Canon EOS R vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Specs

EOS R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 15 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9mm³ (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.7")
  • 574g (18.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1 Mark II

EOS R vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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: EOS R and OM-D E-M1 Mark II sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Viewfinder

EOS R has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.76x.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.74x.

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.

EOS R (0.76x)

OM-D E-M1 Mark II (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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.

Canon EOS R VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3020.30
Auto Focus points (4)5955121
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.04

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution.

The EOS R scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

EOS R

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)515
Larger lens selection (3)480
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)370440
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
574g
(18.5 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
840cm³
(53 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the EOS R. Another advantage over the EOS R: the more compact size.

Yields 19 points for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Canon EOS R VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

EOS R und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, front viewEOS R und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, view from aboveEOS R und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

24
19

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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