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Canon EOS 7D

54points

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

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

  • 47.74% larger sensor
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    22.3 x 14.9mmvs17.3 x 13mm
  • 18.01% more megapixels (main camera)
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    19MPvs16.1MP
  • 490shots longer battery life
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    800shotsvs310shots
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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  • 50% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/8000svs0.00025s
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • Has a remote control
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Why is Olympus OM-D E-M5 better than Canon EOS 7D?

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

Canon EOS 7D

Buy used:

$619.95

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 7D AmazonCanon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Came...Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (discontinued by manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$709.00

Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.weight

820g

425g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
4.is dustproof and water-resistant
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
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 will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.resolution

1175 x 783px

901 x 676px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.

Optics

1.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.
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.
3.megapixels (main camera)

19MP

16.1MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
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.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

8fps

9fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.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.

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.
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 input
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.Has a zoom microphone
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

800shots

310shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.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.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
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.battery power

1800mAh

1220mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Canon EOS 7D
Olympus OM-D E-M5
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
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) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.Has a remote control
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 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.
5.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.
6.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

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.

Price comparison

Canon EOS 7D

Buy used:

$619.95

ProductStorePrice
Canon EOS 7D AmazonCanon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Came...Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera Body Only (discontinued by manufacturer)
Amazon logo
$709.00

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