- 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 50 - 1600
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 28-102mm (F3.5-5.1) lens
- 179g - 95 x 63 x 22mm
- Introduced July 2009
- Alternate Name is mju Tough 6000
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Olympus 6000 summary
Olympus 6000 is Olympus's Small Sensor Compact camera first introduced on July of 2009. The camera houses a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 3648 x 2736. It is known as "mju Tough 6000" in certain regions.
The 6000 is positioned #216 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #1174 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should test our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personalized criteria.
Below is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.
Olympus 6000 family
The Olympus 6000 has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can check out all previous and more recent models as well as key specs.
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Olympus 6000 Gallery
You can view the 6000 from different angles in the gallery here.
Olympus 6000 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of upsides and downsides of the Olympus 6000 based on factors that are normally considered important in a camera.
Olympus 6000 Sensor information
The dimension of the sensor on the Olympus 6000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2. The camera features Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 50 to 1600. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below displays the 6000's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The 6000 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Olympus 6000 dimensions
Olympus 6000 is 0.39 lb (179 grams / 6.31 oz) & the size of the camera is 95mm x 63mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.5" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Olympus 6000 is very much the same in comparison with its rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a pic of the Olympus 6000 alongside a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view here will illustrate the button layout on the 6000.
Olympus 6000 Lens information
The 6000 houses an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 28-102mm making it a 3.6 x zoom which is not amazing but it will surely be helpful in certain cases.
At it's widest 28mm, it features an aperture of f3.5 which is quite sluggish and not the best for low light conditions and you will probably find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will also need to increase your ISO resulting in noisy files. At the long end, 102mm comes to f5.1 making it very sluggish and you would have to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Olympus 6000 Connectivity
The 6000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can send pictures and at times change settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Olympus 6000 Video information
The max video quality on the Olympus 6000 is 640 x 480 and you can save in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low for today's requirements. You should strive for a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The body does not have a microphone or headphone socket which means you have got zero control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to have a look at another camera should you need good sound for your video clips.
Olympus 6000 Weather Sealing
Olympus 6000 features weather proofing making it a fantastic option for use in tough locations. This can be especially helpful whenever you are not sure about the conditions you may encounter in outdoor photography.
Olympus 6000 Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus 6000 is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Sadly the display screen is not a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder specs for Olympus 6000 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy in bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Olympus 6000 Shutter information
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus 6000 Flash and Hot shoe information
Olympus 6000 features just inbuilt flash with missing external flash support.
Olympus 6000 Autofocusing information
Olympus 6000 features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & doesn't have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster & precise compared to Contrast Based autofocusing.
Olympus 6000 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing can be good in low light scenarios or you need to have more exact depth of field control.
Olympus 6000 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the maximum (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Here is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:
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Olympus 6000 for various types of photography
The following bar chart provides a summary of the Olympus 6000 for various types of photography. To find out more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Olympus 6000 Portrait photography information
The Olympus 6000 has a score of 19 which is dreadful, meaning that it is simply not very good for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support and potential to utilize external lighting.
Olympus 6000 Street photography highlights
Coming in at a above average points tally of 61, the Olympus 6000 is a very decent pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Olympus 6000 Sports photography details
A dreadful sports photography points total of 33 indicates the Olympus 6000 is simply not very good for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Olympus 6000 Travel photography factors
Portability is extremely critical in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Olympus 6000 gets a above average 61 for a travelling camera which makes it a good choice for your trips.
Landscape photography with Olympus 6000
For anyone planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Olympus 6000 and it's dreadful rating of 35 for a landscape camera is simply not very good amongst its competitors.
Olympus 6000 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a moving display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Olympus 6000 is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it comes to a dreadful rating of 28.
Olympus 6000 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the 6000, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall under the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart underneath will give you an overview of the 6000 vs it's top rated rivals mentioned earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may see as alternatives. To check out a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.