Canon EOS RP vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs OM-D E-M5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Specs


  • 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


  • Introduced in December 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 122 x 88.9 x 43.1mm³ (4.8" x 3.5" x 1.7")
  • 425g (13.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M5

EOS RP vs OM-D E-M5 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-M5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS RP

EOS RP vs OM-D E-M5: Viewfinder

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

OM-D E-M5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 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-M5 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M5

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-M5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice



Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2016.10
Auto Focus points (4)477935
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.44
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.61
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)

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 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 the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The EOS RP scores 30 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5



Higher speed (4, frames/second)59
Larger lens selection (3)480
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)250750
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
(13.7 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M5 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the EOS RP and the more compact size.

Yields 17 points for the OM-D E-M5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Canon EOS RP VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and OM-D E-M5

EOS RP und OM-D E-M5, front viewEOS RP und OM-D E-M5, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und OM-D E-M5, view from aboveEOS RP und OM-D E-M5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Olympus OM-D E-M5


We recommend Canon EOS RP as better choice.

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