• 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Olympus E-M1 II advantages over Canon T7i

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.74x vs 0.51x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.6 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    60.6 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    51 vs 24 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon T7i advantages over Olympus E-M1 II

  • Less expensive
    $799 vs $1699*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 0.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 600 vs 440 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    148 vs 51 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Very good dynamic range & high ISO performance; Fantastic C-AF performance; Incredible burst rates, even with RAW; 4K UHD & Cinema 4K (DCI) video; Clean HDMI; Dual SD card slots.

  • Expensive; Menus still confusing; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No optical low-pass filter means greater risk of moire; No built-in flash.

  • Very good image quality; Improved dynamic range & high ISO quality over T6i; 45-point AF system; Fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Improved buffer depth.

  • Default JPEGs slightly soft straight out of camera; Dynamic range & high ISO still lags behind competitors; No 4K video.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Olympus E-M1 II
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon T7i
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GX8

Olympus E-M1 II
Panasonic GX8
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Fast startup
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon T7i
Panasonic GX8
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
  • $988
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Olympus E-M1 II
Panasonic GH5
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon T7i
Panasonic GH5
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax KP

Olympus E-M1 II
Pentax KP
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Canon T7i
Pentax KP
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $797
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic G9

Olympus E-M1 II
Panasonic G9
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Longer video battery life
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Top deck display
Canon T7i
Panasonic G9
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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