Canon EOS RP

Canon EOS RP

In spite of the fact that it has a huge full-frame sensor, the Canon EOS RP is remarkably tiny and delivers diverse photography capabilities in a portable package. Thanks to a 26.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 8 image processor, the camera can capture both still images and UHD 4K video with a wide sensitivity range, ranging from ISO 100 to 40000, to accommodate shooting in a variety of lighting settings.

Continuous shooting at up to 5 frames per second is also available for photographing moving subjects. It also supports a sophisticated Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus technology, which includes 4779 selectable on-sensor phase-detection points for fast and precisely obtaining focus during stills and video capture.

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In addition to the sensor and CPU, the RP is equipped with a 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 3.0-megapixel back camera “The 1.04 million-dot variable-angle touchscreen LCD display allows for easier viewing from both high and low viewing positions. Wireless remote camera control, as well as direct picture sharing to linked mobile devices, are also possible using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Canon RF Lens Mount

The EOS RP is equipped with the RF lens mount, which is compatible with Canon’s whole series of RF-mount lenses. In addition to having a 54mm diameter and an extremely short 20mm flange-back distance, this mount allows for the development of lenses that are both quicker and smaller than their SLR counterparts.

An electrical contact mechanism with 12 pins is also included in the mount, allowing for more complex focusing and image stabilization capabilities. Through the use of an optional EF-EOS R Mount Adapter, users will be able to use their existing EF and EF-S mount lenses with complete compatibility. Through the use of an optional EF-EOS R Mount Adapter, users will be able to use their existing EF and EF-S mount lenses with complete compatibility.

26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor

In addition, a huge full-frame CMOS sensor with 26.2MP resolution is included, providing an optimal mix between high-resolution output and low-light performance, as well as high-speed capabilities. When used in conjunction with the DIGIC 8 image processor, the EOS RP offers a native sensitivity range of ISO 100-40000, allowing photographers to capture images in a variety of lighting circumstances. Additionally, for working with moving subjects, continuous shooting at up to 5 frames per second is allowed.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

A similar mechanism to that used by a camcorder to acquire focus is used by Dual Pixel CMOS AF to provide smooth and quick focusing performance. Because each pixel contains two distinct photodiodes, this technology creates an extremely dense network of phase-detection collecting components that spans a large portion of the image sensor, reducing focus hunting while allowing for faster and more direct control of focus placement.

Although it is designed for still pictures, this focusing system is equally adept at acquiring critical focus on moving things, making it particularly well suited for shooting and monitoring moving subjects to ensure that critical focus is achieved with each shot. Using Movie Servo Autofocus when recording video, you can achieve smooth and natural focusing when switching between many subjects or varying distances within a scene.

You may also choose tracking sensitivity, AF speed, and whether or not to prioritize Face or Eye Tracking when filming video. Rack focus is made possible thanks to the Touch AF technology, which allows you to adjust the focus by merely touching anything within the scene on the touchscreen in an easy manner.

It is also possible to achieve better subject tracking in movies, thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF system’s ability to detect subjects and keep focus even while operating in rapidly changing or crowded environments. Additionally, the focus mechanism is sensitive down to EV -5, allowing you to operate in very low-light circumstances while still achieving precise autofocus.

UHD 4K Video Recording

The EOS RP is a multimedia image-dream maker’s camera, featuring UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) quality recording at up to 23.98 frames per second at 120 megabits per second, as well as Full HD 1080p and HD 720p at 60 frames per second for slow-motion playback.

When recording in-camera, 4K video has 4:2:0 sampling and 8-bit color depth, and when using an external recorder, 4K video has 4:2:2 sampling and 8-bit color depth, and 4:2:2 8-bit output is available.

It is possible to record audio using the onboard stereo microphone, or an extra external microphone may be connected using the 3.5mm microphone connection.

Additionally, when shooting video, the 5-axis Dual Sensing IS may be employed to electrically eliminate the appearance of camera wobble, resulting in a crisper and more smooth recording.

Body Design

The Integrated 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder affords a bright and clear means for eye-level viewing. 3.0 in the rear “When working from high, low, or front-facing angles, the 1.04m-dot LCD’s vari-angle architecture makes it easier to see and operate the display. A touchscreen is also included, allowing for the simple operation of the camera’s shooting, playback, and menu navigation functions.

Through the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, you can wirelessly share, control and download images with a compatible smart device using the Canon Camera Connect software, which also allows geotagging your pictures using the location data from your mobile device, among other features.
In-camera charging via USB is enabled for more convenient charging while on the go.

Canon EOS RP specs

MSRP$1299 (body), $1999 (w/EF adapter and EF 24-105mm STM IS lens), $2299 (w/RF 24-105mm F4L IS lens)
Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialComposite
Max resolution6240 x 4160
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels26 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors27 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDigic 8
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
ISOAuto, 100-40000 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum)50
Boosted ISO (maximum)102400
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File formatJPEGRaw (14-bit Canon CR3)C-Raw (Canon original)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points4779
Lens mountCanon RF
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulated
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.7×
Viewfinder resolution2,360,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modesProgramShutter priorityAperture priorityManual
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed1/180 sec
Drive modesSingleContinuous (H/L)Self-timer
Continuous drive5.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Remote controlYes (via cable or smartphone)
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E17 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)250
Weight (inc. batteries)485 g (1.07 lb / 17.11 oz)
Dimensions133 x 85 x 70 mm (5.24 x 3.35 x 2.76″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes

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