• 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Olympus E-M1X advantages over Canon EOS RP

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 870 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Less shutter lag
    0.09 vs 0.22 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.83x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.7 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    60.7 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS RP advantages over Olympus E-M1X

  • Less expensive
    $2199 vs $2999*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.75 vs 3.36 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Lighter weight
    485g vs 997g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 20.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 49 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 49 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Olympus E-M1X
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Canon EOS RP
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Olympus E-M1X
Panasonic GH5
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon EOS RP
Panasonic GH5
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A9

Olympus E-M1X
Sony A9
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS RP
Sony A9
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A7R III

Olympus E-M1X
Sony A7R III
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon EOS RP
Sony A7R III
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic G9

Olympus E-M1X
Panasonic G9
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Canon EOS RP
Panasonic G9
  • $1299
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
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