Canon EOS RP vs Panasonic DC GH5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs DC GH5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Panasonic DC GH5 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

DC GH5

  • Introduced in January 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4mm³ (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4")
  • 725g (23.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DC GH5

EOS RP vs DC GH5 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 DC GH5 sensor area comparison

Advantage: Canon EOS RP

EOS RP vs DC GH5: Viewfinder

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

DC GH5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.76x.

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)

DC GH5 (0.76x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the DC GH5

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 Panasonic DC GH5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

DC GH5

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2020.30
Auto Focus points (4)4779225
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
725g
(23.4 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
1187cm³
(75 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 DC GH5 and the more compact size.

The EOS RP scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DC GH5

EOS RP

DC GH5

Higher speed (4, frames/second)512
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.363.68
Larger lens selection (3)480
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.62
Longer battery life (3, photos)250410
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DC GH5 are that the camera is faster, the better viewfinder and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS RP: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 21 points for the DC GH5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

DC GH5

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone
WiFi
Canon EOS RP VS Panasonic DC GH5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and DC GH5

EOS RP und DC GH5, front viewEOS RP und DC GH5, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und DC GH5, view from aboveEOS RP und DC GH5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Panasonic DC GH5

22
21

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

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