Looking for a Canon M5 vs Olympus E-M5 II comparison? Find out about the important specifications of each camera to decide which is best for your photography needs
Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs.
|Canon M5||E-M5 II|
|Sensor Type||CMOS||Live MOS|
|Sensor Format||APS-C||Micro Four Thirds|
|Image Resolution||6000 x 4000||4608 x 3456|
|Body Image Stabilization||Yes (Movie only)||Yes|
|Lens Mount||Canon EF-M||Micro Four Thirds|
|ISO||100 – 25,600||200 – 25,600|
|AF Points||49 Hybrid||81 Contrast|
|Cross-type AF Points||Dual Pixel AF||0 phase|
|LCD||3.2″ – Articulating||3.0″ – Fully Articulated|
|LCD Resolution||1,620,000 dots||1,037,000 dots|
|Top LCD Display||No||No|
|Viewfinder Type||EVF (2.36M)||EVF (2.36M)|
|Video Resolution||1920×1080 (60/50/30/25/24p||1920×1080 (60/50/30/25/24p)|
|1280×720 (60/50p)||1280×720 (60/50/30/25/24p)|
|Memory Card Type||SD||SD|
|Dual Card Slots||No||No|
|SD UHS Support||UHS-I||UHS-II|
|Fastest Shutter Speed||1/4000||1/16000|
|Slowest Shutter Speed||30″||60″|
|JPEG Buffer Size||27||18|
|RAW Buffer Size||18||13|
|Max Flash Sync Speed||1/200||1/250|
|Built- in NFC||Yes||No|
|USB Type||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||295 shots||310 shots|
|Battery Included||Yes (LP-E17)||Yes (BLN-1)|
|Weight||15.0 oz (427g)||16.5 oz (469g)|
|Size||4.6 x 3.5 x 2.4″||4.9 x 3.3 x 1.8″|
Canon M5 Advantages:
- Megapixels – 8.1 more megapixels. For printing big and cropping, the Canon M5 is a much better choice.
- Sensor Format – APS-C is bigger than MFT, which results in slightly less noise at higher ISO levels.
- Continuous mode – 7fps vs 5fps/10fps.
- LCD – 3.2″ vs 3.0″.
- LCD Resolution – Higher resolution.
- JPEG Buffer Size – 27 vs 18. Useful for long bursts.
- RAW Buffer Size – 18 vs 13.
- Built-in Flash
- Built-in NFC
- Bluetooth Support
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Olympus E-M5 II Advantages:
- AA Filter – The Olympus E-M5 II has no AA filter.
- Body Image Stabilization – The Olympus E-M5 II has built-in body stabilization for photos and videos, which is an excellent feature for traveling and shooting in low light.
- AF Points – 81 vs 49.
- LCD – It’s fully articulated.
- UHS-II – Faster writing speeds than UHS-I, but you need a memory card that can handle such speeds.
- Faster Max Shutter Speed – 1/16000 vs 1/4000.
- Slower Max Shutter Speed – 60” vs 30”.
- Max Flash Sync Speed – 1/250 vs /200.
- Environmentally Sealed – The Olympus E-M5 II is much more protected for shooting outdoors in difficult terrain and bad weather conditions.
- Size – The Olympus E-M5 II is noticeably smaller.
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Canon M5 vs Olympus E-M5 II Size Comparison
The Olympus E-M5 II is 4mm shorter and 16mm thinner than the Canon M5 however it is 8mm wider. Furthermore, the Canon M5 is 42g lighter than the Olympus E-M5 II. The weight difference here is not enough to be considered a deterrent.
And, since the Canon M5 has an APS-C sized sensor and the Olympus E-M5 II has a smaller Four Thirds sensor, the Olympus E-M5 II’s lenses for a similar focal length and aperture are generally lighter and smaller than the Canon M5 lenses.
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