Canon EOS RP vs Olympus PEN-F Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs PEN-F - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Olympus PEN-F 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-F

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 124.8 x 72.1 x 37.3mm³ (4.9" x 2.8" x 1.5")
  • 427g (13.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN-F

EOS RP vs PEN-F 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-F sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS RP

EOS RP vs PEN-F: Viewfinder

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

PEN-F has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.61x.

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)

PEN-F (0.61x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the PEN-F

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 PEN-F Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

PEN-F

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2020.30
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-F

EOS RP

PEN-F

Higher speed (4, frames/second)510
Larger lens selection (3)480
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)250330
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
427g
(13.8 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
336cm³
(21 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN-F 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-F.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

PEN-F

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

Look at front view of the EOS RP and PEN-F

EOS RP und PEN-F, front viewEOS RP und PEN-F, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und PEN-F, view from aboveEOS RP und PEN-F, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Olympus PEN-F

22
17

We recommend Canon EOS RP as better choice.

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