Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Canon R, which was introduced in September 2018 is a Pro Mirrorless camera with a 30.0MP Full frame sensor whereas Pentax K-1, which was introduced in February 2016 is a Semi-Pro DSLR camera with a 36.0MP Full frame sensor.
Despite some fundamental differences of these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Canon R is ranked #10
out of 39 Pro Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 91 whereas Pentax K-1 is ranked #3
out of 90 Semi-Pro DSLR cameras with an overall score of 90.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Canon R and Pentax K-1 before getting into our more detailed comparison.