Canon to Release the EOS RiP With Vertical 5:4 Sensor for Instagram Influencers

Canon to Release the EOS RiP With Vertical 5:4 Sensor for Instagram Influencers

Rumors are circulating that Canon is going to launch a version of the EOS RP with one killer feature when it comes to producing content for Instagram: a vertical sensor with a 5:4 ratio.

Until now, Instagram photographers have had to be content with the onerous task of turning their camera sideways and imagining bits chopped from the top and bottom or heavily cropping landscape images in post. This new camera is expected to be called the EOS RiP, and its portrait-orientation sensor will allow photographers to produce Instagram-ready content more efficiently.

"Social media content producers need validation," one Canon source is quoted as saying, "and we felt that traditional camera formats were creating a barrier. No longer will you have to cover parts of your camera's LCD screen with gaffer tape in order to enable your creative vision."

Files will be perfect for Instagram's 1,080 x 1,350 pixel format without the need for editing. While Instagram supports square and landscape images, portrait images generate better engagement, as they make best use of screen real estate on mobile devices.

Canon EOS RiP Instagram bundle

The Canon EOS RiP Instagram bundle may save you more than $300 but it will still cost you your self respect.

If rumors prove correct, the RiP will be available as part of various "influencer bundles." As well as a spare LP-E17 battery and a blower brush, the entry-level kit will include a yellow anorak, a string of fairy lights, and ten thousand obviously fake followers.

The most expensive bundle will feature a wide-brimmed hat that must always be held to the head with one hand, a canoe that you don't know how to use, and a classic white Land Rover Defender that clearly belongs to someone else. Those with deep pockets will have the option to bolt on an Icelandic waterfall, although installation is not included.

Canon EOS RiP elite influencer bundle

The "RiP Elite Influencer" bundle.

This is not the first modified version of an existing camera that Canon has released. A few months ago, the Japanese manufacturer released the EOS Rg, a modified version of the EOS R developed specifically for those looking to photograph food. It incorporated an optical IR cut filter in front of the sensor for photographing gastronomical phenomena with utmost clarity.

Are you an Instagram content producer looking to optimize your workflow? Will you be looking to buy the EOS RiP? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

A shout out to Andrea Pizzini of SonyAlphaRumors for inspiring this article with this Instagram post.

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Ken James's picture

This has to be a joke....

Fritz Asuro's picture

IT'S TRUE!!
Source: https://bit.ly/2uscQA5

Pontus Stigberg's picture

Nice one, so used to rick rolling myself

Rex Jones's picture

Fritz Asuro I think you just won comment of the month. I'm still cracking up! Lol

Just me's picture

If I'm telling me that people are using vertical video cause they can't hold their phone the right way, do you think I'm joking?

antoine amanieux's picture

sensor is vertical but back screen to check the image is horizontal !?

Bence Gyulai's picture

aprils fool in january?!

Just me's picture

This is the Announcement,
Released in April First.
You can already reserve one, just send me your credit card details and IG account...

Robert Nurse's picture

Dude, this was my initial reaction!

HAH! Savage.

Michael Holst's picture

Fujifilm GA645 did this (obviously not for Instagram) so I don't think it's that weird.

Olympus and others did the same in half frame 35. Didn't make it useful though.
A simple aspect ratio option would be the solution.

The Bronica RF did, too.

Marius Pettersen's picture

Interesting! I do not care for vertical video, but it might work well for vertical photography. I'd love to see a system with a rotating sensor - like the Mamiya RB/RZ-system.

Andrzej Muzaj's picture

I think it can be done with every camera.

marc gabor's picture

why rotate the sensor when you can just have a square sensor and crop the frame you want

That would work, too, as long as the EVF was able to display in the selected aspect ratio and orientation (which I assume they could do pretty easily). Because it's hard to compose in square, for cropping later. At least for me (I shoot a lot of 6x6 in film). But not having to ever, ever rotate the camera is SO nice.

Marius Pettersen's picture

I'd love a square sensor, but it's more realistic to see a 'standard sensor' in a new configuration.

OH GREAT! Now I have to by a 4 camera harness. Gotta have my short and long lenses and my vertical and horizontal cameras.

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Sounds good to me. I take a lot more photos in portrait orientation, and have felt this was needed in a digital camera for a long time now. Why should every single body cater to landscape-orientation shooters who want the wider aspect ratio? Until now, only film cameras like the PenF, FUJI 645 and Bronica RF offered it, and those are rather exotic finds (well maybe not the Fuji). It's about time at least one measly digital body offered it. And yes, my sore shoulder and I know very well you can turn a digital body on its side and waste all those pixels I bought. But that doesn't make it right.

But that's literally what battery grips are for. You can already switch from landscape to portrait effortlessly with one.

Jeff Diffner's picture

Canon's going to have to start holding Sony style influencer camps. :-P

Please please please tell me that everyone realizes this is a (great!) joke!!!! Otherwise RiP Fstoppers!! lol

Michael Holst's picture

I just think it's funny that a standard vertical orientation has been done many times.

Bill Metallinos's picture

EVF its small it can be vertical... What about the screen it doesn't helps a lot.

Michael Comeau's picture

HOLY SH*T I WANT ONE

I'm not kidding. I hate the 3:2 format especially for vertical images. And it drives me crazy that my Sony A7 III can't be set to crop to anything but 3:2 or 16:9.

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