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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

67

Olympus OM-D E-M5

49

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
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.3 EV

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

$999 - $1,299 body only

$1,699 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$1,758 - $2,299 body only

$2,899 - $2,995 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,039 - $1,499 body only

$1,469 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Color depth Worse color depth

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,756 with 14-150mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 - $499 body only

$360 - $499 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Color depth Better color depth
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$558 body only

$899 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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