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Olympus E-600

Olympus E-600
alaScore 89

28 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and shutter are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good comments.

value for money, performance, portability, shutter, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Olympus E-600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Olympus E-600


Every so often camera makers decide to strip a few features out of a popular model, lower the price—and like throwing pasta on the wall—hope it sticks—or in this case sells. Enter the Olympus E-600, a modified version of the popular E-620. Both are...

Great Value ; Retains key features from the E-620

Less features than the E-620

At a list price of $749 for the camera body and two lenses, the Olympus E-600 may contain more bang for your buck than the more fully featured E-620.

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Olympus E-600


If you want an inexpensive entry-level digital SLR, you can find cameras close to this one. But when you choose an inexpensive model, usually you lose great features and quality. The Olympus E-600 packs many of the high-end features into an entry-level...

Superb- 12.3-megapixel digital SLR boasts excellent qualitySufficient- scene modes, image stabilization, live autofocusStable- compact camera that is great for on-the-go shootingSaturated- loaded with new features, capabilities, and technologiesSimple-...

Hobbyists and amateur photographers alike will take notice to the...

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Review: Olympus E-600 SLR camera


The 12.3-megapixel E-600 from Olympus is aimed at photographers wanting a light and portable digital SLR camera. It comes in a kit with a 14mm to 42mm lens and a 40mm to 150mm lens.

Looking and handling like a traditional SLR, in about 1.5 seconds you’re ready to start shooting, with the rear LCD (which flips out and rotates through 270 degrees) providing an overview of currently selected shooting settings. Our only grumble about...


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The new Olympus E-600


The new Olympus E-600 is a scaled down version of the E-620 which means it is more affordable! It is affordable and it is a scaled down version which means you don't get the backlit buttons, the three art filter modes, the two-shot multi-exposure mode...

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Amazon review summary for Olympus E-600


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Olympus E-600 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Digital SLR Cameras on

value for money, color

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus E-600 Digital SLR Camera, with 14mm - 42mm f3.5-5.6 & ED 40 -150mm f4.0-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lenses - Refurbished By Olympus U.S.AOlympus E-600 Digital SLR Camera, with 14mm - 42mm f3.5-5.6 & ED 40 -150mm f4.0-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lenses - Refurbished By Olympus U.S.A

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Olympus E-600 DSLR camera


Can the E-620 "lite" punch above its weight?

Comprehensive feature set, yet easy to use, solid feel build, Live View with dedicated button for one-touch activation, tilting LCD screen is a further boon to creative compositions

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Olympus E-600 review


Available exclusively through the Dixons group, the 12.3Mp Olympus E-600 is a rebadged, pared-down and better-value version of the E-620. Both are aimed at photographers wanting a light and portable digital SLR camera.

While Dixons is stocking the Olympus E-600 digital SLR camera for £399, you'll be getting a mid-range model at an entry-level price.

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Olympus E-600 Digital SLR


4fps continuous shooting in JPEG mode until the card is full with flash off, or for 5 shots when shooting in RAW. Continuous shooting with the flash on, and shots slow down to 0.7 – 1.0 seconds between shots. Switch on time is a little slow, with the...

Personally I’ve become quite familiar with Olympus DSLR menus over the years, however, they can occasionally be a little daunting at first as there is a large amount of options and features available to customise. For beginners the camera can simply be...

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Olympus E-600


Following the popularity of the 12-megapixel E-620 launched earlier in the year, and the introduction of a couple of key models from rivals, demand for a more competitively priced camera has prompted Olympus to respond with a pared-down version, the E-600

In terms of tonality, we prefer the E-600's out-of-camera Jpegs, although there's little to choose if you prefer a Raw workflow. What's missing is an HD video option, which seems a strange omission bearing in mind that the Lmos sensor is quite capable...

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Olympus E-600 With 14-42MM Lens


This is my first D SLR camera and so far find it very good & easy to use in Auto mode. Not sure yet what I am doing in manual settings but it very easy to experiment. Battery life is brilliant, far longer than any other camera I have had or used. The...

None yet that i have found

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:Live MOS
Sensor Size:17.3 x 13.0 mm
SLR / Compact:SLR Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: Yes
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: Yes

Power Supply

Battery Model:Olympus BLS-1
Battery Type:Olympus BLS-1


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording: No
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: No
Shutter Priority: Yes