Canon EOS RP: a Cheaper, Smaller Full-frame Mirrorless Camera

Canon has today unveiled the new Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera. Geared towards amateur and enthusiast photographers, the EOS RP is “a small, light and intuitive full-frame” camera.

The Canon EOS RP follows on from the Canon EOS R camera released late last year, and will be a welcome addition to the line-up for those looking for a smaller, cheaper full-frame mirrorless camera.

The EOS RP has a 26.2 megapixel sensor, as well as Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus technology. It will shoot at up to 5 frames per second, and capture 4K video. The camera has an OLED electronic viewfinder which, if it’s as good as that on the EOS R, should be very pleasant to look through.

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“The EOS RP is the second camera model of the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system, ideal for amateur or enthusiast photographers who are looking to step into full-frame sensor quality,” says Canon. “With a supporting Mount Adapter, users can switch between Canon RF lenses and EF / EF-S lenses offering flexibility when shooting a variety of genres notably travel, landscape and portrait.”

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The Dual Pixel CMOS AF gives rise to “fast speed and accuracy” across 4779 selectable AF points. Like the EOS R, the EOS RP also has low light autofocus down to -5 EV. There is also Eye AF to keep portraits sharp and on target.

A flip-out screen will make this camera ideal for those for find themselves shooting macro subjects, or vloggers looking to keep an eye on their shot during a recording.

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The Canon EOS RP is easily paired with smartphones or tablets, using bluetooth, wi-fi, or NFC connections, for remote control of the camera.

The camera is available for pre-order on the Canon website with an EF-mount adapter for £1399, or as a kit including the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L lens for £2329. Orders will ship on the 27th February 2019.

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