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

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48

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Phase detection autofocus
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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

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Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Lowest price More expensive
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Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,288 - $2,695 body only

$2,202 - $2,336 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Lens availability More lenses available
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Competitors

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Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 body only

$549 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

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

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,138 body only

$1,977 with 12-40mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
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Olympus OM-D E-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$2,300 with 12-40mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

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