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

Updated on 11-Apr-2019

Comparison between Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Canon EOS 7D Digital Cameras. The comparision between these Digital Cameras is based on Quick Specs, Basic Information, Features, Technical Specifications and Other Basic Features. Also see Price Comparision between Olympus OM-D E-M5 vs Canon EOS 7D Digital Cameras



Remote control Yes (N3 connector)
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Wireless N/A


Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards


Max resolution 4608 x 3456 5184 x 3456
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels 19 megapixels
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Sensor size Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Processor TruePic VI Dual Digic 4
Sensor type CMOS CMOS

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed 60 sec 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec 1/8000 sec
Built-in flash No Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range N/A
External flash Yes (via Hot-shoe (FL-50/FL-50R, FL-36/FL-36R, FL-20, FL-14, FL-300R, FL-600R)) 12.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync (2), Manual (3 levels)
Continuous drive Yes (9 fps) Yes (8 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Metering modes Multi Center-weighted Spot Multi Center-weighted Spot Partial
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps) ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis) Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)

Videography features

Format H.264 Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone Stereo Mono
Speaker Mono None
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)


ISO Auto (200 - 25600), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
White balance presets 12 6
Custom white balance Yes (1) Yes (1)
Image stabilization Sensor-shift No
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
JPEG quality levels N/A Fine, Normal

Optics & Focus

Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor) Multi-area Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Face Detection Live View Contrast Detect (sensor) Phase Detect Multi-area Selective single-point Single Continuous Face Detection Live View
Digital Zoom No
Manual focus Yes (Live view image is magnified when the focus ring is rotated. (at S-AF+MF or MF mode)) Yes
Lens mount Micro 4/3 Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S mount
Focal length multiplier 2x 1.6x
Number of focus points 19

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3" 3"
Screen dots 610000 920000
Screen type Touch control in electrostatic capacitance type OLED monitor TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 1 1
Viewfinder magnification 1.15x 1x
Viewfinder resolution 1440000
Touch screen No


Environmentally sealed Yes Yes (Water-resistant, Dust-resistant)
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion BLN-1 rechargeable battery & charger 800
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A
Weight (inc. batteries) 425 g (0.94 lb / 14.99 oz) 860 g (1.90 lb / 30.34 oz)
Dimensions 122 x 89 x 43 mm (4.8 x 3.5 x 1.69") 148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.83 x 4.37 x 2.91")


camera type Mirrorless DSLR

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