• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Panasonic GH3 advantages over Canon EOS RP

  • Less expensive
    $798* vs $2099
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 540 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.1 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Canon EOS RP advantages over Panasonic GH3

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.75 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    3 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    347k vs 205k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    26.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 24 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Professional quality video in a compact body; Still image quality ranks with the best mirrorless models and even some prosumer DSLRs; Fast autofocus; Rugged, weatherized camera build; Reasonably priced for its advanced feature set; Large selection of high quality lenses.

  • Not as compact as most mirrorless cameras; Live View not available during high speed bursts; High ISO image quality and dynamic range not quite as good as top APS-C cameras.

  • Very good image quality; Good high ISO performance; Fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus system; Eye AF with tracking & video support; 4K video; Good build quality; Excellent value.

  • No IBIS; Sub-par dynamic range; Burst shooting tops out at 5fps; Poor battery life; Limited video features.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G5
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Higher-res screen
Canon EOS RP
Panasonic G5
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M1
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon EOS RP
Olympus E-M1
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic GH4
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS RP
Panasonic GH4
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon Z5

Panasonic GH3
Nikon Z5
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS RP
Nikon Z5
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lighter weight
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony A7C

Panasonic GH3
Sony A7C
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS RP
Sony A7C
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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