New Canon EOS RP Announced: $1,299 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera With EF Converter in the Box

Just announced is the extremely well-priced Canon EOS RP. Check out everything this small and light full-frame mirrorless camera can do.

The Canon EOS RP is a 26.2-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera that has simplified its specs and design from the $2,299 EOS R, making it more affordable, especially those looking to slowly transition into mirrorless from DSLRs. The EOS RP uses a DIGIC 8 image processor, has an ISO range of 100-40,000 that can be expanded to 50-102,400, and is capable of 5 fps continuous shooting. There is a single UHS-II SD card slot, microphone and headphone jacks, a remote shutter input, and USB and HDMI ports. The USB port can be used for charging with a battery power pack.

The EOS RP sports Canon's trusted Dual Pixel CMOS AF system which has proven to work well for subject tracking, especially in video. Utilizing the vari-angle touchscreen display, the EOS RP is able to implement touch-to-focus for faster subject selection, or use it for simple rack focusing. In total there are 4,779 autofocus points in the EOS RP compared to the 5,655 points of the EOS R.

The 2.36-million-dot electronic viewfinder is a downgrade from the EOS R which has 3.69 million dots.

For video, the EOS RP shoots 4K 25 fps at 120 Mb/s in 8-bit color depth (both internal and external recording). There is no Canon Log profile in the EOS RP.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities in the EOS RP allow the camera to be wirelessly controlled via smartphone app and quick sharing of captured content.

In a brilliant move, the "body only" option comes with a free Canon EF/EF-S to EOS R mount adapter which will maintain autofocus and image stabilization for the lenses being converted over. Being a $1,299 package, I can see many Canon DSLR users taking note of this camera to test the waters of mirrorless.

The Canon EOS RP is priced at $1,299 and available now for preordering, and is also being offered in a $2,199 kit with the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, or in a $1,699 kit with the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Orders begin shipping on February 27.

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Matt Williams's picture

Ugly as hell, but not bad at all for that price. I don't use Canon anymore, but I applaud them for pushing the boundaries of entry-level FF mirrorless.

Hopefully this brings the price of the a7III down a little. I had heard they were cutting it to $1800, but maybe I misinterpreted what I read because that hasn't happened yet.

*would also be nice if Nikon took a page from their book and included their FTZ adapter for free*

Maximilian Sulzer's picture

The price of the Z 6 with adapter and kit lens dropped to 2750€ here. 250€ more than the Canon RP.

I guess the differences are not that huge with the Nikon having an edge on Sensor and EVF maybe?

Eric Salas's picture

If this camera was even close to being half as much of a player as the A7iii I could see it being affected but even the lack luster a6400 makes this look like a fisher price toy

Matt Williams's picture

It really doesn't matter what you think of the camera. It's not for me, I'd never buy it, but the point is that it is a full frame mirrorless camera from Canon for $700 less than Sony's. If this was Pentax or something, it wouldn't matter. But competition from Canon is a big deal - history has shown that most people don't buy based on the "best."

Eric Salas's picture

Point is, canon throttled what they could do with this full frame camera. They took all pluses of it being full frame and gutted it through software/technology so that it isn’t a viable option.
You can still buy an A7ii with a lens for 1000 and this camera barely competes with that (I’d say it still underperforms that one as well).

People don’t buy what’s best, you’re definitely right with that remark.

Ryan Burleson's picture

Interesting, the price looks nice.

Canon might not have the technology to compete in the high end but this is a perfect release. At $1299 with free adapter this will be the #1 seller for FF mirrorless for quite a long time. The price is too low to ignore.

Michael B. Stuart's picture

I could see getting this as an upgrade to my 6D rather than the 6DII. Exciting price point.

Richard Kralicek's picture

I was too quickly last summer, bought the 6Dii. Anyway, the 6Dii is good enough, and soon we'll know what Canon has to offer. As long as they continue to improve they're more than good enough for amateurs and for working pro's (apart from gearheads).

Eric Salas's picture

If you want this camera, don’t watch this video about how bad it performs...

https://youtu.be/nFQVfBdadEs

Kyle Medina's picture

That wasn't even close to a negative review.

"Eye AF moves at the speed of slow and not accurate so not useful." On activating Eye AF, "...is a two steps process, which is a pain in the ..., which means I didn't want to do it often..." Those are pretty big for a portrait photographer.
On FPS for Continuous AF... "in Servo, it drops to 2~3 fps, which is bracingly slow."

Eric Salas's picture

Besides the photo AF, the video AF was embarrassing and that’s usually what everyone says they love.

Kyle Medina's picture

Big!, ha. It's been new for about 3yrs now (whatever it is) and its only been actually usable for the past year. You were fine for decades before that.

It was decades of... "The eyes could be a bit shaper..." Lol. The FPS speed is definitely like the past, however.

Kyle Medina's picture

You'll still have that problem today. Eye AF is still a single point. No different than you selecting your focusing point and placing it over the eye.

That is not assuring for a wedding photographer shooting a moving bride during the ceremony.

Marius Pettersen's picture

What are you talking about?

Eric Salas's picture

Did you watch the amazing Canon AF system at work ?

Marius Pettersen's picture

Yes, I watched the video. If you're referring to the Eye-AF, then sure, it needs a lot of work before it can compete with Sony, but the general AF, as in the Dual Pixel AF, is amazing.
You can't tear down the entire camera just because one feature is lacking or isn't as good as you want it to be. There are tons of people that do not give a shit about photographing people.

Eric Salas's picture

"The Canon EOS RP: Cheap and Cheerful, Assuming You Don't Shoot Video?" - Looks like if you give a shit about videography with people in it FStoppers says to rethink your choices on that... Strike 2...

Ryan Mense's picture

To be clear, that article is the opinion of its author Andy Day. Fstoppers has many writers who are free to voice their opinion, we don't have a singular voice on these things.

Eric Salas's picture

But he is credible enough to have the platform and for FStoppers to promote. I used to write for Men’s Health so I understand that line is gray.

Andy Day's picture

I don't think Ryan is arguing the case for my credibility (which is questioned on a regular basis, don't worry 😂). Just that there is no single 'Fstoppers opinion' as there might be for a site such as DPReview or Imaging Resource. 😊

Eric Salas's picture

I understand what he’s saying.

Andy Day's picture

When I heard the proposed price last week, I was 100% sure that it wouldn't have the digic 8 and 4k. There is now a hat that I must eat. Fair play to Canon.

Zoli Tarnavölgyi's picture

250 shots with a battery... this will kill the show unfortunatelly.

Marius Pettersen's picture

The fro guy said he got around 500 still pictures from one battery.

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