- 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
- 2.7" Fully Articulated Screen
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Sensor based Image Stabilization
- No Video
- Micro Four Thirds Mount
- 515g - 130 x 94 x 60mm
- Introduced August 2009
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- Size Comparison
Olympus E-600 summary
Olympus E-600 is Olympus's Entry-Level DSLR digital camera first introduced on August of 2009. It comes with a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a full resolution of 4032 x 3024.
The E-600 ranks at #57 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras and overall #463 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check out our Smart camera finder to find camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a graph of different factors used in the rating system.
Olympus E-600 history
The Olympus E-600 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can discover all older and latest models alongside main features.
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Olympus E-600 Gallery
You can look at the E-600 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Olympus E-600 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus E-600 based on criterias that are typically regarded as important in a digital camera.
Olympus E-600 Sensor features
The Olympus E-600 is powered by the TruePic III+ processor chip. The size of the sensor in the Olympus E-600 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4032 x 3024 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 12 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. RAW format is saved therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the E-600's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The E-600 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is outlined in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Olympus E-600 dimensions
Olympus E-600 weighs 1.14 lb (515 gr or 18.17 ounces) and features exterior size of 130mm x 94mm x 60mm (5.1" x 3.7" x 2.4"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 gr so the Olympus E-600 is similar in comparison with other rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The following is a pic of the Olympus E-600 with a softdrink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will provide the button arrangement on the E-600.
Olympus E-600 Lens features
The E-600 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses on sale. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the E-600.
Olympus E-600 Connectivity
The E-600 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can send files and in some cases change camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Some apps also allow a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Olympus E-600 Video features
Olympus E-600 doesn't capture video. In case you are searching for a digital camera to shoot just photos, it might not be a problem.
Olympus E-600 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Olympus E-600 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Olympus E-600 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus E-600 comes with a 2.7" fully articulated display having a resolution of 230k dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to get self portraits as well as group shots when necessary. Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder details regarding Olympus E-600 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.48x
Viewfinders can be rather helpful in bright outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Olympus E-600 Shutter features
Olympus E-600 continuous shooting speed is 4.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Olympus E-600 Flash and Hot shoe features
Olympus E-600 includes both in-built flash and also external flash support. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/180s.
Olympus E-600 Autofocus features
Olympus E-600 includes both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and precise as compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which makes it valuable for portraits.
The AF system comes with 7 focus points to select from. Olympus E-600 includes manual focusing if needed in low light occasions or you need to have more precise control on focusing.
Olympus E-600 Battery life
The battery life (BLS-1) in the Olympus E-600 is designed to last for 500 shutters as per the CIPA requirements which is lower in comparison with its rivals. The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has got the best (1900) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Following is a list of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Olympus E-600 for different kinds of photography
The following diagram indicates a summary of the Olympus E-600 for different kinds of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section below.
Olympus E-600 Portrait photography features
The Olympus E-600 has a score of 60 which is modest, and means the camera is reasonably suited to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW files along with the option to work with off-camera flash.
Olympus E-600 Street photography highlights
Having a excellent score of 77, the Olympus E-600 is a excellent option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Olympus E-600 Sports photography details
A reasonable sports photography rating of 49 indicates the Olympus E-600 is fairly suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have good autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus E-600 Travel photography features
Portability is super critical when buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Olympus E-600 gets a moderate 54 as a travel camera which is reasonably suitable for your journeys.
Olympus E-600 Landscape photography info
For those who are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Olympus E-600 with it's reasonable rating of 54 for a landscape camera is reasonably suitable within the current marketplace.
Olympus E-600 Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera ought to have a articulating display, mic port and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Olympus E-600 is not appropriate for vlogging as it receives a low score of 18.
Olympus E-600 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the E-600, here is a list of the highest rated cameras which fall into the category of Entry-Level DSLR.
The line chart just below gives you a bird's eye view of the E-600 versus it's highest scored rivals suggested previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might look into as alternative options. To browse through a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.