Canon EOS R vs Panasonic DMC G81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs DMC G81 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Panasonic DMC G81 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

DMC G81

  • Introduced in April 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 128.4 x 89 x 74.3mm³ (5.1" x 3.5" x 2.9")
  • 505g (16.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC G81

EOS R vs DMC G81 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 DMC G81 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs DMC G81: Viewfinder

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

DMC G81 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)

DMC G81 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the DMC G81

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 Panasonic DMC G81 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

DMC G81

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3016.00
Auto Focus points (4)595549
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)370330
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 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 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC G81

EOS R

DMC G81

Higher speed (4, frames/second)59
Larger lens selection (3)480
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
505g
(16.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
849cm³
(53 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC G81 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 DMC G81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

DMC G81

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Canon EOS R VS Panasonic DMC G81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and DMC G81

EOS R und DMC G81, front viewEOS R und DMC G81, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und DMC G81, view from aboveEOS R und DMC G81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Panasonic DMC G81

29
16

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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