Aug 30 2009
|Sensor Type||Four Thirds|
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Overview of the E-600
Photography is an art that requires not just skill, but the right tools too. The Olympus E-600 camera is the perfect example of a tool that can help you elevate your photography game to new heights. This camera is packed with advanced features including a 12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor, TruePic III+ image processing engine, and advanced autofocus system. Combined, these features deliver superior image quality that will make your photos pop. But that's not all - the Olympus E-600 is also lightweight and compact, making it easy to take with you wherever you go. So if you're ready to take your photography to the next level, consider investing in the Olympus E-600 camera.
Olympus E-600 Pros and Cons
Now, we will look more closely at our review of the Olympus E-600 camera. We will see what it can do and compare it to other cameras like it. We will tell you what's good about it and what's not so good. This way, you'll know if it's the camera for you!
Build and Construction
Body and dimensions
|Dimensions||130 x 94 x 60mm|
The Olympus E-600 is not sealed against water and dust, so it's important to be careful when using it in such conditions. If you often shoot in environments with water or dust, it's recommended to check out another camera with weather sealing.
Design and Handling
Main design features
|View Finder||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots|
|Body type||Compact SLR|
This camera has a fully articulated 2.70" screen, with a display resolution of 230k dots. This makes the Olympus E-600 very suitable for those looking for a vlogging camera as you can view yourself while shooting selfies. Unfortunately, the camera does not have a touch screen, which may make it less user-friendly.
E-600 includes a optical (pentamirror) viewfinder with no electronic viewfinder of resolution with a coverage of 95% and a magnification of 0.48x. This feature enhances the camera's suitability for outdoor photography in bright conditions.
Olympus E-600 has a 12MP sized CMOS sensor. You can shoot at maximum resolution of 12 pixels. Olympus E-600 has a native ISO range of 100 - 3200 which can be boosted to null - null. It can also save files in RAW format which gives you a wider room for post processing.
Aug 30 2009
100 - 3200
|Extended ISO||null - null|
|Max resolution||4032 x 3024 pixels|
DXO Sensor Scores
55 / 102
21.5 / 26.5
10.3 / 14.8
Low Light ISO
541 / 4505
DXO mark sensor scores
The DXOmark rankings indicate that the Olympus E-600 camera has above average color depth performance, which refers to the number of colors the sensor can distinguish. Additionally, its dynamic range is also average, allowing it to retain low amounts of details in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The camera's low light ISO performance is poor, which is an important factor to consider if you plan to use it in dimly lit indoor environments or at night. Overall the image quality of the E-600 is below average
Camera crop factor (or focal length multiplier) refers to how a camera's sensor size affects the apparent field of view of a lens. Crop factor is determined by comparing the size of a camera's sensor to that of a full-frame sensor, which is a standard reference size for camera sensors.
Crop factor calculator
Full frame equivalent
This camera: Four Thirds
Connectivity, storage, battery
|Storage||Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card|
|Battery Life||500 shots|
The Olympus E-600 supports Compact Flash (Type I or II), xD Picture Card with 1 slots for storage. This may suffice for everyday use. However, for professional applications such as wedding photography, it is not recommended as a memory card malfunction could lead to the loss of all footage.
The Olympus E-600 uses the BLS-1 model of battery pack. This is rated for 500 shots shots which is high. If you intend to take photos or record videos for an extended period, it might be a good idea to bring along additional batteries.
The Olympus E-600 has built in flash which is great for event photography and in low light situations. It also offers a flash shoe that allows you to attach external flashes. This provides more versatility in your lighting choices.
The Olympus E-600 boasts a maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/4000s, which is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects in bright environments, such as in sports photography. Faster shutter speeds enable you to freeze the action and capture every detail, making it easier to get the perfect shot.
With a continuous mechanical shutter speed of n/a or an electronic shutter speed of n/a, this camera is not capable of capturing the perfect moment more easily, making it not as suited for wedding, sports, and wildlife photography. Higher shutter speeds make it easier to capture fast-paced action, ensuring that you never miss the perfect shot.
The Olympus E-600 includes two autofocus (AF) systems: contrast detection and phase detection, with 7 number of focus points.
While contrast detection is generally more accurate and precise, phase detection autofocus is faster and more effective in most situations, particularly when photographing moving subjects.
Phase detection autofocus works by dividing the incoming light into pairs and then analyzing how they intersect on the camera's sensor. This method allows the camera to determine not only if a subject is in focus but also the direction and distance needed to adjust the focus to achieve perfect sharpness.
On the other hand, contrast detection autofocus works by analyzing the contrast of an image and adjusting the focus until the highest contrast is detected. While this method is very accurate, it can be slow, especially in low light conditions or when photographing moving subjects.
The Olympus E-600 features a CMOS sensor
No the E-600 does not have weather sealing.
The Olympus E-600 was announced on Aug 30 2009
Yes the E-600 does have in-body image stabilization that can compensate for camera shake, making it easier to shoot handheld in low light conditions.
The E-600 has a native ISO range of 100-3200, which can be expanded to ISO null-null for even greater sensitivity in low light conditions.
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