Canon is ready to launch a compact version of its EOS R camera. The EOS RP comes with a smaller 26.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, while 30.3-megapixel found on the EOS R. There are features shared between the two cameras, like the Digic 8 image processor, accurate Dual Pixel autofocus, and fully articulating 3-inch touchscreen. The new EOS RP is a full-frame mirrorless shooter and it will cost you $1,299. While Nikon’s cheapest full-frame mirrorless Z6 camera cost you $2,000 but provides much better speed than the offering from Canon.
The new EOS RP is compact and portable. Its weight is about 17 ounce (485 grams) without any attached lens. The RP features a built-in, 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder. It has an ISO range of 100- 40,000 and shoots 4K video at up to 24-fps. 4K video on the RP still doesn’t support full sensor readout. The EOS RP has Bluetooth and WiFi support to control the camera remotely or share pictures wirelessly. It has a USB Type-C port for charging, a single UHS-II SD card slot, HDMI out, plus 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks.
The EOS RP has a big sensor, solid AF, and 4K video. Canon plans to bring 5 more RF lenses to its EOS R and EOS RP by the end of 2019. It includes a 15-35mm f/2.8, a 24-70mm f/2.8, a 70-200mm f/2.8, an 85mm f/1.2, and a 24-240mm f/4-6.2. It will bring the total number of RF lenses to 9. The EOS R and RP are compatible with Canon’s EF lenses via an adapter. You will need the native RF glass for the mirrorless systems’ autofocus to be fully accurate. It will keep your optical quality from dropping a bit. The EOS RP will be available during the month of March 2019 at $1,299 (just body) and $2,399 for a kit with a 24-105mm RF lens.