• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 21.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1
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Predecessor: Canon 5D
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Successor: Canon 5D Mark III
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General
Model Number: 5D Mark II E-M1
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $3499.00 $1300.00
Street Price: $1,797.50 $999.00
Date Available: 2008-11-30 2013-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 56.0 oz (1,588 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
17.5 oz (497 g)
includes batteries
Size: 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 in.
(152 x 114 x 75 mm)
5.1 x 3.7 x 2.5 in.
(130 x 94 x 63 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon  
Effective Megapixels: 21.1 16.1
Sensor Format: 35mm 4/3
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.41 microns 3.75 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 79 73
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.7 23.0
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.9 12.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,815 757
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5616 x 3744 (21.0 MP, 3:2),
4080 x 2720 (11.1 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2),
3861 x 2574 (9.9 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2)
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 980 (1.3 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2; 14-bit CR2 JPEG, MPO, 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.9 9.9
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p (24Mbps/​16Mbps))
1280x720 (30p (12Mbps/​8Mbps))
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 105mm  
Focal Length (actual): 24 - 105mm  
Zoom Ratio: 4.40x  
Aperture Range: f/4 (W/T) to f/22  
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 77.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom:
Digital Zoom Values:    
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor; 9 AF Points (1 Cross Type) + 6 AF Assist Points High-speed Dual AF: 37-point On-Chip Phase Detection AF or 81-point Contrast Detection AF with Group Target, Small Target and Super Spot AF modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 98% coverage, 0.71x mag., 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter EVF; 2.36M-dot LCD, 1.48x magnification, 100% coverage, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.71x 0.74x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.71x 1.48x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots 1,037,000 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 14.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: 100-6400, extendable to 50/25600, 1/3 EV increments AUTO: ISO Low (100) - 25600 (customizable, Default 200-1600) / Manual ISO Low (100) - 25600, 1/3 or 1 EV steps selectable
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Auto, Lamp, Fluorescent, Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Custom WB, One-touch WB
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 35-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (8%), Spot (3.5%) Digital ESP metering (324-area multi pattern metering), Center weighted average metering, Spot metering, Spot metering with highlight control, Spot metering with shadow control
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, 3 Custom Scene select AE (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Landscape + Portrait, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait, Children, High Key, Low Key, DIS mode, Macro, Nature Macro, Candle, Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Fisheye Conv., Wide Conv., Macro Conv., 3D with 3D lens(H-FT012 by Panasonic) only, still only.), Art Filter, Underwater wide / macro
Self Timer: 10, 2 seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No No
Flash Modes: n/a Flash Auto, Redeye, Fill-in, Flash Off, Red-eye Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(1st curtain), Slow sync.(2nd curtain), Manual(1/1 (FULL) - 1/64)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a Bundled FL-LM2 flash has GN of 7m/ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/320
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: PC Sync, Hot Shoe Hot Shoe, PC Sync Terminal
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: No UHS support UHS-I
Other Memory: UDMA compliant  
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2; 14-bit CR2 12-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM) MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with stereo sound), AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or IR wireless Via Wi-Fi or optional Remote Cable RM-UC1
Connections (extended): System Extension Terminal (for WFT-E4) Micro HDMI (Type-D), combined AV/USB connector, Accessory Port 2, 3.5mm stereo mini jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.35 0.47
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.37 0.47
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 14 Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.35 0.54
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.9 9.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 75 50
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.9 9.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 11 50
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 3.9 9.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 8 34
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.21 seconds 0.14 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.19 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.119 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.118 seconds 0.068 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.27 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.082 seconds 0.047 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View: Full AF, Quick Mode: 0.47s Full AF, Live Mode: 1.189s Prefocused: 0.119s Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.138s
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds 0.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.1 seconds 0.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power:   4.9 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 850 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E6 Proprietary BLN-1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BLN-1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk (Version 19.1): EOS Utility (Version 2.5), Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.5), ZoomBrowser EX (Version 6.2), Picture Style Editor (Version 1.4) Olympus Viewer 3 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/Vista, Mac OS X 0.3 or higher  
Miscellaneous
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