Olympus PEN E-PL2Canon EOS M
Top 64%890 points
Top 64%
Top 55%1,107 points
Top 55%
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
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Top specs and features

Olympus PEN E-PL2 vs Canon EOS M: 46 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

46.34% more megapixels (main camera).
12.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
18MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
17.3 x 13mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
14.9 x 22.3mm

3. focus points

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.
11
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
31

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
3fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
4.3fps

5. maximum light sensitivity

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.
6400 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
25600 ISO

6. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
290shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
230shots

7. video recording

1.5x better video recording quality.
720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 30fps

8. weight

19g lighter.
317g
HTC Re: 65.5g
298g

9. Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
11% have it

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
50% have it

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

12. pixel density

1.54x higher pixel density.
326ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 1437.5ppi
501ppi

13. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
31% have it

14. resolution

2.27x higher resolution.
783 x 587px
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S: 3680 x 2760px
1250 x 833px

15. has AF tracking

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.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
72% have it

16. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
25% have it

17. width

48.9mm narrower.
115.4mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
66.5mm

18. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
460k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
1040k dots

19. height

35.9mm shorter.
72.7mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
108.6mm

20. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
24% have it

21. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
65% have it

22. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
3"

23. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
54% have it

24. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
45% have it

25. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Olympus PEN E-PL2
Canon EOS M
45% have it

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