Canon EOS RP vs Canon EOS M5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS RP vs EOS M5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS RP vs Canon EOS M5 Specs


  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 26 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 – 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³ (5.2″ x 3.3″ x 2.8″)
  • 485g (15.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS RP


  • Introduced in September 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 – 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6mm³ (4.6″ x 3.5″ x 2.4″)
  • 427g (13.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M5

EOS RP vs EOS M5 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 RP

EOS RP vs EOS M5: Viewfinder

EOS RP has an electronic viewfinder and it’s resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

EOS M5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it’s magnification is 0.60x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS RP (0.70x)

EOS M5 (0.60x)

Advantage: Canon EOS RP

Canon EOS RP VS Canon EOS M5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS RP a better choice



Larger sensor (5)

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

26.20 24.40
Auto Focus points (4)

4779 49
Better sensibility (4)

100 – 40000 ISO 100 – 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)

3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS RP are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity and the superior video recording.

The EOS RP scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon EOS M5



Higher speed (4, frames/second)

5 9
Larger lens selection (3)

4 7
Built-in flash (2)

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.04 1.62
Longer battery life (3, photos)

250 295
Weighs less (2)

(15.6 oz.)
(13.8 oz.)
More portable (2)


Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M5 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the EOS RP. Another advantage over the EOS RP: the more compact size.

Yields 18 points for the EOS M5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor cleaning

Articulated screen

Touch screen

External microphone


Canon EOS RP VS Canon EOS M5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS RP and EOS M5

EOS RP und EOS M5, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS RP und EOS M5, view from above

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS RP

Canon EOS M5


We advise to choose the newest model: Canon EOS RP.