Canon EOS M6 vs. Olympus E-M10 II

Canon EOS M6 vs. Olympus EM10 II

Canon EOS M6 features the Incredible Dual Pixel CMOS AF system inside, whereas Olympus E-M10 II has to work with contrast detect AF only. Plus, the effective megapixels as well as sensor size of Canon M6 is more and larger respectively than E-M10 II. Let’s go in detailed comparison to find out the actual difference.

Specifications difference between Canon EOS M6 vs. Olympus E-M10 II

Features/ Models Canon EOS M6
Olympus E-M10 II
Megapixel 24.2MP 16 Megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Low pass filter  Yes No
Image processor Digic 7 TruePic VII
AF system Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid) Contrast Detect
AF points 49 81
 ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Image Stabilization 5-axis Image stabilization for video only (Digital I.S) 5-axis I.S
 Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/4000 s 60-1/16000 s
 Continuous shooting speed 9 fps 8 fps
 Video full HD 1080p @60fps Full HD 60fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
Hot shoe No Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed  No No
Battery life  295 Shots 320 shots
Dimensions 112 x 68 x 45 mm 120 x 83 x 47 mm
Weight 343 g 390 g

Image quality

The big sized APS-C sensor and maximum number of effective pixels inside Canon eos M6, Canon EOS M6 is getting much more considerations for giving you high-resolution image files with stunning detail and impressive clarity. On the other hand, E-m10 ii has been built on M4/3 sensor with 16 mp effective pixels.

AF system

Dual Pixel AF system inside Canon EOS M6 is a very innovative AF technology that allows both capture video in Live View with smooth and precise autofocus. Not only this, this game-changing AF technology provides fast and accurate autofocus during Live View still image capture. Actually, CMOS sensor on Canon EOS M6 has two photodiodes per pixel (Total 40 million) and each pixel on the sensor performs both phase-difference detection autofocus and capture light. On the other hand, Phase-difference detection AF, enabling the cameras to achieve quick and easy auto focus. Furthermore, due this innovative AF system the camera gets autofocus on approx 80% of the image plane that eventually confirms you get images and high resolution videos with stunning details.

Olympus E-M10 II, on the other hand, carries contrast AF system that might not be so accurate as of EOS M6, but E-M10 II offers creative 81 AF points for precise focusing of the subjects, whereas EOS M6 offers you 49 AF points only.

Image Stabilization

Olympus E-M10 II incorporates 5-axis I.S that effectively suppresses the uncontrolled camera shakes that ultimately affect the image quality. 5-axis I.S mechanism helps you get crisp and blur free images, even while using the slower shutter speed and also when you use your camera at lowlight area. On the other side, the Canon EOS M6 also incorporates  5-axis I.S which uses the camera’s Digital IS with a compatible lens’s Optical IS to reduce the blur arises due to camera shakes. Moreover, the EOS M6 also features 5-axis Digital Image Stabilization* when recording video, which digitally helps to minimize blur due to movement.

Shutter speed

One of the great advantages of faster shutter speed is that it effectively suppresses the appearance of distortion and helps you get crisp and blur free images. Moreover, it also incredibly minimizes the “rolling shutter” effect while shooting fast moving subjects and followed by one other great advantage that this fast shutter speed also allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture while shooting at bright light conditions. So, all the things I stated above are undisputedly favoring to E-M10 II since the camera avails faster shutter speed of 1/16000 s. On the other hand, Canon Eos M6 allows you use the faster shutter speed of 1/4000 sec only.

Continuous shooting speed

The EOS M6 camera is capable of taking up to 7.0 frames per second (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock) to help you get multiple images of a fast-moving subject and ensure you capture crisp and clear shots. On the other hand, E-M10 II avails only 6FPS for continuous shooting.


You can take around 320 shots at a time with E-M10 II, whereas you can take only 295 shots with Canon M6.


Canon EOS M6 is virtually the best camera you can spare your savings on that gives you best image quality, AF system and many more. So, we must recommend you to buy Canon EOS M6.

Canon EOS M6 $679.00
Olympus E-M10 II $549.00

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