Olympus 6020 summary
Olympus 6020 is Olympus's Waterproof digital camera initially launched on February of 2010. It houses a 13 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4288 x 3216. The camera is also known as "mju Tough 6020" in other countries.
The 6020 stands at #56 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & over all #929 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our list. Please try our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Olympus 6020 history
The Olympus 6020 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the complete range underneath.
Olympus 6020 Gallery
You can check the 6020 from different angles in the gallery here.
Olympus 6020 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of advantages and disadvantages of the Olympus 6020 based on aspects which are typically regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Olympus 6020 Sensor specifications
The Olympus 6020 is powered by the TruePic III processor. The specification of the sensor in the Olympus 6020 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4288 x 3216 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor has 13MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 64 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not saved so the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath shows the 6020's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The 6020 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is displayed in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Olympus 6020 dimensions
Olympus 6020 has a weight of 0.27 lb (122 gr / 4.30 ounces) & has outer measurements of 95mm x 62mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 196 gr so the Olympus 6020 is less heavy in comparison with various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Here is a picture of the Olympus 6020 next to a soda so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will show the button arrangement on the 6020.
Olympus 6020 Lens specifications
The 6020 offers a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be perfect but it would certainly be convenient in a few conditions.
At the widest 28mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.9 which will be really slow and not good for low light occasions and you will likely find it difficult to get good bokeh. You would also need to raise the ISO causing noisy photos. For the tele end, 140mm comes at f5.9 which is quite slow and you would need to set slower shutter speeds.
Olympus 6020 Connectivity
The 6020 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy files and in some cases change settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Many applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Olympus 6020 Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution in the Olympus 6020 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in H.264 file format. 720p is terrible for today's standards. You should shoot for at least 1080p resolution for decent video. The camera does not offer a microphone and headphone socket so you have got little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to purchase another model in case you want decent audio for your videos.
Olympus 6020 Weather Sealing
Olympus 6020 provides environment proofing which makes it a very good choice for use during tricky conditions. This is particularly useful when you are unsure about the elements you might face during outdoor photography.
Olympus 6020 Screen and Viewfinder
The Olympus 6020 is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The View Finder details for Olympus 6020 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are rather useful.
Olympus 6020 Shutter specifications
Olympus 6020 is able to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Olympus 6020 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Olympus 6020 has only built-in flash without external flash support.
Olympus 6020 Autofocus specifications
Olympus 6020 has just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & exact in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.
It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for objects on the move. Olympus 6020 lacks manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful during low light or you want more exact depth of field control.
Olympus 6020 Battery life
The average Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 has got the best (380) battery life within this category of cameras.
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Olympus 6020 for different kinds of photography
The following graph presents a summary of the Olympus 6020 for different kinds of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section underneath.
Olympus 6020 Portrait photography features
The Olympus 6020 gets a rating of 28 which is low, and means the camera is simply not suitable to use for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support & potential to work with off-camera flash.
Olympus 6020 Street photography advice
Coming in at a nice points total of 66, the Olympus 6020 is a good pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Olympus 6020
A low sports photography score of 43 suggests the Olympus 6020 is simply not suitable for photographing sports. A camera should have very good tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Olympus 6020 Travel photography factors
Size is very critical when choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Olympus 6020 gets a very good 70 as a travel camera which is a fine fit to purchase for your travels.
Olympus 6020 as a Landscape photography camera
If you are planning to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Olympus 6020 at it's low rating of 40 as a landscape camera is simply not suitable compared to it's competition.
Olympus 6020 Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera should really come with a articulating screen, microphone port and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Olympus 6020 is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it comes to a low score of 31.
Olympus 6020 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the 6020, here is a collection of the top rated cameras which fall under the class of Waterproof.
The chart underneath shows you a bird's eye view of the 6020 compared to it's top ranked rivals listed above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might see as alternative options. To check out a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.