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Advantages of the Canon 7D Mark II

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Lens availability
Much more lenses available
220 lenses vs 108 lenses
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More than 2x more lenses available
Battery life
Much longer battery life
670 shots vs 350 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 15.9 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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Advantages of the Olympus E-M1

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Size
Smaller
130×94×63 mm vs 149×112×78 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,400k dots vs 1,040k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Weight
Significantly lighter
497 g vs 910 g
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Around 50% lighter
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.62x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Thickness
Thinner
2.5" vs 3.1"
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Around 20% thinner
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
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The E-M1's maximum light sensitivity is 1.4 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              7D Mark II220 lenses
              E-M1108 lenses
              Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              7D Mark IIPentaprism
              E-M1Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              7D Mark II1080p @ 60fps
              E-M11080p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

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