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Advantages of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
60 fps vs 5 fps
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12x faster continuous shooting
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
108 lenses vs 34 lenses
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More than 3x more lenses available
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Size
Smaller
134×91×67 mm vs 143×117×75 mm
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More than 30% smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20.2 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Weight
Significantly lighter
574 g vs 892 g
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Around 40% lighter
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
1,037k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The OM-D E-M1 Mark II's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$1,699.00 vs $3,999.09
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The best price we've seen is $2,300 cheaper (2.4x less)
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.6" vs 3"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Olympus E-5

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Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.57x vs 0.36x
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More than 2.5x larger viewfinder
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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Common Strengths
Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
Many lenses to choose from
Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
Great for movies
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
OM-D E-M1 Mark IIDigital
E-5Pentaprism
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift

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