Canon EOS RP explains the full-frame war: 26.2 MP, 440 g, £ 1,399, $ 1,299

Less than six months after the Canon EOS R, the company's first full-frame, mirrorless full-color camera, Canon introduced the second model of the RF-mount family: the Canon EOS RP.

Many experts predicted that the RP would be a professional model, but instead, Canon was looking for advanced amateurs who want to switch to a full-frame system. Instead of "professional", the P in the model name actually stands for "Popular" – which in the Japanese sense of the word means that this is a camera for the masses; it is an inclusive camera

The question is, can she earn a place as one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market? We went through it in our Hands on: Canon EOS RP review, but here is all the information to help you see if the correct boxes are selected for you.

The Canon EOS RP has a 26.2MP full-frame sensor with dual-pixel CMOS AF and an ISO range of 100-40,000 (expandable to 102,400). If all this sounds like the 6D Mark II, it's because the two cameras are siblings like EOS R and 5D Mark IV – they have many internal architectures and features.

Of course there are differences. For starters, the EOS RP is equipped with the latest Digic 8 processor. It also has the benefit of Canon's new RF mount, which, with a diameter of 54mm and 12 electrical contacts, allows the use of next-generation optics, such as the six new RF lenses (five of them the L series) of Canon has just announced.

The Canon EOS RP fits perfectly with the 35mm 1: 1.8 RF lens

The Canon EOS RP fits perfectly with the 35mm 1: 1.8 RF lens

The smallest and lightest full-frame case from Canon

The biggest difference, however, is how small the Canon EOS RP is. At just 485g (including battery and memory card (440g case only)) it weighs the weight of an EOS 800D (chassis only). With only 132.5 x 85 x 70 mm, it is actually smaller than the 800D (which measures 131.0 x 99.9 x 76.2 mm).

If you think about it, Canon did a tremendous job pushing the power and performance of a 765 g 6D Mark II into such a tiny camera.

To keep the weight down, the RP has a magnesium alloy body rather than the all-aluminum alloy body of the EOS R. The RP also has a large M-Fn touchbar and the big brother mode button and top LCD. Display abandoned. Instead, you'll find above the traditional mode selector familiar to Canon users. And the EVF is not quite as tall as the R, but uses the same 0.39-inch OLED display with 2.36 million points as the EOS M50.

One thing the RP has not lost is the Vari-Angle EOS R touch screen. Canon's RF enclosures are the only full-size, mirror-less cameras with fully mobile screens that make them perfect for video.

The Canon EOS RP features a fully-fledged 3-inch touch screen

The Canon EOS RP features a fully-fledged 3-inch touch screen

video features

Thanks to the Digic 8 processor, the Canon EOS RP can record up to 25 frames per second and ISO12800 at up to 25 frames per second. However, as with the EOS R, 4K suffers from a section (about 1.6x), and like the EOS M50, you can not use a dual-pixel CMOS AF with 4K footage.

If you're filming in 4K, you can use the 4K Frame Grab feature that creates an 8.3 megapixel jpg image as a still image from your recorded footage. This is a quick and easy way to get an image if you want still images instead of video.

However, shooting with 1080p is probably a more attractive option – especially for the kind of photographer that Canon expects to buy the EOS RP. The frame rate can be increased to 60 here, the ISO value can be increased to 25600. With 1080p, you can also use dual-pixel CMOS AF without cropping. This makes this camera an appealing vlogging and video camera.

The Canon EOS RP is the manufacturer's smallest and lightest full-frame body

The Canon EOS RP is the manufacturer's smallest and lightest full-frame body

Who is the Canon EOS RP for?

So who exactly? does Canon expects interest in RP? After all, most of the EOS R's wishlist were for a more advanced version, not an advanced amateur version.

In short, the RP is for users of harvest sensor cameras who want to explore the world of full screen. Photographers who use APS-C bodies like the 800D or 77D or even a mirrorless M-series like the M50 – people who want to enlarge their photography and upgrade to full-screen, but do not have to deal with a giant camera body.

The battery you'll find in the Canon EOS RP is the LP-E17 – the same cell you find in the 800D, 77D and M50. Canon believes that owners of these facilities are the best candidates for an upgrade, and the prospect of being able to keep all spare batteries will be another reason to get them to pull the tree up.

Another reason could be that the battery can now be charged via a USB connection or a power adapter in the camera – always handy and suitable for something compact, which is a travel or Familienausflugkamera. In RP, the battery is equipped with a CIPA of 250 rounds per charge.

The Canon EOS RP is available in a kit with RF 24-105mm, but the EF 24-105mm package is a better fit

The Canon EOS RP is available in a kit with RF 24-105mm, but the EF 24-105mm package is a better fit

Prices and packages

You get a mirrorless version of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II with Canon's state-of-the-art RF lens mount, and the latest processor and 4K video in one of the smallest and lightest full-frame enclosures the company has ever produced.

Surprisingly, Canon has not only packed all of this technology into a tiny package, but also for a tiny price. The EOS RP will be available on Feb. 27 at just £ 1,399.99 / € 1,299 for the EF-EOS R Body and Mount Adapter, which comes with each RP and will allow direct use of all EF and EF-S models. Lenses enabled.

There are also a number of kits with RF and surprisingly EF lenses. While the camera is a stationary bundle with the RF 24-105mm 1: 4L IS USM lens from February 14th to March 13th for £ 2,329.99 / $ 2,199, you can use the camera with the EF equivalent of the lens preorder the RP). The EF 24-105mm IS / STM package from 1.5-5.6 costs only £ 1,599.98 / $ 1,699, which means a saving of £ 215, which basically makes the lens half the price.

In the same period, pre-orders for the EOS RP with the RF 35 f / 1.8 (which seems to us to be a perfect lens for the camera) can be ordered for £ 1,799.98 or with the EF 24-70mm 1: 4L IS USM for £ 1,999.98 (savings of £ 120 and £ 200, respectively).

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Hands on: Canon EOS RP review

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