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Olympus E-600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the lens and performance are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the focus. Some have doubts about the low light performance and flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus E-600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

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 Olympus 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.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Josh (

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...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Kevin Carter (

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...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : David Elrich (

Olympus E-600 Review


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.

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

Nov, 2009

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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...

Jan, 2010

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Olympus E-600 Review


The Olympus E-600 is a new entry-level DSLR camera that offers most of the features of the E-620 model at a more affordable price. The E600 drops the backlit buttons, 3 art filters (Pale & Light Color, Light Tone, and Grainy Film), multi exposure mode...

Like all of the Olympus E-series, with the E-600 you're getting a DSLR that anyone could carry comfortably around with them all day, taking shots as and when they present themselves. Thus, as with the Micro Four Thirds cameras that the original Four...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : anoop (

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...

Sep, 2009

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Olympus E-600 with 14-42mm lens


Excellent buy! Real SLR with optical viewfinder and very good live view and adjustable screen all at a very good price. Didn't want to pay E620 prices for the extra belts and whistles. Pocket size handbook is one of the best reference documents I've...

Depth of field adjustments can be difficult to arrange with the smaller 4/3rds type of lens systems. Calibration marks on the manual focus ring would be useful. There isn't such a thing as a cheap SLR as there are just too many "nice to have" and "must...

Aug, 2010

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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.

Jul, 2010

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