A new extension grip was also announced; you can buy it in red, blue, or the classic black. This add-on allows users to feel a bit more comfortable holding and stabilizing the EOS RP while shooting. Plus, it has an access panel that lets you easily swap out the camera’s battery and SD card.
The early buzz for the new model is positive; it’s (relatively) affordable, user-friendly, and smaller than its predecessor without sacrificing quality. At first glance, it seems like Canon wants to make full-frame more accessible to mid-level professionals and serious hobbyists interested in upgrading to their first full frame. But how does it match up to the EOS R?
Canon EOS RP vs EOS R
|EOS R||EOS RP|
|Sensor||30.3MP Full-frame CMOS||26.2MP Full-frame CMOS|
|Image Processor||DIGIC 8||DIGIC 8|
|Video||4K 30fps||4K 24fps|
|Viewfinder Specs||0.5″ OLED Electronic Viewfinder||0.39″ OLED Electronic Viewfinder|
|Monitor Specs||3.15″ Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen||3.0″ TFT Color Clear View II LCD Touchscreen|
|Manually Selectable AF Points||5,655||4,779|
|AF/System Points||88% horizontal and 100% vertical||88% horizontal and 100% vertical|
|Continuous FPS||8 FPS||5 FPS|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||5.35 x 3.87 x 3.32″
135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm
|5.22 x 3.3 x 2.76″
132.5 x 85.0 70.0mm
|Weight (body only)||660g (including card and battery)||485g (including card and battery)|
|Lens Mount||RF (compatible with EF & EF-S lenses when using optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R. EF-M lenses not compatible)||RF (compatible with EF & EF-S lenses when using optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS R)|
|Top-Of-Camera Mode Screen||✓|
|Vari-angle LCD Touchscreen||✓||✓|
|WiFi / Bluetooth®||✓||✓|
Canon EOS RP Overview
Image Sensor & Image Quality
The Canon EOS RP is equipped with a 26.2 MP full-frame image sensor and DIGIC 8 processor. Its full-frame size is made for taking exceptional stills and videos. Plus, it gives you some flexibility when picking a lens. Speaking of video, the EOS RP shoots crystal-clear 4K video at 24fps.
The goal is always to make sure you have flexibility for a wide variety of shooting situations; the EOS RP definitely provides that adaptability. Like the EOS R, the Canon EOS RP is compatible with RF lenses. You can also use it with all of the EF/EF-S lenses if you add the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS R.
Exterior Settings & Features
As mentioned above, this camera seems to be made for mid-level professionals and serious hobbyists interested in upgrading to their first full frame—it’s outfitted with a number of helpful guides, familiar controls, and creative modes to play around with.
There are a few key updates from the EOS R. First, the new model gets rid of the EOS R’s top display screen and replaces it with a classic Mode Dial; this makes it significantly easier to quickly switch between modes. Second, Canon did away with the multi-function bar. The result is cleaner lines and more intuitive, straightforward functionality for the remaining external controls.
Streamlining aside, the new EOS RP includes an important fan favorite from the previous model: the vari-angle screen. The EOS RP’s 3.0″ TFT Color Clear View II LCD Touchscreen provides a crisp display while you’re shooting or reviewing content. It’s also amazing for vloggers who need to make sure they’re constantly in focus.
We’re excited to get our hands on the EOS RP and try it out for ourselves. Stay tuned for additional reviews (and maybe even some video content). As always, let us know if you have any additional thoughts about this release in the comment section below.