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

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

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

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X 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-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 R vs OM-D E-M1X 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-M1X sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs OM-D E-M1X: Viewfinder

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

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

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-M1X (0.83x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1X

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-M1X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

OM-D E-M1X

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3020.40
Auto Focus points (4)5955121
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO64 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.04
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
997g
(32.2 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)

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 lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

The EOS R scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1X

EOS R

OM-D E-M1X

Higher speed (4, frames/second)518
Larger lens selection (3)480
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)370870
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X 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 built-in GPS.

Yields 17 points for the OM-D E-M1X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

OM-D E-M1X

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

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

EOS R und OM-D E-M1X, front viewEOS R und OM-D E-M1X, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und OM-D E-M1X, view from aboveEOS R und OM-D E-M1X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

28
17

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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