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Canon EOS R vs RP

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Canon has been quick at introducing another camera for its new mirrorless EOS R system. The first one introduced is the EOS R, and this new one, the Canon EOS RP, is more of an entry level camera. Let’s see how this new one compares, spec-wise, against the EOS R:

Picture of Canon EOS R Canon EOS R
Picture of Canon EOS RP Canon EOS RP
Price
~$2,300
~$1,300
Aggregated Rating *
80%
85%
Sensor Format
Full-Frame
Full-Frame
System Type
Mirrorless
Mirrorless
Mount
RF Mount (54mm)
RF Mount (54mm)
Mount Adapter for Older Lens
Yes
Yes
Shutter Closes when Lens Removed
Yes
No
Resolution
30.3 MP
26.2 MP
Viewfinder
Electronic
Electronic
Viewfinder Type
OLED
OLED
Max Shooting Speed
8 FPS
5 FPS
Battery Life
350 Shots
210 Shots
Built-in Flash
No
No
In-Body Image Stabilization
No
No
Card Slots
1 (UHS II SD)
1 (UHS II SD)
Shutter Speed Range
1/8000 to 30s
1/4000 to 30s
Max Flash Sync Speed
1/200s
1/180s
High Speed Sync Support
Yes
Yes
Image Size
6,720 x 4,480
6,240 × 4,160
Native ISO Range
100 to 40,000
100 to 40,000
RAW (14-bit) Buffer Capacity
47
Unlimited

Video

4k Video Shooting
Yes
Yes
Max Video Resolution
3840 X 2160
3840 X 2160
HD Video Max Frame Rate
60 FPS
60 FPS
Video Crop Factor
1.74 X
1.6 X

Monitor

Touch Screen
Yes
Yes
Monitor Dimension (diagonal)
3.15 in.
3 in.
Monitor Resolution
~2.10 million dots
~1.04 million dots
Tilt/Swivel Monitor
Tilt + Swivel
Tilt + Swivel

Focus / Autofocus

Focus Peaking
Yes
Yes
Focus Stacking
No
Yes
Min. Focus Distance
17.7 in
15.7 in
Autofocus System
Phase-difference detection (Dual Pixel)
Phase-difference detection (Dual Pixel)
Focus Points
5,655
4,779
AF Assist
Yes
Yes
Focus Tracking
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes

Body

Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.35 x 3.87 x 3.32 in.
5.2 x 3.3 x 2.8 in.
Weight
1.28 lbs
1 lbs
Weather Seal
Yes
No

Connectivity

WIFI
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Purchase
* Rating is the average aggregated rating from Digital Camera World and TechRadar, rounded to the nearest integer.

EOS RP In-Field Review Video

Here’s a good in-field review of the RP from DPReview:

Conclusion / Opinions

It looks like while, yes, the Canon EOS RP is a hell of a lot cheaper than the EOS R, it leaves some to be desired and falls short on some levels for a modern mirrorless full-frame camera. The main points of contention are the short battery life as well as the lower sensor performance for dynamic range and low light capabilities.

It’s certainly a great and inexpensive full-frame option to consider if you’re just getting into photography or you’re a hobbyist, but otherwise if you’re planning on doing any serious photography or videography, the EOS R seems like a much better investment.

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