Olympus PEN E-PL6 comes with World’s slimmest zoom lens

By Paul Lester,


Rather than sit on their laurels and rely on appealing to the more serious photographer, digital cameras have reacted to the threat of smartphones by upping their game to include a range of modern technology standards and incorporating tricks of the trade that offer users the sort of flexible experience they’ve come to expect.

Many have also focused on providing a slim and light form factor without compromise on quality, an area in which Olympus’ new PEN E-PL6 excels. It features the world’s slimmest pancake zoom lens and is compatible with a range of four specialist lenses to deliver extra power and precision if you need it, alongside support for an optional electronic viewfinder accessory and flash strobe.

A series of options for creative types include 12 art filters and 6 art effects, which allow you to customise photos and movie clips with your own unique touches. A supplied FlashAir WiFi card means it’s quick and easy to transfer videos and photos to a smartphone via the Olympus app to upload to social media sites. It’s even catered for the “selfie” generation, with a large, tilt and swivel high-res LCD touchscreen for taking shots at original angles

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Of course it’s no slouch when it comes to pure photography either, with a 16.1 MP sensor and TruePic VI image processor and a sensitivity range up to ISO 25600. When combined with any Micro Four Thirds lens it’s designed to be ultra quick out of the blocks – start-up and autofocus are almost instantaneous, ensuring you’ll always be in a position to capture that perfect shot. It also takes full HD (1080p) video which is optimised to minimise noise and offer a far wider dynamic range than typical compacts or smartphones can achieve, and added extras such as a level gauge when there’s no horizon, interval shooting for up to 99 shots at various intervals over a 24-hour period and a time-lag mode offer additional control in traditionally awkward environments.

The all-metal finish E-PL6 is available in black and white versions for £429.99 from mid-July.

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