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Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic TS6

Portability
86
Imaging
48
Features
42
Overall
45
Olympus PEN E-P2 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 front
Portability
91
Imaging
42
Features
45
Overall
43

Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic TS6 Key Specs

Olympus E-P2
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 355g - 121 x 70 x 36mm
  • Released April 2010
  • Replaced the Olympus E-P1
  • Replacement is Olympus E-P3
Panasonic TS6
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 110 x 67 x 29mm
  • Released January 2015
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-FT6
  • Superseded the Panasonic TS5
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Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic TS6 Overview

Here, we are looking at the Olympus E-P2 versus Panasonic TS6, former being a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Waterproof by companies Olympus and Panasonic. There is a sizable difference among the sensor resolutions of the E-P2 (12MP) and TS6 (16MP) and the E-P2 (Four Thirds) and TS6 (1/2.3") posses totally different sensor measurements.

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The E-P2 was announced 5 years before the TS6 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras feature different body design with the Olympus E-P2 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic TS6 being a Compact camera.

Before going right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a short summary of how the E-P2 grades against the TS6 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Olympus E-P2 over the Panasonic TS6

 E-P2 TS6 
Focus manually Dial accurate focus

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS6 over the Olympus E-P2

 TS6 E-P2 
ReleasedJanuary 2015April 2010Fresher by 57 months
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Olympus E-P2 and Panasonic TS6

 E-P2 TS6 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurements
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic TS6 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry your camera frequently, you will need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Olympus E-P2 features external dimensions of 121mm x 70mm x 36mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.4") and a weight of 355 grams (0.78 lbs) while the Panasonic TS6 has dimensions of 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") with a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have chosen during that time. The following is a front view scale comparison of the E-P2 and the TS6.

Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic TS6 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the E-P2 and TS6 is 86 and 91 respectively.

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Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic TS6 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be difficult to visualise the gap in sensor sizing merely by checking out a spec sheet. The photograph here may give you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the E-P2 and TS6.

Clearly, each of these cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The E-P2 using its larger sensor will make shooting bokeh simpler and the Panasonic TS6 will produce more detail with its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The older E-P2 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic TS6 sensor size comparison

Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic TS6 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic TS6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus E-P2 Portrait photography features
Panasonic TS6 Portrait photography features
60
focusing manually
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes face detect autofocus
delivers RAW formats
megapixel count low (12MP)
38
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Olympus E-P2 Street photography advice
Panasonic TS6 Street photography advice
74
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
fixed screen
62
image stabilization (Optical)
weather proofing
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Olympus E-P2 Sports photography factors
Panasonic TS6 Sports photography factors
40
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
very slow continuous shooting (3.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
bad battery life (300 CIPA)
lacks phase detect autofocus
48
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proofing
great battery life (370 per charge)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300 seconds)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Olympus E-P2 Travel photography factors
Panasonic TS6 Travel photography factors
44
no Timelapse function
bad battery life (300 shots)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
73
great battery life (370 shots)
weather proofing
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus E-P2 Landscape photography highlights
Panasonic TS6 Landscape photography highlights
61
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
bad battery life (300 CIPA)
no Timelapse function
53
pretty wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
great battery life (370 shots)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Olympus E-P2 Vlogging details
Panasonic TS6 Vlogging details
30
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
includes face detect autofocus
does not have selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone jack
33
pretty wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of external microphone socket
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Olympus E-P2 vs Panasonic TS6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus E-P2 and Panasonic TS6
 Olympus PEN E-P2Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
General Information
Make Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus PEN E-P2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
Also called as - Lumix DMC-FT6
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Waterproof
Released 2010-04-22 2015-01-06
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Compact
Sensor Information
Chip TruePic V -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4032 x 3024 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 11 23
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 28-128mm (4.6x)
Maximal aperture - f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus range - 5cm
Amount of lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Screen tech HyperCrystal LCD with AR(Anti-Reflective) coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 60 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1300 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 3.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash 5.60 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels) Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/180 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 355 gr (0.78 lbs) 214 gr (0.47 lbs)
Physical dimensions 121 x 70 x 36mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.4") 110 x 67 x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 56 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 21.5 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 10.4 not tested
DXO Low light score 505 not tested
Other
Battery life 300 shots 370 shots
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model BLS-1 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC card SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at release $799 $300