• APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 32.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M6 Mark II advantages over Olympus E-M10 IV

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    32.5 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus E-M10 IV advantages over Canon EOS M6 Mark II

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A6400

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6400
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Newer
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus E-M10 IV
Sony A6400
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A6100

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Sony A6100
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Olympus E-M10 IV
Sony A6100
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-A7

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer video battery life
  • $682
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Olympus E-M10 IV
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $682
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Olympus E-M5 III

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer video battery life
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Olympus E-M10 IV
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Longer video battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Panasonic G100

Canon EOS M6 Mark II
Panasonic G100
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $781
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Olympus E-M10 IV
Panasonic G100
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $781
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
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