Canon EOS RP

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Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS RP with EF50mm f/1.8 II
MakerCanon Inc.
TypeMirrorless interchangeable lens camera
ReleasedMarch 14, 2019 (2019-03-14)
Intro priceUS$1,299 - body only
US$2,399 - body-and-lens kit
Lens mountCanon RF
LensInterchangeable lens
Sensordual-pixel CMOS sensor
Sensor size36 × 24 mm (full frame)
Maximum resolution6240 × 4160 pixels (26.2 megapixels)
Film speedISO 100 – 40,000 expandable to ISO 50 (L); 51,200 (H1), 102,400 (H2)
Recording mediumSDXC (UHS-II capable)
Storage mediasingle UHS II card slot
FocusDual Pixel CMOS autofocus
Flash exposure compensation± 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Frame rate5 fps
Shutter speeds30 s to 1/4000 s
Viewfinder2.360-million dot OLED EVF
Viewfinder magnification0.70
Frame coverage100%
Image processing
Image processorDIGIC 8
Video recording4K resolution (23.98/25 fps)
LCD screenVariangle 3.0 in 720 × 480 pixels LCD with touchscreen[1]
Data Port(s)Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Body featuresDual-sensing Image Stabilization
Dimensions132.5 mm × 85.0 mm × 70.0 mm (5.22 in × 3.35 in × 2.76 in)
Weight440 g (16 oz) (body only), 485 g (17.1 oz) (incl. battery and memory card)
Made in Japan

The Canon EOS RP is a 26.2-megapixel full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera made by Canon.[2] It was publicly announced on February 13, 2019 (2019-02-13) and launched on March 14, 2019 (2019-03-14) with a suggested retail price of US$1,299 (body only) at the time. The camera is reported to be the least expensive full frame camera to be produced.[3][4][5]

The Canon EOS RP is offered as a body only or in a body-and-lens kit package with a Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM zoom lens at a suggested retail price of US$2,399.[6]


Image features[edit]

The Canon EOS RP features a 35 mm (36 mm × 24 mm) (full frame) CMOS sensor capable of capturing approximately 26.2 effective megapixels.[7] The EOS RP does not have in-body image stabilization, however, image stabilization can be achieved using a lens with optical lens-based stabilization, either native EOS RF lenses with IS, or Canon EOS EF lenses (through the official Canon RF-EF Adapter) with IS.[8]

Autofocus and metering[edit]

The camera's 143-point autofocus sensors uses Canon's Dual Pixel AF system to capture and record and offers 88% horizontal and 100% vertical frame coverage.[9] The EOS RP has 4,779 manually selectable focusing points.[10]

When recording in 4K Ultra HD resolution, focusing is restricted to contrast-detection autofocus instead of using the preferable Dual Pixel AF system, the former exhibiting undesirable focus hunting and is not as smooth as the Dual Pixel AF system that's available in HD modes.[11]


The EOS RP's ISO is 100–40000 with expansion down to ISO 50 and up to ISO 51200 equivalent (H1) and ISO 102,400 equivalent (H2).


The EOS RP's shutter speed range is 30 s to 1/4,000 s (bulb).

The camera has an approximate maximum continuous shooting speed of 5.0 frames per second in High-Speed Continuous Shooting drive mode and a shooting speed of 4 frames per second in Shooting Speed Priority mode.

Ergonomics and functions[edit]

The EOS RP has a flip-around 7.5 cm (3 inch) TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040,000 dots with touchscreen capabilities. The .99 cm (.39 inch) OLED electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360,000 dots and a .70x magnification, a downgrade from the Canon EOS R which had a larger screen size of 1.25 cm (.50 inch) resolution of 3,360,000 dots.

While the EOS RP body is similar to that of its predecessor, the Canon EOS R, it does not have the Touch Bar control or a secondary status LCD display screen.

The EOS RP body weighs in at less than a pound, specifically, 440 g (16 oz) while the camera body with battery and memory card weighs 485 g (17.1 oz). It is Canon's lightest and most compact full frame camera.[9]


The camera can record 4K Ultra HD (3840 × 2160) at 23.98 frames per second with a noticeable APS-C sensor crop of about 1.7x. The camera additionally records Full HD (1920 × 1080) and Standard HD (1280 × 720) at 59.94, 29.97, and as of firmware update version 1.4, 1080p at 23.98 frames per second.[10] Similar to many other DSLR cameras, the continuous recording time for the EOS RP is limited to 29 minutes and 59 seconds for all video resolutions.[11]


The EOS RP is the second camera to use Canon's RF lens mount.[6][12] It is possible to use older EF and EF-S lenses with one of the three available Canon EOS R mount adapters.[13] With EF-S lenses the camera only functions as an APS-C camera and can only shoot 720p or 4K video without Dual Pixel AF.


The EOS RP received mixed to positive reviews. Technology blog Engadget summarized the EOS RP as a disappointment citing concerns with the camera's 4K resolution video being noticeably cropped and limited autofocus detection while recording.[14] Digital Trends provided an additional mixed review by identifying "some purposefully truncated features" and corroborated on the EOS RP's video abilities by stating that "video feels like an afterthought".[4] T3 Magazine concurred with the limited video functionality and like the EOS R, its insufficient FPS for fast sports shooting. However it claimed there was 'plenty to like about it' but 'a bit of a mixed bag' similar to the R model, also awarding it 4 stars.[15] TechRadar awarded it 4 stars, concluding the RP has a 'capable feature set, a generally sound performance and a very reasonable asking price' mainly criticizing the lack of affordable lenses available.[16] Ken Rockwell in a comparison of Canon's all then-available RF mount DSLMs expressed a particular affection for the RP despite its technical downsides, praising it for the "smallest size, lowest weight, direct controls and by far lowest price" of the camera lineup and concluding that the RP is "everything mirrorless was always supposed to be".[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Andrew Williams (19 February 2019). "Canon EOS RP vs EOS R: which should you buy?". Trusted Reviews. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Mirrorless | EOS RP". Canon USA. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  3. ^ Mathies, Daven (1 July 2019). "Canon EOS RP Vs. Sony A7 III: Beginner Full-Frame Cameras Compared". Digital Trends. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  4. ^ Lopez, Napier (14 February 2019). "Canon shows it's serious about full-frame mirrorless with the affordable EOS RP". Plugged | The Next Web. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Full Frame For The Masses! Canon Introduces Its Second Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera — The EOS RP". Canon USA. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Canon EOS RP | Mirrorless Camera". Canon Canada. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  7. ^ Artaius, James. "Canon EOS R image stabilization will be in-body and in-lens hybrid". digitalcameraworld. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  8. ^ a b "EOS RP Camera | Features". Canon Canada. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Product Brochure: Canon EOS RP" (PDF). Canon USA. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  10. ^ a b Schneider, Jaron; Brawley, William. "Canon EOS RP Review". Imaging Resource. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  11. ^ Welch, Chris (13 February 2019). "Canon announces EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera at aggressive $1,299 price". The Verge. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  12. ^ "EOS R Adapters - Lens Adapters". Canon Cyprus. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  13. ^ Dent, Steve. "Canon EOS RP review: A full-frame camera that cuts too many corners". Engadget. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  14. ^ Davies, Amy. "Canon EOS RP Review - Affordable, Full Frame and Mirrorless: What's' Not to Like?". t3. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  15. ^ Golowczynsky, Matt. "Canon EOS RP Review: Full Frame On A Shoestring". TechRadar. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  16. ^ Rockwell, Ken. "Canon EOS R, RP, R5 & R6 Compared". Retrieved 15 August 2021.

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