Canon EOS RP vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs PEN E-PL5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Olympus PEN E-PL5 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

PEN E-PL5

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 110.5 x 63.7 x 38.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 325g (10.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL5

EOS RP vs PEN E-PL5 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 PEN E-PL5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS RP

Canon EOS RP VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

PEN E-PL5

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 monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
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, that the display has a higher resolution and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the EOS RP is made easy by 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 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL5

EOS RP

PEN E-PL5

Higher speed (4, frames/second)58
Larger lens selection (3)480
Longer battery life (3, photos)250350
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
325g
(10.5 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
269cm³
(17 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL5 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS RP: the lower weight than the EOS RP and the more compact size.

Yields 14 points for the PEN E-PL5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

PEN E-PL5

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Canon EOS RP VS Olympus PEN E-PL5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and PEN E-PL5

EOS RP und PEN E-PL5, front viewEOS RP und PEN E-PL5, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und PEN E-PL5, view from aboveEOS RP und PEN E-PL5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Olympus PEN E-PL5

26
14

We recommend Canon EOS RP as better choice.

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