Canon EOS RP Officially Unveiled: Details in Full
Canon has revealed full details of the second camera to land in the new EOS R category, the Canon EOS RP. A small, light and practical full-frame mirrorless camera which offers all the benefits of the impressive EOS R System.
Promising to deliver new standards in full-frame image quality, DIGIC 8 Image Processing, Dual Sensing IS and much more to boot. After what could possibly be marked as the worst kept secret in camera-land for some time, you’ll find below, the full press release from Canon HQ, which underlines many of the rumours that have been circulating of late, along with a great deal more detail. Not least, the savings that can be had by pre-ordering the EOS RP with three bundles available, [details at the foot of this piece].
EOS RP Key Features:
- 26.2 Megapixel
full frameCMOS sensor
- Lightweight body with magnesium alloy chassis
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- 4K Movie
- DIGIC 8 processor
- Three EF-EOS R adapter options enabling compatibility with EF and EF-S lenses
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Read Canon’s press release in full below:
Step into the creative world of EOS R: Canon launches the compact,
full frame EOS RP
Today, Canon also announces the development of the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM – the perfect travel companion – practical in both size and performance. It is a versatile all-purpose lens for the advanced amateur photographer or videographer offering a range of focal lengths for capturing extraordinary shots.
Enter the full frame world of EOS R
The EOS RP is an affordable yet advanced camera in Canon’s full-frame line-up. Offering next generation full frame optical performance with the potential to explore future RF lenses, such as the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM, the EOS RP features the innovative RF Mount with its high-speed 12-pin communication system, short back focus and wide 54-mm mount diameter. Built from the ground up, the RF Mount provides lenses with new levels of optical performance, responsiveness and functionality. Photographers and videographers can also experience the full performance of their existing EF and EF-S lenses thanks to three EF-EOS R adapter options, with additional functionality when using the control ring or drop-in filter adapter.
Supporting creativity with silence, speed and quality The EOS RP’s 26.2 Megapixel
With an emphasis on achieving optimal clarity straight from the camera, DLO [Digital Lens Optimiser] correction is applied in-camera to RF lenses and up to five EF lenses when registered in the camera. For post-editing options, the EOS RP offers the latest generation CR3 14-bit RAW file format, alongside a compact RAW option to save approximately 40 per cent on the file size of standard RAW files. This increases the number of images that can be stored on a memory card whilst retaining the flexibility of shooting with RAW. For instant editing, images can be processed in-camera with Creative Assist offering a range of filters, effects and controls that make it simple to obtain the desired result for instant sharing.
EOS handling, no compromise
Portable and practical, the EOS RP is Canon’s lightest and most affordable full-frame digital interchangeable lens camera launched to date. In a body weighing just 485g, it is great for travel when space and weight are at a premium.
Engineered to shoot in a range of situations, the camera is built around a magnesium alloy chassis with high precision outer body parts, including sealing materials to provide dust and moisture resistance. Versatile in its usage, the EOS RP offers a powerful Dual Sensing IS system that reduces camera shake for handheld photography, and a silent shooting scene mode for discreet shooting. A continuous shooting rate of up to 5 fps, or 4 fps with Servo AF, combined with a UHS-II card slot, gives an unlimited 5 buffer when shooting JPEG or RAW files – enough for capturing
The EOS RP is compatible with a range of EOS accessories including the Extension Grip EG-E1 – which also launches today – for added comfort, and the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI with AI bounce [launched February 2018].
Focus on every detail
The EOS RP takes a no-compromise approach to autofocus with Dual Pixel CMOS AF offering the world’s fastest AF speed of 0.05 seconds 6 and accuracy with up to 4779 selectable AF positions over a wide frame area of up to 88 per cent x 100 per cent. The EOS RP’s electronic viewfinder (EVF) – with 2.36 million dots and approximately 100 per cent coverage of the scene – allows great shots to be captured and previewed in challenging and diminished lighting. Touch and Drag AF is one of the four methods that makes it easy to control the focus area while framing using the viewfinder or simply touching the LCD screen. For impactful portraits, Eye AF with continuous tracking focuses on the subjects’ eye when in Face Detect mode, making it easy to achieve professional results and critical sharpness every time. Whether capturing moving subjects for stills or videos, the EOS RP can track the subject continuously to react to the action in the frame. For extended depth of field for macro shooting, focus bracketing allows for stunning depth of focus to be achieved ensuring ultimate sharpness. With
Shoot, share and stay connected
Thanks to smart Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for shooting and sharing, the EOS RP allows users to control their camera from their smart device to shoot images or video remotely via Wi-Fi. This is advantageous to avoid distracting the subject or to get a creative edge, whether observing animals or achieving a remote or unique angle in-and-amongst sporting action. Once downloaded, the Canon Connect App gives full control over camera settings, a live view and even the option to wake-up the camera remotely over Bluetooth. When connected to compatible iOS or Android devices, the EOS RP can embed GPS coordinates into images allowing photographers to keep a record of their travel locations. For sharing while on the move, the EOS RP can automatically synchronise images to a smart device, as well as transfer RAW data to the Canon DPP Express app for mobile editing.
Make high-quality, 4K movies on-the-go
The EOS RP delivers freedom and possibilities for videographers looking for a portable and easy-to-use camera. With its DIGIC 8 processor, the EOS RP can capture movies in up to 4K resolution at 25 fps and Full HD at 60 fps. With features including 4K time-lapse, interval timer, Movie Servo AF and HDR movies, users can capture fast action and slow-motion sequences as well as achieve an expanded dynamic range. Dual Pixel CMOS AF 7 enables accurate focusing and face detection, while Movie Digital IS provides 5-axis movie stabilisation to counteract shake when footage is captured handheld. The microphone and headphone jacks help to capture and monitor audio in real time, while the Vari-Angle touch screen makes it comfortable to shoot at a variety of angles. The Video Snapshot function is a simple way to create a video summary of a travel adventure, combining 4, 6, or 8-second clips to give a digest of memorable events and scenes. An easy to manage codec enables a swift editing workflow and reduced file sizes for storage.
Full frame today, the RF lens capability of tomorrow
Canon today reaffirms its ongoing commitment to its recently launched EOS R System and RF Mount, announcing the development of six full frame lenses for release in 2019 in celebration of reaching a production milestone of 140 million EF and RF lenses 8 . Included in the lens development roadmap is the RF 24 240mm F4-6.3 IS USM, the perfect travel companion – practical in both size and performance. This versatile all-purpose lens for the advanced amateur photographer or videographer offers a range of focal lengths for capturing extraordinary shots. The five other full frame RF lenses currently in development suit the needs of every user from advanced amateurs to professional photographers and videographers, all in pursuit of the perfect shot. Building on Canon’s optical lens heritage, this range of lenses will push forward the frontiers of creative capture thanks to the new cutting-edge optics and advanced image processing for both stills and video
Pricing and availability
The new Canon EOS RP will be available from the 27th February 2019 and will set you back £1,399.99 [RRP] for the EOS RP body with Mount Adapter EF-EOS R
The EOS RP along with the RF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R will cost £2,329.99 [RRP].
If you pre-order or buy the Canon EOS RP with a selected lens you can save some dough. Canon
EOS RP with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R £1,599.98 [save £215.00].
EOS RP with RF 35 f/1.8 and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R £1,799.98 [save £120.00].
EOS RP with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and Mount Adapter EF-EOS R £1,999.98 [save £200.00].
Watch Canon’s official intro video below: