Lets look on one of the newest compact mirrorless cameras Olympus PEN E-PL6 with 16.1 MP 4/3″ Live MOS sensor, graphical processor TruePic VI ( they are the same as top level Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera has ), Micro Four Thirds mount for interchangeable lenses and 3-axis image stabilization via sensor-shifting. Camera has one of the smallest prices among such devices and in value/price ratio respect is on one of the first places. It makes photos with 4608 x 3456 pixels maximal resolution and saves them in JPEG, RAW ( 12 bits per channel precision and lossless compression ), RAW+JPEG and MPO formats; supported video recording modes are Full HD 1920 x 1080 30p, HD 1280 x 720 30p and SD 640 x 480 30fps with saving in MOV ( with MPEG-4 AVC or H.264 image encoding ) or AVI ( Motion JPEG ) formats and stereo or mono Wave Linear PCM 16 bits and 48 kHz sound recording via built-in or external microphones. Used color spaces are sRGB and Adobe RGB, ISO sensitivity levels are in 200 – 25600 range; it has no built-in flash and viewfinder, but there is ability to attach external ones, 3″ touch display can be tilted and has 460 K dots resolution.
Olympus PEN E-PL6 supports manual and automatic focus, diaphragm and exposure settings and can be used for astronomical photos making with use of T-mount adapter. It saves photos and videos on SD, SDHC and SDXC ( UHS-I ) flash memory cards with Flash Air and Eye-Fi support; it has no built-in wireless connections support. Following connectors are placed on it : combined USB 2.0/AV output/for remote control, HDMI Micro Type-D, Hot Shoe and Accessory Port 2; one charge of its Li-ion battery BLS-5 is enough for approximately 360 photos making. Camera sizes are 110.5 ( width ) x 63.7 ( height ) x 38.2 ( depth ) mm and mass is 279 g ( only camera without lens, memory card and battery ); its body is made from metal, frontal grip can be unscrewed, if needed; work conditions are : temperature in 0 – 40 degrees on Celsius range and relative air humidity levels in 30 – 90 % diapason.
Package contains : Olympus PEN E-PL6 camera itself, external flash FL-LM1, Li-ion battery BLS-5, recharger BCS-5, USB cable, AV cable, shoulder strap, CD-ROM disk with OLYMPUS Viewer 2 software, frontal removable grip MCG-4, warranty card and user’s guide. This is a great camera, giving high-quality photos and videos and having technologies of top level Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera, it differs not much from Olympus PEN E-PL5 camera, so, when choice is between these cameras, then there is need to look on their prices.