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Canon RP full frame mirrorless camera


  • a budget full frame mirrorless camera similar to the old dSLR Canon 6D Mark II full frame dSLR but with RF mount and many improvements such as:
    • swivel vari-angle rear LCD
    • DIGIC 8 processor
    • optimised for mirrorless and video
    • face tracking and Eye AF at last
    • 4K video albeit only in 24p 8bit 1.6x crop mode, severe rolling shutter, and no Dual Pixel AF mode which really makes it unusable
    • SD card slot now UHS-II
    • much lighter
    • much cheaper
    • USB-C in-camera battery charging but capped at USB 2.0 speed
    • but not weathersealed, has crippled video, has very poor battery life and no battery charge % (smaller battery).
  • ideally mated with the new Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro lens
  • the crippled video specs are similar to that on the Canon EOS M50
  • still no IBIS
  • who is it for?
  • still photographers wanting a cheap access to full frame shallow depth of field (DOF) or high ISO capabilities which are not possible with Micro Four Thirds system and who do not need the other features which are either not present (sports capability, weathersealing, manual silent mode, IBIS) or crippled (video, shutter speed and flash sync)


  • 26mp Dual Pixel sensor with AA filter
  • no top LCD screen
  • 2.36mdot 0.70x magnification EVF with 22mm eye point and 30/60Hz
  • swivel flip out 1mdot LCD screen
  • 5 fps burst max. 50 RAW (4fps with C-AF/Servo AF)
  • “Dual sensing IS” - no this is not a proper 5 axis IBIS - this is Canon's “digital IS” with OIS
  • 4779 AF points covering 88% horizontal and 100% vertical, sensitive down to -5EV
  • Face tracking and Eye AF
  • shutter speed only to 1/4000th sec and flash sync only 1/180th sec
  • shutter rated to only 100,000 shots
  • crippled 8bit 4K 24/25p 115mbps intraframe 1.6x cropped video limited to under 30min and no Canon Log mode
  • crippled 1080HD 30/60p - no 24p! Presumably has the same line skipping artefacts as the 6D II
  • crippled USB-C jack - capped at USB 2.0 speed!
  • only 1 SD card slot and is UHS-II capable
  • 485g
  • $US1299
  • $AU2149 with EF-EOSR adapter ($AU1999 w/o adapter)


Compared to

Canon RP Olympus E-M10III Sony a7III
sensor 26mp FF 16mp MFT 24mp FF
price $US $1299 $549 $1999
IBIS Digital only 4EV 4-5 EV
Burst 5fps (no electronic shutter burst mode) 8.6fps (mechanical) 20fps (electronic)
silent mode only in Scene mode; no burst; yes yes
Weathersealing Nil Nil Yes
Fastest shutter 1/4000th 1/4000th (1/16,000th electronic) 1/8000th
Flash sync 1/180th 1/250th 1/250th
EVF 2.36mdot 0.70x 2.36mdot 2.3mdot
Rear LCD variangle tilt tilt
AF pts 4779 Dual 121 CDAF 693PDAF+425CDAF
AF pt coverage 88% hor, 100% vert ?60% 93% frame
AF moving subjects good poor excellent
Eye AF non-selective closest eye or L/R non-selective
Eye AF tracking if subject slow and not too far away poor excellent
Face AF tracking if subject slow if subject slow excellent
card slots 1xSD UHS-II 1xSD 2xSD but only one UHS-II
4K video 24/25p 1.6x crop, crippled and practicably unusable with severe rolling shutter and poor AF 24/25/30p 24/25p full pixel read out
1080HD video up to 60p up to 60p up to 120p
weight 485g 390g 650g
pros FF DOF, high ISO, Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro lens smaller, lighter, less expensive and far more dedicated lenses, much cheaper; option of affordable sports camera (E-M1II); awesome EyeAF, faster burst, weathersealing
cons no true IBIS just “digital”; movie IS not adequate for walking; 4K is almost unusable; no 24p 1080HD video; no Zebra lines; no silent mode in manual - need to use a Scene mode! very poor battery life; 1/4000th shutter; poor flash sync; poor burst rate; expensive lenses; few dedicated lenses; no sports camera option; no PDAF so not for moving subjects; DOF and high ISO issues; cost; rear screen is not vari-angle; expensive lenses; few dedicated lenses; sports camera v. expensive (Sony a9)
canonr/canonrp.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/08 11:57 by gary1

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