Canon has officially announced the EOS RP, its second full-frame mirrorless camera that joins the EOS R launched in October of 2018.
It’s the smallest and lightest full-frame EOS camera ever made.
Canon’s strategy is really aggressive on price and going after mainstream consumers: this EOS RP costs only $1,299 for the camera body alone or $2,399 for a kit with the 24-105mm RF-mount lens.
For a limited time, Canon is including both a mount adapter (for using EF lenses on the RP) and a grip at no extra cost with the body.
The EOS RP comes with a smaller 26.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, compared to the 30.3-megapixel found on the EOS R.
Besides there are features shared between the two cameras, such as the Digic 8 image processor, accurate Dual Pixel autofocus and that fully articulating 3-inch touchscreen.
The continuous shooting speed is 5fps (down from 8fps in the EOS R).
The Dual Pixel CMOS AF system features 4779 autofocus points (compared to 5655 in the EOS R).
On the back of the EOS RP is a 0.39 inch, 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder (the EOS R has a 3.69 million dot one).
The EOS RP can record video up to 4K at 23.98 or 25fps. Similar to the EOS R, the RP model also has a fairly heavy crop of 1.6x. The specs lists Dual sensing IS up to 5 stops but this is most likely not in-body stabilization as even the EOS R doesn’t have that.
There is no Log-C.
The internal recordings are done in 4:2:0 8-bit as MPEG-4 AVC / H.264Variable (averaged) bitrate files and the camera outputs uncompressed 4:2:2 8-bit over HDMI. The bad news is if you want to record externally the internal recording is disabled. The image on the LCD screen is also disabled.
There is no 1080p 120fps or even 720p 120 fps modes available.
EOS RP movie recordings can be compressed to light data in the camera (video transcoding). You can also transfer movies to smartphones or tablets while compressing them (transcode transfer).
Here are some sample photos captured with the EOS RP:
The Canon EOS RP is available for pre-order starting now for $1,299for the body only with an extension grip and Canon mount adapter. You can also get the set bundled with a 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for $1,699 or bundled with a 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for $2,199 (these prices include an instant rebate). The camera will ship and hit store shelves on February 27th, 2019.
More info on Canon’s webpage.