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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

62

Olympus OM-D E-M5

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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

$1,178 - $1,499 body only

$1,730 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
GPS Has a GPS
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,056 - $2,499 body only

$2,665 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$615 - $899 body only

$869 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$479 - $499 body only

$549 with 14-42mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$875 body only

$1,263 with 12-50mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
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

$1,099 body only

$1,632 with 12-40mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
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
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