Canon EOS RP vs Panasonic DMC G5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs DMC G5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Panasonic DMC G5 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

DMC G5

  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 120 x 83 x 71mm³ (4.7" x 3.3" x 2.8")
  • 396g (12.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC G5

EOS RP vs DMC G5 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 DMC G5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS RP

EOS RP vs DMC G5: Viewfinder

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

DMC G5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

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)

DMC G5 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RPSimulated viewfinder of the DMC G5

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 DMC G5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice

EOS RP

DMC G5

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)26.2016.00
Auto Focus points (4)477923
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.44
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
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 Panasonic DMC G5

EOS RP

DMC G5

Higher speed (4, frames/second)56
Larger lens selection (3)480
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)250340
Weighs less (2)485g
(15.6 oz.)
396g
(12.8 oz.)
More portable (2)788cm³
(50 cu.in.)
707cm³
(45 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC G5 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the EOS RP and the more compact size.

Yields 16 points for the DMC G5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS RP

DMC G5

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Canon EOS RP VS Panasonic DMC G5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and DMC G5

EOS RP und DMC G5, front viewEOS RP und DMC G5, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und DMC G5, view from aboveEOS RP und DMC G5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Panasonic DMC G5

30
16

We recommend Canon EOS RP as better choice.

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