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Canon R vs Olympus E-M5

The Canon EOS R and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in September 2018 and February 2012. Both the Canon R and the E-M5 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on a full frame (Canon R) and a Four Thirds (E-M5) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 30.1 megapixels, whereas the Olympus provides 15.9 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-M5
Canon R Olympus E-M5
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Canon RF mount lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
30.1 MP, Full Frame Sensor 15.9 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 100-40,000 (50 - 102,400) ISO 200-25,600
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Electronic viewfinder (1440k dots)
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 3.0 LCD, 610k dots
Swivel touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
8 shutter flaps per second 9 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
370 shots per battery charge360 shots per battery charge
139 x 98 x 84 mm, 660 g 122 x 89 x 43 mm, 425 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS R and the Olympus OM-D E-M5? 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-M5. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The E-M5 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the Canon R is only available in black.

Size Canon R vs Olympus E-M5
Compare Canon R versus E-M5 top
Comparison Canon R or E-M5 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Olympus E-M5 is notably smaller (20 percent) than the Canon R. Moreover, the E-M5 is substantially lighter (36 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-M5 can take 360 images on a single charge of its BLN-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-M5 122 mm 89 mm 43 mm 425 g 360 Y Feb 2012 1,299 i
3.
 
Canon R6 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 680 g 360 Y Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Canon 90D 141 mm 105 mm 77 mm 701 g 1300 Y Aug 2019 1,199 i
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II 144 mm 111 mm 75 mm 765 g 1200 Y Jun 2017 1,999 i
6.
 
Canon 80D 139 mm 105 mm 79 mm 730 g 960 Y Feb 2016 1,199 i
7.
 
Canon 6D 145 mm 111 mm 71 mm 770 g 1090 Y Sep 2012 2,099 i
8.
 
Nikon Z6 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 310 Y Aug 2018 1,999 i
9.
 
Nikon D750 141 mm 113 mm 78 mm 750 g 1230 Y Sep 2014 2,299 i
10.
 
Nikon Df 144 mm 110 mm 67 mm 760 g 1400 Y Nov 2013 2,749 i
11.
 
Olympus E-M5 II 124 mm 85 mm 45 mm 469 g 310 Y Feb 2015 1,099 i
12.
 
Olympus E-M10 II 120 mm 83 mm 47 mm 390 g 320 n Aug 2015 649 i
13.
 
Olympus E-M10 119 mm 82 mm 46 mm 396 g 320 n Jan 2014 699 i
14.
 
Olympus E-M1 130 mm 94 mm 63 mm 497 g 350 Y Sep 2013 1,399 i
15.
 
Olympus E-P5 122 mm 69 mm 37 mm 420 g 330 n May 2013 999 i
16.
 
Panasonic GH5s 139 mm 98 mm 87 mm 660 g 440 Y Jan 2018 2,499 i
17.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The E-M5 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 43 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.

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Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon R features a full frame sensor and the Olympus E-M5 a Four Thirds sensor. The sensor area in the E-M5 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-M5 offers a 4:3 aspect.

Technology-wise, both cameras are equipped with CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensors.

Canon R and Olympus E-M5 sensor measures

With 30.1MP, the Canon R offers a higher resolution than the E-M5 (15.9MP), but the Canon R nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.36μm versus 3.76μm for the E-M5) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Canon R is a much more recent model (by 6 years and 6 months) than the E-M5, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further 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-M5 are 23 x 17.3 inches or 58.5 x 43.9 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.8 x 35.1 cm for very good quality, and 15.4 x 11.5 inches or 39 x 29.3 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 OM-D E-M5 are ISO 200 to ISO 25600 (no boost).

Canon R versus E-M5 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). Of the two cameras under review, the Canon R provides substantially higher image quality than the E-M5, with an overall score that is 18 points higher. This advantage is based on 1.7 bits higher color depth, 1.2 EV in additional dynamic range, and 1.7 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar 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-M5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60i22.812.3826 71
3.
 
Canon R6 Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484k/60p24.214.33394 90
4.
 
Canon 90D APS-C 32.3 6960 46404K/30p...... ..
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II Full Frame 26.0 6240 41601080/60p24.411.92862 85
6.
 
Canon 80D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.21135 79
7.
 
Canon 6D Full Frame 20.0 5472 36481080/30p23.812.12340 82
8.
 
Nikon Z6 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p25.314.33299 95
9.
 
Nikon D750 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/60p24.814.52956 93
10.
 
Nikon Df Full Frame 16.2 4928 3280none24.613.13279 89
11.
 
Olympus E-M5 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.012.5842 73
12.
 
Olympus E-M10 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.112.5842 73
13.
 
Olympus E-M10 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.3884 72
14.
 
Olympus E-M1 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p23.012.7757 73
15.
 
Olympus E-P5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.4895 72
16.
 
Panasonic GH5s Four Thirds 9.9 3680 27004K/60p...... ..
17.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.73730 96

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the Canon R provides a higher video resolution than the E-M5. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Olympus is limited to 1080/60i.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the Canon R offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the E-M5 (3690k vs 1440k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Canon R and Olympus E-M5 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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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-M51440 n 3.0 610 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 n Y
3.
 
Canon R63690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
4.
 
Canon 90Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 11.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5 n n
6.
 
Canon 80Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
7.
 
Canon 6Doptical Y 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 n n
8.
 
Nikon Z63690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
9.
 
Nikon D750optical Y 3.2 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon Dfoptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 n n
11.
 
Olympus E-M5 II2360 n 3.0 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
12.
 
Olympus E-M10 II2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
13.
 
Olympus E-M101440 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
14.
 
Olympus E-M12360 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
15.
 
Olympus E-P5optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 Y Y
16.
 
Panasonic GH5s3680 n 3.2 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n
17.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y

One feature that is present on the Canon R, but is missing on the E-M5 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

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-M5 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).

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the Canon R and the E-M5 write their files to SDXC cards. The Canon R supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the E-M5 can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

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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 OM-D E-M5 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-M5Ystereomono--mini2.0---
3.
 
Canon R6YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Canon 90DYstereomonoYYmini2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
6.
 
Canon 80DYstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
7.
 
Canon 6DYmonomonoY-mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Nikon Z6YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
9.
 
Nikon D750YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
10.
 
Nikon DfY----mini2.0---
11.
 
Olympus E-M5 IIYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
12.
 
Olympus E-M10 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
13.
 
Olympus E-M10Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
14.
 
Olympus E-M1YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
15.
 
Olympus E-P5Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
16.
 
Panasonic GH5sYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
17.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY

It is notable that the Canon R has a microphone port, which is missing on the E-M5. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

The Canon R is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the E-M5 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the E-M5 was succeeded by the Olympus E-M5 II. 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.

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Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Canon R better than the Olympus E-M5 or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Advantages of the Canon EOS R:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (30.1 vs 15.9MP) with a 40% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (18 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (1.7 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (1.2 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (1.7 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60i).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3690k vs 1440k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.58x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 610k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • 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.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • 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.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More modern: Reflects 6 years and 6 months of technical progress since the E-M5 launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Olympus OM-D E-M5:

  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (9 vs 8 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (122x89mm vs 139x98mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 235g or 36 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (43 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in February 2012).

If the number of relative strengths (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 wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Canon R 24:06 E-M5

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon R and the Olympus E-M5 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing 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-M5 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 expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear 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-M54/5+ +80/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2012 1,299 i
3.
 
Canon R65/5+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Canon 90D4/5+85/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2019 1,199 i
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II4/5+80/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2017 1,999 i
6.
 
Canon 80D4/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 1,199 i
7.
 
Canon 6D5/5+ +83/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099 i
8.
 
Nikon Z65/5....4.5/55/5 Aug 2018 1,999 i
9.
 
Nikon D7505/5+ +90/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 2,299 i
10.
 
Nikon Df4/5..81/1004/54/5 Nov 2013 2,749 i
11.
 
Olympus E-M5 II5/5+ +81/1005/55/5 Feb 2015 1,099 i
12.
 
Olympus E-M10 II4.5/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Aug 2015 649 i
13.
 
Olympus E-M104/5..80/1005/55/5 Jan 2014 699 i
14.
 
Olympus E-M15/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2013 1,399 i
15.
 
Olympus E-P55/5+ +78/1004.5/55/5 May 2013 999 i
16.
 
Panasonic GH5s....84/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2018 2,499 i
17.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, 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 rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Canon R vs Olympus E-M5

    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-M5
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Canon RF mount lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date September 2018 February 2012
    Launch Price USD 2,299 USD 1,299
    Sensor Specs Canon R Olympus E-M5
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    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 15.9 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6720 x 4480 pixels 4608 x 3456 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.36 μm 3.76 μm
    Pixel Density 3.48 MP/cm2 7.08 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 40,000 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 102,400 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor DIGIC 8 TruePic VI
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 89 71
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.5 22.8
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.5 12.3
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2742 826
    Screen Specs Canon R Olympus E-M5
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.58x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots 1440k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 610k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon R Olympus E-M5
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 8 shutter flaps/s 9 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy200 000 actuations100 000 actuations
    Electronic ShutterYESno E-Shutter
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-II UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Canon R Olympus E-M5
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI mini 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-M5
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type LP-E6N BLN-1
    Battery Life (CIPA)370 shots per charge360 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)
    122 x 89 x 43 mm
    (4.8 x 3.5 x 1.7 in)
    Camera Weight 660 g (23.3 oz) 425 g (15.0 oz)

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