Canon EOS R vs YI M1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs M1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs YI M1 Specs


  • 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


  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113.5 x 64.3 x 33.6mm³ (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.3")
  • 300g (9.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for M1

EOS R vs M1 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 M1 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS YI M1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice



Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3020.16
Auto Focus points (4)595581
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.04
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, built-in automatic sensor cleaning and the higher resolution. Additional pros for the Canon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the connector for an external microphone 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 YI M1



Larger lens selection (3)480
Longer battery life (3, photos)370380
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
(9.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the M1 are the larger selection of lenses, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the EOS R. Another advantage over the EOS R: the more compact size.

Yields 10 points for the M1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Speed (frames/second)55
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Canon EOS R VS YI M1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and M1

EOS R und M1, front viewEOS R und M1, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und M1, view from aboveEOS R und M1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R



We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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