It's not exactly the ringing endorsement Canon would have wanted, but Kai Wong brings his usual humor to this savage review of the company's newest full-frame mirrorless offering.
"It's bland, it's cheap, it's full frame," is about the nicest description Wong gives the Canon EOS RP. Wong points out the decided lack of hype surrounding Canon's latest release and surmises that the company knew the EOS RP, which was likely developed parallel to the EOS R, was always going to be a letdown. Costing $1,000 less than its more fully-featured sibling, it wouldn't have made sense for Canon to make the EOS RP a superior product.
So, no, it's not the world's best vlogging camera. In fact, Wong says Canon might have been better off skipping video altogether given that the video features are quite poor overall. It's also not the greatest still camera, decidedly lacking in dynamic range. Considering that its $1,300 price tag is still pretty hefty for entry-level gear, especially without an included lens (the EOS RP with an included RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens kit pushes the price tag up to $2,200), Wong argues there are better options available for less money.
Wong admittedly didn't get a hands-on look at the RP, but the review is worth watching anyway. Check out his friend Lok Cheung's hands-on review here.
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