Canon EOS RP Review

Overall 54
Imaging 30
Features 71
Size 74
Price 0

Main Features

  • 26.0 MP Full frame CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 40000 (Expands to 50 - 102400)
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 133 x 85 x 70 mm
  • Weight: 485 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Canon EOS RP Summary

This review is devoted to EOS RP that Canon has first introduced to the public in Feb 14, 2019. This model is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 26.0 MP and a Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #15 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 54/100 and it takes a rank of #34 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Canon EOS RP Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Canon EOS RP review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Headphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fully Articulated
  • Built-In Flash: No

Popular comparisons of Canon EOS RP

Complete Comparison of Canon EOS RP With Other Cameras in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Canon EOS RP. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Canon EOS RP

Canon EOS RP has the following external dimensions 133 x 133 x 70 mm (52.36 x 33.46 x 27.56″) with the weight of 485 g.

The typical weight for average Semi-Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 437g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Canon EOS RP, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Canon EOS RP is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 70mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Canon EOS RP with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Canon EOS RP is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Canon EOS RP compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Canon EOS RP — 250 shots
Min: 250 shots
Average: 348 shots
Max: 540 shots

Thickness

Canon EOS RP — 70 mm
Min: 33 mm
Average: 54 mm
Max: 93 mm

Weight

Canon EOS RP — 485 g
Min: 140 g
Average: 437 g
Max: 625 g

Unfortunately, Canon EOS RP comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Canon EOS RP comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Canon EOS RP Photo and Sensor Features

Canon EOS RP boasts of a resolution of 26.0 MP and is equipped with a Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Canon EOS RP has the following ISO range 100 - 40000 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 50 - 102400.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Canon EOS RP features a 26.0 MP sensor. In the Semi-Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Canon EOS RP is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of Full frame sensor featured in Canon EOS RP with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Canon EOS RP

LCD and ViewFinder

Canon EOS RP is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 1,040k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Canon EOS RP’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 2,360k dots.

100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Canon EOS RP are its 5.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, EOS RP comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, EOS RP unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Canon EOS RP stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 4779 points.

In addition, EOS RP has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Canon EOS RP, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Canon EOS RP allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Canon EOS RP supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of EOS RP.

EOS RP comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

In addition, Canon EOS RP is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone and, since it comes with a port for external headphones, we can call Canon EOS RP a perfect camera for high-quality videography purposes.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Canon EOS RP is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, EOS RP is equipped with its USB 1 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect EOS RP with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Canon EOS RP provides a shooting life of 250, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 348 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Canon EOS RP is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Canon EOS RP for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Canon EOS RP’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Canon EOS RP’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the EOS RP to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Canon EOS RP for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS RP performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 97. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS RP can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (26 MP)
  • Canon is famous with its skintones
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • No Image Stabilization

Canon EOS RP for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS RP performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 94. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS RP can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Fully Articulated Screen
  • Large Full frame(35.9 x 24 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (133 x 85 x 70 mm)
  • No Image Stabilization

Canon EOS RP for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS RP performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 100. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS RP can be called a 100 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big Number of autofocus Points (4779)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (5.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Small battery life (250 shots)

Canon EOS RP for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS RP performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 69. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS RP can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (485 g)
  • Big size (133 x 85 x 70 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash

Canon EOS RP for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Canon EOS RP performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 89. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Canon EOS RP can be called a 89 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (26 MP)
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing

Canon EOS RP Detailed Specs

General
Brand Canon
Model EOS RP
Announced Feb 14, 2019
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Canon RF
Number of Lenses 10
Focal Length Multiplier 1x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fully Articulated
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 1,040k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,360k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 0.7
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial Yes
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores n/a
DxO Color Depth n/a
DxO Dynamic Range n/a
DxO Low Light ISO n/a
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 861.60 mm2
Sensor Resolution 26.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 6240 x 4160
Max Native ISO 40,000
Max Boosted ISO 102,400
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 4779
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port Yes
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 1
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 485 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 85 x 70 mm
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type 250 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Storage Slots 1

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