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Canon R vs Olympus E-1

The Canon EOS R and the Olympus E-1 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in September 2018 and June 2003. The Canon R is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the E-1 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a full frame (Canon R) and a Four Thirds (E-1) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 30.1 megapixels, whereas the Olympus provides 4.9 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon R
versus
Olympus E-1
Canon R   Olympus E-1
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Canon RF mount lenses Four Thirds lenses
30.1 MP, Full Frame Sensor 4.9 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
4K/30p Video no Video
ISO 100-40,000 (50 - 102,400) ISO 100-800 (100 - 3,200)
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 1.8 LCD, 134k dots
Swivel touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
8 shutter flaps per second 3 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
370 shots per battery charge750 shots per battery charge
139 x 98 x 84 mm, 660 g 141 x 104 x 81 mm, 738 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS R and the Olympus E-1? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Canon R and the Olympus E-1. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon R vs Olympus E-1
Compare Canon R versus E-1 top
Comparison Canon R or E-1 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Olympus E-1 is notably larger (8 percent) than the Canon R. Moreover, the E-1 is markedly heavier (12 percent) than the Canon R. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the Canon R gets 370 shots out of its LP-E6N battery, while the E-1 can take 750 images on a single charge of its BLM-1 power pack. The power pack in the Canon R can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R 139 mm 98 mm 84 mm 660 g 370 Y Sep 2018 2,299 i
2.
 
Olympus E-1 141 mm 104 mm 81 mm 738 g 750 Y Jun 2003 1,699 i
3.
 
Canon R6 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 680 g 360 Y Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Canon RP 133 mm 85 mm 70 mm 485 g 250 n Feb 2019 1,299 i
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II 144 mm 111 mm 75 mm 765 g 1200 Y Jun 2017 1,999 i
6.
 
Canon 6D 145 mm 111 mm 71 mm 770 g 1090 Y Sep 2012 2,099 i
7.
 
Leica Q2 130 mm 80 mm 92 mm 718 g 370 Y Mar 2019 4,995 i
8.
 
Leica M10 139 mm 80 mm 39 mm 660 g 210 Y Jan 2017 6,595 i
9.
 
Leica Digilux 3 146 mm 87 mm 77 mm 606 g 750 n Sep 2006 1,499 i
10.
 
Nikon Z6 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 310 Y Aug 2018 1,999 i
11.
 
Nikon D750 141 mm 113 mm 78 mm 750 g 1230 Y Sep 2014 2,299 i
12.
 
Olympus E-5 142 mm 117 mm 75 mm 873 g 750 Y Sep 2010 1,699 i
13.
 
Olympus E-3 142 mm 116 mm 75 mm 876 g 750 Y Oct 2007 1,699 i
14.
 
Olympus E-330 140 mm 87 mm 72 mm 637 g 750 n Jan 2006 999 i
15.
 
Olympus E-300 147 mm 85 mm 64 mm 624 g 750 n Sep 2004 799 i
16.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
17.
 
Sony A7R 127 mm 94 mm 48 mm 465 g 340 Y Oct 2013 2,299 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The E-1 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 26 percent) than the Canon R, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon R features a full frame sensor and the Olympus E-1 a Four Thirds sensor. The sensor area in the E-1 is 74 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 2.0. The sensor in the Canon R has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the E-1 offers a 4:3 aspect.

Canon R and Olympus E-1 sensor measures

With 30.1MP, the Canon R offers a higher resolution than the E-1 (4.9MP), but the Canon R has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.36μm versus 6.78μm for the E-1). However, the Canon R is a much more recent model (by 15 years and 2 months) than the E-1, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Canon R implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Canon R for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 33.6 x 22.4 inches or 85.3 x 56.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 26.9 x 17.9 inches or 68.3 x 45.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 22.4 x 14.9 inches or 56.9 x 37.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-1 are 12.8 x 9.6 inches or 32.5 x 24.4 cm for good quality, 10.2 x 7.7 inches or 26 x 19.5 cm for very good quality, and 8.5 x 6.4 inches or 21.7 x 16.3 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon R has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Canon EOS R has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 40000, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Olympus E-1 are ISO 100 to ISO 800, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-3200.

Canon R versus E-1 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon R Full Frame 30.1 6720 44804K/30p24.513.52742 89
2.
 
Olympus E-1 Four Thirds 4.9 2560 1920none...... ..
3.
 
Canon R6 Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484k/60p24.214.33394 90
4.
 
Canon RP Full Frame 26.0 6240 41604K/30p24.311.92977 85
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II Full Frame 26.0 6240 41601080/60p24.411.92862 85
6.
 
Canon 6D Full Frame 20.0 5472 36481080/30p23.812.12340 82
7.
 
Leica Q2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/30p26.413.52491 96
8.
 
Leica M10 Full Frame 23.8 5952 3992none24.413.22133 86
9.
 
Leica Digilux 3 Four Thirds 7.4 3136 2352none...... ..
10.
 
Nikon Z6 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p25.314.33299 95
11.
 
Nikon D750 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/60p24.814.52956 93
12.
 
Olympus E-5 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.610.5519 56
13.
 
Olympus E-3 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.610.5571 56
14.
 
Olympus E-330 Four Thirds 7.4 3136 2352none...... ..
15.
 
Olympus E-300 Four Thirds 8.0 3264 2448none...... ..
16.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73730 96
17.
 
Sony A7R Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60p25.614.12746 95

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The Canon R indeed provides movie recording capabilities, while the E-1 does not. The highest resolution format that the Canon R can use is 4K/30p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the Canon R has an electronic viewfinder (3690k dots), while the E-1 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the Canon R has a higher magnification than the one of the E-1 (0.76x vs 0.48x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Canon R and Olympus E-1 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon R3690 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 8.0 n n
2.
 
Olympus E-1optical Y 1.8 134 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n n
3.
 
Canon R63690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
4.
 
Canon RP2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 5.0 n n
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5 n n
6.
 
Canon 6Doptical Y 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 n n
7.
 
Leica Q23680 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 20.0 n Y
8.
 
Leica M10optical n 3.0 1037 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 n n
9.
 
Leica Digilux 3optical n 2.5 207 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon Z63690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
11.
 
Nikon D750optical Y 3.2 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
12.
 
Olympus E-5optical Y 3.0 920 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
13.
 
Olympus E-3optical Y 2.5 230 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
14.
 
Olympus E-330optical n 2.5 215 tilting n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
15.
 
Olympus E-300optical n 1.8 134 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
16.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A7R2400 n 3.0 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 4.0 n n

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The Canon R has a touchscreen, while the E-1 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The Canon R has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the E-1 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the Canon R is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Canon R writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the E-1 uses Compact Flash or xD Picture cards. The E-1 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the Canon R only has one slot.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS R and Olympus E-1 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon RYstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Olympus E-1Y-----2.0---
3.
 
Canon R6YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Canon RPYstereomonoYYmicro2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
6.
 
Canon 6DYmonomonoY-mini2.0Y--
7.
 
Leica Q2Ystereomono----Y-Y
8.
 
Leica M10Y------Y--
9.
 
Leica Digilux 3Ystereomono---2.0---
10.
 
Nikon Z6YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
11.
 
Nikon D750YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
12.
 
Olympus E-5Ystereo---mini2.0---
13.
 
Olympus E-3Y-----2.0---
14.
 
Olympus E-330Y-----2.0---
15.
 
Olympus E-300Y-----2.0---
16.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY
17.
 
Sony A7RYstereomonoYYmicro2.0YY-

It is notable that the Canon R offers wifi support, while the E-1 does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Olympus E-1 (unlike the Canon R) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The Canon R is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the E-1 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the E-1 was succeeded by the Olympus E-3. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Olympus websites.

Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon R and the Olympus E-1? Which camera is better? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Advantages of the Canon EOS R:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (30.1 vs 4.9MP) with a 152% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Broader imaging potential: Can record not only still images but also 4K/30p movies.
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.48x).
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 1.8") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 134k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 78g or 11 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More modern: Reflects 15 years and 2 months of technical progress since the E-1 launch.

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Reasons to prefer the Olympus E-1:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (750 versus 370) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (26 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in June 2003).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the Canon R is the clear winner of the match-up (24 : 6 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Canon R 24:06 E-1

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon R and the Olympus E-1 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the Canon R and the E-1 in practical situations. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R4/5o79/1004.5/54/5 Sep 2018 2,299 i
2.
 
Olympus E-1....+o.. Jun 2003 1,699 i
3.
 
Canon R65/5+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Canon RP4/5+..4.5/54/5 Feb 2019 1,299 i
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II4/5+80/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2017 1,999 i
6.
 
Canon 6D5/5+ +83/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099 i
7.
 
Leica Q2....84/1004.5/54/5 Mar 2019 4,995 i
8.
 
Leica M104.5/5....4/54.5/5 Jan 2017 6,595 i
9.
 
Leica Digilux 3.......... Sep 2006 1,499 i
10.
 
Nikon Z65/5..89/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2018 1,999 i
11.
 
Nikon D7505/5+ +90/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 2,299 i
12.
 
Olympus E-54/5..75/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,699 i
13.
 
Olympus E-3..88/100+ +o4/5 Oct 2007 1,699 i
14.
 
Olympus E-330....+o.. Jan 2006 999 i
15.
 
Olympus E-300....+o4.5/5 Sep 2004 799 i
16.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
17.
 
Sony A7R5/5+ +82/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2013 2,299 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

Canon R:
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Other camera comparisons

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    Specifications: Canon R vs Olympus E-1

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon R Olympus E-1
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon RF mount lenses Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date September 2018 June 2003
    Launch Price USD 2,299 USD 1,699
    Sensor Specs Canon R Olympus E-1
    Sensor Technology CMOS CCD
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 864 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.3 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 30.1 Megapixels 4.9 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6720 x 4480 pixels 2560 x 1920 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.36 μm 6.78 μm
    Pixel Density 3.48 MP/cm2 2.19 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video no Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 40,000 ISO 100 - 800 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 102,400 ISO 100 - 3,200 ISO
    Image Processor DIGIC 8 TruePic
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 89 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.5 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.5 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2742 ..
    Screen Specs Canon R Olympus E-1
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.48x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 1.8inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 134k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon R Olympus E-1
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 8 shutter flaps/s 3 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy200 000 actuations150 000 actuations
    Electronic ShutterYESno E-Shutter
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CF or XD cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    Connectivity Specs Canon R Olympus E-1
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI no HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Canon R Olympus E-1
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type LP-E6N BLM-1
    Battery Life (CIPA)370 shots per charge750 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 139 x 98 x 84 mm
    (5.5 x 3.9 x 3.3 in)
    141 x 104 x 81 mm
    (5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in)
    Camera Weight 660 g (23.3 oz) 738 g (26.0 oz)

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