E-PL7optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
6.
 
Olympus E-PL5optional n 3.0 460 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
7.
 
Olympus E-PM2optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
8.
 
Olympus E-450optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
9.
 
Olympus E-620optical n 2.7 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0 Y Y
10.
 
Olympus E-420optical n 2.7 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 Y n
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-510optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y
14.
 
Olympus E-330optical n 2.5 215 tilting n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
15.
 
Olympus E-400optical n 2.5 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
16.
 
Olympus E-300optical n 1.8 134 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
17.
 
Panasonic L10optical n 2.5 207 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The E-500 has one, while the E-PL6 does not. While the built-in flash of the E-500 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The E-PL6 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the E-500 does not have a selfie-screen.

The Olympus E-PL6 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 E-500 writes its imaging data to Compact Flash or xD Picture cards, while the E-PL6 uses SDXC cards. The E-500 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the E-PL6 only has one slot.

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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 Olympus Evolt E-500 and Olympus PEN E-PL6 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.
 
Olympus E-500Y-----2.0---
2.
 
Olympus E-PL6Ystereomono--mini2.0---
3.
 
Olympus E-M10 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
4.
 
Olympus E-M10Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
5.
 
Olympus E-PL7Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
6.
 
Olympus E-PL5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
7.
 
Olympus E-PM2Ystereomono--mini2.0---
8.
 
Olympus E-450Y-----2.0---
9.
 
Olympus E-620Y-----2.0---
10.
 
Olympus E-420Y-----2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-520Y-----2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-410Y-----2.0---
13.
 
Olympus E-510Y-----2.0---
14.
 
Olympus E-330Y-----2.0---
15.
 
Olympus E-400Y-----2.0---
16.
 
Olympus E-300Y-----2.0---
17.
 
Panasonic L10Y-----2.0---

Both the E-500 and the E-PL6 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. The E-500 was replaced by the Olympus E-510, while the E-PL6 was followed by the Olympus E-PL7. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Olympus website.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Which of the two cameras – the Olympus E-500 or the Olympus E-PL6 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.


Reasons to prefer the Olympus Evolt E-500:

  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (750 versus 360) on a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in September 2005).


Advantages of the Olympus PEN E-PL6:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (15.9 vs 8MP), which boosts linear resolution by 41%.
  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (TruePic VI vs TruePic).
  • Broader imaging potential: Can capture not only stills but also 1080/30p video.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.5") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (460k vs 215k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 2.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (111x64mm vs 130x95mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 154g or 32 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • More modern: Reflects 7 years and 7 months of technical progress since the E-500 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the E-PL6 is the clear winner of the contest (15 : 5 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

E-500 05:15 E-PL6

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Olympus E-500 and the Olympus E-PL6 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the E-500 or the E-PL6. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear 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.
 
Olympus E-500..76/100+ +.... Sep 2005 599 i
2.
 
Olympus E-PL6.......... May 2013 599 i
3.
 
Olympus E-M10 II4.5/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Aug 2015 649 i
4.
 
Olympus E-M104/5..80/1005/55/5 Jan 2014 699 i
5.
 
Olympus E-PL74/5+..5/54/5 Aug 2014 599 i
6.
 
Olympus E-PL53/5+ +..4.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 599 i
7.
 
Olympus E-PM23/5..77/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2012 499 i
8.
 
Olympus E-450......4/54/5 Mar 2009 499 i
9.
 
Olympus E-6203/588/10072/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2009 699 i
10.
 
Olympus E-420..85/100+ +4/54.5/5 Mar 2008 599 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-510..89/100+ +3.5/54.5/5 Mar 2007 799 i
14.
 
Olympus E-330....+o.. Jan 2006 999 i
15.
 
Olympus E-400..85/100..4/54/5 Sep 2006 699 i
16.
 
Olympus E-300....+o4.5/5 Sep 2004 799 i
17.
 
Panasonic L10..85/100+3.5/54/5 Aug 2007 599 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Olympus E-500 vs Olympus E-PL6

    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 Olympus E-500 Olympus E-PL6
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Four Thirds lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date September 2005 May 2013
    Launch Price USD 599 USD 599
    Sensor Specs Olympus E-500 Olympus E-PL6
    Sensor Technology CCD CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 8 Megapixels 15.9 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 pixels 4608 x 3456 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.30 μm 3.76 μm
    Pixel Density 3.55 MP/cm2 7.08 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability no Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 400 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 1,600 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor TruePic TruePic VI
    Screen Specs Olympus E-500 Olympus E-PL6
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Viewfinder optional
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.45x
    LCD Framing Live View
    Rear LCD Size 2.5inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 215k dots 460k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Olympus E-500 Olympus E-PL6
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 2.5 shutter flaps/s 8 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse Photographyno IntervalometerIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CF or XD cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    Connectivity Specs Olympus E-500 Olympus E-PL6
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI mini HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi no Wifi
    Body Specs Olympus E-500 Olympus E-PL6
    Battery Type BLM-1 BLS-5
    Battery Life (CIPA)750 shots per charge360 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 130 x 95 x 66 mm
    (5.1 x 3.7 x 2.6 in)
    111 x 64 x 38 mm
    (4.4 x 2.5 x 1.5 in)
    Camera Weight 479 g (16.9 oz) 325 g (11.5 oz)

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