Canon EOS RP – Full Frame Mirrorless gets smaller

Canon EOS RP

It’s only been a few months since Canon committed to the mirrorless format, and now it has launched the small-bodied Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera. But the new model retains a full frame CMOS sensor with 26.2 megapixels of resolution.

Canon says that the new camera body is only 440 grams in weight, including battery and memory card. It features a new lens mount – the RF system – and there’ll be ten lenses in the range by the end of 2019. In addition, existing and new Canon EF and EF-S lenses can be used thanks to three RF Mount adaptors.

Canon EOS RP
Flexible use with fold-out monitor


Other features include:

  • Unlimited (to card capacity) continuous shooting of 5 frames per second (4fps with autofocus), including in RAW format (so long as you use a UHS-II SD card). There’s only one card slot.
  • 4K video at up to 25 frames per second (but, surprisingly, not 30fps) and FullHD at up to 60p.
  • Magnesium alloy chassis.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Bluetooth.
  • ISO of 40,000 – expandable to 102,400.
  • Dual Pixel autofocus with up to 4,779 autofocus spots.
  • Lens aberration correction.
  • Face detection – focuses on subjects’ eyes.
  • 2.36 million pixel electronic viewfinder.
  • 1.04 million pixel monitor screen with ability to swing out for different viewing angles.

Canon’s webpage for the Canon EOS RP camera is here. Canon continues to be obtuse on pricing, merely saying that “pricing to be set at dealer discretion”. Fortunately, emails from a couple of big camera retailers landed in my inbox, suggesting a price of around $1,999 for the body. One of those includes a mount adaptor for EF Lenses and a spare battery.