Canon EOS R vs Panasonic DMC G5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs DMC G5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Panasonic DMC G5 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 G5

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 120 x 83 x 71mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 396g (12.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC G5

EOS R vs DMC G5 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 G5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs DMC G5: Viewfinder

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

DMC G5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

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 G5 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the DMC G5

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 G5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

DMC G5

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3016.00
Auto Focus points (4)595523
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.681.44
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.100.92
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370340
WiFi (2)
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 superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DMC G5: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 35 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC G5

EOS R

DMC G5

Higher speed (4, frames/second)56
Larger lens selection (3)480
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
396g
(12.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
707cm³
(45 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC G5 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the DMC G5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

DMC G5

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Canon EOS R VS Panasonic DMC G5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and DMC G5

EOS R und DMC G5, front viewEOS R und DMC G5, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und DMC G5, view from aboveEOS R und DMC G5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Panasonic DMC G5

35
13

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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