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Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Olympus OM-D E-M1

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Olympus OM-D E-M1

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Olympus OM-D E-M1

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (16.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

670.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II takes 670.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Better user reviews
Based on 786 reviews, the average user review score of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 95%, whereas the average rating of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 89% (based on 437 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Touchscreen Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a touchscreen, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not have a touchscreen.
Lighter Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 443g digital camera. That's 377g lighter than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (443g). 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.

$850 cheaper
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 costs $999.00, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is $1,849.00.
Twelve more awards
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has 25 awards, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 13 awards.
Expert reviews are better
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average expert review score of 90%, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average rating of 83% (based on 65 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a weight of 820g, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 443g digital camera (377g 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.

More expensive by $850
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is $850 more expensive than the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Twelve less awards
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has only received 13 awards, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has received 25 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 83%, whereas the average expert rating of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 90% (based on 127 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
24% lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a megapixel of 16.3MP, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 20.2MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Three hundred and fourty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a digital camera that takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only takes 670.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Over one year older
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is older than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II by 19 months.
Lower user review Score
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an average user rating of 95% (based on 786 reviews).

Awards

13 Awards
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25 Awards
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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
16.3MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
22.4 x 15 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
20.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:4
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:4
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
38 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
216mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 135 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
67mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.39m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
65 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 100
 160
 1600
 16000
 50
 250
 500
 2500
 25
 100
 160
 1600
 16000
 50
 250
 500
 2500
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
16,000 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
1ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Night
 Panorama
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Night
 Panorama
 Sports
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
820g 443g
BEST
Height
112.4mm 93.5mm
Depth
78.2mm 63.1mm
Width
148.6mm 130.4mm
Weight (including Battery)
910g 497g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LP-E6N Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
670 shots
BEST
330 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
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