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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

61

Olympus OM-D E-M5

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus OM-D E-M5

Size
Really small
Standard size (122×89×43 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

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

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,077 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,099 - $2,149 body only

$2,685 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,839 - $3,199 body only

$3,399 - $4,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Lowest price More expensive

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $499 body only

$499 - $549 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,700 with 14-150mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$999 body only

$2,300 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EOS 5D Mark II
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Olympus OM-D E-M5
OM-D E-M5
Olympus

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