Olympus E-M10 III vs Canon EOS M6

Olympus EM10 III vs Canon EOS M6

Olympus E-M10 III is superb entry-level mirrorless camera that supports 4K video capture and distinctive 121 AF points, but on the other hand, Canon M6 implements large 24 MP APS-C sensor to produce exceptional sharp images with stunning details. However, Eos M6 is also an entry-level mirrorless camera but since looking at its specs list we can say that “It doesn’t clear Olympus E-M10 III”. The statement will be cleared if we go in detail comparison.

Features/ Models

Olympus E-M10 III

Canon EOS M6

Megapixel 16 Megapixels 24.2MP
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Low pass filter  No Yes
Image processor TruePic VII Digic 7
AF system Contrast-Detect sensor Contrast Detect + Phase detect (hybrid)
AF points 121 49
 ISO 100-25600 100-25600
Image Stabilization 5-axis I.S 5-axis Image stabilization for video only (Digital I.S)
 Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/32000 s 60-1/4000 s
 Continuous shooting speed 8.6 fps 9 fps
 Video 4K @30fps Full HD 60fps
Display 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless Built-in Built-in
Environmentally sealed  No No
Battery life  330 295 Shots
Dimensions 122 x 84 x 50 mm  112 x 68 x 45 mm
Weight 410 g 390 g

Image quality

Difference in the image quality can be seen since both used different sensor. M6 uses APS-C sensor, whereas M10 III uses Four-Third sensor. Comparatively APS-C sensor is larger than Four-third, which means larger sensor maximum light and maximum light means more clarity in the images. Plus, 24 MP high resolution lets you get large prints of the subjects. But E-M10 III doesn’t incorporate low pass filter that helps the camera get detail of the subject even in lowlight.

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 III, on the other hand, carries contrast AF system that might not be so accurate as of EOS M6, but E-M10 III offers creative 121 AF points for wider coverage and precise focusing of the subjects, whereas EOS M6 offers you 49 AF points only.

Image stabilization

The 5-axis I.S inside Olympus E-M10 III 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.


Olympus E-M10 III’s 4K video capability adds more fun to the photography. One hand, where some more expensive cameras restricted on Full HD…E-M10 III of brings 4K video capture at 30/25/24p

Shutters speed

Olympus E-M10 III with the shutter speed of 1/32000 sec gives you distortion free images even while capturing the fast moving subjects. 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 III avails only 9 FPS for continuous shooting.


Maximum 330 shots at a time is possible with E-M10 III, whereas 295 shots one can take from Canon M6.


Olympus E-M10 III offers stunning specs inside, such as its 4K video capability and other specs. On the other hand, Canon EOS M6 doesn’t look fresh infront of E-M10 III, But still APS-C sensor can create difference in image quality. Olympus E-M10 III is fabulous!

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