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

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

3 Reasons For
750.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 750.00, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 only takes 350.00 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.

Four more awards
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has 11 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Olympus PEN E-PL7 has 7 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 51 reviews, the average expert review score of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 89%, however the average rating of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is 81% (based on 56 reviews).
1 Reason For
108g lighter Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has a weight of 309g, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is a 417g 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.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has a weight of 417g, but the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 309g 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.

5 Reasons Against
Only 350.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a digital camera that takes 350.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II only takes 750.00 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.

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Older by ten months
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is ten months older than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.
Four less awards
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has only received 7 awards, however the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has received 11 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 has an average expert score of 81%, but the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II has an average expert rating of 89% (based on 51 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
onfoto.ru: Gold
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
7 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
gadgetspeak.com: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 32 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16.1MP 16.1MP
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 EXIF
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
17.2MP 17.2MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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
Material
 Magnesium
 Plastic
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Plastic
 Metal
Dustproof
 Dustproof
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Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 14x
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
81 81
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
 160
 1600
 25600
 25
 200
 160
 1600
 25600
 25
 200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
1,600 200
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Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 H.264
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 M-JPEG
 H.264
 MOV
 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
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@30fps
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Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
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HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Cloudy
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII TruePic VII
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-6 - -2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
417g 309g
BEST
Height
85mm 67mm
Depth
44.5mm 38.4mm
Width
123.7mm 114.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
496g 357g
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Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
BLN‑1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
750 shots
BEST
350 shots

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 90 30 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
10 - 90 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
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 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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