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Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30

Portability
59
Imaging
76
Features
92
Overall
82
Canon EOS 6D Mark II front
 
Olympus E-30 front
Portability
60
Imaging
48
Features
54
Overall
50

Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30 Key Specs

Canon 6D MII
(Full Review)
  • 26MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Expand to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 765g - 144 x 111 x 75mm
  • Launched June 2017
  • Succeeded the Canon 6D
Olympus E-30
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 2.7" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • No Video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 695g - 142 x 108 x 75mm
  • Released March 2009
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Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30 Overview

In this write-up, we are comparing the Canon 6D MII and Olympus E-30, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras by brands Canon and Olympus. There exists a huge gap between the sensor resolutions of the 6D MII (26MP) and E-30 (12MP) and the 6D MII (Full frame) and E-30 (Four Thirds) feature different sensor dimensions.

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The 6D MII was manufactured 8 years later than the E-30 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before we go in to a thorough comparison, below is a quick summary of how the 6D MII matches up vs the E-30 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon 6D MII over the Olympus E-30

 6D MII E-30 
ReleasedJune 2017March 2009More recent by 101 months
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1040k230kSharper display (+810k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus E-30 over the Canon 6D MII

 E-30 6D MII 

Common features in the Canon 6D MII and Olympus E-30

 6D MII E-30 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly

Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30 Physical Comparison

If you're going to lug around your camera frequently, you are going to need to consider its weight and measurements. The Canon 6D MII has external measurements of 144mm x 111mm x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") with a weight of 765 grams (1.69 lbs) whilst the Olympus E-30 has proportions of 142mm x 108mm x 75mm (5.6" x 4.3" x 3.0") and a weight of 695 grams (1.53 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are using at that time. Below is the front view sizing comparison of the 6D MII and the E-30.

Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 6D MII and E-30 is 59 and 60 respectively.

Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30 top view buttons comparison

Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very tough to imagine the gap between sensor measurements simply by reading specs. The photograph underneath will help offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the 6D MII and E-30.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor measurements. The 6D MII because of its larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower DOF easier and the Canon 6D MII will offer greater detail due to its extra 14 Megapixels. Greater resolution will let you crop images far more aggressively. The more recent 6D MII provides an advantage with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30 sensor size comparison

Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 6D MII Portrait photography advice
Olympus E-30 Portrait photography advice
85
has manual focus
excellent resolution (26MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports face detection autofocus
saves RAW files
60
manual focus
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
low megapixels (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Canon 6D MII Street photography highlights
Olympus E-30 Street photography highlights
77
screen articulates fully
built in image stabilization
sensor size is great (Full frame)
saves RAW files
provides touch focus
environment sealing
very good ISO range (40,000)
72
fully articulated screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
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Sports Comparison

Canon 6D MII Sports photography info
Olympus E-30 Sports photography info
88
built in image stabilization
excellent resolution (26 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports tracking autofocus
environment sealing
better than average battery (1,200 CIPA)
comes with phase detect autofocus
52
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports phase detect autofocus
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
low megapixels (12MP)
not so great battery life (750 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Canon 6D MII Travel photography details
Olympus E-30 Travel photography details
78
better than average battery (1,200 per charge)
environment sealing
has bluetooth
provides touch focus
excellent resolution (26 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
49
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
no Time Lapse function
not so great battery life (750 CIPA)
low megapixels (12MP)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 6D MII Landscape photography features
Olympus E-30 Landscape photography features
86
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization
excellent resolution (26MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
very good ISO range (40,000)
saves RAW files
environment sealing
better than average battery (1,200 per charge)
52
manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
has image stabilization (Sensor based)
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
small screen (2.7")
low megapixels (12MP)
not so great battery life (750 shots)
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 6D MII Vlogging information
Olympus E-30 Vlogging information
78
selfie friendly display
touchscreen
built in image stabilization
supports face detection autofocus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external microphone port
18
no video
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Canon 6D MII vs Olympus E-30 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 6D MII and Olympus E-30
 Canon EOS 6D Mark IIOlympus E-30
General Information
Company Canon Olympus
Model type Canon EOS 6D Mark II Olympus E-30
Category Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Launched 2017-06-29 2009-03-24
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor Chip DIGIC 7 TruePic III+
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 24mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 861.6mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 26 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 6240 x 4160 4032 x 3024
Highest native ISO 40000 3200
Highest enhanced ISO 102400 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Lowest enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 45 11
Cross type focus points 45 -
Lens
Lens support Canon EF Micro Four Thirds
Total lenses 250 45
Focal length multiplier 1 2.1
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology - HyperCrystal II LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 98% 98%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 0.56x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 60 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 6.5 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 13.00 m
Flash settings no built-in flash Auto, Manual, Fill, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync with red-eye reduction, Slow sync, Slow sync 2nd curtain, Off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize - 1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC -
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 None
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 -
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Built-in None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 765 grams (1.69 lbs) 695 grams (1.53 lbs)
Dimensions 144 x 111 x 75mm (5.7" x 4.4" x 3.0") 142 x 108 x 75mm (5.6" x 4.3" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 85 55
DXO Color Depth rating 24.4 21.3
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.9 10.4
DXO Low light rating 2862 530
Other
Battery life 1200 images 750 images
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID LP-E6N BLM-1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes (12 or 2 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible) Compact Flash (Type I or II) / xD Picture Card
Card slots Single Single
Pricing at release $1,799 $1,299