Canon EOS R vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs OM-D E-M10 Mark III - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III 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-M10 Mark III

  • Introduced in August 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 121.5 x 83.6 x 49.5mm³ (4.8" x 3.3" x 1.9")
  • 410g (13.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M10 Mark III

EOS R vs OM-D E-M10 Mark III 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-M10 Mark III sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs OM-D E-M10 Mark III: Viewfinder

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

OM-D E-M10 Mark III has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.61x.

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-M10 Mark III (0.61x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M10 Mark III

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.

Canon EOS R VS Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

OM-D E-M10 Mark III

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3016.10
Auto Focus points (4)5955121
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.04
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370330
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

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. A nice touch is the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

EOS R

OM-D E-M10 Mark III

Higher speed (4, frames/second)58
Larger lens selection (3)480
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
410g
(13.2 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
503cm³
(32 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M10 Mark III are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the optical image stabilizer, the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 16 points for the OM-D E-M10 Mark III.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

OM-D E-M10 Mark III

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Canon EOS R VS Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and OM-D E-M10 Mark III

EOS R und OM-D E-M10 Mark III, front viewEOS R und OM-D E-M10 Mark III, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und OM-D E-M10 Mark III, view from aboveEOS R und OM-D E-M10 Mark III, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

31
16

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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