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Canon T6 vs Olympus E-M10 II – Compare

Both Canon T6 and Olympus E-M10 II were released in 2016, but the latter is a mirrorless camera so let’s see how they compare and which one is better for the money.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.

Canon T6E-M10 II
Sensor TypeCMOSLive MOS
Sensor FormatAPS-CMicro Four Thirds
Crop Factor1.6x2.0x
AA FilterYesNone
Image Resolution5184 x 34564608 x 3456
Body Image StabilizationNoYes
Lens MountCanon EF/EF-SMicro Four Thirds
ISO100 - 6,400200 - 25,600
Expanded ISO12,800None
AF Points981 Contrast
Cross-type AF Points10 phase
Continuous Mode3fps8fps
LCD3.0" - Fixed3.0" - Articulating
LCD Resolution921,600 dots1,037,000 dots
Focus PeakingNoYes
Top LCD DisplayNoNo
Viewfinder TypeOpticalEVF (2.36M)
Viewfinder Coverage95%100%
Viewfinder Magnification0.80x1.23x
Video Resolution1920x1080 (30/25/24p)1920x1080 (60/50/30/25/24p)
 1280x720 (60/50p)1920x1080 (60/50/30/25/24p)
Microphone JackNoNo
Headphone JackNoNo
Memory Card TypeSD SD
Dual Card SlotsNoNo
Fastest Shutter Speed1/40001/16000
Slowest Shutter Speed30"60"
Bulb ModeYesYes
JPEG Buffer Size1528
RAW Buffer Size618
Time LapseNoYes
Built-in FlashYesYes
Max Flash Sync Speed1/2001/250
Startup Time0.5s0.8s
Built-in Wi-FiYesYes
Built-in GPSNoNo
Built- in NFCYesNo
USB TypeUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Environmentally SealedNoNo
Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots320 shots
Battery IncludedYes (LP-E10)Yes (BLS-50)
Weight17.1 oz (485g)13.8 oz (390g)
Size5.1 x 4.0 x 3.1"4.7 x 3.3 x 1.8"
Release Date20162015

Olympus E-M10 II Advantages:

  • AA Filter – The E-M10 II has no AA filter which will result in slightly sharper images, mostly visible if printing large
  • Body Image Stabilization – The E-M10 II has built-in image stabilization that works with every lens, even if that one has no IS technology. Excellent for older lenses or expensive primes.
  • Higher Max ISO – The native ISO is 2 stops higher
  • AF Points – 81 AF points versus 9. They’re all contrast based compared to phase-detection on the T6, but they’ll still perform similar when shooting sports or moving subjects
  • 8 vs 3fps – Noticeably faster for sports and wildlife
  • LCD Display – The LCD screen is articulating, supports touchscreen and has a higher resolution
  • Focus Peaking – The E-M10 II, like all other mirrorless cameras, can highlight what’s in focus before taking a picture. Excellent if you have bad eye sight or are using manual lenses
  • Viewfinder – 100% coverage with a higher magnification. This won’t affect your shots, but you’ll see your subjects bigger and better.
  • Full HD at 60fps – Better for slow motion recordings
  • UHS-II – Both cameras support SD, but the T6 doesn’t support UHS-I speeds let alone UHS-II, which is the fastest SD cards go right now.
  • Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/16000 vs 1/4000
  • Slowest Shutter Speed – 60″ vs 30″, but both cameras have a bulb mode
  • JPEG Buffer – The amount of JPEGs you can take before the buffer fills is 28 compared to 15
  • RAW Buffer – 18 versus 6
  • Time-Lapse
  • Flash Sync Speed – 1/250 vs 1/200
  • Size & Weight – The E-M10 II is a lot smaller and lighter

The Olympus E-M10 II is a mirrorless camera with a MFT sensor, which allows it to be so small and light.

Besides the size, its biggest advantages are 8 vs 3fps, built-in stabilization that works for photos and videos, LCD screen that can be moved and the bigger buffer. It doesn’t cost a lot more so if size is very important to you, you’ll love it.

hYou can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews here.


Canon T6 Advantages:

  • NFC Connection
  • Battery Life – 180 shots longer battery life
  • Less Expensive – With the kit 18-55mm lens, the T6 costs around $100 less

The Canon T6 is the most affordable, basic DSLR from Canon. It’s an excellent camera but compared to other models it usually never stands out.

Should you get it? Only if going over $450 is already more than you’re okay with.

You can buy it at Amazon or read more reviews here.

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