Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of E-M10 vs 5D Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting


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Benchmarks Real world tests of OM-D E-M10 vs EOS 5D Mark II

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

OM-D E-M10
842 ISO
EOS 5D Mark II
1,815 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

OM-D E-M10
8 fps
EOS 5D Mark II
3.9 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

OM-D E-M10
320 photos
EOS 5D Mark II
850 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

OM-D E-M10
23.1 bits
EOS 5D Mark II
23.7 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

OM-D E-M10
12.5 ev
EOS 5D Mark II
11.9 ev

Features Key features of the OM-D E-M10  vs EOS 5D Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

OM-D E-M10
15.9 MP

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

OM-D E-M10
14.1 microns
EOS 5D Mark II
41.1 microns

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


OM-D E-M10  vs
EOS 5D Mark II 
Megapixels 15.9 MP 21 MP
Resolution 4608 x 3456 5616 x 3744
Size Four Thirds Full frame
Area 17.3 x 13 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 2.1x 1.0x
Pixel size 14.1 microns 41.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) None 50 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points 81 9
Supports continuous Yes No


Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 98%
Magnification 1.15x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.55x 0.71x


Max continuous shooting 8 fps 3.9 fps
Battery life 320 850
Continuous shooting
3.9 fps, JPEG
8 fps
Shutter lag 66 ms 82 ms


OM-D E-M10  vs
EOS 5D Mark II 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Manual
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 1,400 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Min 60 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9 mm 152 x 114 x 75 mm
Thickness 45.9 mm 75 mm
Weight 396 g 850 g
Is weather sealed No Yes


Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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