Canon EOS 7D vs Olympus E-5

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

100

Olympus E-5

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus E-5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus E-5.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,877 with 18-135mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$949 - $1,399 body only

$1,275 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points Many more focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life

Olympus E-5 Competitors

Olympus E-30

Olympus E-30

Entry-level DSLR

$1,599 with 14-42mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$532 body only

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus E-520

Olympus E-520

Entry-level DSLR

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
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Olympus E-5
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