Canon EOS RP Detailed Review

Canon EOS RP

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In additional EOS RP was introduced by Canon in February 2019. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Canon is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Canon.

BrandCanon
CategoryMirrorless
Date02/2019
Sensor Properties

The EOS RP has a Full frame CMOS sensor with size of 36 x 24 mm² (1.41" x 0.94").

Picture of EOS RP's sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: EOS RP comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The EOS RP's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 26 megapixel. The resolution is far above average and will easily be sufficient for years to come. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed in A2 size or larger, even if unwanted parts of the photo have to be cropped.

The EOS RP features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

FormatFull frame
Sensor area35.80 x 23.90mm²
(1.41" x 0.94")
TypeCMOS
Resolution (physical)27.10 megapixel
Resolution (effective)26.20 megapixel
Pixel size33.20 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 5 frames/second
Lens
Interchangeable lens
MountCanon R Mount
Viewfinder Properties

The EOS RP uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.

The magnifcation is c. 0.70x, an above average value for an electronic viewfinder.

TypeElektronic
Coverage100%
Magnification0.70x
Resolution2.36 megapixel
Dioptric correction
Shutter

The EOS RP's shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed1/4000s
Min. shutter speed30s
Sensitivity Properties

The EOS RP's sensitivity is from 100 ISO and 40000 ISO.

Also, Canon's sensitivity can be boosted to 102400. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.

Automatic
Min. sensitivity100 ISO
Max. sensitivity40000 ISO
Boost102400 ISO
Exposure Modes

The EOS RP supports all general exposure modes.

The Canon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Multi-Segment
Average
Partial
Spot
Auto Focus Properties

The EOS RP's auto focus processor uses 4779 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

TypePhase Detection, Contrast Detection
AF points4779
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The EOS RP doesn't feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Canon's hotshoe.

Built-in
Hot shoe
Display Specs
EOS RP display and touch screen

The EOS RP display has a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

TypeLCD
Size76.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution1.04 megapixel
Articulated
Touch screen
Video Specs

EOS RP video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Canon EOS RP Video parameters:

Max. resolution3840 x 2160 pixel
...with frame rates24 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The EOS RP has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Eventually, if the wifi connection is disabled the wired connection may be used.

Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Canon connects to your PC over USB 2.0. Given the high resolution that the camera supports, USB 3.0 would have been a nice addition.

Connection parameters:

WiFi
Bluetooth
NFC
Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
Apps
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini
USB-C
Custom
Memory

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots1
Memory cardsSD
SDHC
SDXC
Battery

The Canon EOS RP works with a LP-E17 LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is an average 250 shots. That's on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the EOS RP.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The EOS RP's battery battery parameters:

TypeLP-E17 LiIon
Removable
In-camera charging
Battery life250 photos
Size

The Canon EOS RP's size is 132.5 x 85 x 70mm³. (5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8"). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 5.2" x 3.3" x 2.8" grams (485 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the EOS RP:

Canon EOS RP Dimensions (Width / Height)
Canon EOS RP Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Canon EOS RP size comparison

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