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

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

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
50% higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 60fps JPEG frame rate. That's 30fps higher than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (30fps).
750.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s 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)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.

6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
5 Reasons For
7x smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 1,400 smaller than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (200).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 933,300 pixels higher than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (1,037,000 pixels).
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.

Cheaper by $470
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 costs $429.00, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is $899.00.
Hugely better user reviews
The average user review score of the Olympus PEN E-PL7 is 80%, but the average rating of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 20% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
88% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is 1,600 minimum ISO speed. That's 1,400 bigger than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (200).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is only 103,700 pixels display resolution. That's 933,300 pixels lower than the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (1,037,000 pixels).
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.

More expensive by $470
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is $470 more expensive than the Olympus PEN E-PL7.
User review Rating is vastly Worse
The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II's average user score is only 20%, however the Olympus PEN E-PL7's is 80% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons Against
30fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (30fps).
Only 350.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a digital camera that takes 350.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II only takes 750.00 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
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is stocked by 7 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by five months
The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is five months older than the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 29 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16.1MP 16.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
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
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
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 of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Magnesium
 Plastic
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Plastic
 Metal
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 14x
Maximum Aperture Number
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
84mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 42 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
15/11 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
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)
103,700 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
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Viewfinder

Magnification
1.48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Lens Weight
93g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
22.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
60.6mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

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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