Canon EOS RP vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Specs

EOS RP

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 26 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³ (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS RP

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 15 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9mm³ (5.3" x 3.6" x 2.7")
  • 574g (18.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1 Mark II

EOS RP vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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 RP and OM-D E-M1 Mark II sensor area comparison

Advantage: Canon EOS RP

EOS RP vs OM-D E-M1 Mark II: Viewfinder

EOS RP has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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 RP (0.70x)

OM-D E-M1 Mark II (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II

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 RP VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2020.30
Auto Focus points (4)4779121
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
574g
(18.5 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity and the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

The EOS RP scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

EOS RP

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)515
Larger lens selection (3)480
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)250440
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1 Mark II 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 support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 17 points for the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
Similar size788cm³840cm³
WiFi
Canon EOS RP VS Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and OM-D E-M1 Mark II

EOS RP und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, front viewEOS RP und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, view from aboveEOS RP und OM-D E-M1 Mark II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

20
17

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon EOS RP.

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