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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

55

Olympus OM-D E-M5

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
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

$1,248 - $1,499 body only

$1,699 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,263 - $1,499 body only

$1,571 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
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

$499 - $649 body only

$399 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$402 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-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$899 body only

$1,200 - $1,299 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
HDR Has in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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