Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Canon EOS R Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS R - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Canon EOS R Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

EOS R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS R 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: OM-D E-M1X and EOS R sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Canon EOS R

OM-D E-M1X vs EOS R: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

EOS R 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.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

EOS R (0.76x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the EOS R

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.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Canon EOS R Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

EOS R

Higher speed (4, frames/second)185
Larger lens selection (3)804
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)870370
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the superior video recording, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 17 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS R

OM-D E-M1X

EOS R

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4031.30
Auto Focus points (4)1215955
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 40000 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.363.68
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.10
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
660g
(21.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R 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 lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 28 points for the EOS R.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

EOS R

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Environmental sealing
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Canon EOS R Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and EOS R

OM-D E-M1X und EOS R, front viewOM-D E-M1X und EOS R, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und EOS R, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und EOS R, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Canon EOS R

17
28

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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