Canon EOS R vs Canon EOS M Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs EOS M - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Canon EOS M Specs


  • 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


  • Introduced in July 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 18 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 77.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • No WiFi
  • 108.6 x 66.5 x 32.3mm³ (4.3″ x 2.6″ x 1.3″)
  • 298g (9.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M

EOS R vs EOS M 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:

Better choice: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Canon EOS M Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice



Larger sensor (5)

Full frame APS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

31.30 18.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

5 4
Auto Focus points (4)

5955 31
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 40000 ISO 100 – 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

2.10 1.04
Articulated monitor (2)

Better Video (2)

3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)

370 230
WiFi (2)

USB 3.0 (2)

Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Canon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS M: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today’s image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 35 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS M



Larger lens selection (3)

4 7
Weighs less (2)

(21.3 oz.)
(9.6 oz.)
More portable (2)


Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M are the larger selection of lenses, the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 7 points for the EOS M.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning

Touch screen

External microphone

Canon EOS R VS Canon EOS M Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and EOS M

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Canon EOS M


We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.