61points

Canon EOS 7D

64points

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Canon EOS 7D
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Canon EOS 7D vs Olympus OM-D E-M5

Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5
61
points
64
points

Why is Canon EOS 7D better than Olympus OM-D E-M5?

  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
  • Has a flash
  • 0.23s less shutter lag
    0.04svs0.277s
  • LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M5 better than Canon EOS 7D?

  • 16 more focus points
    35vs19
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs12800 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 12.5% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    9fpsvs8fps
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • 395g lighter
    425gvs820g
  • Has a stereo microphone

Top specs and features

Design

1.pixel density

471ppi

375ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

2.resolution

1175 x 783px

901 x 676px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

3.Weather sealed
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

4.Has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

5.has an optical viewfinder
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

6.Has a hot shoe
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Optics

1.has AF tracking
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

2.focus points

19

35

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

3.sensor size

22.3 x 14.9mm

17.3 x 13mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

4.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

5.megapixels

19MP

16.1MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

5.supports AVCHD format
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Battery

1. longer battery life

800shots

310shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1800mAh

1220mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a battery level indicator
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.can be controlled remotely
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

4.has an accelerometer
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

5.has a HDMI output
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

6.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

3.1

Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

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