EPL6 vs EPL5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Bravin Neff, May 14, 2013.

  1. Bravin Neff

    Bravin Neff Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 25, 2011
    Bravin Neff
    I know the EPL6 has only been announced for Japan, but assuming its soon available elsewhere, I'm stumped about its major benefit over the EPL5. Can someone summarize, maybe in a 2 sentences, what the EPL6 advantage is?
  2. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    None for taking pictures. It's really a E-PL5 with wi-fi.
  3. Taki

    Taki Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 8, 2012
    Here's the Olympus Japan FAQ page explaining the differences between E-PL5 & E-PL6.
    Google Translate

    In Japan you can get a free VF-3, a matching colored body-cap lens, or a Flash Air card if you buy E-PL6 :eek:
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    This differs from what I've read. The differences that stood out to me are: faster max shutter speed (1/8000 second), lower min ISO (100) and it works with the eye sensor of the new VF-4. I don't believe it has WiFi.

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  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    oooh... So a good bright light camera! :D For sunny days and studio shooting.
  6. Taki

    Taki Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 8, 2012
    Max shutter speed is 1/4000.
  7. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    I stand corrected.

    Here is the official product page if you want more details on the E-PL6.

    One interesting feature is the "Short Release Time Lag Mode" which reduces shutter lag. What's interesting is that one can turn this feature on or off. This suggests that there is some downside to using it, since I can't imagine anyone wanting to dial in more shutter lag. I wonder what the trade-off is. Any ideas?
  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    IIRC it substantially reduces battery life.
  9. elandel

    elandel Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 16, 2010
    Milan, Italy
    I think it just adds some gimmick for tech gearheads but its core features are the same of E-pl5.