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Advantages of the Canon EOS R

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
2,100k dots vs 1,037k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Focus points
Many more focus points
5,655 vs 27
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
102,400 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
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The EOS R's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.76x vs 0.62x
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More than 50% larger viewfinder
True resolution
Higher true resolution
30.1 MP vs 24.1 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
660 g vs 800 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Pentax K-3 II

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
720 shots vs 370 shots
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More than 90% more shots per battery charge
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Size
Slightly smaller
131×100×77 mm vs 136×98×84 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Thickness
Slightly thinner
3" vs 3.3"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$1,786.32 vs $1,993.99
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The best price we've seen is $208 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.2"
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              EOS RDigital
              K-3 IIPentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Daylight shooting only
              Weight Heavy Help
              EOS R660 g
              K-3 II800 g
              Size Large Help
              EOS R136×98×84 mm
              K-3 II131×100×77 mm

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              EOS R
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