• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 21.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 5D Mark II advantages over Olympus Tough-8010

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.41 vs 1.44 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Fast startup
    ~0.40 vs 4.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 850 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.21 vs 0.81 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    21.1 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.9 fps vs 0.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus Tough-8010 advantages over Canon 5D Mark II

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 75 mm
    Thinner
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 75 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A900

Canon 5D Mark II
Sony A900
  • $2850
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More pixels
Olympus Tough-8010
Sony A900
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D3X

Canon 5D Mark II
Nikon D3X
  • $2850
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Olympus Tough-8010
Nikon D3X
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A850

Canon 5D Mark II
Sony A850
  • $2850
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $2219
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More pixels
Olympus Tough-8010
Sony A850
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $2219
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus TG-610

Canon 5D Mark II
Olympus TG-610
  • $2850
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Internal flash
Olympus Tough-8010
Olympus TG-610
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Olympus TG-810

Canon 5D Mark II
Olympus TG-810
  • $2850
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Olympus Tough-8010
Olympus TG-810
  • $193
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More dots on screen
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