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

8 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.

20% more total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP more than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (16.8MP).
Vastly smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 100 smaller than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (200).
One more flash guide number Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 11.00 flash guide numbers, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only has ten flash guide numbers.
1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 3,000 pixels higher than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (1,037,000 pixels).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a GPS (satellite), but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 does not. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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

16 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
8 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an image stabilizer, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Seven hundred and thirty-five more auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has 800.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss, however the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only has 65.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
30s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Touchscreen Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a touchscreen, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not have a touchscreen.
0.48x higher magnification Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 1.48x lens magnification ratio, but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is only a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.48x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

467g lighter Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 443g digital camera. That's 467g 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.

$271 cheaper
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 costs $999.00, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is $1,269.95.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not have an image stabilizer, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Only 65.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss Edit
The number of auto Focus (AF) pointss on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is 65.00, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only has 800.00 auto Focus (AF) pointss.
60% lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9,600 lower than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (25,600).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 30s shorter than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (60s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II does not have a touchscreen, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a touchscreen.
Lower magnification Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 1x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.48x lower than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (1.48x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a weight of 910g, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 443g digital camera (467g 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 $271
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is $270.95 more expensive than the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
9 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.

4.1MP less total megapixels Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a total megapixels of 16.8MP, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 20.9MP digital camera (4.1MP more).
A lot bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (100 smaller).
Only ten flash guide numbers Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a ten flash guide number digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II only has 11.00 flash guide numbers.
A little lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (3,000 pixels higher).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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

Not as many stockists
Only 2 shops sells the Olympus OM-D E-M1, however 18 sellers sell the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over two years older
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is older than the Canon EOS 7D Mark II by two years.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
16.3MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
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 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
20.9MP
BEST
16.8MP
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 of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Minimum Aperture Number
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 135 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S

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
Auto Focus (AF) Points
65 800
BEST
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 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
200
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
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
11m
BEST
10m
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 Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVI
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 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
 AAC++
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
 Noise reduction

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
1x 1.48x
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,12
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
 Anti-dust function
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
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
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 TruePic VII
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 4 - 2
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 21mm
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
910g 443g
BEST
Height
112.4mm 93.5mm
Depth
78.2mm 63.1mm
Width
148.6mm 130.4mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 497g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries 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

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 30 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 -10 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

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 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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