Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II vs Olympus PEN E-PL7

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus PEN E-PL7

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Two more aspheric elements Edit
The number of aspheric elements on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is five, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 only has three aspheric elements.
199 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 1,600 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 199 smaller than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (200).
50% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (30fpsfps).
750 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 750 shots, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 only takes 350 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Much better user reviews
Based on 31 reviews, the average user review score of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 90%, however the average rating of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is 80% (based on 1 review).
11 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 4 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
Smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a closest focusing distance of 0.25mm, but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 0.5mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.25m larger).
108g lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a weight of 309gg, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 417gg digital camera (108g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

27% shorter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 67mmmm tall digital camera. That's 18mm shorter than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (67mmmm).
16% thinner Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a depth of 38.4mmmm. That's 6.1mm thinner than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (38.4mmmm).
Narrower Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a width of 114.9mmmm. That's 8.8mm narrower than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (114.9mmmm).
170.5g lighter lens weight Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a lens weight of 113gg, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 283.5gg lens weight digital camera (170.5g heavier).
68% shorter lens length Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 50mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 33.8mm shorter than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (50mmmm).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a lens diameter of 56.5mmmm, but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 63.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera (7mm bigger).
Cheaper by $649
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 costs $349.00, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is $998.00.
3 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
13% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a minimum aperture of 4, however the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
0.25m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a closest focusing distance of 0.5mm, however the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 0.25mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.25m smaller).
A lot heavier Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a weight of 417gg, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 309gg digital camera (108g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 85mmmm tall. That's 18mm taller than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (67mmmm).
6.1mm thicker Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 44.5mmmm deep digital camera. That's 6.1mm thicker than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (38.4mmmm).
8% wider Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 123.7mmmm wide digital camera. That's 8.8mm wider than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (114.9mmmm).
Hugely heavier lens weight Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a lens weight of 283.5gg, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 113gg lens weight digital camera (170.5g lighter).
Longer lens length Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is an 83.8mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 33.8mm longer than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (50mmmm).
12% bigger lens diameter Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a lens diameter of 63.5mmmm, however the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 56.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera (7mm smaller).
More expensive by $649
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is $649 more expensive than the Olympus PEN E-PL7.
Less retailers
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is only stocked by 5 sellers, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is stocked by 8 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
6 Reasons Against
Two less aspheric elements Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a three aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II only has five aspheric elements.
199 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 199 bigger than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (200).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (30fpsfps).
Only 350 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II only takes 750 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Older by five months
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is five months older than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has an average user score of 80%, but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has an average user rating of 90% (based on 31 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 27 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 16.1MP
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3200 x 2400
 1280 x 960
 4608 x 3456
 3200 x 2400
 1280 x 960
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
17.2MP 17.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Magnesium
 Plastic
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Plastic
 Metal
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 14x
Maximum Aperture
22 22
Minimum Aperture
4 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
300mm 84mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 28mm
Focal Length Range
14 - 150 14 - 42
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
15/11 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
5
BEST
3
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
58mm 37mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.5m 0.25m
BEST
Auto Focus Point
81 81
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 160
 1600
 25600
 25
 200
 160
 1600
 25600
 25
 200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
1,600
BEST
200
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Flash Sync-Speed
BEST
1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 H.264
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 H.264
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x960@30fps
 1280×720@24fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1280x960@30fps
 1280×720@24fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 WAV
 PCM
 WAV
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1.48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Lens priority
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Muted
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Muted
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,12
Image Adjustment Mode
 Saturation
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Trimming
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII TruePic VII
Diopter Adjustment
-6 - -2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Rotation
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 3D Photography
 Beach
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 3D Photography
Display Language
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 SLK
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 SWE
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 SLK
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 SWE
On Screen Display Language
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 SLK
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 SLK
 ESP
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
417g 309g
BEST
Height
85mm 67mm
BEST
Depth
44.5mm 38.4mm
BEST
Width
123.7mm 114.9mm
BEST
Lens Weight
283.5g 113g
BEST
Lens Length
83.8mm 50mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
63.5mm 56.5mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
496g 357g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
BLN‑1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
750 shots
BEST
350 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 30 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
10 - 90 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
-10 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AV

Technical Details

Relative Aperture (F-Number)
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatibility
FL-50R, FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R Unknown - Click to provide data
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