Canon updates their new mirrorless line with the Canon EOS RP and several new lenses.
This is a pretty serious camera tho of course the usual trolls and specFanatics are doing their usual “it ain't as good as the…” moaning online.
Let me just say this for the millionth time… if the specs don't float your boat, then this camera is NOT FOR YOU because you're not the target market. So move on!
It has most of the features of the Canon EOS R and has the flippyDippy screen which I love, plus it has a microphone and headphone jack (which used to be missing on most ‘entry level' cameras in the past). Glad to see we're finally getting the features needed in lower end models.
Interestingly tho… as I was scanning for videos to include below (because that's what ‘curation' is all about after all), I found the video from “potato jet” who realized that Canon has omitted 24fps in 1080HD!
Now that's cringe worthy Canon.
But for those folks who shoot in 30fps (vloggers etc) will be very happy of course.
Oh, and it doesn't do Dual Pixel AF in 4k either.
If you want those, I recon you've got to get the Canon EOS R.
Preorder the Canon EOS RP from B&H
- Canon EOS RP Body w/EG-E1 Extension Grip & Canon Mount Adapter $1299
- Canon EOS RP w/EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EG-E1 Extension Grip & Canon Mount Adapter $1699
- Canon EOS RP w/RF 24-105mm f/4L IS, EG-E1 Extension Grip & Canon Mount Adapter $2199
As usual, we've scoured the web to bring you some of the better ‘first look' or ‘hands on' videos (note that usually at this point, the ‘hands on' are just people who got to attend the Canon preview and really haven't had time to spend with the camera yet.
Some good news coverage:
- Canon EOS RP Review *Imaging-Resource Very good typical coverage from them with some real hands on experiences.
- NEW Canon EOS RP vs. Canon EOS R (Comparison Chart) *focusCamera (chart isn't as helpful as I thought tho LOL)
- Canon's EOS RP Is the More Affordable Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera We've Been Waiting For *Gizmodo (some interesting commentary)
- Canon EOS RP *PCMag (also interesting commentary on size and usage)
New Super-Compact and Ultra-Lightweight EOS RP is Ideal for Users Looking to Graduate to Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera at an Affordable Price
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 13, 2019 – Responding to the demand from amateur and advanced amateur photographers for an entry-level, full-frame mirrorless camera, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the second camera in the EOS R lineup, the EOS RP. The EOS RP is designed for photographers looking to step up from Canon’s APS-C cameras: the EOS Rebel, EOS M and the EOS 80D, into the world of full-frame mirrorless photography. Weighing in at just 17.29 ounces, the EOS RP camera is lighter than a 500ml bottle of water and smaller than Canon’s popular APS-C DSLR camera, the Canon EOS Rebel T7i, coming in at approximately 5.0in (w) x 3.77in (h) x 2.36in (d). With optics at its core, the EOS RP takes full advantage of the complete line up of RF lenses and is compatible with the existing collection of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses with the use of one of three optional RF EOS-R Mount Adapters .
“As Canon continues to evolve its full-frame mirrorless cameras, our goal is that one day the EOS R line becomes as widely popular as our celebrated lineup of EOS DSLR cameras,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As a company, we believe that in order for us to accomplish that goal, Canon needs to develop full-frame mirrorless cameras for every skill level of photographers and that starts with amateurs and advanced amateurs. This makes the EOS RP the perfect addition to the existing lineup.”
The new Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera features a 26.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that is powered by the company’s DIGIC 8 image processor, providing users with high-image quality, outstanding operation and functionality. The new Canon EOS RP features Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus (AF) with 4,779 manually selectable AF points and a wide AF coverage area of 88 percent horizontal and 100 percent vertical. With f/1.2 lenses, the camera astonishingly boasts AF sensitivity in low light in as little as Exposure Value (EV) -5. When using the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens with the EOS RP, the camera can focus in as little as 0.05 seconds with Dual Pixel CMOS AF . When using eye detection AF, the camera can automatically detect faces and focus on the eye of the subject. This feature is supported when the camera is set in either servo AF mode during continuous shooting and movie servo AF, as well as one-shot AF.
Like the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera that was announced in September 2018, the EOS RP is built around the same 54mm mount diameter and short-back focus. This allows for the use of one of three optional mount adapters for full compatibility with all existing EF, EF-S, TS-E and MP-E lenses. Through the use of the optional Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter or Control Ring Mount Adapter, these lenses, in fact, gain functionality.
For photographers looking to further expand their abilities and capture a wide variety of both still and video images, the EOS RP features Visual Guide mode. First introduced with the EOS Rebel T7i and EOS 77D, this mode allows users to see on screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking settings can alter the image they are about to capture. This mode helps to guide photographers to capture more compelling images, such as ones with a shallow depth-of-field or being able to give moving subjects a frozen or flowing look. For those looking to expand their imaginative options, the camera also features Creative Assist mode that allows photographers to use new and unique visual effects and adjustments when shooting, such as brightness, contrast, saturation, color tone, monochrome and background blur. In addition, the design, ergonomics, layout and ease-of-use of the camera are very similar to that of other Canon cameras consumers might already be familiar with.
Additional noteworthy features of the EOS RP camera include:
- Built-in 0.39 inch, 2.36 million dot Electronic Viewfinder with Touch-and-Drag AF
- Vari-Angle LCD touchscreen
- 4K UHD 24P/Full HD 60p video recording with 4K time-lapse shooting and the ability to extract still images from 4K video recordings
- ISO range of 100-25,600 that is expandable up to ISO of 102,400
- Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® technology
- Mobile RAW workflow supported paired with Digital Photo Professional Express App
Availability and Pricing
The Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available in March 2019 for an estimated retail price of $1299.00 for the body only. It will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens for $2399.00*
To learn more about the EOS R system, including in-depth educational tutorials, please visit usa.canon.com
(cover photo credit: snap from one of the Canon release images)