Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Canon EOS M5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS M5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Canon EOS M5 Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

EOS M5

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm³ (4.6" x 3.5" x 2.4")
  • 427g (13.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M5

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS M5 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: OM-D E-M1X and EOS M5 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Canon EOS M5

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS M5: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

EOS M5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.60x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

EOS M5 (0.60x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the EOS M5

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Canon EOS M5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

EOS M5

Higher speed (4, frames/second)189
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)807
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)870295
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1X is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS M5

OM-D E-M1X

EOS M5

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4024.40
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.62
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
427g
(13.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
625cm³
(39 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M5 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the built-in flash. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 18 points for the EOS M5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

EOS M5

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Canon EOS M5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and EOS M5

OM-D E-M1X und EOS M5, front viewOM-D E-M1X und EOS M5, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und EOS M5, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und EOS M5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Canon EOS M5

27
18

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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