Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.
Canon EOS R vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Specs
All specs: Main page for EOS R
All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M5
EOS R vs OM-D E-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:
Better choice: Canon EOS R
EOS R vs OM-D E-M5: Viewfinder
EOS R has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.76x.
OM-D E-M5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 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-M5 (0.74x)
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-M5 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Canon EOS R a better choice
|Larger sensor (5)||Full frame||Four Thirds|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||31.30||16.10|
|Auto Focus points (4)||5955||35|
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 40000 ISO||200 - 25600 ISO|
|Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)||3.68||1.44|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||2.10||0.61|
|Better Video (2)||3840 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|External microphone (2)|
|USB 3.0 (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 superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection. Finally, there's the the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.
The EOS R scores 32 points.
Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||5||9|
|Larger lens selection (3)||4||80|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||370||750|
|Weighs less (2)||660g|
|More portable (2)||1127cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M5 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.
Yields 17 points for the OM-D E-M5.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Canon EOS R VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the EOS R and OM-D E-M5
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Canon EOS R
Olympus OM-D E-M5
We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.
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