As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is also often compared to boutiques, pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the OM-D E-M1X and the OM-D E-M5 II) and Nikon (such as the D500 and the Z6)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 20 fps), slightly more lenses available (108 lenses vs 62 lenses), uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.36x vs 0.71x), has slightly fewer focus points (121 vs 425), is older (september 2016 vs november 2017) and is less popular.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

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2 years newer
$2,999 (body only)
$3,798 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.72x vs 0.36x

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much larger: Large (144×147×75 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)
  • Much heavier: 997 g vs 574 g

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 60 fps vs 60 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II
1 year older
$826 (body only)
$1,058 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M5 II (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.36x
  • Thinner: 1.8" vs 2.6"

Significant disadvantages of the E-M5 II (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the E-M5 II and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Have external mic jacks

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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1 year newer
$1,198 - $2,046 (body only)
$1,898 - $1,899 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.80x vs 0.36x

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 20 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Larger: Professional size (137×97×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)

common strengths of the Lumix DC-G9 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Fast continuous shooting: 20 fps vs 60 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses

Olympus PEN-F

Olympus PEN-F
7 months older
$999 (body only)
$1,148 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN-F (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.36x
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (125×72×37 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.5" vs 2.6"

Significant disadvantages of the PEN-F (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 60 fps
  • No weather sealing
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the PEN-F and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony a6400

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2 years newer
$898 (body only)
$971 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the a6400 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 121
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the a6400 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 11 fps vs 60 fps
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the a6400 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Fujifilm X-T3

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1 year newer
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.73x vs 0.36x
  • Significantly more focus points: 425 vs 121

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 20 fps vs 60 fps
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 58 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the X-T3 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Fast continuous shooting: 20 fps vs 60 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II compared to boutique competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 8 fps) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 2,100k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 30.1 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 204,800 ISO) and significantly smaller viewfinder (0.36x vs 0.76x).

Canon EOS RP

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2 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 121
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.36x
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 60 fps
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the EOS RP and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Z6

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1 year newer
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 12 fps vs 60 fps
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Z6 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 60 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS R

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1 year newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 121
  • Larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 8 fps vs 60 fps
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the EOS R and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (60 fps vs 7 fps), has a screen which flips out and has significantly more focus points (121 vs 65).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.36x vs 0.70x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 30.1 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO).

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
8 months older
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 60 fps
  • Much larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 2.6"

common strengths of the D500 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 60 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Lots of focus points: 153 vs 121

Nikon D4

Nikon D4
4 years older
$5,121 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D4 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.36x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D4 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 11 fps vs 60 fps
  • Much larger: Large (160×157×91 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)
  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 121

common strengths of the D4 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 60 fps

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
similar age
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.36x
  • Much higher true resolution: 30.1 MP vs 20.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 60 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 121
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
3 years older
$949 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.36x
  • Significantly more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 108 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 10 fps vs 60 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 65 vs 121
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 60 fps
  • Inexpensive: $949.00 vs $1,699.00

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much higher resolution screen (1,037k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes much higher resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 17.9 MP), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.36x vs 0.61x), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't have a built-in focus motor.

Pentax KP

Pentax KP
4 months newer
$797 (body only)
$914 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the KP (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.36x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the KP (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 60 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 27 vs 121
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,037k dots

common strengths of the KP and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 60 fps
  • Weather sealed
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.36x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 60 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 121

common strengths of the D7200 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • Lots of focus points: 51 vs 121

Pentax K-3 II

Pentax K-3 II
1 year older
$1,786 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-3 II (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.62x vs 0.36x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 II (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 8.3 fps vs 60 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 27 vs 121
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the K-3 II and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8.3 fps vs 60 fps
  • Weather sealed

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330

Sony Alpha DSLR-A330
7 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A330 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.48x vs 0.36x
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A330 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Shoots much slower: 2.5 fps vs 60 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,037k dots

common strengths of the DSLR-A330 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (128×97×71 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 2.6"

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
3 years older
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.36x
  • Significantly more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 108 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 60 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 121

common strengths of the T5i and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,037k dots
  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens

Olympus E-5

Olympus E-5
6 years older
$3,999 (body only)

Significant advantages of the E-5 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.57x vs 0.36x
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the E-5 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Much lower true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 60 fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 121

common strengths of the E-5 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Weather sealed
  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (prosumer size (134×91×67 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20.2 MP vs 9.7 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is much more expensive ($1,699.00 vs $492.19).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
1 year older
$458 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a GPS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)

common strengths of the P900 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B600

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2 years newer
$327

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the Coolpix B600 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×82×99 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.6"
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 574 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II

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2 years newer
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 12 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ1000 II and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Have touch screens

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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1 year newer
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 60 fps
  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
6 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Built-in flash
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the OM-D E-M1 Mark II)

  • Shoots much slower: 12 fps vs 60 fps
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (134×91×67 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.9 MP vs 20.2 MP
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash