Canon EOS RP vs Olympus PEN E-PL7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs PEN E-PL7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Olympus PEN E-PL7 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-PL7

  • Introduced in August 2014
  • 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)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 114.9 x 67 x 38.4mm³ (4.5" x 2.6" x 1.5")
  • 374g (12.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL7

EOS RP vs PEN E-PL7 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-PL7 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS RP

Canon EOS RP VS Olympus PEN E-PL7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

PEN E-PL7

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2016.10
Auto Focus points (4)477981
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (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 superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone.

The EOS RP scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus PEN E-PL7

EOS RP

PEN E-PL7

Higher speed (4, frames/second)58
Larger lens selection (3)480
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)250350
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
374g
(12.1 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
296cm³
(19 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL7 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 PEN E-PL7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

PEN E-PL7

Sensor cleaning
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Canon EOS RP VS Olympus PEN E-PL7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and PEN E-PL7

EOS RP und PEN E-PL7, front viewEOS RP und PEN E-PL7, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und PEN E-PL7, view from aboveEOS RP und PEN E-PL7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Olympus PEN E-PL7

22
17

We recommend Canon EOS RP as better choice.

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