Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

71

Olympus OM-D E-M5

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
165 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
950 shots
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Size
Really small
Standard size (122×89×43 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus OM-D E-M5.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Size Smaller
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Placeholder

Sony a6400

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 body only

$971 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$826 body only

$1,058 with 12-40mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $449 body only

$390 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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