Canon EOS RP vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs OM-D E-M1X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Olympus OM-D E-M1X 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-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

EOS RP vs OM-D E-M1X 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-M1X sensor area comparison

Advantage: Canon EOS RP

EOS RP vs OM-D E-M1X: Viewfinder

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

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.83x.

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-M1X (0.83x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1X

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. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

Canon EOS RP VS Olympus OM-D E-M1X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

OM-D E-M1X

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2020.40
Auto Focus points (4)4779121
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO64 - 25600 ISO
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
997g
(32.2 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)

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, the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

The EOS RP scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M1X

EOS RP

OM-D E-M1X

Higher speed (4, frames/second)518
Larger lens selection (3)480
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21604096 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)250870
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X 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. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

Yields 19 points for the OM-D E-M1X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

OM-D E-M1X

Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Canon EOS RP VS Olympus OM-D E-M1X Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and OM-D E-M1X

EOS RP und OM-D E-M1X, front viewEOS RP und OM-D E-M1X, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und OM-D E-M1X, view from aboveEOS RP und OM-D E-M1X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

22
19

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

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