The Canon EOS RP is an entry-level full-frame mirrorless digicam with 26 Megapixels, an digital viewfinder, fully-articulated touchscreen and cropped 4k video. Introduced in February 2019, it’s the second physique to make use of Canon’s RF lens mount, following the unique EOS R. The EOS RP is pitched at a lower-level than the EOS R although, positioned just under the EOS 6D Mark II, making it Canon’s most reasonably priced, to not point out lightest, full-frame physique so far. Canon’s aiming it at current EOS house owners with a group of EF lenses they’d wish to proceed utilizing, and bundles the RP with an EF lens adapter.
The EOS RP takes the 26.2 Megapixel full-frame sensor from the EOS 6D Mark II, however makes changes (presumably to micro-lenses) to work higher with the shorter flange distance; in contrast to the EOS R, the sensor stays uncovered while you take away lenses, however that’s the identical as different mirrorless cameras. The sensor employs Twin Pixel CMOS AF for focusing, with protection throughout many of the body (88% horizontal x 100% vertical) and help for steady capturing at 4fps with focus or 5fps with out. The EOS RP permits focusing at f11, has a brand new focus bracketing characteristic (though you’ll have to do the stacking externally), a brand new spot-focusing mode, and now additionally helps eye-detection with steady Servo AF, a characteristic lacking from the EOS R when it was launched. 1080p video is obtainable as much as 60p with Twin Pixel autofocus, though 4k is restricted to 24 or 25p, incurs a crop and makes use of contrast-based AF solely, identical to the EOS M50. There’s no built-in stabilisation, so to iron-out any wobbles you’ll want to suit a lens with IS. Film shooters can nonetheless deploy non-obligatory digital stabilisation if desired, albeit incurring a crop.
The physique is Canon’s smallest and lightest full-frame so far, whether or not DSLR or mirrorless, measuring 133x85x70mm and weighing 485g together with battery – that’s 95g lighter than the EOS R or 200g lighter than the 6D II our bodies. In contrast to the EOS R, Canon’s gone for a extra conventional design on the RP, with a mode dial and no thumb slider. There’s the identical 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder because the EOS M50 with 0.7x magnification, a single SD slot (exploiting UHS-II speeds), and videographers will likely be happy to discover a side-hinged, fully-articulated 3in touchscreen in addition to microphone and headphone jacks – the presence of the latter for monitoring audio is uncommon on the value, and there’s additionally USB charging. In the event you’d like to extend the peak of the physique, an non-obligatory EG-E1 grip thickens it as much as forestall your pinkie from dangling.
I had an opportunity to check out a pre-production EOS RP and have put collectively a brief video going over the options beneath. Decrease on the web page I even have extra info concerning lenses.
Within the absence of a finances equipment zoom within the native RF mount at launch, Canon has put collectively a number of discounted EF lens bundles in some areas to be used with the equipped adapter. Probably the most reasonably priced is the EF 24-105mm STM, though there’s additionally an EF 24-70mm f4L bundle or one with the smallest and least expensive native lens to date, the RF 35mm f1.eight IS. As soon as once more although, Canon expects the RP for use, no less than initially, with current EF lenses by way of the adapter.
As for native lenses, Canon introduced an updater to the roadmap, committing to 6 new RF lenses in 2019: RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS USM, RF 24-70mm f2.8L IS USM, RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM, RF 24-240mm f4-6.three IS USM, and the RF 85mm f1.2L USM which may also be accessible in a defocused model known as the RF 85mm f1.2L USM DS. No costs have been introduced but, however most appear like premium fashions maybe except for the 24-240mm which may find yourself changing into an ideal kit-zoom for the EOS RP.